We are rewinding back to an interview I did with Tom Asaki back in September of 2016. Tom was kind enough to spend some time answering my questions and contributing to the Walter Day Trading Card Spotlight. I hope you enjoy and have a great weekend.
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.