Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Phil Day who is displayed on card number 124
, from the Superstars of 2011 Collection. Phil is one of the best Galaga players in the world. From the land down under, Phil resides from Australia and is an avid gamer, author and documentarian. In 2009, Phil captured the Galaga world title in the “5-Man only” Tournament settings. Phil is in the process of creating a documentary called “Bonus Life: Extended Play” which is still in production. Phil has also written a graphic novel called “The Short lived life of a Galaga Pilot” which has not yet been released to the public. Phil is currently has the 2nd
highest recorded score in Galaga with 3,275,720. Do you learn anything from playing video games?
Some people learn how to play the game better. While others discover something about themselves. After getting the Galaga WR I had no desire to try for another WR. I feel it is best to do these things once. Whereas many other classic arcade champs have a want to regain their WRs – I think this is a mistake. Rarely is anything as much fun the second time.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Tom Asaki who is displayed on card number 1046, from the Superstars of 2014 Collection. As one of the founding members of the U.S. National Video Game Team, Tom is one of the original players at the Twin Galaxies arcade in the early 1980’s. He was the first to attempt the billion score in Nibbler, with a final score of 838 million points. He can be seen in the documentary Man vs. Snake
showcasing his Nibbler memories. Tom’s game of choice and the game that he held the first record on is Ms. Pac-Man with a total score of 681,130. When did you first meet Walter day and where was it at?
I met Walter at Twin Galaxies Arcade in the summer of 1983. I had come to Ottumwa to demonstrate that my reported Ms. Pac-Man scores were real. I found a friend in Walter and spent some of the summer and autumn with Walter and Billy Mitchell.