Friday Flyers: Barrier

As always let me give a big thanks to the Arcade Flyer Archive for the flyer scans you see posted below.

Barrier1-Arcade Flyer Archive

Barrier2-Arcade Flyer Archive

In 1977 Barrier was released into the wilds of the arcades by Cinematronics, utilizing its patented Vectorbeam graphic technology. Tooling around the internet I was able to stumble upon a very, very interesting view of that time in the company by Tim Skelly himself. Make sure to follow the link and give it a read, interesting stuff!

Now Cinematronics is famous for another arcade game, that most consider a classic, Star Castle. But I personally know the company from another familiar title from my youth…


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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