While some of our LP fans started gaming for the first time with online bingo games, many people began playing back in the days when you had to go to the video arcade, your pocket bulging with coins prised from your piggy bank, making a right racket as you did. But while these machines may have gobbled up your money, for many players, it was well worth it.
If you’re old enough to remember this period of gaming, or just want to know more about this classic time in gaming history, join us as we take a nostalgic look at three of the top-notch arcade games from this era.
1. SPACE INVADERS – 1978
Space Invaders – the game that many believe kicked off the “golden age of arcades” – put players in control of a moveable laser cannon with one simple goal: stop the aliens from landing on Earth. The titular space invaders would move down and across the screen in rows, and it was up to the player to destroy them all, feverishly nudging their cursor left and right while firing on all cylinders. The game (and music) picked up speed as more aliens were destroyed, creating a nerve-wracking but incredible action experience. It was enough to bring your fingertips out in a sweat!
This game was a cultural phenomenon in the late 1970s and completely changed the public’s perception of video games.
Facts about Space Invaders
Here are a few facts about Space Invaders for you to blast through:
2. PAC-MAN – 1980
Pac-Man undoubtedly stands among the greatest arcade games of all time. This simple yellow circle with the giant mouth gobbled his way into the hearts of gamers across the world, as he outran ghosts and snacked on pellets in an attempt to survive and get an incredibly high score. No matter how many times you played, you’d never quite be satisfied!
Unlike any other game at the time, Pac-Man offered a completely new experience, and would go on to smash dozens of records, spawn numerous remakes and sequels; it even got its own cartoon show!
Facts about Pac-Man
Here are some bite-sized facts about this classic arcade game:
3. STREET FIGHTER II – 1991
Despite being the second game in the Street Fighter franchise, Street Fighter II is the game that is credited for, er, kick-starting a new generation of fighting games. In this arcade game, players chose one of many skilled fighters from around the world, and battled it out, with the aim of defeating their rivals and becoming the number-one street fighter!
While the game was undoubtedly miles ahead of its peers at the time, it had a two-player feature that absolutely captured the attention of gamers everywhere. It allowed other players to jump into the game at any point and face off against you in a blood-pumping, sweaty, virtual clash of fists!
Facts about Street Fighter II
Here’s some interesting trivia for you to check out between rounds of your favourite fighting game:
BINGO – ANOTHER GAMING CLASSIC
No, bingo isn’t an arcade classic, but it is a great game that we all know and love. This popular game of chance has also made the leap to the digital realm, allowing people from across the world to play and find out if lady luck is on their side. Players can enjoy the game in many different forms, including 90-ball, 75-ball, and 5-line, depending on their taste.
It’s been played for literally hundreds of years now, and we’re sure fans and newcomers will continue to enjoy this gambling game for many more to come, since it’s so easy to pick up and play!
Facts about bingo
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Anonymous / 11 March 2021