Enjoy Stuff: A TechnoRetro Podcast

1983 may have ushered in a change to the arcade industry, but it sure gave us some legendary games. This week we look back on some of the most memorable games we remember as we head back to the arcade to Enjoy Stuff!


Grab a handful of tokens, (especially if you’re playing Dragon’s Lair) and come back with us to a 1983 arcade. We take a look at some of the most memorable and legendary games. 



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What we’re Enjoying

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Enjoy Video Games!

In 1983 the video game industry was riding a wave of success that began stronger than Piston Joe’s punches. That would soon change, but as kids we had no idea what was coming, we were just enjoying the creative games that came out that year. Vector-based legends like Star Wars and Star Trek, iconic sequels like Donkey Kong Jr., and innovative classics like Dragon’s Lair dominated the arcades. Jay and Shua look back at these and some other home system games that would soon close a successful chapter in digital history.


What were your favorite games of 1983? Do you think using a pencil on Track and Field is cheating? Did you read all of these shownotes? First person that emails me with the subject line, “Body Blow!” will get a special mention on the show.  Let us know. Come talk to us in the Discord channel or send us an email to EnjoyStuff@RetroZap.com

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