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Joysticks (1983)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:12 am
by icemann
After watching last weeks episode of "Rental Reviews" on Youtube which lead me to the movie "Joysticks" which came out in 1983. Its easiest described as a movie combining "Revenge of the Nerds", "Animal House" and "The Wizard".

I quite enjoyed it due its early 80s video game arcade focus. It is practically softcore porn at some points, but its certainly a unique one of a kind movie.

So who else here has watched it? Thoughts?

Enjoy the arcade games shown? Ms Pac-Man? I quite liked the Wizard style gaming competition towards the end.

A poor quality version of it is up on Youtube last I checked, though I'd HIGHLY recommend finding a better quality version for improved viewing.

Now that I've watched it, I'm very surprised that RG has never done an article on it.

Re: Joysticks (1983)

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:30 am
by Antiriad2097
I've not watched it yet, but I do have Joysticks on DVD.

I have a small collection of DVDs that are movies based on videogames (Tomb Raider movies, the Pole Position cartoons etc), as well as movies that have gaming as a theme (Joysticks, Grandma's Boy etc), and a few where games are the plot device (Tron, a horror film whos name escapes me). I even have a few TV series (Mortal Kombat) and the odd VHS (Super Mario Show).

Re: Joysticks (1983)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:38 am
by ALK
Poor James' PS3 though. :lol:

Re: Joysticks (1983)

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:32 am
by icemann
Lol yeah. It COMPLETELY destroyed that dvd.

Re: Joysticks (1983)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:00 pm
by Nin10dofan
What did a kempston joystick look like for games like atic atac,
Rick dangerous, and then later on around 1989 did they bring out a new kempston joystick

Re: Joysticks (1983)

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:31 pm
by icemann
What's that got to do with the movie?