Episode 374 – Starcade Star Wars Superstars

This week we’re taking it back to the summer of 1983 when ROTJ wasn’t the only Star Wars thing blowing minds as the classic Star Wars arcade game made it’s electrifying debut on the video gameshow STARCADE!  We’re talking about the simultaneous rise of video game and Star Wars mania in the early 1980s, why Starcade is the most soothing show to ever air on television and then we’re watching the episode where the only game the contestants could play was the legendary Atari Star Wars game!  Who wins and what child is maybe going to Hawaii?  

So look out for more fighters and fireballs, celebrate the love and listen today!

Starcade website : https://www.starcade.tv/starcade/games/index.html

All Star Wars episode of Starcade : https://youtu.be/xhmTALoXdd4?si=QEfDYCrhy2q5V1NC

Starcade history : https://theretronetwork.com/this-is-starcade/

We support the SAG-AFTRA / WGA strike! We love this stuff and we want our favorite who make our favorite things people to be treated fairly!

Episode 240 – Star Wars Video Games, The First Ten Years

This week we are taking a look at the fascinating first ten years of Star Wars video games!  From 1977 to 1987 Star Wars and games had a symbiotic and unique relationship and we’re looking at how this was born, who made them and how the spirit of those pioneering games continues to influence SW gaming today!  From homemade games to Atari 2600 classics to Luke fighting Scorpion Vader in Japan, all the wild secrets are there in those first games!  And what does it have to do with the Disney scavenger hunt classic film, MIDNIGHT MADNESS?  listen and find out! PLUS : SNOKETOBERFEST continues as we wonder if Snoke just needed a vacation?! So fire up the Commodore 64 tape drive and celebrate the love with BLAST POINTS!