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The GEEK gaming festival is returning to Dreamland in Margate.
And this year the theme is space to coincide with the game Space Invaders celebrating its 40th anniversary.
To mark the occasion we asked some kmfm presenters what their three favourite games from times gone by were.
Commodor 64: “My first gaming experience was on a Commodore 64 when I was four maybe (1990ish). Playing Pole Position. It was dad’s console and it really was amazing… back then.”
Sonic the Hedgehog: “In 1991 dad brought home a Sega Megadrive for me but it became clear after a few hours it was totally for him! I still remember that ‘Sega’ sing on the front of the games!”
Desert Strike: “I remember playing with my mum and being quite embarrassed that she was so much better than me! I was about six though so shame on her for beating a child on this game!”
Pac Man: “Classic. Simple. Addictive. Hours wasted. Vitamin D deficiencies. Wonderful.”
Out Run: “In the arcade the seat moved as you steered. There was a choice of theme tunes. Anyone who was anyone chose ‘Passing Breeze’.”
Tetris: ” On original Game Boy the thrill of getting a long one down the side. Yes! I made the Space Shuttle lift off three times.”
Bust A Groove: “This was my absolute favourite video game from when I was a kid. It was a ‘dance off’ game where you had to do certain combinations to make your character dance and beat your opponent. My favourite character was ‘Kitty N’ and if you held down one of the keys when you were choosing you could change her outfit, it was very cool!”
Tekken: “I used to LOVE this. It was a fighting game, and I would spend hours trying to beat my sister. We never owned our own copy of the game but we used to go to Choice Video rental shop every couple of weeks and that would always be the game we’d choose.”
Tetris: “It’s a classic. I used to stay up way past my bedtime playing it on my Gameboy (a yellow and grey limited edition one don’t you know!) I’ve recently discovered the Tetris app for iPhone and I’m hooked all over again!!”