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!

Tardis Travel Play Pad By The Loveable Lion

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That beautiful blue bundle rolls out to be the most amazing play pad ever! The Loveable Lion hit a home run with this item. I mean who wouldn’t want a special item to take on play dates that shows the world they are geeky and proud? I know I wish they had items like this when my son was little but lucky for me they have them for my grandson!

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This is what it looks like rolled out it has two hand crafted toys that come with it. You can a chain toy for them to play with and a bowtie! The fabric is incredibly soft for being a cotton and it’s also padded so even if they are playing with it on a hard floor they have some cushion.

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For photographic purposes I just put it on my bed with Ash. He apparently thinks it tastes good as well. This is a wonderful handcrafted item. Its very well made with tight stitching so you don’t have to worry about it falling apart. This is an item you will be able to use with all of your children and your grandchildren.

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Sizing is great as well. Its not to big that its hard to travel with; plus it rolls up into a nice roll that ties shut. He was having a great time playing on it. After I took the photos I took it downstairs to our living room and he rolled all over it playing with the toys. Its also a great size to put his play gym over him.

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I think that the pricing on these play pads is excellent as well. These go for $40 but keep in mind they are high quality and will last you a long time. You can also do custom requests. Right now there isn’t any geeky play pads in the store but I do know she had made a Legend of Zelda, one as well. I think if you are looking for something special this is defiantly something you want to consider.