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Jumping to It!

April 1, 2020

TCW Podcast Episode 111 - Jumping to It!

 

We leap around to the myriad of games that were influential in the development of  platformer genre.  Starting with an evolution from Space Invaders into Heiankyo Alien; the concept was thrown onto its side with Space Panic.  Further refinement brought in jumping with Donkey Kong.  Platformers were not as suited for the arcade scene, and ended up truly finding a place in the home on consoles and computers.

 

Load Runner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWwyhymcDxI

Space Invaders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opru6qPsPa4

TCW 074 - The Japanese PC Industry : http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-japanese-pc-industry/

Heiankyo Alien Arcade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSxYdeqJAkY

Heiankyo Alien Game Boy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vY3qVBkIu74

Space Panic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLd1xABCsaQ

Donkey Kong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24OcmpZ6fA

Gaming Historian YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/mcfrosticles

Raiders of the lost ark intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUWYmTpYdP4

Pitfall Atari 2600: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkDllyETiBA

Miner 2049er: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wg12YPQ5nKk

TCW 018: British 8-Bit Computer Market: Software: http://podcast.theycreateworlds.com/e/the-british-8-bit-computer-market-software/

Packland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CDVshu9a4U

Super Mario Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvfBUntkYcg

Russian Attack: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STjMHqeF3R0

Mega Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkD3lEANa_4

Mega Man 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWZZUyD-nRs

Prince of Persia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv20j8ChtRY

Rotoscoping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDaEKy7qB7U

Alex Kidd in Miracle World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yasiyS7dkcU

Aladdin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlxuPsQFX28

Sonic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTBGIo7HXis

Donkey Kong Country: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4EUEsEM328

 

 

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Intro Music: Josh Woodward - Airplane Mode -  Music - "Airplane Mode" by Josh Woodward. Free download:http://joshwoodward.com/song/AirplaneMode 

Outro Music: RolemMusic - Bacterial Love - http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Rolemusic/Pop_Singles_Compilation_2014/01_rolemusic_-_bacterial_love 

 

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