Best arcade games ever

Best arcade games ever

The age of arcade games is often referred as the golden age of gaming. The establishment of arcade game saw a craze among kids and teenagers and saw heavy crowd in public places where there were installed. From the early 1920s to the late 1980s, there saw an influx of arcade games in various types and themes. They gradually developed taking the shape of the modern day video games, playstation and XBox.

Some of the popular arcade games are given:


The creation of Tōru Iwatani, Pac-Man was developed by Namco and Atari. A renowned classic game, it inspired other space shooting games like Space Invaders and Asteroids. A part of the popular culture of the 1980s, Pac-Man was popular among people of all ages was further developed as a video game and was part of hit television series.

Space Invaders

Released a little earlier than Pac-Man, it was initially from Tomohiro Nishikado. The most popular video arcade game ever, Space Invaders has influenced an entire generation and became part of the culture with music, popular television series like Futurama and also books written on this famous arcade game.

Star Wars

Star Wars was released in the year 1983 and was the brainchild of Mike Hally. This arcade game was hugely popular among video gamers and had mark resemblance to the iconic movie. Owing to its huge popularity, home versions of the game was developed for computer and has got many world records among its players.


The arcade game had close resemblance to the Star Wars and jointly designed by Lyle Rains and Ed Logg. One of the earliest proponents of vector game, Asteroids was also known as the flying saucers game. Other popular arcade games like Gravitar and Defender were hugely influenced from this popular space shooting arcade game.

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