Retro Arcade Game Ads

One of my favorite things to look up is old arcade photos and game cabinet advertisements. Some sell with family fun angles, some feature mascots, while many rely on young women to sell the excitement of the game. Those are the more interesting since they are a bit counter intuitive. Counting on a pretty package [...]

Arcade Game: Star Trek (Sega)

I remember the Sega sit-down cockpit very fondly. The concept seemed so wonderful to me as a twelve-year-old Trekkie. The execution of the game, however, left a lot to be desired. It didn't have the feel of anything that I had read, or seen on Star Trek. The competing brand was Atari's Star Wars and [...]

A Long Time Ago. In an Arcade Far, Far Away

A Long Time Ago. In an Arcade Far, Far Away... I loved this game by Atari and Lucasfilm when it came out in 1983. It was one of those games that I could enjoy all day long. One day going to a movie and stopping at an arcade with my my Grandma stands out in my [...]

The Star Wars Battle Pod, Where is it Today?

So I was looking through the archives here at the lair, and I ran across this video from 2015. It was extolling the virtues of the Star Wars Battle Pod by Bandai / Namco, and it was unveiled at the New York Comic-Con on October 8, 2014. Being the fan of Combat Flight Sims that [...]