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  1. Episode 19 - You Spent HOW much??!? Welcome to Episode #19! In this episode, Brian gives a rundown on a local arcade he has been frequenting for the past 16 years, tells a rather embarrassing story from his teenage years, and expresses his experiences and strategies for the classic arcade game, Vanguard. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! And a shout out to Benjamin Broedel for being the first donator to the podcast! Thank you very, VERY much, and you will certainly get a mention when I record Episode 20! Arcade Rundown - Pinball Pete's Story Time - Christmas 1982 (aka The Binge) Are You Experienced? - Vanguard Time For Some Stragety - Vanguard https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e95c02
  2. Super Missile Attack is ridiculously hard. I played once in an arcade in downtown Washington DC, and I did not get very far. I was good for 50,000 at least on the original game. And yes, Liberator is hard, too. Missile Command is one of those games that keeps getting faster as it goes, and it can overwhelm you if you don;t have a strategy in place. One missed smart missile can wreck your game in the x6 stages. The color schemes of those levels does not help much either. Good barrier placement is key to really rocking the game out.
  3. Episode 18 - A Great Home Computer, But A Better Game Machine! Welcome to Episode #18! In This episode, Brian breaks down another Top Ten, gives tips and strategies on the classic game Defender, reviews another arcade from his childhood, and gives his thoughts on the best-selling computer of all time, the Commodore 64. The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens – Arcade Game of 1987 Time For Some Stragedy – Defender Arcade Review – Connecticut Post Mall Arcade Home Systems – Commodore 64 https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-18--A-Great-Home-Computer--But-A-Better-Game-Machine-e8l4dk
  4. Episode 17 - And When I Leave, I Don't Know What I'm Leaving Behind.. Welcome to Episode #17! In this one, Brian recalls when he moved to his current home state, briefly breaks down the few arcades that he found there, gives a full rundown on the game Phoenix, and talks about another arcade run. https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e7a19c The Show’s homepage is at www.anchor.fm/coaa and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian), Twitter (@ArcadeAddict_B), and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Email from Anuj Agarwal (making the top 15 arcade podcasts list on feedspot.com) Email From Mark Ross (The Ross Arcade) Story Time – Moving to Michigan Arcade Rundown – Arcades When I Moved To Michigan Are You Experienced? – Phoenix Time For Some Stragety – Phoenix On The Road – Arcade Run, September 23rd, 2018
  5. Episode 16 - Wilt Chamberlain Ain't Got Nothin' On Me! Welcome to Episode #16! In this episode, Brian breaks down another Top Ten, goes into a full court press on one of his favorite basketball games of all time, and shares some thoughts from the road. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1986 Are You Experienced? – Double Dribble Time For Some Stragety – Double Dribble On The Road – September 21st, 2018 (Dreams of owning an arcade) Voicemail from Mike Stewart (Colecovision)
  6. I did a segment on my podcast about this very same thought.. I figure that you are going to need at least $500,000 to do it right. Getting the right space in the right location for your arcade is key, almost more than obtaining the working machines and finding someone who can fix them when they go bad, because at some point, they will. The free play option is the right way to go in this day and age. charge $10-15 for people to play as long as they like, hire the right people to run it when you're not there, and hopefully you can break even.
  7. Episode 15 – Greetings, Program! Welcome to Episode #15! In this episode, Brian describes a pair of arcades he frequented when he lived in Florida, breaks down the tactics to beating Super Basketball, talks about the legendary arcade games Tron, and finishes up with some memories about the Colecovision Video Game System. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown – Fashion Square Mall/Florida Mall Arcades Time For Some Stragety – Super Basketball Are You Experienced? – Tron Home Systems – Colecovision https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-15---Greetings--Program-e53acf
  8. Episode 14 – Right Hook! Welcome to Episode #14! In this episode, Brian breaks down another set of top tens, tells a rather embarrassing story from his arcade/mall rat days, goes in depth on the game Super Punch-Out, and brings it home with another review of an arcade from his childhood. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1985 Story Time – My Arcade Nickname Are You Experienced? – Super Punch-Out Arcade Review – Spanky’s Arcade https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e4p1dp
  9. Episode 13 – How Brian Got His Groove Back Welcome to Episode 13! In this episode, Brian answers a voicemail, gives a rundown of the arcades he frequented when he lived in Orlando, Florida, breaks down the boxing game Punch-Out!, and wraps things up with some thoughts after an arcade run. Enjoy! The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/e4i9u6 Voicemail From Mike Stewart – Video Game/Pinball Combos Machines Arcade Rundown – The Fun Machine/Rocky’s Replay Are You Experienced? – Punch-Out! On The Road – Arcade Run, August 12th, 2018
  10. Episode 12 – Intelligent Television! Welcome to Episode #12! In this episode, Brian breaks down his top tens from 1984, gives strategy tips for one of his favorite arcade games, reviews one of his childhood arcades, and talks about the Intellivision home system. The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1984 Time For Some Stragety – Karate Champ Arcade Review – Lafayette Plaza Arcade Home Systems – Intellivision https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-12---Intelligent-Television-e4bvag
  11. The first game I saw with a SBA coin slot was the Space Invaders pinball machine. The coins were *kinda* common the first year, but they died off fairly quickly, mostly because the coin size was too close to quarters.
