This was a fun book with a really neat premise. I thought it was pretty cute. I can see why it's so popular 80's pop culture, and older video games are a hip thing now. I was just turning 10 at the very end of the 80's, and have never been much into video games so some of the references were beyond me. I'm not a video game sort of nerd. I am however an obsessive sort of nerd that spends hours on fan sites and theories, more magic, and fantasy than video games ,and space. I could relate to spending obscene abouts of time researching some book or series that you are infatuated with.. I was entertained, but there were no huge earth shattering surprises here. This is a 1st novel. the writing could use a bit of polish in my opinion. I'd recommend this to fans of video games, and that VH1 show I love the 80's.