• Colin Adkins
    SHOW #67 & #73 Invitational
    taped: 7/1983 & 7/28/1983
Colin was one of the all-time great STARCADE! contestants.  He won it all ... the Overall Prize, the Name the Game Prize, the Grand Prize AND when he was invited back to compete against 3 other STARCADE! winners, he won that competition as well. He was unbeatable!

Colin was 16 and an avid game player when he was on STARCADE! He found out about STARCADE! tryouts at his local arcade. He described his game playing ability as very good to excellent on some games, others poor. He described himself as 'Good Player' on his Tryout sheet. In that same paperwork, Colin said he, "was very philosophical and loved to think and argue. He became interested in politics in Middle School and "hoped to major in Business before going to Law School." Colin expressed the hope that, "perhaps after establishing myself in law, I will run for office."

When he checked in, Colin told us he had "gone to law school and became an attorney."  No sign of politics at the moment but who knows what the future holds for this ambitious Starcader. Colin was not only a great player, a great contestant BUT managed to achieve his goals in life.  Way to go, Colin.

Since he appeared on STARCADE! Colin tells us, he's gotten a "Business degree from UC Berkeley, and a JD from the University of San Diego - Traveled to Ireland, England, Wales, Scotland, France, Netherlands, West and East Germany, Slovnia, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Czech Republic, Hungary, Corsica, Spain, Portugal, Australia, Mexico and Canada"  Whew!  AND "lived in Berkeley, San Diego, Houston, Las Vegas, Carson City, Ireland and San Francisco" AND "been to the Mardi Gras three times, Octoberfest, Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby, Running of the Bulls, World Cup, Virginia City Camel Races and the Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival!"

Colin ... you've been way too busy ... or you're pulling our leg ... either way, you're definitely an interesting Starcader!

COLIN'S OPPONENT: Ron Graham has not checked in.
COLIN'S GAMES
COLIN'S SCORES

50 secounds
SINISTAR

9,410 Colin

7,710 Ron Graham

50 secounds
SUPER COBRA

2,090 Colin

1,660 Ron Graham

40 secounds
MOON PATROL

1,550 Colin

1,700 Ron Graham

TOTALS
all games played

13,050 -Colin Adkins-Overall Winner!

11,070 Ron Graham

COLIN'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
WILD WESTERN -

SCORE TO BEAT: 498

SCORED: 500
WINNER? YES

PLAYING FOR: WACKO VIDEO ARCADE GAME

COLIN'S INVITATIONAL SHOW #73
Because Colin 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 contestants in each round
Final Round - winner of each round competing against each other to choose an Overall Winner
COLIN'S GAMES INVITATIONAL SHOW #73
COLIN'S SCORES INVITATIONAL SHOW #73

30 secounds
WACKO

3,300 Colin

3,900 Tony LaVigna

Wacko

30 secounds
MILLIPEDE

39,732 Colin

38,299 Tony LaVigna

Millipede

30 secounds
XEVIOUS

7,010 Colin Adkins-Overall Winner!

5,170 Sean Kovacs

Xevious

PLAYING FOR: TRIP TO HAWAII AND A ROLL OF QUARTERS

COLIN'S PRIZES