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Retro Games About Food!

Time to chow down on these morsels of classic video game goodness, featuring the best games about food and eating.

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Dig Dug is 30 Years Old, So We Ask What Have You Done For Dug Lately?

Monday December 31, 2012

Dig Dug Arcade FlyerSo, can you dig that Dug has been digging for 30 years now? It seems like just yesterday that he started burrowing mazes underground to hunt out the tomato headed Pookas and fire breathing Fygars.

Now after three decades its time to start digging on some Dug again; You can download the game for every console imaginable, including PC and mobile devices, read the Dig Dug comic strip at Shiftylook.com, or you can just read my article on the best digging maze game to ever hit arcades.

Digging Up Mazes and Monsters With Dig Dug, The 1982 Arcade Game

 

Kangaroo the Arcade Game and the History of Boxing Kangaroos

Saturday December 29, 2012

Kangaroo Arcade FlyerThe icon of a boxing Kangaroo dates back to the 1800s when in the Australian Outback and America's western frontier, traveling shows featuring boxing glove wearing Kangaroos that would spar, and inevitably win, in a boxing match with locals willing to take the challenge.

In 1941, with concerns that their aircraft would be confused with those of other nations, the No.21 Squadron of the Australian Air Force had an icon of the boxing kangaroo painted on their aircraft. Word spread and throughout World War II many other Australian Air Force Squadrons adopted the icon.

And while the imagery of a boxing glove wearing Kangaroo became a flag in Australia in 1983, titled the "Boxing Matilda" Flag, the most internationally famous use of this imagery really dominated the world of pop-culture in 1982, with a video game called Kangaroo.

Celebrating 30 years of Monkey Punching, platform leaping, ladder climbing, child saving adventures is the coin-op arcade game Kangaroo. The arcade hit that has not seen a rerelease since the '80s.

 

30 Years of Celebrating Christmas with Pac-Man

Monday December 24, 2012

It's Christmas Eve and time from the biggest holiday icon of them all. No not Santa Claus...a far more practical representative of the yuletide season...Pac-Man!

For the past 30 years the video arcade hero Pac-Man has been regularly tied with the Xmas season, in everything from prime time holiday specials, records, comics and Christmas tree ornaments.

Let's examine these three decades of cheer as we have a very merry (and weird) Pac-Man Christmas.

Pac-Man Christmas Record

A Very Pac-Man Christmas - The Weirdest Holiday Tie-In

A breakdown of all the Pac-Man holiday crossovers that sealed the king of Chomp as an icon of Xmas.

Christmas Comes to Pacland

Christmas Comes to PacLand - The Weirdest Holiday Special: Starring Pac-Man

There was a time when Pac-Man and the folks of PacLand had never heard of Christmas. Luckily Santa showed up as a Missionary and forced...er...taught them the true meaning of the holidays: Commercialism and prime-time animated specials.

Pac-Man Cartoon

Pac-Man the Cartoon

The Saturday Morning animated series that Christmas Comes to PacLand spun out of.

Pac-Man Season 1 DVD

Pac-Man Season 1

The rare Pac-Man cartoon is finally available on DVD from Warner Archives

Pac-Man Pasta

Pac-Media: Television, Films and Music Inspired by Pac-Man

Let's not forget all of the other media that spawned out of the arcade game.

Pac-Man Arcade Flyer

Pac-Man The Arcade Game

And what would a blog post be without a link to a write up on the original arcade game...

or Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man Arcade Flyer

and don't forget to start your Christmas morning off right with Pac-Man Cereal.

Pac-Man Cereal

Merry Pac-Christmas Everyone!

Anti-Claus, Popples and The Weirdest Retro Video Game Christmas of Them All

Saturday December 22, 2012

Popples Christmas Adventure

You better watch out, cause the Popples are invading the North Pole.

Christmas Lemmings

You better not cry, when you see Christmas Lemmings on a mass holiday suicide run.

Santa Claus Saves the Earth

You better not pout, waiting you turn to play Santa Claus Saves the Earth

I'm telling you why:

BECAUSE THE INSANE ANTI-CLAUS is RUNNING AMUCK!

Anti-Claus in Daze Before Christmas

All in...

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