I will admit that I am pretty much a sucker for anything that I might display in my home that will help to showcase what I love in retro pop culture. Of late I have found that perler bead artwork has been taking up more and more of my attention. Especially when it’s crafted by a talented artist like Madam FANDOM as you can see from her perler bead mobiles!
All images courtesy of Madam FANDOM.
While I would love to have this Donkey Kong mobile in the house…it just kind of has to go to the Arkadia Retrocade, right?
In 1989 I was busy concentrating on defeating the likes of Cobra Triangle, Shadowgate, and Romance of the Three Kingdom on my NES. I admit that while I had not banished my beloved Atari 2600 console and titles to the closet, I had moved them to the back of the gaming shelf under the TV. Had I known about Secret Quest for the Atari 2600 however I truly believe it would have been brought back out and sat beside the NES!
Secret Quest holds the distinction of being the last 2600 title released in the U.S. and was touted as being programmed by none other than Atari Co-founder Nolan Bushnell!
The problem with that statement…was that he didn’t program it. Steve DeFrisco had that honor with Nolan as Producer and Designer. In this case Nolan asked Steve to come up with a title similar to the Legend of Zelda for the 2600. To do this the cartridge used a SARA superchip allowing it to have 256 extra bytes of RAM, so that Secret Quest was a 16K title. It also had a pass-code feature!