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Game 31: Bagman (Stern, 1982)

Playing rules: Difficulty: 2 (Medium). Start: 3 lives. Bonus: 1 life at 40,000 points. Freeze Frame: Normal. Dip-Switch: 1=ON; 2-3=OFF; 4=ON; 5=OFF; 6=OFF/ON; [English/French] 7-8=OFF.  Current Record holders 1st: 6,840,850 – Jerry McCloskey- 1983 2nd: 3,333,300 – Mark Robichek – … Continue reading

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Game 30: Badlands (Konami, 1984)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Factory default. Current Record holders 1st: 146,080 – Gary A.Hatt- 1987 2nd: 92,920 - Chris Smith - 2005 3rd: 18,250 - Jason W.Spindler - 2005 Welcome to the wonderful world of the “B”s ladies and gents! It’s been a long (yeah I know, TOO … Continue reading

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Skiparoonie – Aztarac. Lovely looking game but….

Aztarac is next – a lovely looking vector game from 1983. Was *really* looking forward to it let me tell you, until……This happened What do I mean “and then this happend”? Well, what you see there is a picture of … Continue reading

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Game 29: Avalanche (Atari, 1978)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Factory default. Start: 3 Misses per game. Bonus: Extended play at 450 points. Extended Play: Enabled Dip-Switch: 1-3=ON; 4=OFF; 5-6=Not Used; 7=ON; 8=OFF.   Current Record holders 1st: 2,453 - David Nelson - 2004 2nd: 1,334 - Jason Cram - 2004 3rd: 597 - Shawn … Continue reading

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Game 28: Astro Invader (Stern, 1980)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Factory default. Start: 3 lives. Bonus: 1 life at 10,000 points. Current Record holders 1st: 56,330 – Fred Pastore – 2006 2nd: 41,680 – Donald Hayes – 2006 3rd: 39,880 – Brian Miller – 1983 Right that’s … Continue reading

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Game 27: Astro Fighter (SEGA / Gremlin / Data East, 1980)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Easy. Start: 3 lives. Bonus: 1 life at 5,000 points. Dip-switch: 1-7=ON; 8=ON/OFF [Stand up/Cocktail] Current Record holders 1st: 26,670 – Fred Pastore – 2006 … 5th: 18,280 – Robby Jensen – 1983 … 11th: 2,210 – … Continue reading

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Game 26: Astro Blaster (SEGA / Gremlin, 1981)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Factory Default. Start: 3 lives. Bonus: 1 life at 10,000 points. Dip-switch Bank A (Upright cabinet): 1-5=Doesn’t matter; 6=Open; 7=Closed; 8=Open; Dip-switch bank A (Cocktail cabinet): 1-5=Doesn’t matter; 6-7=Closed; 8=Open. Current Record holders 1st: 299,100 – Gus … Continue reading

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Game 25: Asteroids Deluxe (Atari, 1980)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Tournament (Hard). Start: 3 lives. Bonus: 1 life every 10,000 points. Dip-switch:(R5) 1-2=ON; 3=OFF; 4-5=ON; 6=OFF; 7-8=ON. Dip-switch:(L8) 1=ON; 2=OFF; 3-8=ON. Dip-switch:(M12) 1-2=ON; 3-4=OFF/Unused Current Record holders 1st: 167,790 – Donavan Stepp – 2004 … 33rd: 5,520 … Continue reading

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Game 24: Asteroids (Atari, 1979)

Playing rules: Difficulty: Factory Default. Start: 3 lives. Bonus: 1 life every 10,000 points. Dip-switch:8 Toggle: 1-2=ON; 4-6=Coin Mech; 7=ON; 8=OFF. Dip-switch:4 Toggle: 1-2=ON; 3-4=OFF/Unused Current Record holders 1st: 41,336,440 – Scott Safran – 1982 … 23rd: 1,137,050 – Ron … Continue reading

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Skipsa

Next game – Arm Wrestling (Nintendo, 1985) Yeah that’s right – I’m skipping this one, wonder why. You know what that means though – one of my arch nemesis games is next, a game that is undeniably beautiful when seen … Continue reading

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