With Valentine’s Day and love in the air this month, we’re thinking about the classic arcade games that we love to love. Check out a few of our favorites below and don’t forget to comment with your favorites!
- Space Invaders – This 1978 game is one of the first arcade “shoot ‘em ups.” The game was influenced by earlier games such as Breakout and Gun Fight, but quickly surpassed both in popularity.
- Asteroids – This Atari classic was released in 1979 and quickly became one of the first major hits of the golden age of arcade games. In it, the player controls a small spaceship that must blast itself through an asteroid field.
- Pac-Man – Developed by Namco, this 1980 arcade game established the so called “maze chase” genre. The game has spawned near countless spin-offs (including the wonderful and ever popular Ms. Pac-Man) and continues to be an icon today.
- Frogger – This Konami classic was released in arcades in 1981. The premise — taking on the role of a frog trying to cross a road and river — is a simple one but the gameplay is addictive and can be quite challenging.
- Donkey Kong – This one is a great example of an early platformer. Released in 1981 by Nintendo, it also marks the first appearance Mario (originally named Jumpman). Fun fact: Mario was originally intended to be a carpenter, but his profession was changed to a plumber in latter appearances.
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