• Eric LaBadie
    SHOW #45 & #48
    taped: 7/13/1983 & 7/28/1983
Eric was a contestant on two STARCADE! shows - show #45 & the invitational show #48. Show #45 was taped when Eric was 14 years old and in the 8th grade. Eric won his show but not the video arcade game. Even so, we considered him one of our best players and we invited him back for one a STARCADE! Invitational show. He proved he was a great player ... winning the competition against three other great players AND winning the Grand Prize.

In his autobiography, Eric said, "I enjoy karate and I am presently a purple belt (three belts away from a black belt) ... I buy and sell stock and I presently own Coleco stock which has doubled in the last three months ... I hope to be a stock broker when I grow up." Reason he wanted to be on STARCADE!: "The chance to be on TV, play video games competitively, and possibly win a video game would be something I would love to do."

Eric's STARCADE! memory: I clearly remember running home after school with friends to watch STARCADE! My friend Steve Issacs and I used to be glued to the show, so we both applied and got on! (Steve Isaacs has not checked in) Being on the show twice was a great thrill."

In 2000 Eric checked in: "I continued to enjoy video games. In college I got a 2-year internship at Accolade testing video games such as Test Drive and Hardball, in part through my credentials as a STARCADE! champion ... After college, I went into high tech sales and am now at a dot com company in Redwood City. I am still addicted to video games and play my Sega Dreamcast at every opportunity."

We are glad to hear you still having fun with video games!
ERIC'S OPPONENT: Steve Silva has not checked in.
ERIC'S GAMES
ERIC'S SCORES

50 secounds
PENGO

3,500 Eric

1,000 Steve Silva

50 secounds
GYRUSS

8,600 Eric

5,400 Steve Silva

40 secounds
QIX

2,586 Eric

54 Steve Silva

TOTALS
all games played

14,686 Eric LaBadie-Overall Winner!

6,454 Steve Silva

ERIC'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
GRAPLOP-

SCORE TO BEAT: 1,098

SCORED: 890
WINNER? NO

PLAYING FOR: TRON VIDEO ARCADE GAME

ERIC'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #48
Because Eric 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 - John Spinelli vs Lori Graham & Michael Griggs vs Eric LaBadie
2 Rounds - 2 contestants in each round
Final Round - winning contestant of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
ERIC'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #48
ERIC'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #48

30 secounds
BUCK ROGERS

4,071 Eric

3,324 Michael Griggs

30 secounds
GYRUSS

6,750 Eric

3,050 Michael Griggs

30 secounds
ZOO KEEPER

22,300 Eric LaBadie -Overall Winner!

8,370 Lori Graham

PLAYING FOR:
RB5X ROBOT

ERIC'S PRIZES