Arcadian: The Great Arcade Games Of The 1980s By Doug McCoy (2012)

As you can see from that awesome artwork by Retroist Regular, Sean Hartter, fellow writer Doug McCoy has a new book out and it’s the perfect read for those of us who miss standing shoulder to shoulder in those now lost entertainment palaces of import in our youth, the arcades!

That is indeed the same Doug that has recently shared his fond memories of The Weepuls and The Magic Wiggly Worm just last week! With his new book, Arcadian, Doug takes us on a pleasant and warm stroll down memory lane with his usual charm in regards to some of the classic arcade games of all time:

Space Invaders
Ms. Pac-Man
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Dig Dug
Dragon’s Lair
Crystal Castle
Moon Patrol
Yie Ar Kung Fu
Rush’n Attack

You might also recall that Doug has another fantastic book about video games, that one concerning the titles he cherished on the Nintendo Entertainment System entitled ANESthetized.

Now Doug gave me the heads up on something special for us Retroist fans. Over on the Smashwords site you can download both Arcadian and ANESthetized absolutely free of charge for a limited time. All Doug asks of you kind readers is to take the time and leave a review of the books on Smashwords as way of thanks.

There should be exciting news concerning the books on Amazon.Com and other outlets soon, we’ll keep you informed. Now go grab your favorite beverage and settle into your favorite reading spot and prepare to once again become an Arcadian!


Editor at Retroist
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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