Nick Arcade (found Nickelodeon game show; 1992)

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The show's logo.

Status: Found

Date found: 24 Mar 2021

Found by: Paramount+

Nick Arcade is a 1990s Nickelodeon game show that premiered on January 4th, 1992, and ended on November 6th, 1992. The show involves two teams who are competing to enter the Video Zone to face the challenge of the Game Wizard. In order to enter, each team must earn the highest points. Most of it involves moving Mikey on the screen board, as he lands in a square that uncovers certain events. Such as answering trivia questions (mostly relating to video games), winning bonus prizes, or given a "Video Challenge." The Video Challenge allows one of the teams to play a classic video game of their selection. Nick Arcade took some inspiration of video game based game shows such as Starcade and Video Power.

The show's thumbnail on Paramount+.

Reruns aired on Nickelodeon until September 28th, 1997, with alternate sponsorship plugs during those final airings. After that, the show started airing reruns on Nick GAS from its inception in 1999 until its demise at the very end of 2007. The show lasted a total of 2 seasons, with 84 episodes total. While Nick GAS aired most of the episodes, there were 20 episodes that the network had not aired, this was mostly likely to due copyright issues for the music videos used in the visual puzzles for those episodes. One of those episodes was released on iTunes, and another was posted on TurboNick. Another five episodes were uncovered through VHS recordings from some of the 1990s Nickelodeon airings. This left a total of 13 episodes that had yet to be recovered. However, on March 24th, 2021, the entire series was added to ViacomCBS' streaming service Paramount+.[1]

Formerly Missing Episodes

Due to the rarity of the missing episodes, some of them didn't have any detail at all. But here was the known information to some of the missing episodes.[2]

Season 1

  • Shakir & Alisa VS Kevin & Kerri: Star Defenders is the opening tossup. Rounds of Deep Space and Planet X. Video games shown are Turrican, Parasol Stars, Gaiares, Alpha Mission 2, and Battletoads. Video Zone challenge includes Alien Moon Base, Mind Maze, and Scorchia.
  • Calvin & Katie VS Mark & Cheryl. Nothing else is known other than the title.
  • One audience member saw an episode taped on November 29th, 1991, with an airdate of May 2nd, 1992.

Season 2


Enthlevel video showing clips from the missing episodes.

Another Enthlevel video. A clip from one of the missing episodes is shown at the end.

See Also

Nick Arcade

Anthology and Short Series

Bumpers and Promos


Game Shows

Inaugural Series

Live Action