The 1980s. A second cold war was well underway. With nuclear fears at their highest levels in 20 years what better way to deal with the threat of nuclear annihilation than a video game! Back when “Made by Atari” meant something good, the video game giant unleashed another trackball bitch of a game. Only this time instead of wiping out bugs and other pests you had to use your spinning agility to take out nuclear warheads threatening your cities and, in what I consider to be the ultimate anti-nuclear statement, in the end the missles are the only winner.
malevolentmuse's Life List
1. Start Pirate Cove
2. Lose weight and get in shape.
3. eat out less
4. cook more often
5. stop procrastinating
6. go to bed earlier
7. write write write and write some more
8. Write an episode of The Office
9. take more and better pictures
10. read the complete works of William Shakespeare
11. learn sign language
12. See all the films that have won the Best Picture Oscar
13. Watch a space shuttle launch
14. Write a movie trivia book
15. Read every Star Wars novel
16. Read all the books in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series
17. watch all the films that have won the Palmes D'or
I just missed the Space Invaders craze when it first hit it big in 1979. I was too young to go to the mall myself, but when I started a couple of years later I vividly remember feeling almost hypnotized watching the methodically dropping invaders.
That ball. The goddamn ball. Like most people, my first experience with a trackball was on this highly addictive and monstrously frustrating game. That ball was responsible for more accidental video game deaths than Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde put together.