Friday, April 13, 2007

Supercade

I grew up during the golden age of arcade games (1978-1983). Below are some of my favorites. I'm not even gonna name them. If you're interested in finding out more about the top 100 arcade games of all time, go here.



One time I stole a few quarters from my mom's purse (something I had never done before) to play this:




One evening in '83 at the local pizza place, I made it to the 6th screen of the game pictured below. You wouldn't believe how fast the ghosts moved.



I played this one at the roller rink.



I played these two games at the mall arcade (it was called The Electric Rainbow):


12 comments:

Dixiechick said...

Oh lord... I had forgotten about these games. Pacman and Donkey Kong were my two most favorites. Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Have a good weekend.

Brian in Mpls said...

Donkey Kong was my favorite:)

Skittles said...

Oh my gosh.. didn't we think those games were so great!!! Kind of like going to a 56k modem lol.

the108 said...

I love Donkey Kong!!! Also.... Pitfall and Joust were my other fav's :-)

P.S.... You've won a Thinking Blogger award... hop on over and seek your bage of awesomness.

Thomas said...

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EC said...

Hi - I came over from The 108...

I totally forgot about the elevator one, I can't remember the name, but it was the first shot 'em dead game I remember!

And who can forget the great times with Donkey Kong, I loved the memories!

the108 said...

Well..... I def want to touch you. If there was a "I really want to touch this guy" award, you'd have it hands down.

:-)

Mags said...

This post makes me want to go to pizza hut. Yummy. Breadsticks....

Thomas said...

ec, that game is called Elevator Action. The first one pictured is my all-time favorite ("Gyruss").

108, you would also be the winner of any such award (I'd go for your feet first) :P

Mags, Pizza Hut sounds good to me as well. That stuff makes my tummy go yummy!

Skittles said...

You've been tagged with the Balance Meme!

Rocketstar said...

Nice, this really brings back memories for me thomas, perfect.

My all time favorite is GALAGA.

SherBears said...

My son loves Pole Position (no jokes please), Ms. PacMan and Dig Dug. I love watching him play. Personally I'm into the original Nintendo games - Adventure Island II kicks my ass.