Asteroids Atari (1979) Asteroids is a space-themed multidirectional shooter which was made by Atari in 1979. It is one of the biggest hits of the golden age of arcade games. In this game, players control a triangular space ship in the middle of an asteroid field. Flying saucers will also fly through this field and …

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Frogger arcade cabinet


Frogger Konami (1981) Frogger was released in 1981 was received as one of the greatest video games ever made. The goal is to simply guide a frog to each of the empty homes located at the top of the screen. Each frog starts at the bottom of the screen and the player must avoid an …

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Q-Bert arcade cabinet


Q-Bert Gottlieb (1982) Q-Bert was released in 1982 and is recognized for its use of isometric graphics to create 3D looking elements. It is easily one of the most recognizable arcade games from its time. The goal of the game is to use Q-Bert to charge each cube on the pyramid shaped levels to a …

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The Simpsons arcade cabinet

The Simpsons

The Simpsons Konami (1991) The Simpsons was released by Konami in 1991 and was one of the top three best-selling arcade games of the year. In this side-scrolling beat’em up, up to four players can choose between Homer, Marge, Bart, and Lisa to chase after Smithers through the city of Springfield. The various characters have …

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Ms. Pac-Man

Ms. Pac-Man Midway (1982) Ms. Pac-Man is the sequel to the incredibly successful Pac-Man. Ms. Pac-Man was not created by Namco, but was instead developed by General Computer Corporation and released by Midway in 1982. The game was received incredibly by American audiences was praised for its changes to the original game. While the core …

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Pac-Man Namco (1980) Pac-Man is a maze-based action game released internationally by Namco in 1980. It is considered by many to be one of the most successful and influential games of all time. It was a massive success in North America with an estimated 30 million players by 1982. Players control Pac Man and must …

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Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong Nintendo (1981) Donkey Kong was created by Nintendo in 1981, and quickly became one of the highest selling arcade games of the early 80’s. Donkey Kong was a pioneer for arcade platformers. It even debuted Mario who at the time was called Jumpman. Players control Jumpman, and must ascend the construction site to …

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Millipede Atari (1982) Millipede is the sequel to the 1980 classic, Centipede. In this sequel, players ditch the Bug Blaster for an Elf character called the Archer who must defend his mushroom forest from the infestation of gigantic insects. Atari also added new enemies like the Earwig, Bee, Inchworm, Ladybug and much more, each with …

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