The Anhkheg is terrifying burrowing insect monster that can destroy even the most well-balanced party of adventurers. Let's take a look at its appearance in the 1st set of the 1981 AD&D Monster Cards.
Some games on the Atari 2600 just work best as two-player games. Air-Sea Battle is a middling game when played alone, but plug in that second joystick and invite a friend over and you have a delightful afternoon of video game fun ahead of you.
Adventure is one of the best games ever made for the Atari 2600. A feature rich title, with complex gameplay, it had tremendous replayability that still makes it an entertaining title today. It also happened to be the first video game to contain an Easter Egg.
Battle Chess was a game that made me laugh and kept me constantly entertained. Surprisingly though, it taught me nothing about how to win at chess.
In 1983, Activision's Enduro was released on the Atari 2600. It would quickly become my favorite racing game and a top 10 game for me. (even though I never got the patch)
The commercial itself pretty much IS a music video, featuring the music and members of The Manhattan Transfer and their song, Birdland. It has a sterile industrial vibe with red/white/black color pallette that I always associate with new wave music and Mtv. Not with a vocal jazz group from the late 60s.
In 1983 Nerds candy was released by Wonka. They were a runaway hit. Over two decades later I bought a lot of Nerd Magnets, here is that story.
On this week's Retroist Podcast I discuss the 1980 comedy classic, "The Private Eyes," starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway. An underrated classic that I hope you will check out.
In the summer of 1978, Hoxie Bros Circus came to Secaucus, NJ. Luckily for us, someone captured the circus on glorious 8mm color film.
In 1987, CBS aired "The Popcorn Kid." It was about a young kid who worked at a movie theater in Kansas and wanted to work in film. As a video store worker through most of my teens, I identified with it and loved it.