Video Game Boom Box Disney Quest Tribute: Music From The Namco Museum!

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Hey Arcaders!

 

RayGunn here!

I wanted to jump on this Video Game Boom Box Tribute to Disney Quest. I’m trying to process all of this (as I will be a tech on closing day AND removing the games) So…I though Id go REALLY oldskewl on ya’ and blast some tunes in Quest’s honor from-

THE NAMCO MUSEUM SERIES!

This would have been great music to blast in the Building!

If you have never play the Namco Museum series- WHAT”S WRONG WITH YA’?

Starting in 1995, the Playstation and several other consoles after these compilation discs (that even started the whole compilation trend!) of classic Namco games.

To quote the ever reliable Wikipedia-

There are six different volumes available for the PlayStation, including one (Namco Museum Encore) that was released only in Japan. Each volume has five to seven games; all of these were ported from the original arcade version’s source code — some of the games such as Galaga and Pac-Man allowed for an alternative screen mode to compensate for the lack of vertical monitor, whereby the scoreboard was located on the left of the screen, or rotated the image 90 degrees if the user possessed a vertical monitor or was willing to risk placing the television/monitor on its side.

The control systems of each of the games were well preserved. However, since the PlayStation’s analog controller was not available at the time, analog control forPole Position and Pole Position II is only supported in this compilation by Namco’s neGcon joypad.

Each package with the exception of Namco Museum Encore also had a “museum” mode where the player could walk through a virtual museum containing various curiosities surrounding the games including images of the mainboards, marketing material and conceptual artwork (all from the Japanese releases; none of the volumes contain any American materials). For this reason, the games themselves are based on the Japanese releases, although for the U.S. the games retain their U.S. changes (i.e., Pac-Man is still “Pac-Man”, as opposed to “Puckman”; the ghosts still have their U.S. names, etc.).

Namco Museum Volume 1

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Pac-Man (1980)This was the first in the series for the PlayStation and contains:

If you haven’t played these- do so. NOW!

So I thought we would start this off with the entrance and explore music-

as if you were entering Venture Port and about to start your journey…

Close your eyes…

Have Fun!

Keep Playin’ Like it’s 1981!

Tales From The Game Grid #33 – Far Out with Brad and Friends

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Wreck It Ralph Alert!

Big news from Disney- last week, a trailer for Wreck It Ralph was run in front of Brave. Check it out here!

Its just awesome!!!! I wish it was November already!

Now.. if that wasn’t amazing enough… PLAY THE GAME!!!!

Go to http://disney.go.com/wreck-it-ralph/ to play the game and more!!!

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The 1982 ABC Saturday Morning Pac Preview Party!

I love Saturday morning cartoons almost as much as video games- it’s a shame Saturday morning isn’t treated with the same reverence it was when I was a kid (but thanks to networks like Cartoon network and The Hub, it’s getting a little better!)  The next best thing back then to Saturday morning, was the Saturday Morning PreviewThis would happen on a crisp Friday evening in September, the day before the season would start officially. It was always a huge gathering of kids, comics, ventriloquists, voice actors, and stars of the shows, and a host ( this time its Dick Clark!) But more importantly, the previews! Of course this the year Pac- Man got his own show – and we didn’t see that until the end (as we slid closer and closer to the TV after every commercial!) They also had previews of The Little Rascals and Mork and Mindy (I was a HUGE Mork and Mindy fan back then!)

So grab a bowl of  of your favorite cereal, sit WAY TO CLOSE TO THE TV, and watch the 1982 Saturday Morning Pac Preview Party!