70s Games

The 1970′s kicked off the video games industry. There were experimental games before this, arguably going back to the 1940′s, but it was the release of Pong in 1972, that first enabled the general public to play video games. In fact, many families in the 1970′s had home console versions of Pong – played on the TV set.

The game Breakout came in 1975, designed in large part by Steve Jobs, and in 1978, Space Invaders catapulted video games into the mainstream, creating a multi-billion dollar industry within three years. Asteroids nipped in just before the 80′s, in November of 1979.

Grab your flares and flowery shirts, here’s our collection of 1970′s video games…

Pong

Pong

No collection of the best ever video games of all time would be complete without Pong. Pong was, for the general public, the very first video game. There were games before this, but only Mad Men era geeks with mainframes got to play them. We’ve wanted to add a Pong game for ages, but it …

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 …

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