Today, all the kids that watched Nick Arcade in the nineties have now grown up to become adults and ya know what…they’re still gamers and their enthusiasm for the show is still going strong - so Phil is making a brand new video game competition show for every adult who, as a kid, wanted to be on Nickelodeon Arcade!
Battle Arcade will have all the flavor of the 90’s show but with some 2017 upgrades in gaming technology. Since the shows original fans are are now adults, this new show will catered for THEM and gamers of all ages, and how we play video games today. To find out more, check out the video below and please donate now to help make this pilot episode possible!
Phil's Battle Arcade GoFundMe campaign is also offering five fantastic rewards to donators:
$50 - SNICK Level : Donate at this level and get a 15 minute SKYPE with Phil Moore.
$100 - MIKEY Level : Donate this amount and get an autographed picture of Phil Moore plus a 15 minute SKYPE.
$250 - GAME BOYS Level : 3 autographs on 1 picture from Nickelodeon game show hosts Marc Summers (Double Dare), Kirk Fogg (Legends of the Hidden Temple) and Phil Moore (Nick Arcade)
$500 - SLIME Level : Donate at this level & receive a copy of the book "SLIMED: An Oral History History", autographed by ten different Nickelodeon celebrities from the 90's.
$1,000 - VIDEO ZONE : You'll get the book, "Slimed" autographed by 10 Nickelodeon celebrities, the picture autographed by 3 Nickelodeon game show host & a Nick Arcade autographed pic!
The show's format combined video game trivia with contestant-interactive virtual reality. The virtual reality games were designed by Bethea and Miteff for Bethea/Miteff Productions and programmed by Curt Toumainian for Saddleback/Live Studios and Dean Friedman (for InVideo Systems). The show was the first in America to regularly intermix live action with animation using a bluescreen.
The program's theme music and game music was composed by Dan Vitco & Mark Schultz, and produced by Schultz. Additional music for the games was composed and produced by Dean Friedman. Mikey's "walk" melody was composed by James Bethea, who also sketched the original designs for the characters of "Mikey"and several game "enemies". The Game Wizards were designed by comic book, concept art, and illustrator Rafael Kayanan. All of the custom games and contestant scoring used on Nick Arcade were implemented on Amiga computers.
Hosted by Phil Moore, with Andrea Lively announcing, Nick Arcade ran for 84 episodes over two seasons in 1992. The series was created by James Bethea and Karim Miteff and was taped at Nickelodeon Studios at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.
During the shows run, the casts of Clarissa Explains it All, Salute Your Shorts, and Welcome Freshmen appeared on three special celebrity episodes to compete for charity during Season 2. Joey Fatone, later a member of 'N Sync, also once appeared on the show as a contestant (using his full given name, Joseph).
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