The Real Ghostbusters (Arcade) Mike & Bootsy

Mike Matei / October 13th, 2016

Mike and Bootsy play The Real Ghostbusters arcade game!


  • October 13, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Fun game looks like the music gets repetitive though.

  • grimnebulin

    October 14, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Huh! Was this a really rare game or something? I played arcade games every chance I got in the 80’s, and I’ve gone to the California Extreme classic arcade game expo almost every year for the last fifteen years, but I had no idea this game existed until just now.

  • Pablo1989

    October 14, 2016 at 3:53 am

    😀 Why you crossing streams?

  • October 14, 2016 at 5:53 am

    Kinda like Alien Syndrome.

  • Firx

    October 14, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Hey, do you guys ever get carpal tunnel from all that gaming? My life is killing my freaking tendons — data entry, gaming, other stuff, it’s rough.

    • bud

      October 14, 2016 at 9:45 am

      I’ve fucked up my wrists doing transcription work…it’s definitely not worth the toll it takes. I’d rather play video games instead.

      • October 16, 2016 at 3:29 am

        You can make exercise, stretches and massage to really lower the chances of getting it.

  • heyitsadam

    October 14, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I love this arcade game.

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  • Joker83

    October 14, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Cool game, but disappointing there is no real “final boss”. Seems like the game sorta ended after defeating two large enemies that appeared before. Maybe some kind of StayPuft Marshmallow Man would have been a nice touch.

  • danblukk

    October 14, 2016 at 10:24 am

    I had this for the Sinclair Spectrum, was tough.

  • NashKnight

    October 14, 2016 at 10:55 am

    The point of the arcade games wasn’t to use up all your money to win, but to get so good at the game that you can finish it with just one coin. Every arcade I visited had one guy, one wiz-kid-Bootsy that could clear a game with one coin. I sucked back then, but now I can finish a couple of arcade titles with just one coin.

    • fanboyfilms

      October 14, 2016 at 2:57 pm

      But those players were up against the programmers. I remember one of the programmers on Midway Arcade Treasures said their goal was to “maximize coin drop” when designing a game.

  • October 14, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Where’s frickin friday??

  • Paulballsftw

    October 14, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I never seen this game at any arcade near me in MA. You said something about NH were you taking about the arcade at Hampton Beach? I go up there in the summers and I don’t think I remember this there. Maybe there is another place in NH you were talking about.

  • Ryan Somethingsuch

    October 14, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    Well its good to know that Ya’ll know how to MAME it up lol. There are a few games yall should try that aren’t as nostalgic but well worth a play(since real cabs of those games are super rare). Look up gems or whatever and try some out I’d be bias to my favorites if I recommended.

  • skwij

    October 15, 2016 at 2:24 am

    I like it when Bootsy looks into the camera and readjusts his cap. This was a cool game back in the day, and it looks like its held up. Thanks, guys!

  • Anthony33

    October 15, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Oh yeah, I remember seeing this in the arcade. Not sure if I beat it though or saw someone else beat it.

  • buffetboy

    October 17, 2016 at 5:26 am

    “You have saved the city from ectoplasmic destrucTTon” 😀

  • retronostalgia

    October 25, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Ha! I enjoyed the Ghostbusters/Golden Girls comparison xD

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