Here it is- Episode # 4 ! Are you a toys to life fan? Whats that, you ask? It’s those games with portals and the crazy characters you put on them- allowing you to play AS THAT CHARACTER in a game! So, I thought, let’s talk about these games! So this episode is all about interactive figures and the games they live in! Enjoy!
Hey Arcaders! Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! as a special treat, I thought we would present The two part Hawaii episode Of Starcade! This was a 2 day event with 8 previous winners of Starcade competing to win a all expense paid trip for two to HAWAII!!!! Some of these guys you will remember from season one- a few we haven’t seen yet. The best part- this was world premier of a little known game… maybe you’ve heard of it-
Well, sit back with that fully loaded turkey sandwich, a tall glass of milk to wash it down, and enjoy!!!!!
Lets get in our time machine and go back to 1982- for another STARCADE MEMORY!!!!
This time it’s homemaker Kathy Sherwood vs future stand up comic David Brown! And they’re playing for an EXTREMELY RARE game today- SLITHER from GDI!
A few things in this episode-
1) You get to see some great little known arcade games getting some play- Blueprint is a great example of that, and if you haven’t played it before, check it out on MAME- it’s a great game!
2) A little bit of info on our grand prize game- Slither is a little known early 80’s Centipede style game.
Slither was released by Destron/GDI out of Chicago, Illinois, in July 1982. GDI’s only other title, the cold war slide-and-shoot Red Alert, was released a few months prior in late 1981 (which was another great game- and it’s on MAME- give it a try!) Then GDI just disappeared- It’s a shame- having two great games like this, then to just shut down? Sadly, Slither doesn’t work on MAME, but there is a home port- on COLECOVISION! it came boxed with their Roller Controller expansion pack, and it plays great!
3) Best of all- in this episode- THEY PLAY SWIMMER!!! Don’t get me started on SWIMMER!!!!!
Got your favorite breakfast cereal ready? Yhen, let’s watch the fun!!! And Thanks again to RETROGAMECLIPS!!!