Today on Facebook a question was posed “What Arcade Game Did You Spend The Most Money Playing On?” My answer was immediate and without a doubt; “Tempest”. Has anyone ever played this game in an arcade? When I lived in NYC in the early 80s, I spent HOURS a day at Grand Central’s Arcade playing this game.
I had my first job at age 15 in NYC delivering chicken for a fried chicken fast-food restaurant. I would ride a bike with a large metal basket on the handlebars around Manhattan delivering my delicious packages to our patrons. Before my single mom lost her job, and I started helped her pay our bills, I used to spend ALL the money that I made from that job at the arcade. 😀