If you’re my age, you may remember arcades a little more fondly than some of our younger board gaming population. When I was a teenager, I worked at Starcadia, a go-kart, putt putt, and arcade entertainment center in Macon. One of the few benefits of working there was that when I was off, I could get as many tokens as I wanted. I spent several free afternoons just playing games for hours, sometimes with friends or hopeful future girlfriends (hint to my past self: girls are not impressed when you take them to the arcade where you work).
One of my favorite games of all time is Galaga. I only play it every few years, so I’ve never really gotten very good, but it still holds a special place in my heart. I did get to the point where I could memorize the patterns of the first few levels, and I feel like I got pretty far at times. Of course, my goal wasn’t to progress through the game as much as it was to get one of my ships captured so I could later get the legendary ‘double ship’. Ahh, the memories….
Now, when I came across a game a few months ago that attempts to replicate the feel of this classic game and others, I had to get it. I wasn’t completely sure how well The Battle at Kemble’s Cascade could pull it off, but for the price, I was willing to give it a shot.
So, how much fun is this game that has seemingly fallen through time? Check out our review below.
You really get that retro feel as you play through the game
Some great player interaction, especially at the end