New Pac – Man Fever E -Book on Amazon Comes With A Totally Awesome Bonus- Check It Out!!!

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Hey Arcaders!!

My good Facebook Friend and arcade anthem LEGEND Jerry Buckner posted on his page yesterday…

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about a project he had been collaborating on with Mike Stewart  for some time now, That was just released on Amazon’s Kindle E-Book service. The Amazon Page states-

“If you’re a child of the early 1980s it is likely that you were consumed by the ubiquitous Pac-Man video games that seemed to be everywhere at the time.

The game not only spawned a worldwide craze but a million-selling gold record for the Buckner & Garcia duo called “Pac-Man Fever”.

In so many ways, “Pac-Man Fever” became the soundtrack for an era and the unofficial theme song of one of the most popular video games in history. This book captures the story of that song and history that led it to be the unlikely smash hit of 1982.

This eBook is specifically designed for fans of the song, the Pac-Man game, and the 1980s. The stories in the book were derived primarily from interviews and conversations with Jerry Buckner.

Not only will you read about the history of the music but we’ve included exclusive and extended Pac-Man Fever downloadable tracks of the song (including a karaoke version) as well as sheet music. Also included are never before seen behind the scenes photos and links to videos and other exclusive multimedia content.

Get the story behind the unlikely ’80’s hit that defined a worldwide craze in an exclusive digital music e-book commemorating the 40-anniversary of the Pac Man video game.

This is a digital music ebook which means you get…

* DOWNLOADS! Exclusive Pac-Man Fever music from the original album including Pac-Man Fever, Froggy’s Lament, Ode to a Centipede, Do the Donkey Kong, Hyperspace, The Defender, Mousetrap, Goin’ Berzerk, Country version of Pac-Man Fever… it’s never sounded so good!

* KARAOKE! You also get the karaoke version plus lyrics so you’re ready to perform!

* SHEET MUSIC! Get your band together to play Pac-Man Fever!

* BEHIND THE SCENES! Get exclusive video content behind the scenes and how the song became the anthem for one of the most popular video games in history

* SUPER-FAN! Get the inside story of how Pac-Man Fever became a worldwide hit a 80’s pop-culture fixture

If you want to enjoy and re-live music from the 1980’s, have fun singing Pac-Man Fever karaoke, and/or play Pac-Man Fever with your band… then this is the most important digital music e-book you’ll ever purchase!

Now is the best time to enjoy nostalgic music from the 1980’s! – Order Now!”

So- You get history of the making of the arcade anthem of my generation, AND… THE PAC MAN FEVER ALBUM on MP3 to boot!!!

Great Job, Jerry!!!

I’ll pick it up this weekend and do a review in the next few weeks!

And at only $4.99- that’s a bargain for everything you get !!!

Click HERE to go to the Amazon page and get yours TODAY!!!

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).