Journey Arcade Game Television Debut
http://www.PatrickScottPatterson.com – Since the first of these clips for the Star Wars arcade game drew good traffic (watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uv34R2dBy6Y) I’ve pulled another clip from the Vault.
Here’s another clip where former teen idol Bobby Sherman shows a preview of an upcoming arcade video game from the short-lived show “The Video Game Challenge”
This time it’s Journey from Bally Midway, based on the band of the same name. A camera had been invented that could scan and post digitized faces on a video game screen. Originally intended for high score tables, the concept was scratched when someone mooned the game camera during an arcade test.
The technology was used instead to insert digitized faces of the members of Journey into this video game. The game failed to really catch on due to a saturated video game business that was in decline quickly when it was released. Shortly after it came out Bally Midway actually offered factory rebates to operators who bought the machine… and later on even free copies of older arcade titles.