Video Game History: Pac-Man (Atari 2600)

With the incredible success of Pac-Man in 1980, many people really did have “Pac-Man Fever”. What they didn’t have was Pac-Man to play at their house. Atari asked programmer Tod Frye to make a Atari 2600 version of the arcade classic, and the results were poor at best. Sadly for Frye; he was given notContinue reading “Video Game History: Pac-Man (Atari 2600)”

Things I Like: Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee

I don’t know why I rented it, but I was very glad I did. I was always a semi-Godzilla fan, and the game looked pretty fun and true to the action in the movies. The game’s concept was simple: take all the classic Godzilla monsters and have a giant battles against each other. Each monsterContinue reading “Things I Like: Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee”

Dig Dug (Carolina Arcade Museum)

Dig Dug is a game by Namco, but Atari helped them get the game out in America. I had never played it and gave it a try at the Carolina Arcade Museum in Forest City, North Carolina. Dig Dug is actually a pretty fun video game especially for the early 1980’s. You dig a mazeContinue reading “Dig Dug (Carolina Arcade Museum)”

Primal Rage Arcade (Carolina Arcade Museum)

I recall playing Primal Rage at home during the 1990’s. It was actually made by Atari in the mid 1990’s to be a “Mortal Kombat clone” and it’s pretty obvious. I guess they chose dinosaurs to appeal to those who loved Jurassic Park, the movie. We had it on the Sega Genesis (above) back whenContinue reading “Primal Rage Arcade (Carolina Arcade Museum)”