Gyruss (Carolina Arcade Museum)

Gyruss is an early 1980’s game from Konami. Nearly forty years later, and it’s not a very famous video game. But I gave it a try while at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina. I can see where it was going with its direction. They wanted to try to one-up games likeContinue reading “Gyruss (Carolina Arcade Museum)”

Original Space Invaders Arcade Game (Carolina Arcade Museum)

This was the first arcade game I played at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, NC. I assume (with a lot of educated guessing to back it up) that this the original arcade machine and not a later version. The game has been super popular so there had been many re-releases over the decades.Continue reading “Original Space Invaders Arcade Game (Carolina Arcade Museum)”

Video Game History:Virtual Boy

The Virtual Boy was a semi-portable video game console released by Nintendo in 1995. It was truly one of the most innovative systems ever. But just because you’re innovative, doesn’t mean you’re good. What’s up with the two D-pads? This is one of the most bizarre controllers Nintendo ever made. Well you didn’t plug thisContinue reading “Video Game History:Virtual Boy”

Things I Like: Dracula (Super Smash Bros Ultimate)

Since Simon and Richter Belmont are fighters in the game, it was clever to add Dracula to the bosses. He’s in both World of Light and Classic Mode. I thought it was funny Luigi fights Dracula in classic mode. Nintendo teased the Castlevania crew arriving before the game come out by having Luigi get slainContinue reading “Things I Like: Dracula (Super Smash Bros Ultimate)”

Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Carolina Arcade Museum)

I should have figured the Carolina Arcade Museum would have a version of Street Fighter II. Capcom updated the original Street Fighter 2 several times. Typically adding more fighters and tweaking the moves and speed of the game. This one added Cammy, T. Hawk, Fei Long, and Dee Jay to the roster. Even after yearsContinue reading “Super Street Fighter II: The New Challengers (Carolina Arcade Museum)”