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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

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

Arcade Game’s Golden ageTimeline


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  • 1978

  • 1979

  • 1980

  • 1981

  • 1982

  • 1983

  • 1984

  • 1985

  • 1986


Arcade game s golden age timeline

1978

Space Invaders

This game was the first blockbuster arcade game and started the shoot’em up genre.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1979

Asteroids

This was one of the most popular and influential arcade games in the Golden age of Arcade Games selling 70,000 arcade cabinets.

Galaxian

This game has been popular since it was released and has been a part of competitive gamming ever since.

Sheriff

This is one of the earliest-style game and is a run and gun game.

Radar Scope

This game is a cross between Space Invader and Galaxian but is in three types of cabinets: upright, cockpit and cocktail.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1980

Pac-Man

This is the biggest selling game and the first maze chase game.

King & Balloon

This is the first game to use synthesized voices.

Rally-X

This is the first game to use background music, multi scrolling and a radar map.

Defender

This game is a slid-scrolling shooter and is set on the surface of an unnamed planet.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1981

Donkey Kong

This is one of the first platform games and it introduced Mario or Jumpman at the time.

Eliminator

This is a multi-directional shooter and is the only four-player vector game.

Scramble

This is the first side-scrolling shooter with forced scrolling and multiple distinct levels.

Frogger

This is a game when you need to get a frog across the road avoiding traffic.

Bosconian

This game introduced free-roaming gameplay because a players ship can move freely in all directions.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1982

Moon Patrol

This is the first game to use parallax scrolling.

Pole Position

This is one of the most popular arcade games of all time.

Star Trek

This is one of the most elaborate vector games ever released because it had five different controls, six different enemies and forty different levels.

Time Pilot

This game is a time traveling themed game which uses a free-roaming style gameplay.

Quantum

This is an arcade game that uses a 16-bit 68000CPU which gave it better details and graphics.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1983

I robot

This is the first 3D-polygonal game.

Journey

This is the first game to use digitized sprites.

Dragon’s Lair

This is the first game to use cel-animated video.

Libble Rabble

This is Namco’s first game to have a 16-bit processor.

Star Wars

This game is a simulation of the movies attack on the Death Star.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1984

Marble Madness

This game involves the player moving a marble through six courses.

Paperboy

This game involves the player delivering papers, vandalizing homes and avoiding hazards.

Pac-Land

This game involves Pac-Man to go on trips and take the fairy's to Fairyland.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1985

Gauntlet

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.

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Arcade game s golden age timeline

1986

Out Run

This is one of the best selling video games of all time.

Chiller

This game is an early example of blood and gore.

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