Raygunn’s Video Review- The Pac- Man Fever book By Jerry Buckner!

Hey Arcaders!

Raygunn here, and do I have a treat for you today! One of the gifts I received form my lovely wife- was the book “Pac- Man Fever”. So, while I’m in self isolation in the Archives Bunker, I thought I would do a Video Review of it!

Let’s just say… I liked it. A lot. Don’t believe me? Well, check out the video yourself. and see how many times I say “amazing”. Check it out! And if you want a copy for yourself (or your Kindle) Check out the Amazon page for more info! https://www.amazon.com/Pac-Man-Fever-Unlikely-Defined-Worldwide-ebook/dp/B0812CSQM7

On with the video!

…And thank you, Mr. Bucker, for all the awesome memories!!!

He Man and the Masters of the Universe Video Game is here… and i’ts AMAZING!!!

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Hey Arcaders!

RayGunn here- and it’s good to be back! Had a few computer issues, so I decided to get a new one!

And in doing a test run, I literally ran into this game!

In my opinion, He Man never had a good video game.

I always felt that the franchise would benefit from a side stroller type game- like the Konami four player games of almost three decades ago.

And, here it is.

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Originally started in 2014, This game is THE BOMB.

with character animations that looked like they were ripped right off the animation cels, music and voices from the series, a roster of 10 playable characters, 28 stages, and more secrets than you can shake a power sword at- You NEED to check this game out!

 

I will be doing a review of this game soon.

By The Power Of Grayskull…

Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!

Coin Up Review Of Astro Fighter!

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Hello Arcaders!

Welcome to the latest issue of COIN UP! This is the review series where I go back in time and review those arcade games of the past that you probably remember or or have a memory vaguely playing at the local arcade- the game tucked away in a corner while you’re waiting for your turn at Dragon’s Lair. If you have a favorite game you would like to see in a review- let me know in the comments section below! This beauty will be a part of our Shmup series!

Wait- what’s a Shmup? Good question! It’s a shortened name for Shoot Em’ Up- a genre of game that involved a space fighter or jet moving in a direction (or all, as we’ll see later in this series!!!) Shooting enemies who move in a pattern (or random as well…) trying to shoot you down. My favorites tend to be space shmups (or space shooters!) And this one is at the top of my list! Continue reading

Video Game All Stars Part 3!!!

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Hey Arcaders… I’m back… sort of.  More on that later.

It’s the Third- and unfortunately- final episode (that I know of) of Video Game All Stars!

We have a new host (hosts), puppet, new games, and a new sponsor… Nickels & Dimes! I worked at a Gold Mine Arcade for about a year in 1986! Awesome arcade that ACTUALLY LOOKED LIKE A MINE!!!

It looked like they finally had some grasp on this show (or not, depending how you look at it…)

Your new host, Jeff Valdez and -Mel Grier give us the inside scoop on the latest games of early 1984!  And your scorekeeper and the creepiest puppet you will ever see..

BIG DADDY VIDEO!!!

The Competition games  of this episode-

 

Dragon's Lair

Dragon’s Lair

 

Xevious

Xevious

 

Pole Position

Pole Position

 

Congo Bongo

Congo Bongo

Mario Bros.

Mario Bros.

I  wish this show had gone on longer-  it had that kooky local feel- something today’s TV is lacking. i love the new intro- using an Alan Parsons Project song- I Robot!

Lat’s get to some classic game fun!!!

 

As a special bonus, here’s the album I Robot by The Alan Parson Project!

Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!

Happy Halloween From The Stephens Clan!

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Yeah, I know it’s a day late- someone had the games running at DisneyQuest last night! So, with Super Mario Month out of the way, and Halloween done, I’ts time for the holiday season to begin. But, Before we move on, one of my favorite artists has celebrated a milestone.

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Four years ago, Sperry posted her first Saga of The Seven Steves!  The characters have come a long way since then, but her attention to detail and story writing have always been the cornerstone of the comic.

Now, to celebrate I have a new comic for Halloween, and a surprise!

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…And now, circa 1982-

Congratulations Theo!

Video Game Boom Box Halloween Edition- Escape From Monster Manor

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Hey Arcaders!

           RayGunn here, and  the UberNerd thought I should try my hand at this “Video Game Boombox” article, so I stepped up to the challenge! And most Arcaders would think” RayGunn’s going to highlight music from Ghost and Goblins! Or even better- Haunted House for the VCS! (HA! Haunted house Only has one song- The theme to The Twilight Zone.)

Nope, I’m gonna tell ‘ya about another great game to play on Halloween- and that’s Escape From Monster Manor!

One of the launch titles for the 3D0 in October, 1993 it was a first person shooter (one of the first, by the way) and the only one I know of to animate clay figures!-for the time this game came out- I thought it looked great! the atmosphere was dark and foreboding, with lots of jump scares thrown into the game to keep you on your toes! while the games appearance might have not held up for some people (I still love it- some of the areas look like something out of the Haunted Mansion!) but what does hold up is the MUSIC! I still use this soundtrack at Halloween ( back in the day, I had to set up my 3D0 to some external speakers and stick them out the window, then choose a level and let the game run!)

Now a days, you can listen to the soundtrack right on your computing device of your choice! that’s right, someone has extracted the soundtrack and put it up on YouTube  for all to enjoy!

Now I will tell you, my personal favorite is the music in levels 1 and 9! it is quite a fright!

now, you can listen one of two ways-

  1. play the entire video out!
  2. click on the times below- it will open a new tab and you can listen to each one individually!

Let’s get scary!

 

 

2:08 Levels 3 and 8: Rooms of gloom and Grave cave.

8:11 Levels 1 and 9: Beastly belfry and Marrow mall.

10:23 Levels 4 and 10: Ghostly gallery and Lone catacomb.

14:30 Levels 2 and 7 Evil attic and Grisly grotto.

20:54 Levels 6 and 11 Prisoner’s peril and Tombs of doom.

23:56 Levels 5 and 12 Demonic dungeon and Ghastly graveyard.

Don’t listen…WITH THE LIGHTS OUT!!!!!!!

 

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