Coin Up Review Of Astro Blaster!


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 Space Ace. If you have a favorite game you would like to see in a review- let me know in the comments section below! We have our first sequel and it will be a part of our Shmup series!

If you didn’t read the last issue- WHAT ARE YOU DOING? go back and read the Coin Up review of Astro Fighter! If you have-great! You know its 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 tops it’s predecessor in every way!!!! Continue reading

Tales From The Game Grid #17


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Steve Golson – From Crazy Otto to Ms. Pac-Man- A Brief History Of General Computer Corp!

Hey Arcaders! Raygunn here-

If you know anything about me, you know that I liked any game that General Computer Corp (GCC). Who’s that? well this company changed the landscape of arcade and home games in the early to mid 1980’s! they developed lots of Atari 2600 games ( these  games they did looked and played awesome on the VCS- wanna know more about the games they did for the 2600, visit our friends over at Atariage but they created a game that really changed everything- MS. PAC-MAN! Steve Golson, one of the programmers at GCC did a 1 hour history class GCC and the development of this amazing game!!!


“Ms. Pac-Man was released in early 1982, so she turned thirty last year. Steve Golson, one of the original developers of Ms. Pac-Man at General Computer, will recount little-known stories about the creation of the game. How and why did it transform from Crazy Otto to Ms. Pac-Man? Using source code and graphics ROMs extracted from his 30-year-old 8″ floppy archives, Steve will show the evolution of game play and character design.”

Please enjoy this historic video!

and keep your eyes pealed for a surprise entry later!!!!!!