Classic arcade game show Starcade can now be played online

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Those who long for the days where video arcades were on every street corner and the newest coin-op hits required standing in line to play now have a destination online to relive those days.

On Sunday, August 28, JM Production Company, the same company that brought the original Starcade game show to life in the early 1980s, launched myStarcade, an online version of the game show.

Using video clips from the original TV series, classic gaming fans can choose which contestants they think can run up the highest scores on classic-era video arcade games ranging from the iconic Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Q*bert to the rather uncommon such as Munch Mobile, Cliff Hanger and Mazer Blazer. After choosing who to back, a head-to-head scoring battle using original Starcade show footage can be viewed.

Other options, including “Name the Game Board” challenges, music and sound effect identification games and more are also part of the myStarcade online play.

Online leaderboards track the high scores of myStarcade players from around the world. Virtual prizes from the original show, including the portable record player Mr. Disc (no larger than a man’s shoe!) can be “won” while online credits can be earned to use toward real items, video clips, episodes and more.

The original Starcade TV show debuted in 1982 during the early days of cable station TBS, and gained a modern day following in the current century through it’s official website and reruns which aired on G4tv during it’s debut years. KRON-TV in San Francisco, CA was recently inducted into the Registry of Historic Gaming Locations for it’s hosting of the 1981 pilot episode tapings.

The myStarcade game can be found at www.Starcade.tv.

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