The Video Game Years – 1982 Pt 4 – Robotron, Sinistar, Pitfall, Mr Do, Arcadia, Game Magazines

Dedicated to Justin Carmical

1982 is done! The gang looks at Sinistar, Robotron 2084, Pitfall, Electronic Games Magazine, Mr Do, Arcadia and Adventure Vision as well as Clint’s look at the Freakin’ Awesome Computer Games of 82. It’s The Video Game Years!

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50 Comments

  1. Horzuhammer on April 29, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Re-watched this year after a long time just to see a segment for Xevious. I’ll be very very disappointed if I don’t find one in the ’83 ones. Edit: Just watched the ’83 vids too. I mean come on! You did segments for games like Mr. Do, Congo Bongo, Keystone Capers, Crystal Castles, freaking Kangaroo(?!), but completely ignored the game, that along with something like Gradius, was arguably the most important title in the scrolling shooter genre! Not even a quick mention! Don’t get me wrong, I love what you guys have done, but honestly a blunder like that is pretty unfathomable and inexcusable.

  2. frozenaorta on April 29, 2021 at 12:18 am

    9:36 Nobody is gonna mention that this is actually a very young Jack Black starring in this Pitfall commercial? No? Okay, I guess I’ll do it then. That’s Jack Black.

  3. arxdesigns on April 29, 2021 at 12:18 am

    9:36 Jack Black

  4. RegularGamesPlayer on April 29, 2021 at 12:19 am

    LOL Sinistar. 

  5. Deacon Cole on April 29, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Funny how Robotron 2084 has a legacy now with all the twin stick shooter in recent years.

  6. BOBGOBLIN ROCK on April 29, 2021 at 12:22 am

    We started this project a few years back in the midst of other recordings.  Still a few more songs to finish and release.
    http://bobgoblin.com/album/216221/sinistar-robotron-virtual-45?autostart=true
    also…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO38WlMOuU4

  7. Alex Frank on April 29, 2021 at 12:23 am

    Jack Black pitching "Pitfall" ftw

  8. Michael Guerra on April 29, 2021 at 12:24 am

    I liked Mr Do much better than Dig Dug being it had that Pac Man element, as well.. You could choose how to play whether you wanted to kill the enemies or just eat the cherries.. I’m hoping for a remake one day.. Also, there’s Digger which is almost the same thing..

  9. Jay Lashmenn on April 29, 2021 at 12:25 am

    We miss u Justin

  10. Jason Lashman on April 29, 2021 at 12:27 am

    bye Justin

  11. WebVMan on April 29, 2021 at 12:32 am

    I totally dig the music during the Pitfall! segment.

  12. Alan .Schriver on April 29, 2021 at 12:32 am

    OMG Sinistar…I remember when Williams made those arcade games with welcome screens that could be programmed by the arcade owners. I was playing Sinistar at Six Flags and (as usual) getting my butt handed to me. I watched my last man get eaten by that horrific, roaring beast…I was traumatized…and then to see "HAVE A FUN DAY AT SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS"…what an experience.

  13. thesmf1210 on April 29, 2021 at 12:32 am

    now i know dj hazard robbed samples from sinistar 🙂 thanks

  14. Vida Hasselburg on April 29, 2021 at 12:33 am

    OMG that IS Jack Black 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯

  15. chuck manson on April 29, 2021 at 12:33 am

    Dedicated to the rapist. Great.

  16. Presters on April 29, 2021 at 12:33 am

    9:36 jack blacks early years

  17. noisyturtle on April 29, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Holy shit, it’s Tommy Tallarico!

  18. Person of Interest on April 29, 2021 at 12:34 am

    Wow at the background in the credits. Jack Black!? On to 1983!! R.I.P. Justin! Wow.

  19. Huey Long on April 29, 2021 at 12:36 am

    OMG YES! you even have LGR is your videos! This series is done SOOO well.

  20. Tom Pedersen on April 29, 2021 at 12:37 am

    WTF is that jack black 🙂

  21. ShadowThePika on April 29, 2021 at 12:37 am

    RoboTron 2084; the predecessor to dualshock/dual analog control

  22. Robert August de Meijer on April 29, 2021 at 12:38 am

    Computer and Video Games, a British magazine, started in 1981.

  23. Ryan on April 29, 2021 at 12:38 am

    I love this, except the bits with Eric Lappe. He isn’t funny, he’s not informative, and his "jokes" seem to just draaaag forever.

