Starcade (1982–1984)

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Contestants answer questions about video games and then play featured arcade games in order to earn enough points to beat the opponents.

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Series cast summary:
Kevin McMahon ...
 Himself - Announcer (73 episodes, 1982-1984)
Geoff Edwards ...
 Himself - Host (49 episodes, 1983-1984)
Mark Richards ...
 Himself - Host / ... (24 episodes, 1982-1983)


This game show was focused around the newest trend of the 80s: video games. Contestants would answer questions, and the one who would answer a question right, would get their choice of what video game to play. The points scored in the video game would be added on to their total score in the game. The winner would play a bonus round for prizes. Sidenote: This game show was also responsible for introducing Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair to the world. Written by Pat McCurry <>

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TV's first video arcade game show.





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27 December 1982 (USA)  »

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Alex Trebek was the host of the second pilot of this show. See more »

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8 January 2005 | by (your house) – See all my reviews

humanoid your moves are so fresh. your presence is requested for the ultimate quest. hop on board and turn my key. we're gonna flash back to eighty-three. rock my controller, don't get played. you are the new master of starcade.

i love this show. it was on every morning at 8:00 on G4 (now G4techtv). i could only watch up until the name-the-game board, since i had to go to school. the games they play, the questions they answer, the prizes they win. frickin sweet! to be on the game show, playing video games and winning money, is any kids fantasy. i know it was mine! i would like to see an updated version of this show with modern arcade games or even console games like halo, hydro thunder, silent scope, dance dance revolution, super smash bros. melee, etc.

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There were actually over 123 episodes and not 73. jmroche1972
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