Game the System Podcast
Ep 54: The Best Sega Mega Drive Game - Nominations Episode!

Ep 54: The Best Sega Mega Drive Game - Nominations Episode!

September 15, 2019

It's time! The hardest battle we've attempted so far - the best Sega Mega Drive game of all time! Marc Matt and John are joined by special guest Benn Banasik, and will each fight for their favourite Mega Drive games in this initial nominations episode! What will the 9 games chosen be?

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Billy Mitchell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(video_game_player)

Twin Galaxies Donkey Kong Billy Mitchell Dispute Thread

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/176004-Dispute-Jeremy-Young-Arcade-Donkey-Kong-Points-Hammer-Allowed-Player-Billy-L-Mitchell-Score-1-062-800

The Sega Mega Drive

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis

Warped Zone Podcast

https://anchor.fm/warpedzone

Join The Game the System Discord!

http://gamethesystem.co/discord

 

Ep 53: Australia Kong Off 3, Brisbane Pinball Masters, and the Australian Arcade Championship - Full Breakdown!

Ep 53: Australia Kong Off 3, Brisbane Pinball Masters, and the Australian Arcade Championship - Full Breakdown!

August 25, 2019

In this epic episode, Marc Matt and John delve into the tournaments and results that was the Australian Kong Off 3, Brisbane Pinball Masters, and the Australian Arcade Championship. The trio go into detail on the formats, the qualifying and strategies of each competition, and share their general feedback on this massive 10 day event!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

BPAC Showcase 2019

http://bnepac.org/

Netherworld Bar Arcade

https://www.netherworldarcade.com

Pincadia Bar Arcade

https://pincadia.com

1up Arcade

https://www.1uparcade.com.au

Kong Off

http://www.thekongoff.com

Donkey Kong (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donkey_Kong_(video_game)

Billy Mitchell

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billy_Mitchell_(video_game_player)

Walter Day

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Day

Hydro Thunder (1999)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydro_Thunder

Dragon's Lair (1983)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon%27s_Lair_(1983_video_game)

Crazy Taxi (1999)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crazy_Taxi_(video_game)

Point Blank (1994)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Blank_(video_game_series)

1989 Bar Arcade

http://1989.com.au

Tapper (1983)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tapper_(video_game)

Batman 66 (2016)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/batman-66

Mortal Kombat II (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat_II

Trello

https://trello.com

Frogger (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogger

A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fistful_of_Dollars

Stranger Things (2016)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stranger_Things

Big Buck Hunter (2000)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Buck_Hunter

Asteroids (1979)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asteroids_(video_game)

Blazing Star (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazing_Star

Centipede (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centipede_(video_game)

Final Fight (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fight_(video_game)

Galaga (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaga

Ghosts n Goblins (1985)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_%27n_Goblins_(video_game)

Mario Bros (1983)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Bros.

Metal Slug 2 (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Slug_2

Moon Patrol (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_Patrol

Mortal Kombat (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortal_Kombat

Mr Do (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Do!

Nibbler (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibbler_(video_game)

Pac-Man (1980)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man

Pengo (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pengo_(video_game)

Puzzle Bobble (1994)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puzzle_Bobble

Raiden II (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raiden_II

Space Invaders (1978)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

Street Fighter II (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II:_The_World_Warrior

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles_(arcade_game)

Time Pilot (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Pilot

Tron (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tron_(video_game)

Wonder Boy (1986)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy_(video_game)

Bomb Jack (1984)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Jack

PAX Australia

http://www.paxaustralia.com.au

Bartronica Bar Arcade

https://bartronica.com.au

Quake II (1997)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quake_II

 

Ep 52: The Final BPAC Summary Mini Episode!

Ep 52: The Final BPAC Summary Mini Episode!

