Retroist Battlezone Podcast

Welcome to the Retroist Battlezone Podcast. On today’s show we talk all about the video game classic, Battlezone. I talk about the games creations and creator, gameplay and its many variations and ports. The music throughout the show was provided by Peachy. Additional audio in the show was provided by 8-bit Weapon and the song at the end of the show is by LSDudes and is a cover of the “Joystick’s Theme”.

Subscribe and Support

If you have a moment please stop by iTunes or wherever you might download the show and perhaps give the show a quick rating. It is very much appreciated.

[iTunes] Subscribe to the Podcast directly in iTunes (MP3)
[RSS MP3] Add the Retroist Podcast feed (in MP3) to your RSS aggregator and have the show delivered automatically.

If you would like more retro fun, you can also follow me on the Twitter at and on the Facebook at

Want to help Support the Retroist Podcast? Please drop by our Support page to find out how.

Listen and download the Retroist Battlezone Podcast

Thanks for listening to the show and I hope you have a great weekend.

This Post Has 11 Comments

  1. Doug

    Is this the game Rick Hansen was looking for?

  2. The Retroist

    Sadly no and I know exactly the game he is talking about — it is right on the tip of my tongue…grrr

  3. John

    Can’t wait to listen to this one. I pumped many quarters into this game as a kid and never managed to get good at it. Loved it though.

  4. BDD

    Did you drop a line to the LSDudes and let them know you used their Joysticks cover? I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

    Those guys are GREAT live, and luckily, they’re local to me (Grand Rapids MI) so I get to see them often…

    Great podcast… thanks!

  5. The Retroist

    @BDD I did contact them and asked them permission to use the song. The were nice enough to say yet. (and everyone should buy their music) You are very lucky to be able to see them often. I have only seen whats online, but it looks like they put on a good show.

  6. Number 6

    Great podcast (as usual)! In the 1980-1981 school year, our middle school was rife with rumors that the Army was using Battlezone to recruit tank drivers/gunners. The theory was that cameras had been installed in the “goggles” attached to the game and that top scorers would be photographed and tracked by Army recruiters. To a lesser extent, there were similar rumors about Missile Command. Given that this was a full four years before the release of The Last Starfighter, I have to believe that these types of rumors must have had some influence on the writer(s) of the Last Starfighter. Does anybody know if that is indeed the case?

  7. Andy / HOW

    For anyone interested in the Army Recruiters rumors and similar I’d advise them to search on Polybius……Real interesting stuff……

    Hey! Maybe you could do a show on it – That’d be Awesome 😀

  8. The Retroist

    Andy…great reference. Everyone should read up on Polybius. Remember the truth is out there 😛

  9. Byron Roberts

    Love the music by Peach played throughout this podcast, as well as the beginning of the Dig Dug episode. Wish it was available for download!

  10. Thanks Byron I try to make my music as enjoyable as possible while trying not to detract from the impact of Retroist’s stories and it is always great to hear that people enjoy what I do.

    Unfortunately most of the music from The Retroist Podcast is built as a loop rather than a song and so would not be very long or too interesting (song-wise) to listen to by itself but please stay tuned for some full-length songs coming this year!

Leave a Reply