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RGDS 189 - What is the Best Game of 1981?

Released Monday, 27th February 2017
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Welcome to another amazing episode of RGDS where we discuss and look what video games were released in 1981 and decide what the best game was released that year?
Joining us on the podcast is regular hosts Paul “The Drisk” Driscoll, Andy “Cranky Gramps” Godoy and Garron “G Man” Tungate .  Joining us though we also have the amazing Victor Marland from the brilliant ten pence arcade podcast (http://tenpencearcade.co.uk/).
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Show Notes:
Amidar (Konami)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/FrxUt1_ylo8
For more about this game then check out: http://tenpencearcade.co.uk/podcast-79-amidar/
Astro Blaster (SEGA / Gremlin)
Video of  Game: https://youtu.be/fafqSzqSYnk
For more about the game then check out: http://tenpencearcade.co.uk/podcast-55-astro-blast…
Video of BBC Homebrew Port: https://youtu.be/E799lN-j5W
Astro Wars (AKA Galaxy or Galaxians 2)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/Si5oeZRJE6k
Free Windows simulation of game : http://www.handheld.remakes.org/results.php?gamena…  - named Galaxy 2.  There is a paid simulator also on Android and iOS.
Pacman 2 (Entex)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/NU2_O0rMWgE
Galaxian 2 (Entex)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/NU2_O0rMWgE
Caveman (Tomy)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/79uzv7yKmpQ
Munchman (Grandstand)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/o8n7diKU0kY
 Munchman Mini (Grandstand)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/foX0I5wj3lM
Online simulation of game: https://mrtnrowe.itch.io/mini-munch-man-emulator
For simulators on many of the Game & Watch titles then check out here…
Castle Wolfenstein (MUSE)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/8fgok9eHqO8
Donkey Kong (Nintendo):
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/tJagEKVJ8x4
Freeway – Atari VCS (Activision)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/8cd5VPARfNM
Frogger (Konami)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/V8ZSOUU5Pt0
Galaga (Namco)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/2lxw-CcUljw
Ridge Racer Revolution Galaga: https://youtu.be/IeWmXnvSG60
Ladybug (Universal)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/iK_eW5ODY1c
Ms Pacman (Midway)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/ryRX4EOY-dQ
Crazy Otto Original Game: https://youtu.be/WIL8aYDfALU
In-depth talk - Crazy Otto to Ms Pacman: https://youtu.be/HlopaTBDYuo
Scramble (Konami)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/QKOyxWGU_FY

Super Cobra (Konami)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/Y6FK9jNBURY
Defender (Williams)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/gss3lxeqCok
Stargate (Williams)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/i20vwYTf6mI
Tempest (Atari)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/AMto2HJJSSA
Turbo (SEGA)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/Y8fdJQ0H-lI
Ultima 1 – Apple 2 (Origin)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/VdjeXf50DRY
Wizadry 1 – Apple 2 (Sir-Tech)
In-depth Interview: https://youtu.be/oXps_iloH80
Vanguard (SNK)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/q7B0ej7LlI8
Turtles (Konami)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/QMfw_ZMPHfQ

Bosconian (Namco)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/Eua1gRjPr9A
Qix (Taito)
Video of Game: https://youtu.be/W08i_HWtZFk

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