August 21, 2019

Marc Matt and John are at the Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective Showcase Event 2019, and so is Benn Banasik from the Warped Zone Podcast! John sends in a recording of his thoughts of the Walter Day interview in episode 51, and Marc Matt and Benn discuss the last few days before flying home back to Sydney!

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BPAC Showcase 2019

http://bnepac.org/

Warped Zone Podcast

https://anchor.fm/warpedzone

Ep 51: An Interview With Gaming Luminary Walter Day! Courtesy The Warped Zone Podcast

Ep 51: An Interview With Gaming Luminary Walter Day! Courtesy The Warped Zone Podcast

August 13, 2019

Marc Matt and John are at the Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective Showcase Event 2019, and so is Benn Banasik from the Warped Zone Podcast! As part of Benn's PhD, we sit down for an interview with the legendary Walter Day. Prepare for a mind expanding discussion on video games and the people that play them! The Warped Zone Podcast have their own release of this interview and further exploratory discussion, so check them out in the link below.

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BPAC Showcase 2019

http://bnepac.org/

Warped Zone Podcast

https://anchor.fm/warpedzone

Ep 50: Epic 50th Episode Celebration! BPAC Day 3 Wrapup - Australian Kong Off 3 Winner Announced!

Ep 50: Epic 50th Episode Celebration! BPAC Day 3 Wrapup - Australian Kong Off 3 Winner Announced!

August 11, 2019

Marc Matt and John are at the Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective Showcase Event 2019, and give their day 3 wrapup and reveal the winner of the Australian Kong Off 3!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

BPAC Showcase 2019

http://bnepac.org/

Ep 49: BPAC Day 1 Wrapup!

Ep 49: BPAC Day 1 Wrapup!

August 9, 2019

Marc Matt and John are at the Brisbane Pinball and Arcade Collective Showcase Event 2019, and give their day 1 wrapup!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

BPAC Showcase 2019

http://bnepac.org/

 

Ep 48: The Best Game Released in 1990!

Ep 48: The Best Game Released in 1990!

August 4, 2019

It's time! The best game released in 1990 will be decided right here in this marathon episode! Marc, Matt and John debate the 9 nominations for the best 1990 game, and then run down the results of the reader vote across our social media feeds and Discord!

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The Arcade Perfect Podcast

https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/

Operation Wolf (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Wolf

Outlaw (1978)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_(video_game)

Smash TV (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_TV

Dark Seal (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Seal

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_2:_Brutal_Deluxe

Snow Bros. (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Bros

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_Illusion_Starring_Mickey_Mouse

Aliens (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(1990_video_game)

Creatures (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatures_(video_game)

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_III:_Dracula%27s_Curse

MERCS (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercs

Ep 47: Retro Gaming Updates, Steam Sales, and Twin Galaxies Discussion!

Ep 47: Retro Gaming Updates, Steam Sales, and Twin Galaxies Discussion!

July 14, 2019

This episode Marc Matt and John chat about what they've been doing in gaming. Marc's been buying stuff he will never use, again, Matt gets tempted by the Steam sales and buys games he will never play, and John goes for a Dragon's Fury world record! We close out the show with some discussion on the state of Twin Galaxies, and the world of competitive play.

 

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Dead Rising: Frank's Big Package (2017)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Rising_4

Sega Dreamcast (1999)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreamcast

Commodore Amiga 500 (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga_500

R-Type (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R-Type

Zachtronics

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zachtronics

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mavis_Beacon_Teaches_Typing

Space Pirate Trainer (2017)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/418650/Space_Pirate_Trainer/

SBS On Demand

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/

Wave Race 64 (1996)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wave_Race_64

Dragon's Fury (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Crush

The Rolling Stones (2011)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/rolling-stones-stern

Monster Bash (1998)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/monster-bash

Twin Galaxies

https://www.twingalaxies.com/

International Flipper Pinball Association

http://www.ifpapinball.com

Urban Strike (1994)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Strike

 

Ep 46: Battle of the Arcades Australia New Zealand 2019 Wrapup!

