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More crap from the 2012 Midwest Gaming Classic

I'm feeling conflicted and slightly hypocritical about this. When I see a classic game cabinet like Pac-Mac, I want it to be restored to its original form. I want it to just be playing Pac-Man. Not Donkey Kong or whatever else. I see abominations like this all the time and I want to cry. It is a Pac-Man cabinet, it should only be playing fucking Pac-Man. But then again, I have an old sit-down Pole Position cabinet in my garage that I want to convert to something else, perhaps Omega Race, as I was never much of a fan of PP. The cabinet is kinda stripped and beat to shit anyway.

Took this picture for reference, in case I want to restore that stripped sit-down Pole Position cabinet into a sit-down Pole Position cabinet.

It's fucking TRON. 'Nuff said. I didn't check to see if there was a hidden room behind it. Thanks to the Star Worlds Arcade humans for bringing their arcade experience to a room at the MGC.

I loved this game as a kid, but could rarely find it anywhere, and quarters are scarce for little kids to scrounge up. I played it here for the first time in 20+ years and got 80,500 points, my highest score ever. Not sure I ever got more than 20k as a kid. That's what 20+ years of practicing Food Fight strategy in my head did for me.


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