Arcade Games

Arcade games are where it all started. Back in the late 70′s and early 80′s, when video games were in their infancy, the most popular way to play games was in a video arcade (hence the name).

Games quickly moved into the living room, popularized by the Atari 2600 games console, which took off in popularity in 1980, but arcade games continued to attract gamers to their often sleazy venues for another 10 years, by offering higher quality hardware and better gaming experiences.

When this divide in technical capability was bridged, in the early 90′s, the game was up for arcades. But the titles that created such a buzz – Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Dig Dug and Star Wars to name a few… continue to live on in name.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Space Invaders needs little introduction. It is the arcade game that launched a thousand others. It hasn’t aged quite as well as some classic games (Pacman feels fresher), but in terms of legacy… Space Invaders is deservedly in the top 3 games of all time. As always we’ve searched to find the best version of …

Asteroids

Asteroids

Asteroids first appeared in 1979 and is a classic among video games. It’s unique in that it used so-called vector graphics to generate the game image. Battlezone was another game that used the same approach. The gameplay for Asteroids is thus unique and makes it a cult classic. That gameplay is lovingly recreated in this …

Pacman

Pacman

Pacman is a legendary game and continues to draw new fans online. Pacman broke the mould in games when it was released, with its cutesy graphics and novel gameplay. It appealed to gamers of all ages and both sexes, and directly influenced legions of other games such as Q-Bert, Frogger and staff favourite Ladybug. When …

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