Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast – Episode 006 (Pac-Man Plus)

Diary Of An Arcade Employee Podcast – Episode 006 (Pac-Man Plus)

Welcome friends to the sixth episode of the Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast! Each show I will not only discuss a particular classic arcade game but share some behind the scenes information of what it’s like to work at the Arkadia Retrocade. This episode I discuss Bally/Midway’s second unofficial sequel to Pac-Man with 1982’s Pac-Man Plus.

If you have any suggestions for future games to cover or comments on the show itself you may email them to me at VicSage@Retroist.com. You can also contact me on Twitter and of course on Facebook. You can also keep up to date on what is going down at the Arkadia Retrocade by “Liking” their Facebook page!

Our new end theme entitled “River Raid” was graciously provided by the talented Tony Longworth, you can visit his official site by clicking that link or hopping over to his Soundcloud page!

To check out the arcade flyer I talk about on this episode make sure to visit the Arcade Flyer Archive

For those interested in what the new Diary of an Arcade Employee T-Shirt’s look like (although my camera doesn’t do it justice):
Diary of an arcade employee T Shirt


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.

This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Hey Vic, what’s your favorite game???

  2. Mine is DIG DUG…no wait…Mr. Do.

    I’m kidding, it’s probably Centipede…this week. ;)

  3. Another great mind’s journey into a cool past title (which I was not familiar with) as it inhabits a cool location in the present day.
    Well, I musta crossed Pac Man Plus at some point but, having encountered many incarnations of pac gamefields with familiar title-schemes, it got hard to discern which was which beyond the mister and Mrs versions.

    I’m still digging for pics of my old arcade haunts, but the mall ones are so elusive.
    Gotta be out there, somewhere.

    I played a lot of my favorite arcade title at the bowling alley right near my home, though – the indubitable Joust.
    Simple controls, yet hard to master. Nifty ostrich physics.

    And, venturing a guess at the next podcast’s game, it sounded war-rific, like Frontline. Only not.
    Looking forward to it.

    Really dig the new end theme.
    Keep the tokens shiny.

  4. Tom, it’s the crazy secret that I actually despise video games in general…No, probably my favorite game is one of my first that I did well at which is 1980’s Crazy Climber. :D

    Thank you for the kind words, Atari! I love Joust as well, and Tony is a very talented musician as you can tell! :D

  5. I don’t know if this falls in the range of arcade classics but my favorite arcade game was the four player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I grew up in the 80s but when that game came around I couldn’t get enough of it even though I was not very good at it. If I had to choose one of the 80s it would be a tie between burger time and Kangaroo.

  6. Rick, I think TMNT is a fantastic and classic game, my friend. :D

  7. My favorite arcade game (and its hard to pick just one) is Donkey Kong Jr. Always loved that game! Also I’m guessing next weeks game is 1942?

  8. Very well guessed, Jerospace! It IS going to be 1942! I too have a great fondness for Donkey Kong Jr. and if you’ve been able to see any of the live feeds at the arcade you might recall it happens to be one of the least favorite titles of Mr. Andy Pickle. :D

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