Pencilstorm Hall of Fame Nominee: Galaga

The Pencilstorm Hall of Fame winners will be announced Thursday April 14th at the CD1025 Big Room Bar. Happy Hour 6-8 pm with Willie Phoenix and The Soul Underground playing a FREE show at 8pm sharp. Click here for list of all nominations.


Space Invaders was cool. Galaxian was even cooler. But, Galaga was the coolest of them all. It's The Beatles of video games. Nothing fancy. Just one button, one joystick and the truth.  And just like The Fab Four, it's still relevant in the year 2016. If a bar  has room for just one video game, chances are you will find Galaga. Hell, I stopped in the Four String Brewing Taproom last week and take a huge guess what ONE game they had in the back? Uh-huh. And I played it. Duh.

The video game class of 1981 was pretty amazing with iconic games like Donkey Kong, Frogger and Defender all making their debuts along with one of my personal favorites, GORF.

But Galaga has stood the test of time and deserves to be part of the 2016 class of the Pencilstorm Hall of Fame. - Colin G. 

Above: Galaga. The Beatles of video games. Below: Dragon's Lair. The Emerson, Lake and Palmer. of video games.