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

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Hey Arcaders- Next up in our continuing tribute to Big Blue Box is a game we have on the 3rd floor, AND on the 5th-

Dig Dug!

This music plays when you enter his room in the museum.

So, hit start on that control panel…

Have Fun!!!

Video Game Boom Box Disney Quest Tribute: Music From The Namco Museum- Ms. Pac – Man!

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Hey Arcaders- Next up in our continuing tribute to Big Blue Box is a game we have on the 3rd floor, she sits next to her hubby at AstroBlaster-

MS. PAC-MAN!

This music plays when you enter her room in the museum.

So, hit start on that control panel…

Have Fun!!!

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

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Hey Arcaders- Next up in our continuing tribute to Big Blue Box is a game we have on the 3rd floor, next to AstroBlaster-

PAC-MAN!

This music plays when you enter his room in the museum.

So, hit start on that control panel…

Have Fun!!!

 

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!

Pac-Man Fever Eat-em Up 2016 – Video Game Boom Box

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Fans making songs about their favorite games on YouTube is common place now. However, back 30 years ago that was almost unheard of. That is until an album came out called Pac-Man Fever by Buckner and Garcia. These guys created a wonderful soundtrack dedicated to the arcades that were super popular at the time. But not because they wanted a pay check (although I am sure it helped) but because they were fans themselves of the games that they sang about. Even going so far as to fill the lyrics with tips on how to play the game. Just recently Jerry Garcia along with Jace Hall released a new remixed version of their classic song. if you haven’t heard it yet it is awesome and I will put the video at the bottom of the post. If you like it you can even get a free download of the song (click here).

Video Game All Stars Part 2!!!

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Hey Arcaders!

We are back with another episode of Video Game All Stars!

With our new host, Kurt Kennedy!

With the Video Game All Stars giving the history and tips!

Rich– Defender, Missile Command

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Defender

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Missile Command

Ray– Rock N’ Rope (one of my favorites!)

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Rock N Rope

James– Jack The Giantkiller (another one of my favorites!)

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Jack the Giantkiller

Eric–  Vanguard (favorite as well!) Donkey Kong Jr. (fav!)

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Donkey Kong Jr.

and with more Classic arcade commercials, and a new theme song,

this is an episode not to miss!

Check it out!

Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!