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Hi, This is Wayne. This is my site, my stuff, my blog, blahblahblah. The site itself is powered by WordPress and the Scary Little theme. I thought it was cool, and I still do.

Persistence.  i haz it.

If you don’t know what Robotron: 2084 is, check out the Wiki page on it.  If you don’t have time to read, I’m really happy for you and imma let you finish, but Robotron was one of the best arcade games of all time!  One of the best arcade games of ALL TIME!

694,850 points on Robotron 2084

“Who’s JWH?” you might say. FYI, FWIW, I’m JWH. FTW.

Top things that suck about this photo

  1. I was only 5,150 points away from another extra life.   That’s only .7 percent more!  DANGIT!
  2. There are at least 4 people in my immediate area who have less of a life than I, as evidenced by their ability to get a higher score.
  3. Once I learned to read, I realized it’s really only 2 people, and possibly even just one.
  4. That one person is probably just messing with me and quietly laughs at my high score attempts from a well-hidden spot in the corner.
  5. I’m going to keep playing until I get the #1 score.
  6. When you realize that this awesome arcade game ran on a system with just a ONE Megahertz processor, well, the rest of this sentence ceases to matter very much.
  7. Also? it takes this to get me to blog?  Pshaw.  Twitter and Facebook already killed my blogging cadence.  The only reason I blogged this is because I was triple-dog-dared.
  8. According to this page, I have to almost double my score in order to get top score in the world. 
  9. Not only that, but once I *do* beat the score, I have to basically cure cancer underwater while delivering a baby octopus in order to prove it.  If you noticed the quality of the above photo, you know why this might be a challenge for me.
And lo, the people did comment thus:


  1. Poppy says:

    Triple-dog dare FTW!!!!!!

    This was totally worth blogging about, it is full of AWSUM.

  2. Nobody™ says:

    I don’t think I’ve played Robotron. I’m a SmashTV addict myself. I should have my MAME system running in a few days so I can get my fix.

  3. Dave2 says:

    Better than Defender even? Surely not better than Gauntlet!

  4. Avitable says:

    You should purchase that system and bring it home so you can play it continuously until you win the top score in the universe.

  5. martymankins says:

    I love this blog post because it’s about one of my greatest loves in life – classic and vintage arcade video games.

    I played Robotron a lot, but nothing like Pac-Mac, Dig Dug and Asteroids Deluxe. Defender got some play, but it frustrated me more than entertained me.

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