We're back and we have a lot to talk about. Jordan and Brian discuss their trip to Grinkfest in Eagle, ID. We talk about what games went down at PRGE. What is the deal with the games in Stranger Things 2? Starcade. And, of course, our game room updates.
We start off the episode diving into the platform and ladder world of Space Panic. The truth about custom cabaret artwork is revealed. There is a smooth segue into what we mean by a grail game. All this and our game room updates.
Space Panic Challenge Scores
Brian - 4,900
Ian - 4,880
Brandon - 4,500
Jordan - 2,220
In this episode, the Rejects went head-to-head on the Taito Trimline version of Phoenix. Jordan picked up a Braze multi-Asteroids and played some Lunar Lander. Is the QPokey worth it? And who wants the All You Can Arcade art next? All in this exciting episode!
Phoenix Challenge Scores
Jordan - 6,150
Brandon - 5,980
Brian - 3,430
Ian - 2,950
Phoenix Challenge Video
This action-packed episode finds the rejects playing a few rounds of Tac/Scan and discussing the finer points of Sega vectors. Jordan hauls games to Eagle, Idaho and brings back a special interview with Steve from Grinkers Grand Palace. The rejects, also, attend Ground Kontrol's expansion launch party which leads them to question, are newer games now classic games too? Closing us out is a real mail delivery, with some special artwork inside.
Tac/Scan Challenge Scores
1. 363,700 - Ian
2. 113,600 - Brandon
3. 45,300 - Brian
4. 14,400 - Jordan
Tac/Scan Challenge Video
Broadcasting from a dark place - The Cabaret Kingdom. We discuss and play the 1981 classic, GORF - Galactic Orbiting Robot Force. The Rejects dive into recent pickups, including - ArPiCade, a mystery item for Jordan's basement and the Fluke 9100A. We mix things up with a few new segments and Ballblazing commentary. Enjoy!
GORF Challenge Scores
1. Brandon - 20,190 (Space Colonel)
2. Ian - 11,320 (Space Captain)
3. Brian -5,940 (Space Cadet)
4. Jordan - 5,250 (Space Cadet, Space Gyruss, Space Tempest)
GORF Challenge Video
In this episode, we play and discuss the excellent Bally Midway game Tapper. We also answer some viewer mail, talk about the pros and cons of a Sega Asteroids/Sundance conversion and talk about the Wizard of Wor prototype that was recently found. This and many swear words, so get those shot glasses ready!
Tapper Challenge Scores
1. Brandon - 62,125
2. Jordan - 59,575
3. Brian - 57,600
4. Ian - 35,325
Tapper Challenge Video
We start out the episode with our game of the evening, Mr. TNT. We go into the finer points of the game also known as Gorkans. We also give you an update on our personal high score goals, discuss the finer points of CPO application and introduce you to the world of 'The Bins'. Enjoy!
Apologies for the sound quality of this (and last episode) we are aware and are working on it.
Mr. TNT Challenge Scores
1. Jordan - 558,850
2. Brian - 500,500
3. Ian - 444,540
4. Brandon 266,720
Mr. TNT Challenge Video
Broadcasting from the Cabaret Kingdom, the game of the evening is Sega's Up'n Down (not Bump 'n Jump). We talk about the real arcade collecting question, 'To bling or not to bling your machine'. We give you the lowdown on our recent repairs/projects and Ian schools us on the Moppet masterpiece, The Berenstain Bears in Big Paw's Cave!
Up'n Down Challenge Scores
1. Ian - 30,410
2. Brandon - 18,470
3. Brian - 6,270
4. Jordan - 5,920
Up'n Down Challenge Video
The Rejects join you live at the Cabaret Kingdom in this action packed episode. We play the wild spaghetti space western, Lazarian. Recap this years Portland Retro Gaming Expo. Last but not least, we play some listener feedback and field some tech questions from the arcade masses!
Lazarian Challenge Scores
1. Jordan - 9,550
2. Ian - 2,660
3. Brian - 1,480
4. Brandon - 1,160 (Hey, it's a cold start challenge!!!)
We start out with our weekly game challenge. The game, this episode, is not an video game. This episode's game is, the popular pinball machine, Medieval Madness. Ian takes us through some of the finer points of lining up shots on the game.
