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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Classictronica: Arcade Memories (3/2/02) 24.25

Classictronica: Arcade Memories (3/2/02) 24.25 (1:46:25 / 97.7 MB)
The Overnightscape Underground – January 2010 – Track 25

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Created by Frank Nora ( in New Jersey, USA
Released here for the first time, “Classictronica: Arcade Memories”, recorded March 2, 2002 at the NAVA video game collectors meeting at Video Game Connections in Howell, NJ. Frank interviews the folks at the meeting about the video game arcades that they frequented during the early 80s golden age of video games. Featuring… Video Devil Jr. intro, Fun Arcade (Metairie, Louisiana), Defender, Pancho’s Mexican Cafe, Fiesta Fun Center (Contemporary Resort Hotel, Walt Disney World), Star Rider, DisneyQuest (Downtown Disney, Walt Disney World), Virtuality, bagel shop, Missile Command, The Ground Round, Donkey Kong, Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour, Star Castle, Pac-Man, Frogger, Xevious, Spy Hunter, Bowcraft, Q*Bert, Asteroids, Space Invaders, Steve, Kyle, Asteroids, arcade off a pizza parlor (Sussex County, NJ), Empire Strikes Back (sit down), bowling alley, Star Wars, Tron, Connecticut, Discs of Tron (envoronment cabinet), Afterburner, Space Harrier, Outrun, Street Fighter II, arcade atmosphere, Crossbow, Choplifter, Punch Out, Gauntlet, Daytona USA, Ridge Racer, Foxwoods Casino (Connecticut), Virtua Racing, Cruisin’ USA, Drug Fair, Venture, Tempest, Galaga, dentist, Space Invaders, Raiden Fighters, World Heroes, Penn Station (NYC), ColecoVision, Macy’s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men (2 screens), Ronen, snack place, Phoenix (cocktail), Luxor (Las Vegas), Sega Arcade, US Amusement Auctions, Castle Blast (Atari 5200), Jay Forman, arcade next to Beefsteak Charlie’s, Berzerk, bit by a dog, scar, 7-11, Asteroids, Black Knight 2000 pinball, Twlight Zone pinball, Ocean County Mall, Jenkinson’s South (Point Pleasant, NJ), Mr. Do!, The Game Room, Space Port (Woodbridge Center Mall, NJ), Jerry, The Purple Room and Fun ‘N’ Games, (Willowbrook Mall, Wayne, NJ), Electric Circuit Arcade (Bloomfield, NJ), Rocky’s Pizzeria, Space Invaders, pinball machines, greek restaurant (Princeton, NJ), Popeye, Satan’s Hollow, Mr. Subs and Pat’s Place (Nutley, NJ), Stargate, jukeboxes, Slik Stik, Tempest, Classic Gamic Expo, Las Vegas, Tom, Phoenix, Rutger’s University bowling alley/arcade in the basement of the Student Center, Major Havoc, Galaga, Gauntlet, sounds of the arcade, Rich, Return of the Jedi, Jolt arcade (Flint, Michigan), Fuddruckers, Roger & Me, Broadway City Arcade and Laser Park (TImes Square, NYC), Galaga, The Game Room Store (Woodbridge Center Mall, NJ), Gaplus (cocktail), Chinatown Fair Arcade (NYC), King of Fighters 2001, Metal Slug 4, Donald, Video Village (Echelon Mall, Vorhees, NJ), Pole Position 2 (sit down), Tron, Splatterhouse, Atari Foorball, Video Village II, radio control dune buggies, Exhilarama, put the quarter ont he glass, Xenophobe, Time Pilot, Time Pilot ’84, Dave and Buster’s, House of the Dead 2, Harley Davison, LA Machineguns, Kangaroo, roller coaster, family fun center, video surveillance “game”, Dactyl Nightmare, South Street Seaport (NYC), Malibu Speedway arcade, Dig Dug, Red Baron, Blast From The Past, Silver Palace, singing bears, violent birthday party, two albino bats, ashtrays on video games, A. J. Winston’s, Armor Attack, Stone Harbor arcade, Zaxxon, Food Fight, Paperboy, Harbor Playcade, Galaxian, Steel Talons, Terminator 2, Scott Crawford, Barrow Street Ale House, the oral Tetris memory, Mike Etler, Ocean County Mall, Seaside Heights, Great Adventure, Jackson, Two Guys, Jamesway, Zookeeper, Video Pinball, Galaga, Sega Baseball, cockpits of driving games, Dragon’s Lair, M.A.C.H. 3, Firefox, RIT, Bubbles, Double Dragon, Gulf in Freehold, Mr. Do!, Donkey Kong,, Pac-Man, John, hotel arcade crimes, Video Devil Jr. outtakes, and bonus audio from March 16, 2002 with Mike about the long-lost “The Purple Room” arcade at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ, plus a few others…
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posted by Frank at 10:59 am filed in features,Jan10  


  1. really great segment. should make more.

    Comment by alex m — February 1, 2010 @ 6:59 am

  2. Really liked the bits, some folks were being a bit goofy but all in all really neat, especially for folks who loved the old games. I remember when I first saw PacMan being played, it was at Replay in Forsyth IL at the mall, at first they had it at the back of the arcade but when it became popular they moved it to the front and people would crowd around it to see what it was. I can remember when it was in the back I looked at it when some older dude was playing and thought was the hell is that, doesn’t look interesting, then it the game just exploded and my Mom was even interested in playing the game, which was odd since she would berate me about spending money on video games all the time.

    Anyhow that is one of the many video game stories I have.

    Comment by Bob LeMent — February 5, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

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