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September 2018 Retro Gaming Article

September 2, 2018 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

I love the video games I played in the early 80's arcades... and I have no intention of stopping

Retro arcades are tributes to an era that will never repeat! Enjoy them often!
Keep playing arcade games After seeing a movie and playing Time Crisis 4 in the theater's arcade, I headed north toward an arcade that will soon be closing for the season (such is the way in a vaca destination area). They have Time Crisis 3, but the main attraction for me is Space Invaders Deluxe and Chase HQ!

Star Wars Trilogy & Chase HQ

When I arrived, I noticed they had upgraded a failing Star Wars Trilogy game, formerly using a projector TV. The display failed and they replaced it with a modern flatscreen. It wasn't as large as the prior setup, but it was working and a lot of fun! The steering was a bit janky on Chase HQ, but the overall feel was so wonderfully genuine - I didn't really mind.

Space Invaders Deluxe

Back in '79 I found my first arcade game in a local bowling alley - Space Invaders. I have to admit I'd never heard of Space Invaders Deluxe, but I love it. Your ships horizontal movement is controlled by L & R buttons as opposed to a joystick and the invaders have a few surprises as well. As far as I can tell it was released in 1980 by Taito, shortly after the original game which released the prior year in 1979.

Playing video games today brought back many memories which is why it's fun to search out indy arcades that offer an interesting selection of games. I'm fortunate to live in an area that has a pretty good selection, but many of them are only open n the Summer season. Gotta get my time in while I can ;)

Space Invaders Deluxe The surrounding arcade is reflected in the Space Invaders Deluxe display. The game play has a very floaty feel :)

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