A few months back I was asked to be interviewed by a friend of mine Alan Stewart (aka “Mamemeister”) who runs a cracking YouTube channel covering all things retro gaming. The interview went on a bit, and before we knew it, we’d talked for a good two hours about Missile Command and 80s arcade machines.
It’s in two parts, and there’s a few shots of my cab collection up to that point too; and real excitement came with random interruptions by Al’s dog and my kitchen smoke alarm.
I thought it would be interesting to post this on the blog as I go into some of my own history with arcade games back in the 80s as a teenager, and how I discovered Missile Command way back when, right up to securing the world record in more recent years.
Anyway, more for my benefit than anything, here it is for posterity. Hopefully there’s something there for readers of arcadeblogger.com:
The cabs you see in the background were all restored by me – you can find details of those restorations in the archives at the top of this page.
Thanks again Al – enjoyed the chat!
If you fancy losing a few hours watching retro gaming videos, go check out the rest of Mamemeister’s excellent channel here. Al updates every week with great original content.
Appreciate your visit as always this week. I have lots lined up ready to go, including details and pictures of another amazing arcade raid which took place last year, a major update on the Centipede upright restoration, and even details of a new arcade cabinet “Weekend Pickup”!