It would be impossible to talk about the 80s without thinking back to those arcade games. A coin-operated arcade game is one that you can find in video arcades, entertainment centers, and restaurants.
Popular arcade games include redemption games that reward players based on their scores in the game, computer-controlled video gaming, and pinball games that require the player to manipulate one or more of the metal balls on the playfield.
In the 1970s arcade games became so popular. It was based on table tennis or ping-pong, and became a favorite of almost everyone. Many imitations of the Pong game were created and avid players grew to be more familiar with them.There were also famous arcade games like pinball, skeeball. Today you can also buy an ice ball arcade game through online sources.
Video game arcades flourished throughout the 1980s. You can find them in department stores, bars, restaurants, and even movie theaters. They are everywhere in the United States
Popular 80s Arcade Games
Arcade games were even more popular in the 1980s. These were some of the most popular arcade games in the 80s:
Space Invaders – This game is one of the earliest video games. It was developed by Toshihiro Nishiikado in Japan. It was released for the first time in Japan in 1978. The arcade game simulates a shooting gallery using a moving laser (resembling a cannon) that is placed below the screen.
Video aliens were created to disrupt the game and would pass across the screen, hurling bombs and other deadly rays. You must avoid the deadly bombs and rays, and shoot the aliens to make sure they don't reach bottom. Otherwise you will lose the game.