Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade

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In 1982, at the dawn of the video-game age, the world's giants of gaming gathered together in a now-legendary meeting at Iowa's Twin Galaxies arcade. This documentary from director Lincoln Ruchti looks at the players then and now, offering an insightful and nostalgic look at the history of gaming fanaticism. Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival, where it was nominated for the coveted Grand Jury Prize.


Critic Reviews for Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (3)

  • Visually arresting look at the dynamics of competition and camaraderie that animated a fascinating geek subculture will entertain just about anyone who's ever tried their hand at Pac-Man, while paying affectionate tribute to a bygone era.

    Feb 6, 2007

    Justin Chang

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  • ...some who see this film will laugh at its protagonists, others with them. A little of both feels about right

    Jun 30, 2007
  • Mixing a wealth of reports devoting news time to the craze, a worthy 80s soundtrack and some fun computer rendering of the game's rules, Chasing Ghosts is a true bit of cinematic time travel.

    Feb 7, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Chasing Ghosts: Beyond the Arcade

  • Apr 03, 2009
    Not bad, but not as great as 'King of Kong' was. Still a nice insight into classic gaming.
    Wu C Super Reviewer

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