Game the System Podcast
Ep 61: Retro Meets, Arcade Wars, BPAC 2020, and Rumble in the West!

Ep 61: Retro Meets, Arcade Wars, BPAC 2020, and Rumble in the West!

February 9, 2020

After a little break Marc, Matt and John are back to talk all things retro games! There's the Best C64 Game coming in episode 64, a retro game meet at friend of the show Benn Banasik's place, Arcade Wars, the full BPAC 2020 calendar of events, the MiSTer FPGA platform, Elvira's House of Horrors pinball thoughts, and the new Sydney retro game event: Rumble in the West!

Super Bread Box (2012) - http://superbreadbox.com/

Theatre of Magic (1995) - https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/theatre-of-magic

Tony Hawke’s Pro Skater 2 (2000) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk%27s_Pro_Skater_2

Popeye (1982) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popeye_(video_game)

Typing of the Dead (2001) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Typing_of_the_Dead

Xeno Crisis (2019) - https://shop.bitmapbureau.com/

Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (2001) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtua_Fighter_4#Virtua_Fighter_4:_Evolution

In the Hunt (1993) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Hunt

Magical Night Dreams: Cotton Boomerang (1998) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotton_(series)

Vaboom! (2000) - https://vectrex.fandom.com/wiki/Vaboom!/Vectrace

Bubble Bobble  (1986) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bubble_Bobble

Arcade Wars - http://www.1uparcade.com.au/arcade-wars/

Aliens vs Predator (1994) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_vs._Predator_(arcade_game)

Galloping Ghost Arcade - https://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/

1up Arcade - https://www.1uparcade.com.au/

Arcade Club - https://www.arcadeclub.co.uk/

BPAC 2020 - http://bnepac.org/bpac-2020/

New Astro City - https://wiki.arcadeotaku.com/w/Sega_New_Astro_City

Mister FPGA - https://www.retrorgb.com/mister.html

Elvira’s House of Horrors (2019) - https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/elviras-house-of-horrors-le

Rumble in the West - https://www.rumbleinthewest.com/

NattyB_Art - https://www.facebook.com/NattyBArt/

CheckPoint - https://checkpointorg.com/

Ep 60: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Holiday Gaming Memories

Ep 60: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Holiday Gaming Memories

December 24, 2019

It's the Christmas and New Years holidays! Marc, Matt and John sit down to talk about their fondest memories of the gift giving season. As well as latest news including Retro Atomic Zombie Adventureland pinball, Rick and Morty pinball, Stranger Things pinball, latest world records, and BPAC 2020 announced!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

RAZA (2019)

https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2019/11/17/retro-atomic-zombie-adventureland/

 

Rick and Morty (2020)

https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2019/12/17/rick-and-morty-pinball-revealed/

 

Stranger Things (2019)

https://sternpinball.com/game/stranger-things/

 

Pinside

https://pinside.com/

 

Martin Tain Taylor - Metal Slug 2 World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/metal-slug-2-super-vehicle-001-ii/arcade/

 

1989 Bar Arcade

http://1989.com.au/

 

Stephon Holmes - Raiden II World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/raiden-ii/arcade/

 

Pete Hahn - Black Tiger World Record

https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/black-tiger/arcade

 

BPAC 2020

https://www.facebook.com/bnepac/

 

Xbox Series X (20XX)

https://www.xbox.com/en-AU/consoles/xbox-series-x

 

Tired Parents

https://www.twitch.tv/tiredparents/videos

 

World Grand Prix Master System (1986)

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

 

Commodore 64 (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64

 

Alien Kill (1988)

http://pirates.emucamp.com/a/a/alienkill/c64/main.html

 

Wizard of War (1982)

https://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=https%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D2875

 

International Soccer (1983)

https://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=https%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D2875

 

Lemans (1982)

https://www.lemon64.com/?mainurl=https%3A//www.lemon64.com/games/details.php%3FID%3D2875

 

Resident Evil 2 (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_2

 

The Last Ninja (1987)

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

Ep 59: Review of the Capcom Home Arcade, Game Room Repairs, and the Classic Tetris World Championship

Ep 59: Review of the Capcom Home Arcade, Game Room Repairs, and the Classic Tetris World Championship

November 24, 2019

The Capcom Home Arcade has landed and Marc gives it a thorough review. The guys then chat about some arcade repair thanks to some tips given by the friendly readers on the Discord channel. Finally, Matt gives a full rundown on the Classic Tetris World Championship, recently held at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Capcom Home Arcade

http://capcomhomearcade.com/home

Digital Foundry

https://www.eurogamer.net/digitalfoundry

1989 Bar Arcade

http://1989.com.au/

Johns Arcade

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0zwTpEMt8IsETC7mv9Tt3g

Netherworld

https://www.netherworldarcade.com/

The Henson Hotel

http://www.thehenson.com.au/

1up Arcade

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

Jaycar

https://www.jaycar.com.au/

Highway Entertainment

https://www.highway.net.au/

Portland Retro Gaming Expo

https://www.retrogamingexpo.com/

Classic Tetris World Championship

https://thectwc.com/

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters (2011)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecstasy_of_Order:_The_Tetris_Masters

Game the System Discord

http://www.gamethesystem.co/discord

 

Ep 58: The Mega Drive Mini, Capcom Home Arcade, and Emulation vs True Arcade!

Ep 58: The Mega Drive Mini, Capcom Home Arcade, and Emulation vs True Arcade!

