I was born in the sixties
so I was in the right age when video games hit the market. The first arcade game I can remember that I played was Space Invaders. I spent a lot of time and money playing arcade games during military service (mandatory
in Sweden). I remember the time we had to spend at the Swedish Naval School of Electronic Warfare. They had several of the classic games on the camp. We played games like Centipede, Defender, Missile Command, Joust and
Zaxxon like madmen.
I remember discussing the hardware of Astro Blaster with one of my sailor friends (Rendefors, where are you today?). We where amazed by the processor power and we compared it with our home
computers at that time (I had a ZX Spectrum). We realised that we never would have access to the kind of processor power that the arcade games had. We also realised that we never ever could afford to buy an arcade game.
Later on I served at the naval base in Karlskrona. They had some of my alltime favourite games like Tempest, Crystal Castles and Marble Madness. Time went by, I got a civilian job, girl friend and finally a family of
my own. Arcade games lost priority in my life.
One of my hobbies is collecting old computer hardware and one of my favourite items is a CBM SX-64. I was surfing the web one day for information on how to transfer old
disk images (downloaded from Internet) from my PC to the SX-64 when I stumbled on some VIC-64 emulators. One thing led to the other and I soon discovered some arcade game emulators. MAME wasn't that developed at that
time but Callus really got me going.
Playing arcade games on the PC was a great idea but it lacked the original look and feel. I bought a Power Ramp from