Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 023 – Congo Bongo

Friends, welcome back to a new episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast – on this show I am going to be discussing 1983’s Congo Bongo by Sega. A classic isometric platformer that manages to meld elements of both Donkey Kong and Frogger into a rather unique if difficult game. A word of warning on this episode – I kind of hit a brick wall in regards to finding any information on who was responsible for creating Congo Bongo. As you will hear for yourself in the episode, while Congo Bongo wasn’t a success in the arcades, Sega managed to get a port out for pretty much all of the popular home consoles and computers of the day.

As always I want to thank you for taking time of your very busy schedule to listen to the podcast – so without further ado, don your pith helmet and prepare to trek into Congo Bongo!

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By the way, our ending theme which is entitled “River Raid”, was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth. If you like what you hear you can listen to more of his work over on his SoundCloud page.

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 022 – Street Fighter II

Friends, thank you for joining us once again for a new episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast – the subject for this show focuses on both Street Fighter II: The World Warrior as well as Street Fighter II: Championship Edition. This episode is a tad longer than the standard Diary podcast because quite frankly, there is a ton to touch upon when discussing Capcom’s Street Fighter II. As always I do my level best to attempt to shine the a spotlight on those responsible for creating such a classic arcade fighting game – such as Yoshiki Okamoto (Gyruss, Time Pilot). In addition on this Street Fighter II episode I am joined by none other than Andy Pickle, my co-worker at the Arkadia Retrocade and one of my best friends.

For this Street Fighter II episode – I alter the discussion of the standard show to focus more on the creation of the game instead of giving you a rundown on how it is played, etc. Besides sharing my personal memories with the game – I also take just a moment and talk about the time I oversaw the Street Fighter II home game competition at the video store I worked at back in the day.

By the way, our ending theme which is entitled “River Raid”, was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth. If you like what you hear you can listen to more of his work over on his SoundCloud page.

So without further ado, start practicing on your Hadouken and Hundred Hand Slap as we tackled Street Fighter II!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 021 – Star Trek

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

On this episode I will be discussing the fondly remembered Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator from SEGA, which was originally released to the wilds of the arcades back in ’82. As a special treat, the ending theme for this episode was provided by the esteemed Earl Green – courtesy of the Kasatochi chip tune cover band!

Remember that for even more pop culture related goodness – make sure to check out Earl’s own website, the Logbook.Com – absolutely one of the best and longest running sites for all your retro needs.

Without further ado, have a quarter on me as we discuss 1982’s Star Trek: Strategic Operations Simulator.

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 020 – ShowBiz Pizza

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

Having said that though, we have something of a special episode for this particular podcast, as I will be talking about that magical arcade of my youth – ShowBiz Pizza Place. I talk a bit about not only my first experience at the arcade with the likes of the iconic Rock-afire Explosion, but all of those many classic arcade games of the day.

By the way, the new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 019 – Zaxxon

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

For this show I discuss Sega/Gremlin’s 1982 arcade classic “Zaxxon” and we also have a special guest for this episode, John Monkus – one of the chief techs at the Arkadia Retrocade. As always I have made sure to share a few vintage audio treats for your listening pleasure during the podcast.

Our new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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If you possibly have suggestions for future episodes or want to chat about the current show – you can reach me at VicSagePopCulture@gmail.com. You can find me on Facebook or Twitter and make sure to check out the Arkadia Retrocade Facebook page. Or for daily updates you can hop on over to the Diary of an Arcade Employee Facebook page – heck -you can see videos and more fun a couple of times a week by checking out my Instagram page!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 018 – Mappy

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

With this show I will be talking about Mappy, the 1983 arcade classic by Namco…although in all honesty, I might very well be in the minority when it comes to how much I love this platformer.

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If you possibly have suggestions for future episodes or want to chat about the current show – you can reach me at VicSagePopCulture@gmail.com. You can find me on Facebook or Twitter and make sure to check out the Arkadia Retrocade Facebook page. Or for daily updates you can hop on over to the Diary of an Arcade Employee Facebook page – heck -you can see videos and more fun a couple of times a week by checking out my Instagram page!

Our new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 017 – Joust

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

For this show I discuss Williams Electronic’s 1982 arcade classic “Joust”. In this episode I do not have any vintage commercials to share as I am fortunate enough to have something far more awesome, audio featuring Lonnie “Lon” McDonald from when he visited the Arkadia Retrocade to roll our Joust machine to Ten Million points, making it the 106th Joust cabinet that he has done this on!

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Our new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 016 – Mario Bros.

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

For this show I discuss Nintendo’s 1983 classic arcade game and the first step in a gaming dynasty with Mario Bros. I also share some of the more interesting history on the creation of the game as well as a few choice vintage home video game commercials for your listening pleasure.

Our new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 015 – Sinistar

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

For this show I discuss Williams Electronics’ 1983 classic arcade game, Sinistar, I also share some of the more interesting history on the creation of the game as well as a few choice vintage video game commercials…and a special bit of vintage awesomeness at the end of the show.

Our new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast Ep. 014 – Berzerk

Friends, thank you for taking the time to join us once again for an episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast. On the show today we are taking a little time to check out another arcade game or home console title that are rightfully considered classics in video games. As always I attempt to share my own personal memories on the subject of the podcast, in addition to trying to shine the spotlight on those who helped to bring these classic games to the arcades and home consoles back in the day.

For this show I discuss Stern Electronics’ 1980 arcade classic “Berzerk”, I also share some of the more interesting history on the creation of the game as well as a few choice vintage video game commercials.

Our new ending theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link and make sure to hop on over to his SoundCloud Page!

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If you possibly have suggestions for future episodes or want to chat about the current show – you can reach me at VicSagePopCulture@gmail.com. You can find me on Facebook or Twitter and make sure to check out the Arkadia Retrocade Facebook page. Or for daily updates you can hop on over to the Diary of an Arcade Employee Facebook page – heck -you can see videos and more fun a couple of times a week by checking out my Instagram page!

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