Friday, April 25, 2008

ms pac-man

I've been obsessed with the arcade version of Ms. Pac-Man for most of my life. Many after-school afternoons since the age of maybe 8 were spent at the 7-11 or the lobby of a nearby mini-mall plugging quarters into these machines. I also enjoyed the table-top version that you'd occasionally see at a bowling alley, bar (like Lakeside Lounge, but I haven't been there in years) or bowling alley bar. The bar where I play bocce recently added a Ms. Pac-Man much to my delight. This particular machine is rickety, the joystick is loose and the speeds are off. Still, a visit hasn't passed where I haven't fed the machine. Often, I opt for two player mode with Senor Plus Minuses. I'd say our skill level is fairly even, though he's gotten the higher score most of the time during our head to head matches. We've both been gunning for the high score and have had some near misses. It's not even that great a high score, but it's been untouched for a number of weeks. Last night I made the prediction that one of us had the high score in us and what do you know, I cracked it! Just barely, but it's still the new high score. I hope it lasts for a couple weeks!

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Blogger mas said...

Proud of you, kiddo.

April 26, 2008 10:08 PM  
Blogger Listmaker said...

congratulations honey. let's take the big prize tomorrow and then you can add to your high score!

April 26, 2008 10:11 PM  

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