November 8, 2019

The Mega Drive Mini has been out for a little while now and the guys talk about what they think of it. They also played the Capcom Home Arcade at PAX and give their first impressions. Plus a bunch of talk on emulation vs the true arcade experience, CPS2, FPGA, all the acronyms!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

Mega Drive Mini
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sega_Genesis_Mini

Mega Drive Tower Mini
https://www.polygon.com/2019/6/4/18652108/sega-genesis-mini-mega-drive-tower-price

Data East Mini Player
https://www.myarcadegaming.com/products/data-east-mini-player

Capcom Home Arcade
http://capcomhomearcade.com/home

Playstation Classic
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PlayStation_Classic

Street Fighter 2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II:_The_World_Warrior

SneekNET
https://sneeknet.io/

Darksoft CPS2
https://forum.arcadeotaku.com/viewtopic.php?t=30759

FPGA
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Field-programmable_gate_array

 

Ep 57: The Post PAX Podcast! PAX Australia 2019 Wrapup

Ep 57: The Post PAX Podcast! PAX Australia 2019 Wrapup

October 27, 2019

Marc Matt and John are joined by special guest Mat aka KapinKong! Fresh from their trip down south to Melbourne for PAX Australia 2019, the four talk all things PAX and what they got up to - and they got up to a lot!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

PAX Australia

https://aus.paxsite.com/

Tired Parents

https://www.twitch.tv/tiredparents

Moon Dog World

https://moondogbrewing.com.au/world/

Bartronica

https://bartronica.com.au/

Pinball Paradise

https://pinballparadise.business.site/

Pixel Alley

http://www.pixelalley.com.au/

Jurassic Park pinball (2019)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/jurassic-park-stern

Jurassic Park Lost World pinball (1997)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/jurassic-park-lost-world

1989 Arcade Bar

http://1989.com.au/

Atari 2600 Video Game Brain

http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-2600-vcs-video-game-brain_31504.html

Atari XEGS (1987)

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

David Gaider

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

Kris Straub

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

Ausretrogamer

http://www.ausretrogamer.com/

R-Type (1987)

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

PC Engine (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TurboGrafx-16

Indy 500 (1977)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indy_500_(1977_video_game)

Point Blank (1994)

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

Rock Band (2007)

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

Arcade Perfect Podcast

https://arcadeperfectau.podbean.com/

Aliens Colonial Marines (2013)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens:_Colonial_Marines

Since Spacies

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCglptaKA4eqejYu2eTtj1gA

DOOM (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_(1993_video_game)

Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dead_Redemption_2

Lance McDonald

https://twitter.com/manfightdragon

Bloodbourne (2015)

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

PT (2014)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.T._(video_game)

Micro Hexagon (2013)

https://csdb.dk/release/?id=125132

Street Fighter V (2016)

https://aus.paxsite.com/

Press Play on Tape Podcast

https://pressplayontape.podbean.com/

Commodore 64 (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64

Atari 400 (1979)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atari_8-bit_family#400/800_release

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (2019)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/willy-wonka-and-the-chocolate-factory-standard

Oktoberfest (2018)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/oktoberfest

Vendetta (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vendetta_(1991_video_game)

Houdini pinball (2017)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/houdini

Fight Crab (2019)

https://markiplier.fandom.com/wiki/Fight_Crab

Super Speed Race (1977)

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

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pizza Drop (1990)

https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=18195

Ep 56: The Best Sega Mega Drive Game - We Battle and Declare the Winner!

Ep 56: The Best Sega Mega Drive Game - We Battle and Declare the Winner!

October 9, 2019

It's time! Marc, Matt, John and Benn sit down for a mega episode and battle to decide the best Sega Mega Drive game of all time! We go through all 9 nominations and rank them one by one, until we ultimately come to the winner. We also go through what you - the readers - voted as the number one Sega Mega Drive game, ever!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

The Sega Mega Drive (1990)

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

Join the Game the System Discord chat!

http://www.gamethesystem.co/discord

The Warped Zone Podcast

https://anchor.fm/warpedzone

 

Ep 55: The Sydney Classic Gaming Club, Elvira House of Horrors Pinball, Eliza, and Street Fighter 2

Ep 55: The Sydney Classic Gaming Club, Elvira House of Horrors Pinball, Eliza, and Street Fighter 2

September 22, 2019

Marc Matt and John chat about the Sydney Classic Gaming Club, and the games included in the competitions. Plus other games they've been playing recently including the new Zachtronics game Eliza, the not so new Street Fighter 2, and... will Marc commit to buying the newly announced Elvira's House of Horrors pinball machine?! Tune in to find out!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

PAX Aus

https://aus.paxsite.com

Super Monkey Ball (2001)

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

C64anabalt (2011)

https://rgcddev.itch.io/c64anabalt

R-Type (1987)

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

Mega Turrican (1994)

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

Out Run (1986)

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

Whoa Nellie Big Juicy Melons (2015)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/whoa-nellie-big-juicy-melons-stern

Lethal Enforces (1992)

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

International Track and Field (1996)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Track_%26_Field

Super Gem Fighter Mini Mix (1998)

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

Fantasy Zone (1985)

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

Eliza (2019)

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

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)

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

MegaDrive Mini (2019)

https://megadrivemini.sega.com

Elvira's House of Horrors (not yet released)

https://sternpinball.com/game/elviras-house-of-horrors/

The Walking Dead (2014)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/the_walking_dead

Johnny Mnemonic (1995)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/johnny-mnemonic

Batman 66 (2016)

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

Black Knight Sword of Rage (2019)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/black-knight-sword-of-rage-pro

Lyman Sheats

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/lyman-f-sheats-jr

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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

Rob Zombie

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

Aerosmith (2017)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/aerosmith-pro

Iron Maiden (2018)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/iron-maiden-legacy-of-the-beast

 

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?

Intro music from www.bensound.com

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!

Intro music from www.bensound.com

BPAC Showcase 2019

http://bnepac.org/

Warped Zone Podcast

https://anchor.fm/warpedzone