...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 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Climbing D Joystick Jumping Nintendo

Donkey Kong Junior

The Game: Mario, in his second-ever videogame appearance, has Donkey Kong in captivity, and it’s up to Donkey Kong Jr. to rescue his dad by scaling vines and chains, avoiding nasty-toothed traps and pesky birds, and reaching the key to free the great ape from Mario’s clutches. (Nintendo, 1982) Memories: Donkey Kong Junior was a …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1983 4 quarters (4 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Joystick Jumping M Nintendo

Mario Bros.

The Game: Twin brothers Mario and Luigi give up the illustrious life of ape-chasers and damsel-rescuers for their original line of work… plumbing. But this doesn’t mean the job’s any less dangerous. Killer lobsters and turtles abound in the sewer system (well, isn’t it that way everywhere?), along with airborne fireballs not unlike the foxfires …

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The Legend Of Zelda

The Game: Link wanders the kingdom of Hyrule, attempting to defeat the minions of the evil Ganon and trying to gather the weapons, tools, and items he will need to free the kingdom. Most vital on his quest is the recovery of all the pieces of the magical Triforce, the most powerful force that can …

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Pac-Man Vs.

The Game: As a round yellow creature consisting of a mouth and nothing else, one player maneuvers around a relatively simple maze, gobbling small dots and evading four colorful monsters, up to three of which are controlled by his fellow players, who can eat Pac-Man on contact. In four corners of the screen, large flashing …

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