Video Game History: Mario Kart Arcade GP

While Mario has raced on the SNES, N64, GC, GBA, Wii, DS, and 3DS you’ve probably never seen this Mario Kart for arcades. In 2005, Nintendo let Namco develop a Mario Kart just for the arcades. It was basically the same concept. Race as a Mario character, use items, and get to the finish. NamcoContinue reading “Video Game History: Mario Kart Arcade GP”

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: Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade)

Down at my old mini-golf course as a kid, they used to have a Jr. Pac-Man machine along with many others in the inside arcade area. I played a lot of it back then. Besides a little difference in speed, I think the game was pretty much the same as the original Pac-Man. Which wasContinue reading “Things I Like: Jr. Pac-Man (Arcade)”

Video Game History: Super Pac-Man

If you don’t count Ms. Pacman, Super Pac-Man was the first sequel to the original game released in arcades during 1982. So what makes this Pac-Man super? He turns into a bigger version of himself. The gameplay is roughly the same, except with Pac-Man being able to grow larger to eat through weak walls. AlsoContinue reading “Video Game History: Super Pac-Man”

Video Game History: Pac-Pix (DS)

Pac-Pix was a Pac-Man spinoff released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS. While the DS had a very lackluster first year, there were some interesting spin-offs and unique games for the platform. Pac-Pix was certainly one of them, and it’s probably the most distinctive of the franchise. The game is no simple Pac-Man game. There’sContinue reading “Video Game History: Pac-Pix (DS)”