During the 80:s Arcade Games made its entry to Sweden and that was the most exciting thing to do as a kid. Still, all I remember during a trip to Cyprus is a Game called Ladybug - if one hit the game with a chair you could play for "free", and we did, every waking hour. Otherwise, 1942 was my favourite.
If one was really good you could write your name with three letters on the High Score list. I always wrote zyx and my brother wrote gax. When I was looking for a name for the race I took the coolest word I knew and at the same time I can salute my brother.
It could have been an apronym for Great Adventure X-treme or one could make up an backronym, but this is not the case.