• Sean Kovacs
    SHOW #65 & #73
    taped: 7/28/1983 & 9/9/1983
Sean was 17 when he appeared on Starcade! in 1983 and he was a great player, winning the overall competition and the Grand Prize, an Amidar video arcade game. Later the same year we invited Sean back to appear on one of the Starcade! Invitational Shows where Starcade! winners played against each other. He made it to the final competition but was beat by a mere 1,840 points ... not much as video game scoring goes.

In 1983 Sean was the proud owner of a Commodore 64 computer and 'liked to program his own games.'

Sean's interest in video games and computers led him to a career in the field. "After high school I joined the US Navy as a Fire Control Technician (Ballistic) aboard a ballistic missile submarine and eventually became a Missile Technician. When I got out of the Navy I went to work at Microsoft as a Contractor becoming 'hired on' as a software test engineer. I recently left the company to work for Hewlett Packard as an OS Engineer ... "

Sean's Starcade Memory: "To this day (2/14/2001) my appearances on Starcade! remain as some of my fondest memories ever ... I remember having a total strategy planned out before appearing on the show." Mappy was Sean's favorite game and one he had hoped to play ... and he did.

According to Sean, today in his spare time he "collects and restores classic video arcade games and keeps them at work, inside his house, in his garage (it's full of them) and in my basement. I still play arcade games every single day."

We're glad to hear you're still playing...
SEAN'S OPPONENT: Steve Drake has not checked in.
SEAN'S GAMES
SEAN'S SCORES

50 secounds
GYRUSS

3,950 Sean

2,050 Steve Drake

50 secounds
MUNCH MOBILE

2,230 Sean

80 Steve Drake

40 secounds
BURGERTIME

2,750 Sean

500 Steve Drake

TOTALS
all games played

8,930 Sean Kovacs-Overall Winner!

2,630 Steve Drake

 
SEAN'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
MAPPY -

SCORE TO BEAT: 2,123

SCORED: 2,123+
WINNER? YES!

PLAYING FOR: AMIDAR VIDEO ARCADE GAME

SEAN'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #73
Because Sean 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 - Colin Adkins vs Tony La Vigna & Lawrence Lee vs Sean Kovacs
2 Rounds - 2 contestant teams in each round
Final Round - winning team of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
SEAN'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #73

30 secounds
WACKO

3,600 Sean

900 Lawrence Lee

30 secounds
MILLIPEDE

36,731 Sean

39,321 Lawrence Lee

30 secounds
XEVIOUS

7,010 Colin Adkins-Overall Winner!

5,170 Sean Kovacs

PLAYING FOR:
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SEAN'S PRIZES