Mike appeared on two STARCADE! shows. Show #14 was taped when Mike was 13  years old. He was a great player so we invited him back to play on a very special STARCADE! show #38 - a Dragon's Lair special. The ONLY game played was the laser disc game Dragon's Lair. Mike competed against three other STARCADE! champions.

Mike wrote in his mini-autobiography: "In my spare time: I drop rocks or explode Pookas and Fugars in Dig Dub, encircle the other lightcycle in Tron and get back at Mario in Donkey Kong Jr."

Mike showed up on taping day with a present - a STARCADE! maze (you know, mazes -- you try to get from point A to point B) ... and believe it not, we still have it! Speaking of that -- having it, Mike says he still has the video arcade game he won: "I still have my Popeye arcade game, with my high score at 256,000. I still play videogames, mainly on the Playstation, and I don't think I'll ever give them up. I thought I might 'grow out of them,' but I find myself still playing them until the wee hours of the night."

In 2000 Mike said, "I work freelance as a videographer and as a film camera assistant on independent films and documentaries." See the photo of Mike aboard the USS Essex, a Marine troop transport ship. He was aboard filming a documentary on the Marine Corps. "I also have been making my own short films/videos since high school. I'll be moving to France for a while to be with my girlfriend, as well as to find work in my field."

Great to hear you're enjoying your life -- and you're in showbiz! So many Starcaders are ...
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MIKE'S GAMES
MIKE'S SCORES

50 secounds
DONKEY KONG JR

9,100 Mike

10,500 Stephen Beall

50 secounds
PAC MAN

3,740 Mike

5,820 Stephen Beall

40 secounds
DONKEY KONG

5,500 Mike

400 Stephen Beall

TOTALS
all games played

18,340 Mike McEuen-OVERALL WINNER!

16,720 Stephen Beall

MIKE'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
Ms Pac Man -

SCORE TO BEAT: 3,255

SCORED: 3,255+
WINNER? YES

PLAYING FOR: POPEYE video arcade game

MIKE'S INVITATIONAL SHOW #38 - DRAGON'S LAIR ONLY
Because Mike 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 - Jonah Colman vs Marcelo Hassmer - Mike McEuen vs Mike Russo
2 Rounds - 2 contestants in each round
Final Round - winner of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
MIKE'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #38 - DRAGON'S LAIR ONLY
MIKE'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #38

30 secounds
DRAGON'S LAIR

2,158 Mike

4,278 Mike Russo

30 secounds
DRAGON'S LAIR

4,278 Mike

3,324 Mike Russo

30 secounds
DRAGON'S LAIR

13,102 Mike Russo

 5,405 Jonah Colman

PLAYING FOR:
DRAGON'S LAIR VIDEO ARCADE GAME

MIKE'S PRIZES