Episode 29: Pacman / Ms. Pacman

In this episode we review the Atarisoft game Pac-Man, and the IntelligentVision game Ms. Pac-Man. We also interview both programmers; Mike Winans (Pac-Man) and Carl Mueller Jr. (Ms. Pac-Man). Cmart (Christian Martin) joins us again, as does George, and a surprise guest during News. We’re gearing up for the Portland Retro Gaming Expo 2016, but not all the hosts could be present for all aspects of this episode. Due to that, and the fact that it’s almost Halloween as this episode is released, there may be some unusual occurrences in the timeline…

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0:00:00 – Turn on the tube TV, insert Pac-Man / Ms.Pac-Man and go!
0:00:37 – The Intellivisionaries Theme (Halloween Remix) by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen
0:02:41 – George: episode rundown
0:04:08 – Welcome?
0:06:16 – Welcome back?
0:14:18 – Welcome back again?
0:21:13 – George: Innie or outie?
0:21:33 – Feedback
0:36:54 – RGR promo
0:37:05 – Russ Haft promo
0:37:15 – Todd Holcomb’s Untimate Flashback commercial
0:38:32 – News
0:48:46 – Imagic for Intellivision TV commercial
0:49:23 – Intellivisionaries promo
0:49:30 – News (continued)
1:00:50 – Ken Smith promo
1:00:59 – Game Review: Pac-Man
1:10:20 – Where’s Paul?
1:10:33 – Game Review: Pac-Man (continued)
1:45:12 – Programmer interview: Mike Winans (Pac-Man)
3:09:44 – Listener Audio Submission: William Culver on Pac-Man
3:11:37 – Game Review: Ms. Pac-Man
3:13:36 – Programmer interview: Carl Mueller Jr. (Ms. Pac-Man)
4:00:34 – George: Telephone box
4:01:17 – Where’s Paul again?
4:01:58 – Game Review: Ms. Pac-Man (continued)
4:37:51 – Channel F Files promo
4:38:08 – Rick’s Extra Life Day 2016
4:40:53 – Intellivision Desert Bus commercial
4:41:26 – Wrap Up / “Treasured” by Paul ‘Nurmix’ Nurminen
4:44:37 – Happy Halloween (music from Scooby Doo’s Maze Chase)
4:45:06 – Outtakes (music: Mark Acosta “Evening Falls” + Acquarius “Disco Fever”)
4:59:15 – George: A terrible incident!

Links mentioned in the show:

Intellivision Lives entry for Pacman

Intvfunhouse entry for Pacman

Video Game Critic entry for Pacman

Video Game Critic entry for Ms. Pacman

LTO Flash cart is available now!

CMart’s pickups thread on Atari Age

Pinout diagram for the Intellivision controller

Rick’s website where you can contribute to his Extra Life campaign

AA Thread with pictures of the upcoming Sydney Hunter game

Carl Mueller’s website