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The Six Children of EA

December 1, 2018

TCW Podcast Episode 079 - The Six Children of EA


We take a closer look at the six launch titles from EA.  We cover each in more detail going into the background of the creators, as well as the development of each game.  We take a look at how the games were received both commercially, and historically.  Today Archon, Pinball Construction Set, and M.U.L.E. are the games that are best remembered from the initial six titles.  Worms, Axis Assassin, and Hard Hat Mack are not well remembered today.


TCW 006 - The Early History of Electronic Arts:

Archon C64:

Hard Hat Mack:

Raster Blaster Apple II:

Pinball Construction Set Building a table:

Pinball Construction Set Complete Overview:

Axis Assassin Apple II:

Axis Assassin C64:

Tempest Arcade:

Play WORMS?:

Worms? Gameplay Atari 800:

M.U.L.E. C64:


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