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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18 July 2002 | by (MICHIGAN!) – See all my reviews

This is the best Game Show in the history of TV. I like it a great deal, and watch it daily on G4TV. This program was on the air during the year 1983, and only lasted for one season. Contestants compete in a number of different rounds to score enough points, in order to when an Arcade video game machine! Each round, contestants play a number of different Arcade games, including Miss Pac-Man and so on...

Plenty of Atari games are showcased on this program as well, and this Game Show aired at exactly the same time video Arcades were opening up across the US. Great show! Great piece of history! More important than Saving Private Ryan!

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There were actually over 123 episodes and not 73. jmroche1972
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