Friends, for this episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast we are tackling 1982’s Pooyan – a game that we do not have at the arcade but this episode was a special request. This is one of my favorite classic arcade titles even if it appears I am in the minority in seeing the virtue of this classic fixed shooter from Konami. Now as I touch upon in the podcast episode itself, it was Stern Electronics that handled the releasing of Pooyan for North America. As always I try my best to provide you with some of the more interesting elements of the game – such as background information on those responsible for bringing Pooyan to the arcades. Or even going so far as to touch on the the legacy of the game – which I will go ahead and say you might be surprised find where Konami has decided to Pooyan a tip of the hat.

Of course as with all Diary podcasts, I give a rundown of not just the gameplay for Pooyan but my personal memories of when I first encountered the game. In addition to finding a few vintage audio treats related to Pooyan – Now then, make sure all of your little Pooyan are safely secure and enjoy the episode!

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Published by Vic Sage

An avid devotee to pretty much all things retro and retro related - I love to share my memories and passion for films, comics, gaming, podcasting... and curiously enough my overwhelming desire to never stop eating beef jerky.

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