Checkers in TAN TAN Tanuki: Crazy Adventures in Obscure Video Game Movie Tie-ins
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2022/07/22/checkers-in-tan-tan-tanuki/
July 22, 2022
The #1 Lost Gem of Educational Software: Hot Dog Stand: Survival Math Skills.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2022/02/16/hot-dog-stand/ What is it that makes Hot Dog Stand so unique? It's an often requested "lost" educational game for the Macintosh computer. There are lost shareware games, obscure betas and whatnot floating around, but somehow Hot Dog Stand is still fondly remembered enough to stick in the minds of adult millenials today. Many people were introduced to educational programming in schools, which has created a strange interest in the genre years later. These programs and games were only accessible to teachers via special educational order forms and bundles, and often were not sold at retail level.
February 17, 2022
Mahō Shōjo Fancy Coco, a Japanese Princess Maker game with an obscure origin story.
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2022/01/12/maho-shojo-fancy-coco/ Mahō Shōjo Fancy Coco is a princess maker style game for the PC-98 Japanese computer, where the main goal is to make schedules and train your princess. This game also came out for PS1.
January 12, 2022
Star Virgin: The Crazy Obscure Game of an Even Obscurer Movie
Star Virgin is an hour long movie from Japan created alongside the little known game of the same name distributed by Pony Canyon. The movie remains obscure, just like it's MSX exclusive! This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2021/11/21/star-virgin-the-crazy-obscure-game-of-an-even-obscurer-movie/
November 22, 2021
Labyrinth: The MSX2 Game & Wild Reflections
Game notes and reflections after playing the MSX2 game Labyrinth. I chose to play and stream this game a second time, as a new updated fan translation recently came out. This is a challenging adventure game, because you can soft-lock if you don't acquire several items at the start. This game has an amazing appearance, fantastic FM music, and is a delight to play once you've figured things out. Fans will like that this game follows scenes from the movie and has a large David Bowie portrait at the start. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2021/11/14/labyrinth-the-msx2-game-wild-reflections/
November 15, 2021
Dank Zine Issue 41: Excitingly Exclusive!
A month in review- a quick look inside Dank Zine Issue 41, behind the scenes as well as Dank Comic Magazines, retro games, and Zine news This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2021/03/11/dank-zine-issue-41-excitingly-exclusive/
March 25, 2021
Five Questions with Artist Goemonsama
Five Questions with Artist Goemonsama This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2020/03/02/five-questions-with-dank-artist-goemonsama/
March 19, 2021
3 Dank Arts & the fantastic video games behind them
I wanted to look behind a few of the fantastic video games I have made Dank Art for and check out some of their inspirations, stories, and exciting features. Not every game gets Dank Art, and often I am choosing games with a strange quirk or story behind them. Here are three examples of Dank Arts for three video games and what I find to be my peculiar take on them. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2021/03/19/3-dank-arts-the-fantastic-video-games-behind-them/
March 19, 2021
LordBBH hit 3000 games played on MAME Roulette.
Arcade player Matt Hall, AKA LordBBH, recently hit 3000 games played on his Monday night MAME Roulette twitch stream. LordBBH has been entertaining arcade fans on Twitch.tv since November 2015, but his enthusiasm for games started at a young age in the mid-'80s. He recently became one of the first people to 1 Credit Clear on a newly added to MAME 6 Korean game called "The Destroyer from Jail." LordBBH also has been playing thru almost every arcade game on his MAME Roulette streams, where he recently hit 3000 arcade games played. We sat down with LordBBH and talked a bit about the big 3000, MAME arcade games, and his past few years featuring classic arcade games on this Twitch.tv channel. This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2020/02/23/lordbbh-3000-mame-roulette/
March 19, 2021
5 Quick Questions with Jiggeh- Dank Zine No. 41
This episode is also available as a blog post: https://agentannk.com/2021/02/26/5-quick-questions-with-jiggeh-dank-zine-no-41/ Let's take a trip all the way to Sweden and hang out with retro gamer, artists and collector enthusiast, Jiggeh. We featured a few art pieces from Jiggeh in the 41st issue of Dank Zine, and sharp-eyed readers might have noticed the neat Sinistar sticker included. Jiggeh is totally in love with retro gaming and collecting. Tuning in to his streams, he's not just playing the games, but inviting you to come along for the ride and share his delight when he's discovered the perfect new addition to the collection. It's not just retro video games, but a little bit of everything including action figures and the art he creates. Here are five questions with Jiggeh so you can get to know him and pick up issue 42 of Dank Zine to get your hands on the physical art.
March 19, 2021