Web Watch has owned a fair number of home video game systems over the years.
Among others, we’ve had your basic PONG machine, the classic Atari 2600, a Nintendo Game Boy, Turbografx 16, Xbox, various Playstations, and a Wii. An entire industry could be devoted to the number of random game cartridges we have lying around for defunct (or soon to be defunct) systems.
Web Watch is a big fan of the classic video games that populated arcades back in the 80’s and early 90’s.
Not like today’s gaming arenas, filled with craptastic ticket-dispensing machines that teach kids different variations of gambling in order to “earn” enough tickets to buy a lousy stuffed animal that would have cost half as much if purchased directly from the local Toys R Us.
No, we’re talking the classic quarter-munching games like Galaga, Ms Pac Man, Defender, i-Robot, Dig Dug, Robotron, and others from the best game years.
Laugh all you want, Nintendo-boy. We liked our games simple, with a single joystick and maybe two buttons. Cheesy audio and bad graphics were state-of-the-art at the time… and you still felt as if you got your quarter’s worth every time you played.