Archive for September 2012

Jesus Forgives Sins and Heals a Man Stricken with Palsy   Leave a comment

Stormtroopers and Red Shirts   1 comment

Stormtroopers and Red Shirts

Posted September 29, 2012 by darthphilburt in Funny

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Journey   1 comment

Journey
In Journey the members of the band Journey have had their instruments stolen by aliens.  The player has to navigate each band member through a stage full of obstacles to retrieve their instrument.  Once all the instruments are retrieved the band plays on stage while the player controls a bouncer fighting an uphill battle against fans rushing the stage.  Eventually a fan will get through, the instruments are stolen again, and the stages repeat at a higher level of difficulty.

I expected this game to be lame when I first tried it, but it was actually pretty fun.  The character sprites each have a black and white cutout of a band member’s head, which sounds cheesy but works surprisingly well.  The background music for each stage is a digitized version of one of Journey’s songs, except the concert stage, when a looped tape inside the machine plays Journey’s song “Separate Ways”.

Journey was released in 1983 by Bally/Midway.

Posted September 28, 2012 by darthphilburt in Music, Video Games

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An odd game of tennis   1 comment

Posted September 28, 2012 by darthphilburt in Funny

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Journey – Stone in Love   Leave a comment

I know somebody out there just groaned and said, “Journey? Really?”  Yes, really.  I like Journey.  If you don’t that’s fine, you don’t have to watch.

Posted September 27, 2012 by darthphilburt in Music

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8-bit Abbey Road   Leave a comment

8-bit sprites crossing Abbey Road

Yahbittiyayhah   Leave a comment

Yahbittiyayhah
Yahbittiyayhah was my name for a small wind-up toy I had when I was little.  It was a wind-up dune buggy which would drive a little way, then a lever on the bottom would lower and flip the car, making it roll and go off in another direction.  I loved it.

Posted September 26, 2012 by darthphilburt in Nostalgia

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