Arcade games have become so famous in the year 1980s. Mostly,
the games that are present today are just the enhanced version
of the games that were created before. During that time, many enjoyed the arcade games. There are so
many arcade games in the 80s that are still famous until now.
Here are some of the most famous arcade games of the 80s:
Battlezone (Atari Inc) it was the first arcade that feature
3D environment. The citizens of the US were so impressed about
this particular game. In fact, the Armed Forces of United States got the idea of tanks
training from this particular arcade. More
Berserk (Universal Research Laboratory) was the first game
with speaking characters. The people became so curious about
this game. DEvelopment costs were really expensive, because of
the digitalization of 30 words!
And in fact many games on the market today are just expanded
versions of this old arcade game.
Defender (Williams Electronics) it was a member of
VIDEOTOPIA and was made by Eugene Jarvis. It was the first
arcade game that has made a great hit among the games produced
by Williams Electronics. Play
It became so famous because of being the first arcade game
featuring an artificial world. The game can be presented on the
outside view as the player plays the game.
Pac-Man (Bally/Midway) this particular game is still famous
this present time. There are many versions of this game, people
love playing it repeatedly. The concept of this game is from a Japanese Folktale, it became
so famous in Japan making a yen shortage. It also hit the
biggest market in US. It has become the cover of Time Magazine and appeared on the
Saturday-Morning cartoon. It does not only capture the Gaming
world but the music industry as well. Songs are made because of
its existence. Play
Missile Command (Atari Inc) another great creation of Atari
aside from the famous Battlezone. It was originally called
Armageddon. It caught the attention of many people of the US
because it features a clear reflection of the nuclear conflict
in the US. It became so famous that more than 100 arcade games
were created. Play
Gorf (Bally/Midway) a very different shoot and slide game
compared to other games. It was the first games to offer
different environment on stage-by-stage presentation. It is also
one of the talking arcade games.
Donkey Kong (Nintendo Ltd.) it was one among the first
arcade games with whimsical storyline. It is a story about a
giant ape that became curious on a female human. It is also
named Jumpman which is now known by the name of Mario. Play
Centipede (Atari Inc) the first arcade game designed by a
woman. It was the first colorful arcade that attracts more
female players than male arcade players. Centipede
Tempest (Atari Inc) it was the first game produced by Atari
that features color vector display. It also features 3D graphics
and was inspired by the dream of the designer.Play
Quantum (Atari Inc) it was designed by an outside company,
which was based on the quantum mechanics.
Star Wars (Atari Inc) it also became so famous in the US. It
also Feature 3D environment and characters as well. Everything
It originally uses a joystick; one among the first arcade games
which uses it.
These are the famous arcade games of the 80s. If you want to
get hold of the above classic games, you can try visiting some
websites that offer download of these classic games.
Have fun and enjoy the gaming adventure!
About the Author: John Rivers is the owner of A1C
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