History of Arcade Games
PacMan was released by Namco in 1980 at a time when most arcade games were themed around futuristic space battles, typified by titles like Space Invaders. PacMan was a new kind of game, a maze game that appealed to...
Battlezone was an arcade game by Atari in 1980
Mr Do! is part of a legacy of Japanese developed arcade games, involving memorable characters with strange names such as PacMan and Donkey Kong, that stood out amongst all of the generic Space Invader clones flooding...
Bagman was an arcade game released in 1982 by the lesser known Valadon Automation
In the first of this series of articles on the History of Star Wars Video Games, I will be reviewing the arcade releases, from Atari's Star Wars in 1983 to the final cabinet, Star Wars Racer Arcade.
The classic arcade title Defender was produced at a time when every game released was a first of it's kind, and the pioneering developers were really exploring the forms that electronic entertainment could take....
It was back in 1981, in Portland, Oregon, when a video game cabinet called Polybius that resembled an early version of Tempest, was put into a couple of arcades in the suburbs of the city. The game proved to be popular,...
The classic Space Invaders game kick started the arcade craze of the early 80's, and brought video games into the mainstream. Everyone who was around in the early 80's remembers their first experience of Space...
Donkey Kong is one of the most influential releases in video game history, marking the emergence of Nintendo as well as the birth of Super Mario. 30 years later, and the Donkey Kong series has spawned millions of games...
Pole Position arcade game by Atari
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