Jason from Mr Lurch's Things joins us once again for this longer than usual chat about retro gaming, old tech and more. Microprose has reacquired the Falcon series of flight sims. Classic game Mercenary has been given a modern makeover which doesn't spoil its wireframe looks. Finally, we think back to those tabletop games as found in the Argos catalogue of old. Could LCD gaming hope to come close arcade classics?
All this and our Community Question Of the Week.
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00:00 - Show Opening
12:35 - Returning To Base
Story Link: https://steamcommunity.com/groups/microprose/announcements/detail/3680047495733505345?fbclid=IwAR1EqhlQ95hJVE37HLiIEYYjlZ4b1t-yXEh7wU9coF1ppeS0IKHy-iKDPKI
40:30 - Merc Rework
Story Link: http://mercenaryrestart.com/?fbclid=IwAR1shnpNCXRTPMkJ4l4Iv-hLOmfs8ymIgPaoE-ObxLRIchYpW8Ep0ClraCU
Additional Mercenary Link: http://mercenarysite.free.fr/mercframes_graphic.htm
52:50 - The Book Of Dreams
Story Link: https://amp.theguardian.com/games/2023/may/04/tabletop-arcade-video-game-machines
Toys R Us Footage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIvfzoVKjoQ&t=1099s&pp=ygUJdG95cyByIHVz
1:16:58 - Community Question of the Week
Vic20 port of Cruising by Ponder65: https://ponder65.itch.io/cruising-on-broadway
Source code Link: https://colinjones.co.uk/files/cruising.asm
Python port of Super Sprint by Salem_ok: https://github.com/salem-ok/PySprint/#readme
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