Press Play On Tape Podcast

The Press Play On Tape podcast is presented by Aaron, Tony & JCVD. We're like The A-Team mixed with an MSX, C64 and Commodore Amiga. Your home for vintage computer discussions, interviews, and all things to do with 8-bit & 16-bit systems!

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episode 27: Episode 36: The Age of Aquarius


It's the age of Aquarius! Episode 36 flies into town with the team chatting to Sean Harrington about the Mattel Aquarius, that curious little Z80-based computer from the house of Barbie. We talk creating new mods for the computer, a bit about it, as well as take a look into Sean's history with the system, Star Wars & more!

This episode's news:

  • SMB on the ZX Speccy - https://events.retroscene.org/cafe2019/gamecompo/2217
  • Sonic GX - Sonic for the Amstrad CPC+/GX4000 - http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/news-events/announcing-sonic-gx-a-new-episode-of-sonic-the-hedgehog-for-amstrad-gx-4000/
  • Fastloaders "Amiga Rocks" album funded - can pre-order though https://c64audio.com/products/amiga-rocks-fastloaders-a-triple-cd-of-amiga-game-remixes-pre-order
  • Sean's Mattel Aquarius Composite mod board on eBay - https://www.ebay.com/itm/Aquarius-Computer-Composite-Video-Out-Adapter-Board-/223672642110

Some of the games mentioned:

  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
  • Choplifter (on many, many platforms)
  • Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (Aquarius)
  • Utopia (Aquarius)
  • Astrosmash (Aquarius, but also Tony's "Let's make a retro game" series on YouTube)

The two Aquarius Emulators referred to are "Virtual Aquarius" and "AqEmu", both of which can be found here - https://www.zophar.net/aquarius.html

You can say hi to Sean on Twitter @1stage or visit the Aquarius Community on Facebook!

Tony's webpage for his programming & games is www.electricadventures.net, along with his YouTube channel of the same name

 


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 2019-12-16  1h28m