Arcade Game’s Golden age Timeline. Contents. 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986. 1978. Space Invaders This game was the first blockbuster arcade game and started the shoot’em up genre. Contents. 1979. Asteroids
This game was the first blockbuster arcade game and started the shoot’em up genre.
This was one of the most popular and influential arcade games in the Golden age of Arcade Games selling 70,000 arcade cabinets.
This game has been popular since it was released and has been a part of competitive gamming ever since.
This is one of the earliest-style game and is a run and gun game.
This game is a cross between Space Invader and Galaxian but is in three types of cabinets: upright, cockpit and cocktail.
This is the biggest selling game and the first maze chase game.
King & Balloon
This is the first game to use synthesized voices.
This is the first game to use background music, multi scrolling and a radar map.
This game is a slid-scrolling shooter and is set on the surface of an unnamed planet.
This is one of the first platform games and it introduced Mario or Jumpman at the time.
This is a multi-directional shooter and is the only four-player vector game.
This is the first side-scrolling shooter with forced scrolling and multiple distinct levels.
This is a game when you need to get a frog across the road avoiding traffic.
This game introduced free-roaming gameplay because a players ship can move freely in all directions.
This is the first game to use parallax scrolling.
This is one of the most popular arcade games of all time.
This is one of the most elaborate vector games ever released because it had five different controls, six different enemies and forty different levels.
This game is a time traveling themed game which uses a free-roaming style gameplay.
This is an arcade game that uses a 16-bit 68000CPU which gave it better details and graphics.
This is the first 3D-polygonal game.
This is the first game to use digitized sprites.
This is the first game to use cel-animated video.
This is Namco’s first game to have a 16-bit processor.
This game is a simulation of the movies attack on the Death Star.
This game involves the player moving a marble through six courses.
This game involves the player delivering papers, vandalizing homes and avoiding hazards.
This game involves Pac-Man to go on trips and take the fairy's to Fairyland.
This is a maze game that allows the player to choose from four characters.
Yie Ar Kung-Fu
This is the basis for modern fighting games.
Vs. Super Mario Brothers
This game is different from the original game because it is harder with
Tehkan World Cup
this is the first multi-player football game.
This is one of the best selling video games of all time.
This game is an early example of blood and gore.