Episode 46: Atlantis

In this episode we do a Deep Dive game review of Imagic’s Atlantis! There’s also an interview with programmer Patrick Ransil. In our new Author Interview (AI) segment, we interview Retro Gaming Round Up host and author “UK” Mike James about his book, Smoke & Mirrors. We also have a small tribute to James “Airshack” Shackel, who passed away earlier this year. And we have a cool listener audio submission from Kevin Braun. And there’s Feedback, as well as a new Retro Hobby Projects from Rick, this time about repairing a Sega Dreamcast. And, Paul announces that he’s stepping away from the show to pursue other interests, and Rick and Chris will continue on with a different format. Thanks for 10 years, folks!

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0:00:00 – Turn on the TV, fire up the Intellivision & Atlantis!
0:00:24 – “Intellivisionaries Theme” (Extended Version) by Nurmix
0:05:25 – Welcome
0:43:19 – RGR promo
0:43:36 – Russ Haft promo
0:43:46 – Imagic for Intellivision TV commercial
0:44:12 – Feedback
1:21:20 – Remembering James “Airshack” Shackel
1:27:28 – Wendell Brown promo
1:27:41 – Retro Hobby Projects: Sega Dreamcast repairs
1:45:44 – Luke’s Intellivisionaries promos (revisited)
1:46:32 – Author Interview: “UK” Mike James – Smoke & Mirrors
3:28:07 – Deep Dive Game Review: Atlantis (part 1)
4:43:23 – Deep Dive Game Review: Atlantis (part 2)
4:49:12 – Atari 2600 Atlantis TV commercial
4:49:41 – Deep Dive Game Review: Atlantis (part 2 continued)
5:06:09 – Gabriel Baum promo
5:06:24 – Yadranka’s Intellivisionaries promo collection
5:09:18 – Programmer Interview: Patrick Ransil
6:05:53 – ‘Close Encounters’ Intellivisionaries promo
6:06:32 – Listener Audio Submission: Kevin Braun (KayBee)
6:14:17 – Deep Dive Game Review: Atlantis (part 3)
6:50:32 – Wrap Up / Goodbye from Paul / “Treasured” by Nurmix
6:54:51 – Outtakes (extended)

Links mentioned in the show:

Blue Sky Rangers entry for Atlantis:

Intvfunhouse entry for Atlantis:

Video Game Critic entry for Atlantis:

Colony 7 gameplay:

PBS Enterprise episode with Imagic:

“Just Kidding” segment on Imagic:

Atlantis showing kill screen:

Atlantis TV commercial:

Imagic article:

Article/interview with Pat Ransil (developer of the Intellivision version of Atlantis) in The Logical Gamer, October 1983 issue:

Other pictures from Pat Ransil:

James Shackel (AA user Airshack), friend of the show passed away in January. He was 58 years old. Obituary page:

Beach Head and Stop the Express ROMs available for sale:

Teaser video for a James Bond game:

Lathe26 posted a thread on AA and a youtube video describing a T-card that was used for Intellivision game development BITD:

RTO flash cart:

Backbit flash cart:

Long Play controllers thread:

BD Retro Mods announced an arcade stick for the Intellivision and is taking orders:

Controller couplers:

Paul’s recommendation? Do not buy!

Rick’s passport chess set:

Paul’s woodworking projects: