Friends, thank you for joining us once again for the Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast, on this 1UP show I am going to be discussing Activision‘s Pressure Cooker – which was released in 1983 for the Atari 2600 home console. As always I do my level best to share with you interesting facts about the game as well as those responsible for it’s creation – like the legendary Garry Kitchen (Keystone Kapers, Battletank) . In addition to making sure that I provide my memories of first encountering Pressure Cooker in my youth as well as some of my fond recollections of playing the game – I have even managed to provide a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure during the podcast.

No tomatoes!

Pressure Cooker is one of Activision’s best games – which is probably saying a lot as they also released the likes of Pitfall!, H.E.R.O., Kaboom!, and Robot Tank to name a few. As is the case with many of the early video games of the ’80s – while the gameplay might be considered simple it is still very challenging.

Remember that with this being a Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast 1UP episode – it is intended to be a little more loose and a little shorter in running time… although that isn’t always the case.

So without further ado, act as my Player Two and step up as I discuss the history and legacy of Pressure Cooker on this Diary of An Arcade Employee Podcast 1UP show!

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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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