pacman inkee

Writer's Block: Old School

Which classic arcade game was always your favorite as a kid? When you come across an old Galaga, Donkey Kong, or Ms. Pac Man machine (whatever your favorites were), do you still like to toss a quarter at them to take one more shot at the high scores list?


duh galaga (pacman is a close second.) and yes, whenever i am around a galaga machine (i know every single one in sf, and most of the pacman machines) i take a run on the high score (and probs 90% of the time beat it). it's a little known fact that i mostly won't go to a bar unless there is a galaga machine. it has to be a seriously special reason to get me to break that rule. (also shouts to burgertime, my 3rd fav).
pacman is harder because you have to keep all four ghosts, where they are now AND where they will be, in your head along with where you will be. it's kind of a pain. galaga you really only have like 3 variables at a time to worry about (where the ship is now, where it's spinning to, and where the bullets will be which are all initiated from the same point, not independent variables) along with yourself. plus i love the patterns of galaga. i know them all up to like stage 20.