Welcome friends to the first episode of the Diary of an Arcade Employee Vidcast! Those of you that listen to the podcast know I have tried these last few months to do a live feed at the Arkadia Retrocade in an attempt to let those of you that aren’t able to make it to a fully functioning retro arcade enjoy the sights and sounds of such a place.
Sadly I kept running into all manner of issues using the easier and more popular broadcasting apps available to me so I decided instead to record a bit of my shift at the arcade and upload them as posts here on the Retroist. For this “Vidcast episode” you will get to see some gameplay for Ghosts ‘N Goblins, Mappy, and Silk Worm.
Now this is of course a work in progress so excuse the rather unpolished aspects of the video, I do hope however that you will enjoy getting a bit of a walk through of the arcade!
Last week I directed you to the very enjoyable Noise Land Arcade website because of its awesome Mappy Arcade Cabinet photo. Today I found that you can create your very own Q*Bert topper by following their easy 54 step construction process, the photos from Noise Land Arcade posted below prove it. Make sure to follow the link above to create a Hose Nose of your very own!
Do you know what is awesome? Mappy. Mappy is one of my favorite arcade games by the way, it was a favorite of mine in my early days of gaming but when I brought it up in school during lunchtime I got that stare, you know the one I’m talking about. Showbiz Pizza was not the first place I played Mappy but since no one ever seemed to want to play it I could easily lay claim to it in my youth. Let me say this, I like the game so much I bought the ‘album’ on Itunes from the Namco sounds page. In the states by the way, it was manufactured and distributed by Bally/Midway.
A huge thanks to Noise Land Arcade for the wonderful photo of the Mappy arcade game in all of its glory as well as the coloring guide for the game from over on their Flickr site.