Diary Of An Arcade Employee: 1985’s Tiger-Heli And Strawberry Frappe Do Not Mix!

On both the Diary podcast as well as on a daily basis over on the Diary of An Arcade Employee Facebook Page – I do my level best to provide little glimpses into what it is like working in a functioning arcade. For almost seven years now I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working at […]

Was Street Fighter II Cheating You Out Of Your Tokens?

How many times back in the day or even today when you stepped up to challenge Capcom’s Street Fighter II did you feel like the arcade machine itself wasn’t exactly playing fair? Being able to work at an arcade myself I can tell you – even though we use free play options instead of tokens […]

Phosphor Dot Fossils: Super Mario Commodore 64 (2019)

In 1985 when Super Mario Bros. was released for the NES here in the States – it was kind of a big deal. It was certainly one of the must have games for that iconic home console and you will see that online that many – rightfully – point to it as well as the […]