Mar
All the kerfuffle of getting Episode 12 out and on our various communication channels, I forgot about posting in the forum!

So yes, episode 12 is out and ready for your reading pleasure.

Game the System Podcast Episode 12 sponsored by 1989 Arcade Bar and Kitchen (1989.com.au). Marc, John and Matt have chosen the next battleground - the best game released in 1989! We all play and discuss the new Stern pinball machine Iron Maiden. There's reminiscing about the Sega World amusement centre in Sydney's Darling Harbour. Marc and John are playing through Bayonetta 2 (and John finishes Bayonetta 1), plus much more including Batman Returns on the Mega CD, and Gauntlet Dark Legacy!

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Full show notes:

Intro music from http://www.bensound.com

Sky Skipper

https://www.skyskipperproject.com/

Iron Maiden Pinball (2018)

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

Nintendo GameCube (2001)

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

Gauntlet Dark Legacy  (2002)

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

Super Monkey Ball (2001)

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

International Convention Centre Sydney

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

Sega World Sydney

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

Crazy Taxi (1999)

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

Sega Superstars (2004)

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

Warhammer Vermintide (2015)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warhammer:_End_Times_%E2%80%93_Vermintide

Shenzhen I/O (2016)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shenzhen_I/O

Opus Magnum (2017)

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

Zball Pinball

http://zball.com.au/

Batman Returns Mega CD (1993)

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

Total Nuclear Annihilation (2017)

https://pinside.com/pinball/archive/total-nuclear-annihilation

Bayonetta (2009)

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

Bayonetta 2 (2014)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayonetta_2

Battle of 1989

Marc

  1. Final Fight - Capcom - Arcade

  2. Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World - C64

  3. The Duel: Test Drive II - C64

John

  1. The revenge of Shinobi - Mega Drive

  2. Rambo III - Mega Drive

  3. R-type 2 - Arcade

Matt

  1. Street Rod - C64

  2. SimCity - PC

  3. TMNT - Arcade

 
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Supplementary Show Notes

(some officially unofficial additional references)

Gamecube HDMI video adapter - 100% Plug & Play - No mod needed!


(It should roll on to an important follow-up. If not then check this-> )

WARNING: The HDMI Adapter KILLED my GameCube



Earthbound (SNES) Angry Video Game Nerd: Episode 156



Elvira and the Party Monsters pinball 

https://www.ipdb.org/search.pl?any=Elvira&search=Search+Database&searchtype=quick#782

Turning Point: Stalingrad

https://rpggeek.com/boardgame/759/turning-point-stalingrad

GURPS Basic Set (Third Edition)

https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45683/gurps-basic-set-third-edition

GURPS Magic (First Edition)

https://rpggeek.com/rpgitem/45789/gurps-magic-first-edition

BakerSnarkMDW’s RPG Collection
(See here for numerous other GURPS Supplements. Check also Dungeon Fantasy for GURPS D&D-style)

https://rpggeek.com/collection/user/BakerSnark?own=1&subtype=rpgitem&ff=1
Random item from my Tabletop Games Collection
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Just a couple of extra bits about Earthbound.
Firstly, I’m glad John didn’t officially include Earthbound in the 1989 battle because it was released in 1994!

Earthbound was the English release title of the second in the “Mother” series. It was also the only title in the series to get an official English release at the time of it's production (Mother[1] got a later virtual store English release [I think]).

The original Mother was released in 1989(!) on the NES (Famicom), featuring the title character “Ninten”, then Mother2/Earthbound was released in 1994 on the SNES, featuring the title character “NESS” (see a pattern here?). Back to an exclusive Japanese release on the Gameboy Advance for Mother3 in 2006, featuring the title character “Lucas” (?!).
If you watch the video above, the magazine insert he refers to that says the game stinks was the official Nintendo advertising! To quote the Wikipedia entry:
”The game's atypical "this game stinks" marketing campaign was derived from the game's unusual humor and included foul-smelling scratch and sniff advertisements. 1UP.com called the campaign "infamously ill-conceived".”

Why do I know a bit about the series? Well, my son David got fascinated by the unusual Ness and Lucas characters in Super Smash Bros on the Wii and decided to track down their original games. It’s safe to say he became a fan.
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His Ness baseball cap (subtley featuring embroidered Earthbound logo), plus repro Mother3 Gameboy Advance cartridge with fan-translated English text dialogue. Also the only Amiibos he owns - Ness & Lucas!
Random item from my Tabletop Games Collection
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Being a JRPG, I've not been drawn to this series even though I know it has some very passionate fans, and is meant to be quite good.

I'll stick to my clunky W(western)RPG's, on the odd occasion one piques my interest. I think the last one was Dragon Age Origins on the X360... That was a while ago! Might even be retro now...
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Mar wrote:
Being a JRPG, I've not been drawn to this series even though I know it has some very passionate fans, and is meant to be quite good.

I'll stick to my clunky W(western)RPG's, on the odd occasion one piques my interest. I think the last one was Dragon Age Origins on the X360... That was a while ago! Might even be retro now...


Not if it’s only “a while ago”, has to get to be “quite a while ago” before it becomes Retro!

(In fact, Released in 2009 - so less than 10! Awww....) 😉
Random item from my Tabletop Games Collection
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