Friday, May 21, 2010

Google Pac-man!

Coolest. Thing. Ever.

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.

Other favorites:

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?


Dann said...

Donkey Kong and Galaga were my favorites! I also liked Tempest.

Dave said...

Tempest was wretched, I never could master the knob!

Dann said...

I liked Joust as well. Donkey Kong and Galaga we my absolute favorites.... Bit I can't really decide which one is my favorite of the two.

Dave said...

The best thing about Joust was killing your friends, right? There was also a game about a bartender but I can't remember the name. I think you had to stop the beers from sliding off the bar...

Dave said...

Found it! The name of the game was Tapper.