• Adam Tuttle
    SHOW #87
    taped: 7/25/1983
Adam was 12 and in the 7th grade when he appeared on STARCADE! show #87 in July 1983. He played a good game ... with he and his opponent Troy DePonte running a close race. But when the smoke cleared, it was Adam who won the overall competition and the right to play for the Grand Prize, a Super Zaxxon video arcade game. He chose to play Q*Bert and did not make the score he needed to win ... but he took home some major prizes anyway ... a Texas Instruments Computer for being the Overall Winner, a ColecoVision for naming 4 games on the Name the Game Round and a Scisys Sensor Chess for choosing the Mystery Game, Dorodon. You could hardly call him a loser.

In his tryout paperwork, Adam said, "I really love sports and I love to fish." He described his video game playing ability as "good." When asked why he wanted to be on STARCADE!, he said, "I really like to win a game and I love to play video games."

In 2003 when he checked in, Adam said, "I almost hit the floor when my friend emailed me this site (the STARCADE! website) ... I do have fond memories of that faithful day in San Francisco ... I was so close to taking home Super Zaxxon. I still wake up in the middle of the night sometimes wondering if I had only picked Dig Dug instead of Q*Bert would I have won? (Actually Dig Dug wasn't the other choice. It was Berzerk.) I still tell people about my 15 minutes of fame back in the early '80's."

Adam tells us that today, he's "working in Internet Advertising ... I studied Photography in college but when the World Wide Web emerged, I knew I had found my calling ... I've spent the last 8 years working for multiple Internet companies including Amazon.com, Prodigy Internet, among others. My early love for video games grew into a full-fledged passion for technology when I was awarded the Texas Instruments Personal Computer on STARCADE! I proceeded to teach myself BASIC programming and the rest is history ... That fascination with computers blossomed into my present career and I have YOUR show to thank for that! I wonder what I would be doing if I had been on Wheel of Fortune instead?"

We have a feeling your course was already set when you showed up for STARCADE! tryouts ... the rest, as you say, is history ... STARCADE! history.
ADAM'S OPPONENT: Troy DePonte has not checked in.
ADAM'S GAMES
ADAM'S SCORES

50 secounds
PENGO

2,660 Adam

490 Troy DePonte

50 secounds
MARIO BROS

2,430 Adam

3,250 Troy DePonte

40 secounds
DORODON

780 Adam

880 Troy DePonte

TOTALS
all games played

5,870 Adam Tuttle - Overall Winner!

4,620 Troy DePonte

ADAM'S GRAND PRIZE PLAY

30 secounds
Q*BERT

SCORE TO BEAT: 1,588

SCORED: 625
WINNER? NO

PLAYING FOR: SUPER ZAXXON VIDEO ARCADE GAME

ADAM'S PRIZES