No Quarter 149: Pole Position

Pole PositionA review of the classic arcade game Pole Position, released by Namco/Atari in 1982.

Show Notes:

YouTube: Pole Position Atari TV Commercial
Video Paradise: Les Lagier, World Record Holder on Pole Position
Shmuplations: Early Arcade Classics: 1985-1987 Developer Interviews

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No Quarter 148: Thayer’s Quest

Thayer's QuestA review of the classic arcade game Thayer’s Quest, released by RDI Video Systems in 1984.

Show Notes:

Dragon’s Lair Project: Thayer’s Quest
BoingBoing: 80s show The Computer Chronicles interviews the RDI Halcyon home console
Engadget: How modern tech saved my ‘Dragon’s Lair’ arcade game

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No Quarter 137: Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle-001/II

137-metal_slug_xA review of the classic arcade game Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle-001/II, released by SNK in 1999.

Show Notes:

Link: Metal Slug Wiki: Metal Slug X: Super Vehicle-001
Link: NeoStore.com: Metal Slug X English MVS cartridge + partial art pack
Link: Metal Slug – 1999 Developer Interview (IGN)
Link: Arcade-History: Metal Slug X – Super Vehicle-001 [Model NGM-250] (Kotaku)
Link: JNX Neo Geo MVS Price Guide

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No Quarter 136: Pengo

136-penhoA review of the classic arcade game Pengo, released by Sega in 1982.

Show Notes:

Link: MAME 0.163 Released
Link: Arcade Games in Arcade Games (HardcoreGaming101)
Link: KongOff.com | ReplayFX.com
Link: The Rock to star in Rampage Adaptation (IGN)
Link: Wrong Pac-Man in Video Game Hall of Fame (Kotaku)
Link: Super Arcade facing Zoning Issues (SuperDojo)

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No Quarter 135: Wall Street

135-walljumpA review of the classic arcade game Wall Street, released by Century in 1982.

Show Notes:

New MVS game: Kraut Buster
The Grand Master 2015 Arcade Testing
New retro arcade: FTW Arcade in Chicago
New retro arcade: Barcade in New Haven, CT
New retro arcade: Full Blast Arcade in North Ridgeville, OH (Link?)
All about Century Electronics (AllInColorForAQuarter)

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No Quarter 128: Magic Sword

128A review of the classic arcade game Magic Sword, released by Capcom in 1990.

Show Notes:

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer #2 (Youtube)
Star Wars Battlefront Trailer (Youtube)
Broken Token Podcast

Retro Arcades Rob has been to: Cactus Jacks (OKC), 1984 Arcade (Springfield, MO), the Arkadia Retrocade (Fayetteville, Arkansas), Pinballz Arcade (Austin, TX), Lyons Pinball and The 1-Up (Denver), Insert Coins (Vegas), Lost Ark Videogames (Greensboro, NC), Funspot (North Laconia, NH), Game Galaxy (Nashville, TN) and the Galloping Ghost Arcade (Chicago). The next two on my list are Level 257 and the Underground Retrocade, both located near Chicago.

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