As I sit in the Archives bunker of isolation, I watched UberNerds play through of Luigi’s Mansion 3 on Facebook live… and it was good. It took me back to the Gamesters videos (you dudes NEED to bring the Gamesters back!!!!). So good in fact, I got my old gears turning. Maybe I give this play through stuff a go- and put a RayGunn spin on it!
So, in the next few weeks, I will start playing the classic arcade games you remember… or maybe you don’t. I will play the ports too, giving you my spin on these games and the time in my life when they came out!
Now for the surprise- the intro video I’ll use! What do you think? let me know in the comments!
Keep Playin Like It’s 1981!
If you know me-
Then you know my love for this show runs deep. I was one of the geeks through and through. Man, did the early 80’s feels GET ME. I remember the utter disappointment when the show was CANCELLED (I’m not bitter…)
I remember the petition to have the show put on DVD (which of course, I signed with childhood glee) and had the opportunity to purchase the limited run Yearbook set- which I play through several times a year! But- now I find out that there is a Freaks and Geeks…VIDEO GAME? WHAT? and it’s on… YOU TUBE? And- it’s been out for… SIX YEARS? WHAT? Have I been living under a arcade cabinet? I’m gonna have to check this out… OK- it’s a choose your own adventure. That’s cool. But the links don’t seem to be working anymore (or- it’s my stupidity- let me know in the comments section!) But- it’s cool to look at! Check it out!
I should do an episode review of the show…
See ‘ya next decade, Arcaders!
Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!
I had the amazing opportunity To hang out with John, Paul, and Eric over at the What If Geeks Podcast this week! On their weekly show they discuss all things in Geek culture – from Superheroes to Sci-Fi, movies to TV, books, games & comics. It’s a great show and I highly recommend it! Give them a listen- and come hear ME as we talk about many geeky things, INCLUDING the Arcade Archives!
Check them out at- What If Geeks.Com
Keep Playin’ like it’s 1981!
Ready to go beyond? Then welcome to the Beyond the Start Button Podcast Each month Danny the Ultra-Sonic Player and Joshua the Ubernerd take a look at Nerd Life through what they are passionate about from TV, Movies, Comics, to Anime and Manga, and of course video games. This month @ultrasonic9 , @ubernerd527 , @raygunn1 have a jam-packed episode with trailer reviews for Wreck-it-Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider Verse. Ubernerd’s thoughts on Solo: A Star Wars Story and Voltron: Legendary Defender. We’ll also be talking about Mega Man Legacy Collection, Let’s Go Pikachu/Evee, and BlazeBlue Crosstag Battle for the Nintendo Switch. As well as our reactions to Cobra Kia, Power Rangers, Thundercats Roar! With an Episode this jam-packed you better make sure that you are strapped in to go “BEYOND THE START BUTTON” season 2!
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Yeah, I know it’s a day late- someone had the games running at DisneyQuest last night! So, with Super Mario Month out of the way, and Halloween done, I’ts time for the holiday season to begin. But, Before we move on, one of my favorite artists has celebrated a milestone.
Four years ago, Sperry posted her first Saga of The Seven Steves! The characters have come a long way since then, but her attention to detail and story writing have always been the cornerstone of the comic.
Now, to celebrate I have a new comic for Halloween, and a surprise!
…And now, circa 1982-
RayGunn here, and the UberNerd thought I should try my hand at this “Video Game Boombox” article, so I stepped up to the challenge! And most Arcaders would think” RayGunn’s going to highlight music from Ghost and Goblins! Or even better- Haunted House for the VCS! (HA! Haunted house Only has one song- The theme to The Twilight Zone.)
Nope, I’m gonna tell ‘ya about another great game to play on Halloween- and that’s Escape From Monster Manor!
One of the launch titles for the 3D0 in October, 1993 it was a first person shooter (one of the first, by the way) and the only one I know of to animate clay figures!-for the time this game came out- I thought it looked great! the atmosphere was dark and foreboding, with lots of jump scares thrown into the game to keep you on your toes! while the games appearance might have not held up for some people (I still love it- some of the areas look like something out of the Haunted Mansion!) but what does hold up is the MUSIC! I still use this soundtrack at Halloween ( back in the day, I had to set up my 3D0 to some external speakers and stick them out the window, then choose a level and let the game run!)
Now a days, you can listen to the soundtrack right on your computing device of your choice! that’s right, someone has extracted the soundtrack and put it up on YouTube for all to enjoy!
Now I will tell you, my personal favorite is the music in levels 1 and 9! it is quite a fright!
now, you can listen one of two ways-
- play the entire video out!
- click on the times below- it will open a new tab and you can listen to each one individually!
Let’s get scary!
2:08 Levels 3 and 8: Rooms of gloom and Grave cave.
8:11 Levels 1 and 9: Beastly belfry and Marrow mall.
10:23 Levels 4 and 10: Ghostly gallery and Lone catacomb.
14:30 Levels 2 and 7 Evil attic and Grisly grotto.
20:54 Levels 6 and 11 Prisoner’s peril and Tombs of doom.
23:56 Levels 5 and 12 Demonic dungeon and Ghastly graveyard.
Don’t listen…WITH THE LIGHTS OUT!!!!!!!
Arcaders! After 30 years, It’s finally happening! And we can help and get some amazing rewards from Don and Gary! Watch the video and get over to KICKSTARTER and do your part! as of this posting-
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we can do this!!!!!!
Here it is… After 4 years, I’ve brought back the original- The Arcade Archives podcast! I thought, with it being Super Mario Month, let’s start back at the very beginning of the history of Mario- when he was known as Jumpman! That’s right we’re talking Donkey Kong! Now, this is the first of three podcasts devoted to the big gorilla- next is Donkey Kong Jr. (one of the greatest sequel games of all time) and of course, my personal favorite- Donkey Kong 3!
Check out Donkey Kong VCS! an ARCADE PERFECT port on the Atari 2600!
By Joe Musashi
Get the roms to play this game on your Stella- the Atari 2600 emulator
Click HERE to get the latest rom!
To pick up a copy of The First Quarter click HERE.
To get a copy of The King Of Kong- A Fistfull Of Quarters click HERE.
To rent or buy a digital copy of Chasing Ghosts- Beyond the Arcade click HERE.
Check out Donkey Kong 2- Jumpman Returns!
To purchase the roms for your DK PCB, click HERE.
Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!
Just got back from a research trip back to 1985- can’t tell you much- , but watch the video- it’ll tel ya’ all you need to know… for now!
Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!