GI Show – Our Top 5 Arcade Games, Barcades, Killer Queen Interview

Game Informer’s Andy McNamara, Andrew Reiner, Ben Hanson, and Kyle Hilliard break down their favorite arcade games of all time. Then the co-founder of the barcade Up-Down, Josh Ivey, calls in to talk about what it’s like to run such an establishment in 2018. After some great community emails, we’re joined by Bumblebear’s Nik Mikros and Josh DeBonis and Liquid Bit’s Matt Tesch to talk about the origins of the arcade phenomenon Killer Queen and the upcoming version launching on the Nintendo Switch Killer Queen Black.

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below…

1:50 – Pokémon GO Fest
5:20 – Adventure Time: Pirates of the Enchiridion
6:46 – Andy McNamara and Andrew Reiner’s arcade history
14:40 – Moon Patrol
16:20 – Tempest
20:05 – Virtual On
22:00 – Donkey Kong
26:55 – Double Dragon
28:28 – Donkey Kong again
29:55 – Time Crisis
21:10 – Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors
34:22 – Ms Pac Man
38:50 – NBA Jam
41:05 – Killer Instinct
42:30 – Robotron 2084
45:05 – Street Fighter 2
52:20 – Galaga

56:20 – Star Wars Trilogy Arcade
57:55 – Star Wars Arcade
1:00:05 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
1:02:20 – Sunset Riders
1:04:00 – Honorable mentions
1:08:20 – The barcade scene
1:11:10 – Up-Down Arcade Co-founder Josh Ivey Interview
1:23:25 – Community emails
2:09:03 – Killer Queen interview