  24. bean420man on April 29, 2021 at 12:39 am

    Are they still making videos in this series.  It’s really good but since starting about 2 or 3 years ago, they haven’t gotten too far.  Make more please. 

  25. Diskoboy1974 on April 29, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Ah, Fort Apocalypse. One of the few games I had on cassette on my c64. Remember waiting several hours for the game to load. But once it did…. 🙂

  26. KevoZebo on April 29, 2021 at 12:43 am

    I want someone to look at me like ian looks at pat the new punk

  27. Classic80sStuff on April 29, 2021 at 12:44 am

    Too bad Clint from LGR hadn’t shaved yet before he did this.  Now he is forever in this video with that beard.

  28. Jason Lashman on April 29, 2021 at 12:45 am

    bye Justin

  29. Chris W on April 29, 2021 at 12:49 am

    That kid in the pitfall commercial I think is Jack Black, I’m serious

  30. vilod on April 29, 2021 at 12:51 am

    Jack Black in Activision commercial.

  31. nsignific on April 29, 2021 at 12:51 am

    4:00 false, Computer & Video Games launched in 1981 and was the first dedicated video games magazine. Get it right.

  32. tonyaandralph on April 29, 2021 at 12:52 am

    Feel like Moon Patrol could have gotten a mention.

  33. rozzie101 on April 29, 2021 at 12:54 am

    I remember Sinistar, I couldn’t beat it at all.

  34. Gabriele Riva on April 29, 2021 at 12:57 am

    Eric, stop making jokes.

  35. xnamkcor X on April 29, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Oy, Jew Wario
    I didn’t know you at all
    You were a Jew, oy.

    I suck at poems.

  36. Jake Jutras on April 29, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Oh how far Activision and EA have come from their humble origins…

  37. nicky jurtz on April 29, 2021 at 12:58 am

    Great work guys,THE best stuff about video games absolutely!Greetings from Croatia!

  38. Jason Lashman on April 29, 2021 at 12:59 am

    bye Justin

  39. hobbies spiele on April 29, 2021 at 12:59 am

    4:00 _Arcade Alley / electronic Games_ magazine

  40. brillopad6901 on April 29, 2021 at 1:00 am

    I’m so happy I got to grow up during that golden age of arcades & home gaming. Those years addicted me to games lol

  41. KeithShizuo on April 29, 2021 at 1:01 am

     I realy hope they managed to interview JewWario about the famicom before he died. there is no one I would trust more.

  42. Chronologo on April 29, 2021 at 1:02 am

    Ian looks like a tomato, I felt like his head was just about to blow off

  43. Pale Horse on April 29, 2021 at 1:03 am

    It’s staggering how many bad decisions Atari made. I know it’s easy to say that now, but I have to wonder even at the time how anyone with a shred of sanity and reasoning ability would have made some of these decisions.

  44. Frank Nitti on April 29, 2021 at 1:08 am

    They had the concept of previews & reviews way before EG magazine

  45. Dean Allman on April 29, 2021 at 1:08 am

    The Video Game Years is the best show on Youtube 🙂 It’s what I look forward to the most. 

  46. Vida Hasselburg on April 29, 2021 at 1:09 am

    Love how the video breaks show every single arcade of our youth wrapped up in one beautiful blacklit room. I think ima buy the dvd set of this just because it should be bought . 🙂

  47. Grimblenork on April 29, 2021 at 1:09 am

    HOLY SHIT its Tommy Tallarico!!! Used to watch "Judgement Day" on G4 ALL the time back in the day, haven’t seen him since!!  Loved that guy…thanks for bringing him on!

  48. DragonChaserKev on April 29, 2021 at 1:12 am

    Just started in the last week or so watching old retro gaming stuff and getting to know who these gamers are doing these shows, from what I’ve seen Justin JewWario was a great guy.  RIP good sir.

  49. zmbdog on April 29, 2021 at 1:12 am

    "Can I say shit on your program?" In that sentence, apparently yes. But every other time we’ll censor it.

  50. Alan .Schriver on April 29, 2021 at 1:13 am

    So EG magazine started as a single column in Video magazine? I was a subscriber to EG near the end when it changed its name to Computer Entertainment. When it went out of publication altogether, my remaining subscription was prorated and replaced with Video magazine, which had a single column about the newest computer games. Full circle. Interesting.

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