Game the System Podcast
Ep 66: Just Chatting

Ep 66: Just Chatting

October 20, 2020

A wild podcast appears! The Game the System team recorded this a little while ago but things have been a little chaotic, but life finds a way! Readers, sit back and relax as we stream into your ears a conversation about nothing in particular. It will Blow You Away(tm)!

Join the conversation on the Game the System Discord:

https://gamethesystem.co/discord

Ep 64: The Best Commodore 64 Game - Of All Time!

Ep 64: The Best Commodore 64 Game - Of All Time!

July 19, 2020

It's time! Marc Matt and John sit down with Ben Campbell from 1989 Arcade Bar and Evan Weston to decide the best Commodore 64 game of all time! Strap in for a massive nostalgia trip where we talk all things Commodore 64 and rank the best games. Hearts broken, friendships destroyed, but we do it all for you, The Readers!

The games nominated are:

- C64anabalt - The People’s vote
- The Last Ninja - Ben Campbell
- Turrican II - Evan Weston
- IK+ - Matthew Tolhurst
- Archon - Marc Bell
- Way of the Exploding Fist - Ben Campbell
- Last Ninja 3 - Evan Weston
- Wizball - Matthew Tolhurst
- Last Ninja 2 - Marc Bell

1989 Bar Arcade

http://1989.com.au/

Game the System Discord - join us!

https://gamethesystem.co/discord

Ep 63 1/3: Three Special Guests! Jimmy from Netherworld, Ben from 1989, and Benn from GameTraders Discuss COVID19 Business Impacts

Ep 63 1/3: Three Special Guests! Jimmy from Netherworld, Ben from 1989, and Benn from GameTraders Discuss COVID19 Business Impacts

May 9, 2020

In this very special episode, Marc, Matt and John are joined by three luminaries of the retro arcade and pinball scene: Jimmy Nails from Netherworld Bar Arcade, Benn Banasik from GameTraders MacArthur Square / GameCenter, and Ben Campbell from 1989 Bar Arcade! The six of us discuss the terrible health and economic situation with COVID19 and how each of their small business are managing through this unprecedented time.

Netherworld Bar Arcade

https://www.netherworldarcade.com/

Game Center

http://gamecenter.store/

1989 Bar Arcade

http://1989.com.au/

Game the System Discord - join us!

https://gamethesystem.co/discord

 

 

Ep 63: Corona Impact on Arcades, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Diablo, and a Bunch of Arcade Repair!

Ep 63: Corona Impact on Arcades, Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Diablo, and a Bunch of Arcade Repair!

April 13, 2020

Lockdown is in effect! Marc Matt and John record the first ever remote podcast where we chat about the impact on bar arcades and events and small businesses. We also chat about what we've been doing in isolation including some comfort games like Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Diablo, and a whole bunch of arcade repairs! Our thoughts go out to everyone effected by the coronavirus situation.

Tattersalls Hotel

https://www.tattersallshotelpenrith.com.au/

Elvira’s House of Horrors (2019)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/elviras-house-of-horrors-le

Pirates of the Caribbean JJP (2018)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/jjp-pirates-of-the-caribbean-le

Austrojoy Amusements

http://austrojoy.com.au/

Netherworld Arcade

https://www.netherworldarcade.com/

1989 Arcade

http://1989.com.au/

The Game Center

https://thegamecenter.store/

Rumble in the West

https://www.rumbleinthewest.com/

Black Tiger (1987)

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

Out Zone (1990)

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

Castlevania Symphony of the Night (1997)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Castlevania:_Symphony_of_the_Night

Diablo (1997)

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

Dragons Fury (1992)

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

Sega Retro

https://segaretro.org/

Crue Ball (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cr%C3%BCe_Ball

Resident Evil 3 Remake (2020)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resident_Evil_3_(2020_video_game)

Bubble Bobble (1986)

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

Monkey Ball (2000)

https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8736

Mouser

https://au.mouser.com/

The 8-bit Manshed

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh488zNQKqoyrwjZZZEz_qQ/videos

Noodle Shirt

http://www.noodleshirt.com/

Dead Rising (2006)

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

Ep 62: Battle of the Arcades 2020, Rumble in the West, and Live Questions from the Discord!