We also have special guests Chuck and Toby from the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. We talk to them about the history of the show, what to expect from the show this year and what goes into making the show a success. Hint: The secret lies in the tablecloths.
Medieval Madness Challenge
1. Brian - 13,492,000
2. Chuck - 10,561,719
3. Ian - 10,099,720
4. Jordan - 4,161,180
5. Toby - 3,497,590
6. Brandon - 3,141,510
Broadcasting from the backyard of the Sputnik Arcade Station, we talk all about the ins and outs of tube swapping monitors. Talk a little more about the JROK ZooQ board. The game of the evening was Food Fight and we discuss the game and the strategies. We also talk about some of the best side art and the ethics of reproduction artwork.
Food Fight Challenge Scores
- Brian: 119,400
- Brandon: 90,400
- Ian: 15,300
- Jordan: 12,200
Back in the Barthcade for this episode. Since most of us went to the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show, we go over all the games we played up in Washington. There is a little laser talk and some monitor tech talk. Brian gets a JROK ZooQ board and we play Omega Race as our competition game and we talk about game strategies and cabinet variations. We even went for a pre-show ride in Brian's recently acquired '67 VW Beetle.
In this episode we talk about who's going and what will be happening at the NW Pinball & Arcade show. We talk about the brand new arcade in our neck of the woods. Play Crazy Climber for some crazy competition. Listen as Ian spins a tale on how he picked up a Major Havoc. And more!
Another broadcast from the Barthcade. In today's installment, we talk about how we keep track of our games and parts. We reflect on games we would never buy again and what games are increasing in value. We get a much anticipated Stunt Cycle update from Jordan and here about what Ian added to his garage. Also, what is the better game? Kangaroo or Popeye?
In this episode, we start out with a battle on Battlezone, have our first guest, talk about the bad and the good monitors, figure out if any arcade game sequels are worth a damn and we find out what difficulty Jordan has all his games set too. The answer will shock you!
As promised here is a link to Dean's March of Dimes fundraiser. It is almost over so get those donations in quick!
The Rejects land at Sputnik Arcade for the first time. After the shock wore off, we decided to head to the garage and record our tenth episode.
We discuss the fun of cold start play with Zoo Keeper - this episodes tournament game, Brian's game room, arcade insurance, some pinball, cade wish lists, new pickups and some "Laser Talk" to end the episode.
So fire up your favorite game and give us a listen, just for ambience.
Once again, the Rejects visit Jordan's lavish Barthcade. This previously recorded episode from November past is sure to please.
We discuss the good and evil of FPGA PCB replacements. Do they affect price of current games, original parts, or the real question - do they snake the purists?
Fun times are had with a talk on favorite game manufacturers, first arcade internet experiences, tapper hacks, and Ian leads us out sharing two rare game pickups.
The episode to satisfy them all. We start off with a new Pinball pickup from Jordan. We talk Sega, answer some questions from the mailbag, even a little laser talk is added in the mix.
The Rejects decide to kick off their year long tournament. This new segment will require the rejects to play a game per episode, one try, one score. Who will win the first game of the tourney, Donkey Kong.
The Rejects once again torture themselves with large quantities of beer, soda and loud chips in this very timely Xmas Special.
Live from Brandon's Garage. We kick things off for you with one present opening, now it's your turn to unwrap the rest.
So, relax by your warm fires and listen to some classic arcade talk, tech and culture of a few seasoned collectors from the Pacific Northwest.
Once again the able-bodied rejects subject themselves to the Cabaret Kingdom. A discouraging rainy night was welcomed with beer filled throughs and tallboy Fantas.
Jordan breaks into his, "I'm smarter now" pile of dead PCB's and a discussion of EPROMS and test equipment unravels to kick the episode off.
The rejects give game room updates, answer mail bag questions and discuss more overrated games (the force). What games continue to elude them? Find out all this and much much more in this exciting episode!