Ep 46: Battle of the Arcades Australia New Zealand 2019 Wrapup!

July 8, 2019

It was the war to end all wars - the Battle of the Arcades AU/NZ 2019! Marc Matt and John chat about this epic event, with Marc and Matt reflecting on the games that were, and new friends won or lost. We also discuss the newly announced PC Engine Mini, the recent Summer Games Done Quick, and anything else that piques our gaming spider senses!

 

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Phil Spencer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Spencer_(business_executive)

PC Engine / Turbografx 16 Mini

https://www.konami.com/games/pcemini/gate

Pete Hahn Karate Champ World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/206422

Stephen Holmes Raiden World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/206663

Stephen Holmes Psycho-Nics Oscar World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/showthread.php/206706

Tenka Shock Troopers World Record

https://www.speedrun.com/Shock_Troopers

Summer Games Done Quick 2019

https://gamesdonequick.com

Battle of the Arcades AU/NZ 2019

https://www.battleofthearcades.net/Event/6

Amidar (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amidar

Blazing Star (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blazing_Star

BurgerTime (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BurgerTime

Final Fight (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fight_(video_game)

Ghosts 'n Goblins (1985)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghosts_%27n_Goblins

Lady Bug (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Bug_(video_game)

Metal Slug 3 (2000)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metal_Slug_3

Pac-Man (1980)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man

Space Invaders (1978)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Invaders

Time Pilot (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Pilot

 

Ep 45: The Best Game Released in 1990 - Nominations Episode!

Ep 45: The Best Game Released in 1990 - Nominations Episode!

June 24, 2019

It's time... to battle! Marc Matt and John sit down for an entirely non civil discussion about the best game released in 1990. Nine games will be chosen as nominations, three games each. With the nine nominations agreed upon, the trio of diligent gamers will play all of the games and later come back in a future episode to decide which is the best game released in 1990!

 

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Snoopy Tennis (1982)

https://nintendo.fandom.com/wiki/Snoopy_Tennis

Smash TV (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smash_TV

Dark Seal (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dark_Seal

Michael Jackson's Moonwalker (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Jackson%27s_Moonwalker

Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speedball_2:_Brutal_Deluxe

Snow Bros. (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Bros

F-Zero (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F-Zero_(video_game)

Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castle_of_Illusion_Starring_Mickey_Mouse

Pilotwings (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilotwings

Star Fleet Battles Captain's Edition Basic Set (1990)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/29663/star-fleet-battles-captains-edition-basic-set

Nightmare (1991)

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/5641/nightmare

Aliens (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_(1990_video_game)

Creatures (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creatures_(video_game)

Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania_III:_Dracula%27s_Curse

Turrican (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turrican

Funhouse (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FunHouse_(pinball)

Wing Commander (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wing_Commander_(video_game)

MERCS (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercs

Stunts (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stunts_(video_game)

The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Secret_of_Monkey_Island

Centurion: Defender of Rome (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centurion:_Defender_of_Rome

Pool of Radiance (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pool_of_Radiance

Blood Bros. (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Bros.

Cabal (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabal_(video_game)

Magic Sword (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_Sword_(video_game)

Super Mario World (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Mario_World

Double Dragon C64 (1988)

https://www.c64-wiki.com/wiki/Double_Dragon_(Melbourne_House)

Carrier Air Wing (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrier_Air_Wing_(video_game)

Champions of Krynn (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champions_of_Krynn

Devil's Crush (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Crush

Gals Panic (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gals_Panic

James Pond (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pond

Mega Twins (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mega_Twins

Out Zone (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Out_Zone

Parodius! From Myth to Laughter (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parodius!_From_Myth_to_Laughter

Shadow Dancer (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadow_Dancer

Columns (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columns_(video_game)

Sol-Feace (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol-Feace

Sex Vixens from Space (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_Vixens_from_Space

MUSHA (1990)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MUSHA