Electric Circus Episode #7- Nintendo and Universal Joining Forces To Make A Nintendoland In Orlando!!!!!

Electric Circus New Logo copy

…And  This is where the world changed forever… AND GOT EVEN MORE AWESOME!!!!

U*berNerd and I go over every theory, and anything else we can imagine.

If you listen to only one Electric Circus this year, THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU!!!!!

What do you think of this historic news? What rides do you want to see? What do you think it will look like? Are you as excited as we are? TALK TO US! Comment above by clicking on the word balloon at the right side top of the article, Email us at arcadearchives@gmail.com Or our Arcade Archives Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Arcade1981


And to follow the progress of this amazing collaboration, click the link below!



#pokemonsnaptheride  #savestanleybugman

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Save Stanley Campaign – Put Em’ in Super Smash Bros!!!!


Hey Arcaders!

You know my obsession with all things Donkey Kong 3 runs deep…32 years deep. I’ve done several posts devoted to this game, and how I feel about it’s amazing yet overlooked gameplay. More importantly, the main hero of the game, Stanley Bugman. He’s the top of a very short list of amazing Nintendo characters that have been placed on the wayside after their debut game. Heck, I use one of those characters as my icon (albeit, slightly altered.)


We’ll get back to this guy soon (he is a fighter, after all!) But this is about Stanley. He is the protagonist in Donkey Kong 3 , as you all know. He’s botanist with a pretty special sprayer (or BLASTER as I call it.)  He can even get a Super Blaster  if he gets old DK up high enough! He shoots all the bugs that attack him and his plants, as well as that mean Donkey Kong. He jumps pretty high as well (I’d say between Mario and Luigi.) For those of you that haven’t played this great game before- check it out!

Rumor has it, he’s the COUSIN of Mario and Luigi! To prove it, here’s a picture from last years annual picnic!

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The resemblance is uncanny! 

Which brings me to todays post. It seems the good folks at Nintendo want our input- about what characters to put into Super Smash Bros. We touched base on it in our last episode of The Electric Circus. And for that reason, I’m starting a SAVE STANLEY campaign! It would be AMAZING to see Stanley in Super Smash Bros as a fighter! With his trusty BUG BLASTER and control of all those bugs from DK3 at his disposal (just like they did with the dog and the ducks from Duck Hunt!)  And Arcaders- just so that we are clear- it’s for this version of Smash Bros. Not a future release! and thats where YOU come in! Go over to https://cp.nintendo.co.jp/us/ and you can cast your vote for Stanley! And you have to 10/3/2015 to get em’ in! And if we get enough votes, and get him in the game, I’ll be putting a special shirt design on the T-shirt page to purchase (coming soon!) that will show the world you voted for your favorite Bug Blasting 8-Bit Hero! So, click on the banner and let you voice be heard!


Thanks for your vote, and-



..And speaking of Donkey Kong 3-

This is the infamous “Stanley Bugman” episode of Saturday Supercade!

I love Saturday Supercade, but 2 things-

  1. Stanley sounds like an OLD MAN! He’s obviously younger than Mario!
  2. Whats with the disproportionately huge head in some shots?

Let’s give Stanley some respect!  Enjoy the show!

“What If?” a new review series! First up – Donkey Kong 3!

I have fond memories of this game. The first time I saw this one, was at a small, dark , and abandoned arcade in a tiny shopping plaza in Poughkeepsie. It only had maybe 20 games in it, and it was one of the first arcades that I saw with NO ATTENDANT! It was kind of a sad little place, But cool because there was no wait to play anything! it was January Of 1985- and the industry as a whole had been reeling for the last 2 years to keep customers coming in- but to the players, we were just starting to see that there was something wrong with our favorite arcades.  And as usual, My first sight of this game was the side panel graphics. It was installed in a Donkey Kong Jr. cab, But seeing the dynamic image of a different looking DK and the bugs peaked my interest. “A NEW DONKEY KONG GAME!”  I was floored. Punch Out had come out about a year earlier, and the VS. System  was just starting to show up (but I wouldn’t see that until September of that year)  “What was DK up to now?” I pondered. Then, I view the screen for the first time. “What? No platforms? No Jumpman (Mario)? This isn’t DK, this is Galaga!” I grumbled. But I wasn’t walking away until I tried it at least once- And I Liked It! Sure it was like Galaga- But It was also like Space Invaders , and a little Stratovox thrown in as well! I couldn’t get enough of this game. I fact, it was the second game I bought for my NES (the first-DK!) I just wasn’t sure why no one liked it but me.  As I found out through talking to people,  it was 2 things- The same 2 things I first thought before giving it a chance-

  1. It wasnt another platformer with Mario.
  2. It felt like Galaga.

Now, like I said at the top of this entry, This isn’t a typical review. We will delve into game play in the actual review. But this is What If isn’t it? So I propose to you, the reader- What If The game wasn’t called Donkey Kong 3? Would it have made a difference in sales and a loyal fanbase? and would have Donkey Kong had another game or 2 in the arcades and not be shelved until 1994? And what of poor Stanley? He had alot of promise as a video game character and NEVER Got his fair Shake!

So I propose to you a What IF-

What if the game was originally called-

“I dub thee- Bugblaster!”

And I think it would have done better- with just a name change. Nintendo was an arcade giant at this point- I don’t think they needed to use DK’s name on this. Perhaps a guest starring role? Stanley deserved the spotlight more than DK did. he was the protagonist after all. Well Gang, mull that over for a while and I would love to see some talkback on this one. Whats your opinion?

Here’s the original…

…and here’s Bugblaster!

UPDATE- I see a bonus round in this game- a round where DK has stolen what he’s really there for- FOOD! Yeh, Stanley grows the trees to produce fruit! Bananas, lemons, apples, you name it! and DK wants it ALL! He gets to the last greenhouse, where all the fruit is picked, grabs all the fruit- and starts to head out on a lift with a smile on his face! But Stanley shows up just in time to see DK on the lift, taking his prize fruit with him! So DK  gets angry, and does what he always done- throw things! He starts throwing BEEHIVES, COCONUTS, AND FRUIT AT YOU! avoid the beehives, catch the fruit, and bounce those coconuts back at him! Hit DK as many times as you can to knock DK down before he gets out, and you get a super fruit bonus!!! and a familiar face shows up at the end o take him back to the circus! That wraps up the DK trilogy nicely, I think! Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below!


Thanks Again- And Keep Playin’ like Its 1981!