Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Richard Booth, who currently is displayed on card number 704
from the Superstars of 2014 Collection. Richard has devoted the last 7 years to Twin Galaxies and is determined to keep Walters vision he had in 1981 alive. Richard is more of a fan than a gamer to beat world records. He enjoys being behind the scenes and spreading the word of Walter and Twin Galaxies in the gaming community. If he plans to submit a score one day it may be on his favorite game Tetris, but with the Nintendo Switch out and his favorite system, we may see some of those records come out from Richard. Which company makes the best games and why?
Nintendo, and it’s not even close. Nobody makes a game with as much love and craftsmanship like Nintendo. The smallest example I have of this is that the games are finished when they release. There’s no need for a day one patch, and that’s huge to me. It makes the price point seem worth it. Secondly, the level of detail they put in their games is incredible. Think about it, who would have ever thought that wearing metal on your person in a thunderstorm in Breath of the Wild would could result in electrocution?
This week we revist the interview of one of the original Twin Galaxies arcade players and world champion, Steve Sanders. This article was published on December 28th , 2015. Steve was nice enough to take some time out and answer my questions. I hope you enjoy.
Our next Trading Card Spotlight features Steve Sanders who currently is displayed on card number 308, from the Superstars of 2012 Collection. He is also featured on cards 88, 127 (with Lonnie McDonald) and 328 (With his Son Isaiah). Steve is one of the original members of the Twin Galaxies community back in 1982. He can be seen on the famous Time Life Magazine photograph taken outside the original Twin Galaxies arcade opened by Walter Day. Steve has many world records in arcade history, including games like Donkey Kong, Joust and Super Pac-Man. He can be seen in the documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, which is currently out on DVD. Steve wrote the book “The Video Master’s Guide to Donkey Kong” as a teenager back in the early 80’s and also competed on the “That’s Incredible” Arcade Championship as a top contender. Steve currently works as a trial attorney in Kansas City, Missouri.
Do you remember your first video game / arcade you played and what do you remember about it?
My first memory of video games is playing Atari’s Pong on a home console my parents bought for me in the early to mid-1970s. I was still in elementary school, so it would have been 1972-1974 time frame.