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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! | The Legendary 80s Games We Loved as Kids!

In this episode of Anomaly, Angela and I get nostalgic about the retro games we loved as kids—from 80s video games, game systems and 80s arcade games to our favorite pop bands, we’ll take you back to the time when the future was so bright we had to wear shades.

Here are a few of the classic games we talked about: Defender, River Run, Space Invaders, Frogger, Mike Tyson’s Punch Out, Pac Man, Ms. Pac Man, Egomania, Coconuts, ET, The Ghostbusters, Indiana Jones, Kool Aid Man, Combat, Dragon’s Lair, Poll Position, Bowling, Pong, Warlords, and more.

We also touched on the announcements made at E3 2015: Mass Effect: Andromeda, Halo:Guardians, Rainbow Six: Siege, Tomb Raider, Fallout 4, Sea of Thieves, Star Wars Battle Front, ReCore and XBOX One’s backwards computability.

*Update: It’s been decades since I have played some of these games and because of that I mistakenly called Missile Command, Combat. I didn’t catch that until I exported the produced file. Doh. I’m linking to game play info below for both games.

All the stuff we promised to link to in the show notes are below. Check them out! Please share our retro games episode! And let us know what YOUR favorite classic 80’s games are! Post a comment below.

If you like this episode, you may also enjoy these posts: Dynamics of Raid Groups & Our Real Life Group of Friends,  Smells Like the 90s: Grunge and the Games we Rocked and Sci Fi / Fantasy Cartoons.

Police Quest PC Game

My friend, Joe, from The Upper Memory Block sent me this video he made of the very game I was trying to remember from this episode. It was “Police Quest”! Thanks, Joe!

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About the Hosts

Jen
JenFounding Co-Host / Producer
Jen teaches her 4-year-old son nerd basics, like the difference between droids and robots. Not the same thing people… NOT the same.
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Angela
AngelaFounding Co-Host / Cheer-tator
This is not a democracy, it’s cheerocracy and Angela is the cheer-tator… and she will deal with the cheer-consequences.
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