Hello slots players. Today Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa would like to take you on a nostalgic trip back in time to the early days of video gaming.
The time was 1981 – long before smart phones, the internet and for that matter personal computers. It was a simpler time, with Ronald Reagan in the White House and only three networks on the TV. And it was also a time when young people were crowded around a bright flashing screen in arcades and pizza parlors around the nation trying to perform one seemingly impossible task.
Namely, trying to get a bunch of frogs across a busy highway without getting them splattered by a semi. Once you got them across the highway, it only got worse as a gator-filled river awaited.
It was called Frogger, and in a video game world where Space Invaders and Pac-Man still held sway, it was a revelation. Yes, it was tough being a frog in the game having to face both traffic and alligators, but for those who developed the proper skills, it was the next big step in video gaming – the game used more than one computer processor, big stuff in 1981.