  12. Episode 11 – When I Leave, I Don’t Know What I’m Hoping To Find... Welcome to Episode #11! In this episode, Brian tells the story about the changes in his life and moving to Florida, gives a rundown on the arcades in Melbourne, Palm Bay and Orlando, Florida, talks about the classic Star Wars arcade game, and wraps things up with a short segment from the road. Enjoy! Voicemail from Mike Stewart: Aladdin’s Castle The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Story Time – Moving to Florida Arcade Rundown – Arcades in Florida that I used to go to Are You Experienced? – Star Wars On The Road – Arcade Run, July 18th, 2018 And because it was asked for: https://anchor.fm/coaa/episodes/Episode-11---When-I-Leave--I-Dont-Know-What-Im-Hoping-To-Find-e42r73
  13. Episode 10 - Feeding The Beast.. Welcome to Episode #10! In this episode, Brian talks about a locally owned video store that was crucial to his love of video games, counts down his top ten games from 1983, breaks down a day in the midst of his teenage arcade addiction, and reviews a strategy guide that was very important to him back in the day. Enjoy! The Show’s homepage is at anchor.fm/coaa, and can be found where you download podcasts, including iTunes. If you would like to contact the show, you can send an email at [email protected] or you can leave a voicemail to the show at 734-743-2433. The show also has a Facebook page (www.facebook.com/arcadeaddictbrian), and is also on Instagram (@arcadeaddictbrian) and Tumblr (confessionsofanarcadeaddict.tumblr.com). Hope to hear from you soon! Arcade Rundown – The Video Connection Top Tens – Arcade Games of 1983 Story Time – A Day In The Life of an Arcade Addict Time For Some Stragety – Score! How to beat the top 16 video games, by Ken Uston
  14. Too bad my local arcade (Pinball Pete's) has both but not on amusement mode. This videmption trend is not a good one.
  15. I have described and reviewed most of the arcades I went to in 1982-1983, but I will encapsulate here. Trumbull Mall Arcade, Trumbull CT: My "home base" arcade. always had between 25-45 machines depending on the year. Bare bones, not much to look at in there aside from the games, no music. Spanky's Arcade, Bridgeport, CT: A converted car dealership, this place had between 50-70 machines, between 82-83. Not much to look at here either aside from the machines, no music. Wizard's Arcade, Bridgeport, CT: About a quarter of a mile down the street from Spanky's, what I remember of this place before it burned down under suspicious circumstances, they had 25-35 machines, and there was art adorning the walls, but no music. Lafayette Plaza Arcade, Bridgeport, CT: located in a store space, this short-lived arcade was all business. About 20-30 games. no art, no music. Arnie's Place, Westport, CT: A great arcade, if a bit tough for me to get to. The place had a 70s casino feel to it, with the machines in wooden enclosures (which made it hard to play pinball) and a lot of incandescent lighting, and a rock station playing over the PA. Connecticut Post Mall Arcade, Milford, CT: A dark place where most of the lighting came from the games themselves.... I *think* there was some music but I could be misremembering. About 30-40 games. Milford Recreation, Milford CT: The Mecca, as I call it in my podcast. At least 70 games by 1983, prolly closer to 100, art and lighting everywhere, and a rock station in New Haven always playing over the PA. Gompers, Orange, CT: A place I went to maybe two or three times, this place had at least 35 games, including some machines that Milford Rec down the street did not have.
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