Friday, May 21, 2010
Today is the 30th anniversary of Pac-man! I spent a lot of time and a lot of quarters playing video games in my youth. I always favored Ms Pac-man over Pac-man, especially when you would find one of the games where the control speed had been modified.
Donkey Kong - awesomeness, most notably the pie factory stage. Miyamoto was and still is the man.
Wizard of Wor - one of the best two-player games at the time.
Burger Time - Build burgers while you're chased by giant weenies and scrambled eggs, lovely.
Galaga - was there ever a better shooter? I think not!
Spy Hunter - Peter Gunn theme over and over and over and over and over and over again!
Dragon's Lair - laserdisc cartoon video game, very frustrating and impossible to beat without shelling out a shit ton of quarters.
What are some other old school arcade games I'm missing?