Podcast 88 : Commando

Blah Blah Does anyone even read this? Biscuits.

Two podcasters not wearing underpants talking about playing games standing up in front of wooden boxes with TVs inside them. Buttons. Joystick. Thrills!

I may need help…

What we’ve been up to since the last podcast – 0m 0s
Jim Bagley Arcade Reveal – 3m 22s
Play Glasgow Walkround – 6m 14s
Arcade News – 36m 35s

Pickups – 47m 30s
Victorian Insults – 49m 56s
Feedback – 51m 10s
Shout Outs! – 1h 18m 17s
Tech Tips – NO!
Top 100 Games List – 1h 9m 3s
Game Review – 1hr 19m 18s
Arcade Home Ports – 1h 52m 0s

Next Show’s Game – 1h 56m 55s

Capcom Commando Flyer (front)
Capcom Commando Flyer (back)
Deco Commando Flyer
Commando 1CC Video
Krikzz Everdrive Store
Atari Box
AI Beats Ms Pacman?
Disney Quest Arcade Games Up For Auction
Top 20 Shmups (of all time?)
Searching For Street Fighter
Arcade Tales Comics Online
NERG 2017
Tony’s Blog
Neil’s Blog


Charliefar    558,900
Ian Cullen    144,300
Nik SilverSmurfer    137,400
Shaun    132,900
Nik73    114,600
Taggsta    108,700
Tactical Genius    81,600
Steve Tyke    81,100
Mark Happydude    76,400
Trollnads    75,000
Sal Bugliarisi    72,500
Chris MoonCrestaBootleg    68,300
Chris CNP    62,300
Paul McCaskie    61,800
Garron RetroShmupper    56,900
Neil 20to5    55,700
Mick Orwell    53,200
Vic    50,900
Ben Of Steel    46,400
Greggers Chunksin    46,400
Duc Dang    41,100
Paul Craddy    34,700
Andrew Driver    31,600
BoomGoPinball    30,700
Connor Molloy    30,000
Mark Clayton    30,000

10p High Score League Table

NEXT SHOW’S GAME:Konami’s Juno First – Lives 3, Difficulty 1,Konami ROM (Not Gottlieb)


  1. Another great show, as a fairly new listener, have started going backwards through the podcasts. So far I am on podcast 53 and many of my other podcasts have taken a backward seat. Not sure working backwards was a great idea, as when discussing the game, I have already heard the review from the following week. Find myself thinking you don’t know what you are getting with Peter Pack Rat this week!
    I have never had a cab and not really played an arcade machine for years. Still have fond memories from a child. Always remember our holidays from the 1970’s in Menorca, the bars always had a Pin, then this changed to an arcade machine as we got older (Galaga / Galaxian was one I remember being great).
    When MAME was mentioned, thought I would give that a go, but starting from scratch was a challenge. Have managed to get games working and have been using a Logitech controller, but ability wise I am struggling. Had about 2 games of Commando and thought, nope! Too hard for me, but hopefully Juno First (never heard of it) will be the one I can put my first score in for (look for me at the bottom).
    Love the talk about Biscuits, takes me back to some old work meetings we had. Each meeting someone had to bring biscuits and everyone would give a score, which were recorded in a spreadsheet (Shaun would be pleased!) Lets just say the I remember the biscuits a lot more than anything else discussed in the meetings and it did get competitive. When your Boss brings in their Nan’s homemade Biscuits you had to make sure you gave a great score, or you would find all the crap jobs coming your way for the next month!
    Anyway, keep up the good work and looking forward to the review of NERG (too far North for someone from Southampton). Oh, and how blooming good is that Charlie Farr, watched some of his Galaxian world record, seems becoming a classical piano player was not a sign of a misspent youth.

  2. Commando is great fun…It’s the same? Yeah, so are many arcade games. And you liked 1942? That’s also the same over and over.

    I like react-games.

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