...in the arcade 1 Button 1976 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Atari Available In Our Store B Breaking Through Walls Paddle / Rotary Knob

Breakout

The Game: You’ve got a mobile paddle and – well, frankly, balls. But you don’t have a lot of balls at your disposal (am I the only one becoming a little bit uncomfortable discussing this?), so you have to make the best use of them that you can to knock down the rows of colorful …

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...at home 1978 5 quarters (5 stars) Action Strategy D Fairchild Channel F Fairchild Semiconductor Game Systems Joystick

Dodge It

The Game: Trapped in a square or rectangular arena, the player is represented by a mobile square. Another projectile punches its way into the arena and begins ricocheting around; points accumulate rapidly the longer the player’s square avoids contact with the projectile, but starting at 200 points, an additional projectile is added every 100 points, …

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...on computers 1 Button 1979 5 quarters (5 stars) Atari Atari 8-Bit Computers Cockpit computer games only First-Person Home Computer System Joystick Keyboard S Shooting At Enemies

Star Raiders

The Game: Zylon warships are on the rampage, blasting allied basestars out of the sky and wreaking havoc throughout the galaxy. Your orders are to track down the fast-moving raiders and destroy them before they can do any more damage. You have limited shields and weapons at your disposal, and a battle computer which is …

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...in the arcade 1980 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade Available In Our Store D Joystick More Than 2 Buttons Shooting At Enemies Side-Scrolling Williams Electronics

Defender

The Game: Alien invaders besiege the helpless population of a planet, and you are the last line of defense. Ideally, you must destroy the aliens before they can abduct humanoids from the ground; if an alien ship gets to the top of the screen with a captive, it absorbs that unlucky soul and it becomes …

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...in the arcade 1980 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Available In Our Store Collecting Objects Joystick Maze Midway Namco P

Pac-Man

The Game: As a round yellow creature consisting of a mouth and nothing else, you maneuver around a relatively simple maze, gobbling small dots (10 points) and evading four colorful monsters who can eat you on contact. In four corners of the screen, large flashing dots (50 points) enable you to turn the tables and …

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...in the arcade 1980 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Available In Our Store Joystick P Publisher / Manufacturer Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) Taito

Phoenix

The Game: In a heavily armed space fighter, your job is pretty simple – ward off wave after wave of bird-like advance fighters and Phoenix creatures until you get to the mothership, and then try to blow that to smithereens. All of which would be simple if not for the aliens’ unpredictable kamikaze dive-bombing patterns. …

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...in the arcade 1980 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Atari Available In Our Store Cockpit First-Person Flight Stick Military Planes Publisher / Manufacturer R Vector Graphics

Red Baron

The Game: Take to the sky for some biplane battle with Baron von Richtoven himself! In a combat environment where banking too sharp can either be a daring maneuver or certain doom, your mission is to take out as many enemies as you can before you yourself accumulate too many bullet holes in the sides …

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...in the arcade 1980 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Atari Available In Our Store Paddle / Rotary Knob Shooting At Enemies T Vector Graphics

Tempest

As a strangely crablike creature, you scuttle along the rim of an abstract, hollow geometric tube, zapping red bow-tie-ish critters and purple diamond-shaped things which carry them. There are also swirly green things (swirly thing alert!!) which spin “spikes” like webs, and by the way, you should avoid spikes. See below. (Atari, 1980) Memories: Tempest …

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Warlords

The Game: Think of it as Pong to the death. Two to four players hurl a fireball (multiple fireballs as the game progresses) around the playing field, smashing the walls to each other’s castles and – hopefully – hitting the other players’ kings and putting them out of commission. Your launcher doubles as a mobile …

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...at home 1 Button 1980 5 quarters (5 stars) Activision Atari 2600 VCS Available In Our Store Board Game C Game Systems Joystick

Checkers

The Game: The classic game of strategy is faithfully reproduced on the Atari VCS. Two armies of twelve men each advance diagonally across the checkerboard, jumping over opponents and attempting to reach the enemy’s home squares to be crowned. Whoever still has pieces still standing at the end of the game wins. (Activision, 1980, for …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Climbing D Joystick Jumping Nintendo

Donkey Kong

The Game: An oversized gorilla kidnaps Mario’s girlfriend and hauls her up to the top of a building which is presumably under construction. You are Mario, dodging Donkey Kong’s never-ending hail of rolling barrels and “foxfires” in your attempt to climb to the top of the building and topple Donkey Kong. You can actually do …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade Climbing F Joystick Maze Rock-Ola Side-Scrolling SNK Speech Synthesis

Fantasy

The Game: As an unnamed but cartoonishly cute little hero, you are powerless to watch as your girlfriend Cheri is abducted by a boatload of pirates. Only then are you inspired to act, chasing after the heavily armed pirate ship in your defenseless balloon. You dodge cannonballs as you try to reach the pirate ship’s …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Available In Our Store G Joystick Midway Namco Shooting At Enemies Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Galaga

The Game: Commanding a small fleet of sleek fighter ships, you’re up against an alien invasion, arriving in wave after unfriendly wave. Alien fighters resemble butterflies and bees, but the real prize is the handful of motherships which arrives with each wave. Capable of taking two hits – the first weakens them and turns them …

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...in the arcade 1981 2 Buttons 5 quarters (5 stars) Arcade arcade games only Available In Our Store Claiming Territory Joystick Publisher / Manufacturer Q Taito

Qix

The Game: In an exceedingly abstract and addictive game, you are a marker, trying to claim as much of the playing field as you can by enclosing areas of it. Drawing your boundaries faster is safer, but yields fewer points. A slower draw, which leaves you vulnerable to attack from the Qix and the Sparx, …

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...at home 1 Button 1981 5 quarters (5 stars) Edit Your Own Levels Joystick K Keyboard Magnavox / N.A.P. Maze Odyssey2

K.C. Munchkin!

The Game: As a small blue spherical creature whose sole sensory organs consist of two eyes, two antennae and an enormous mouth, you are on a mission to eat twelve dots which are floating around a small maze. Pursuing you are three multicolored jellyfish-like horrors who will gobble you up on contact. (North American Philips, …

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...at home 1 Button 1981 5 quarters (5 stars) Atari Atari 2600 VCS Available In Our Store Game Systems home video games only Joystick M Shooting At Enemies

Missile Command

The Game: Tucked away safely in an underground bunker, you are solely responsible for defending six cities from a relentless, ever-escalating ICBM attack. Your missile base is armed with three banks of nuclear missiles capable of intercepting the incoming enemy nukes, planes and smart bombs. One nuke hit on your base will incapacitate one bank …

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