The late 1970's was the start of the Arcade boom ( arcades were a magical place that you can play video games for a quarter and hang out with your friends instead of just playing games home alone) also on the rise were games shows, So it was only a matter of time before the two worlds would meet...
Logo for Starcade
The name of this great 80's gameshow was Starcade. The format of the show was simple enough. There would be Two players that would battle it out on their knowledge of Arcade Games and skills of playing to win the grand prize. A NEW ARCADE GAME!!!! I am sure every kid that watched this show dreamed of winning one for their home
the first round the would show a game being played and the players had to guess what the name of the game was.. then for ,more points the players would have to score a certain amount of points with in 90 seconds.. This was interesting because sometimes the players either loved the game or never played it before.
the game show would sometimes have older players against younger players and that was always fun to watch. The show was originally made for TBS and first aired Dec 27, 1982.. It only lasted two seasons but they some how made 133 episodes during those 2 years.. one of the original hosts was Alex Trebek from Jepordery fame. The rights to this game show was recently picked up by the Shout Factory company and they have plans to reboot it to bring back to TV
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