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Welcome to another amazing episode of RGDS where we discuss and look what video games were released in 1981 and decide what the best game was released that year?

Joining us on the podcast is regular hosts Paul “The Drisk” Driscoll, Andy “Cranky Gramps” Godoy and Garron “G Man” Tungate .  Joining us though we also have the amazing Victor Marland from the brilliant ten pence arcade podcast (

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Show Notes:

Amidar (Konami) Video of Game: For more about this game then check out:

Astro Blaster (SEGA / Gremlin)Video of  Game: For more about the game then check out: Video of BBC Homebrew Port:

Astro Wars (AKA Galaxy or Galaxians 2) Video of Game: Free Windows simulation of game :  – named Galaxy 2.  There is a paid simulator also on Android and iOS.

Pacman 2 (Entex)Video of Game:

Galaxian 2 (Entex) Video of Game:

Caveman (Tomy) Video of Game:

Munchman (Grandstand) Video of Game:

 Munchman Mini (Grandstand) Video of Game: Online simulation of game:

For simulators on many of the Game & Watch titles then check out here…

Castle Wolfenstein (MUSE) Video of Game:

Donkey Kong (Nintendo): Video of Game:

Freeway – Atari VCS (Activision) Video of Game:

Frogger (Konami) Video of Game:

Galaga (Namco) Video of Game: Ridge Racer Revolution Galaga:

Ladybug (Universal) Video of Game:

Ms Pacman (Midway) Video of Game: Crazy Otto Original Game: In-depth talk – Crazy Otto to Ms Pacman:

Scramble (Konami) Video of Game: Super Cobra (Konami) Video of Game:

Defender (Williams) Video of Game:

Stargate (Williams) Video of Game:

Tempest (Atari) Video of Game:

Turbo (SEGA) Video of Game:

Ultima 1 – Apple 2 (Origin) Video of Game:

Wizadry 1 – Apple 2 (Sir-Tech) In-depth Interview:

Vanguard (SNK) Video of Game:

Turtles (Konami) Video of Game: Bosconian (Namco) Video of Game:

Qix (Taito) Video of Game:

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