Vintage Games

I recently got a lot of Barnes & Noble and Amazon gift cards. I spent them all on ebooks, several of which were about vintage video games. One book I didn’t buy but was interested in was Vintage Games. Why didn’t I buy it? Because I could get it from the library and I’m cheap.
Vintage games covers a whole host of games from a whole host of systems across both the retro and the almost-current era. The book is divided into a series of chapters, each of which basically covers one genre (shooter, fighting, racing, etc.) These chapters are named for one game (Pole Position, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., etc) but typically cover many more (the Space Invaders chapter touches on Galaxian, Galaga, and other shooters).
A lot of the games in this book were not retro enough for me to be really interesting, but I liked the book enough to read all the chapters. If you’re interested in this book, you can find it in your local library as I did, buy it, or read some of the online bonus chapters which you can find here.


Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.

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