Retro Gaming
2011 & 2012

Davis, West Sacramento & Rio Linda

Shortly after Atari Party 2011, I was invited by the Mary L. Stephens Davis Branch Library to do a small, teen-oriented version of "Atari Party." The Arthur F. Turner Community Library (West Sacramento) got on board, as well. Later, I was invited to the Rio Linda branch of the Sacramento county library.

So, on Saturday, September 17th in West Sac., Sunday, September 25th in Davis, and Friday, March 9th in Rio Linda, I brought a number of my classic gaming consoles for teens to come play on. (Younger kids and adults also popped in for some gaming, too, which seemed to be okay.)

Photos from West Sac. (Sept. 17)

"Steel Talons" (helicopter arcade game) on Sega Genesis and Atari Lynx.

Bill's 4yo son whipped up some handy labels.

"Pac-Man" on the Atari 800XL.

Kids enjoying Atari, Sega and Nintendo at the West Sacramento library!

Bill takes a break to play "Star Raiders" on the Atari 800XL.

Handheld corner. (GameBoy Advances and Atari Lynx IIs).

"Ecco the Dolphin" on Sega Genesis.

Photos from Davis (Sept. 25)

David Vaughan brought his Atari ST and countless disks of games.

Someone sporting an Activision "Pitfall!" t-shirt (apparently new, from Target)

Super Mario Bros. on the Nintendo Entertainment System, up on the projector and sound system!

"Star Trek: The Next Generation" on the Sega Genesis. ("Star Trek" for Nintendo was also available)

Head-to-head "Championship Rally" on a pair of Atari Lynx IIs.

The long view of the room.

"Pitfall!" on the Atari Flashback 2.

Crashing in "Outrun" on the Atari ST.

Near: Atari 2600 "Adventure" on the Atari Flashback 2. Far: "Gauntlet" on the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Event signage!

Photos from Rio Linda (March 9)

Bill's 5-year-old son William, play-testing during set-up.

The Mario Bros. that's part of Super Mario Bros. 3

Lynxes and GameBoy Advances.

Pac-Man was popular on the Atari 800XL. Bill brought a hacked version of Ms. Pac-Man that's been converted to be truer to the arcade Pac-Man.

Rio Linda's library has a Wii, so that got some action, too.

Bill's own game, Gem Drop, on the Atari 800XL.

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