Ep 62: Battle of the Arcades 2020, Rumble in the West, and Live Questions from the Discord!

March 22, 2020

Before the world went into lockdown, Marc Matt and John got in some arcade gaming and talk about the games announced for Battle of the Arcades 2020, tournaments and events at Rumble in the West, and answer a whole bunch of questions from you, The Readers, in the Game the System Discord!

Super Bomberman (1993)

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

Golden Axe (1989)

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

Progear (2001)

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

Capcom vs SNK 2 (2001)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capcom_vs._SNK_2

Neo Turf Masters (1996)

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

Alien Vs Predator (1994)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_vs._Predator_(arcade_game)

Black Tiger (1987)

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

Capcom Classics Collection Volume 2 (2006)

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

Battle of the Arcades 2020

https://www.battleofthearcades.net/

Gyruss (1983)

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

Demon Front (2002)

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

Out Zone (1990)

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

Rygar (1986)

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

Ms. Pac-Man (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Pac-Man

New Rally-X (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Rally-X

Last Blade 2 (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Blade_2

Metal Slug 2 (1998)

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

Netherworld

https://www.netherworldarcade.com/

Pincadia

https://pincadia.com/

1up Arcade

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

1989 Arcade Bar

http://1989.com.au/

Game Room Essentials

http://www.gameroom.com.au/

Arcadia

https://www.arcadia.net.nz/

Rumble in the West

http://rumbleinthewest.com

Driver (1999)

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

Crazy Taxi (1999)

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

River Raid TE

https://gamethesystem.co/forum?p=post%2Friver-raid-tournament-edition-9614404

Olympic Gold (1992)

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

Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (2000)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Hawk%27s_Pro_Skater_2

Point Blank 3 (1994)

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

Mario Kart 64 (1996)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mario_Kart_64

GoldenEye 007 (1997)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoldenEye_007_(1997_video_game)

NBA Jam (1993)

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

Super Street Fighter II Turbo (1994)

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

Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper (2001)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_Alpha_3

Tekken Tag Tournament (1999)

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

Ghouls n Ghosts (1988)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghouls_%27n_Ghosts

Donkey Kong (1981)

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

Kaboom! (1981)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaboom!_(video_game)

The Last Ninja (1987)

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

Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap (1989)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonder_Boy_III:_The_Dragon%27s_Trap

Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonic_the_Hedgehog_(8-bit_video_game)

Rock Band (2007)

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

Mortal Kombat II (1993)

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

Street Fighter II Turbo (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_Fighter_II_Turbo:_Hyper_Fighting

Super Mario Kart (1992)

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

Toe Jam and Earl (1991)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ToeJam_%26_Earl

Streets of Rage 2 (1992)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streets_of_Rage_2

Road Rash II (1992)

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

IK+ (1987)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Karate_%2B

Left 4 Dead 2 (2009)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_4_Dead_2

Micro Machines

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

Rock and Roll Racing (1993)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_n%27_Roll_Racing

Double Dragon (1987)

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

Grand Theft Auto 2 (1999)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Theft_Auto_2

Quake II (1997)

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

Burnout Paradise (2008)

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

Crackdown (2007)

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

Street Fighter II (1991)

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

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Ocarina_of_Time

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Elder_Scrolls_IV:_Oblivion

Diablo II (2000)

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

Monkey Ball (2001)

https://www.arcade-museum.com/game_detail.php?game_id=8736

Super Metroid (1994)

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

Super Castlevania IV (1991)

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

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Legend_of_Zelda:_Breath_of_the_Wild

The Last of US (2013)

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

World of Warcraft (2004)

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

Green House (1982)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Game_%26_Watch_games#Green_House

Elvira’s House of Horrors (2019)

https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/elviras-house-of-horrors-le

Beat Saber (2018)

https://beatsaber.com/

Gametraders Macarthur Square

https://thegamecenter.store/

Lobos Collectables

http://www.loboscollectables.com/index.html

Game the System Discord

http://gamethesystem.co/discord

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

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