Craig was a Junior at UC Berkeley and had a part-time job at a local video arcade, which he described this way, "I got offered a good job that I could work around my school hours at an arcade..." where his interest in video games "bloomed tremendously".

His goal was "to become a Doctor, Professional Athlete or an Actor." We're not sure what profession he chose - he did not tell us when he checked in in 2014 and again in 2018. He did tell us: "It was a great show and I had a fabulous time on it."

Craig's favorite activities were "playing video games, soccer, bowling, softball, basketball, racquetball" ... whew we're tired already. Let us know where you've been since your Starcade! appearance.

Craig won pretty much every prize offered on his show including the video arcade game Munch Mobile. It was a close match - only 540 points separated the two competitors - but in the end Craig came out in front. We invited Craig back to play against 3 other STARCADE! winners in the Invitational show #78.
CRAIG'S OPPONENT: Herbie Fong has not checked in.
CRAIG'S GAMES
CRAIG'S SCORES

50 secounds
AMIDAR

3,290 Craig

2,100 Herbie Fong

50 secounds
MAZER BLAZER

6,400 Craig

7,500 Herbie Fong

40 secounds
XEVIOUS

2,280 Craig

1,830 Herbie Fong

TOTALS
all games played

11,970 Craig Elario-Overall Winner!

11,430 Herbie Fong

CRAIG'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
BAGMAN -

SCORE TO BEAT: 2074

SCORED: 3200+
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR:
MUNCH MOBILE VIDEO ARCADE GAME

CRAIG'S INVITATIONAL #78
Because Craig was the overall winner of his show we invited him back to compete against 3 other Winners. We called these shows Invitationals. Invitationals were formatted differently:
4 contestants - Craig Elario vs Will Klopp AND David Litwin vs SaRa Conrad
2 Rounds - 2 contestants in each round
Final Round - winner of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
CRAIG'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #78
CRAIG'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #78

30 secounds
POPEYE

3,230 Craig

8,630 Will Klopp

30 secounds
STAR WARS

8,066 Craig

9,000 Will Klopp

30 secounds
DONKEY KONG JR

5,100 Will Klopp Overall Winner!

3,000 David Litwin

PLAYING FOR:
TRIP TO HAWAII & ROLL OF QUARTERS

CRAIG'S PRIZES