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The Golden Age Of Arcade Games Will Always Be Missed

The Golden Age Of Arcade Games Will Always Be Missed

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One can understand the golden age of arcade games with the most beautiful memories of bunking school for playing arcade games back in time. Saving up coins from your pocket for playing arcade games is how we all started saving money. Arcade games always have a soft corner for 90s kids.

1. Arcade games also known as coin-op games. These games are the gaming machine or consoles operated with the help of coins, usually available in gaming hubs.

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2. The golden age of arcade games started from the good old days of the 19th century. Arcade games took inspiration from the Magnavox Odyssey, a table tennis game. The first commercially available arcade game was introduced in the 1971s by Nutting Associates and Atari.

3. With the delightful summers of November 1971, Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney partnered with Syzygy Engineering to launch the world’s first arcade game named Computer Space. It was a space combat arcade game designed with the help of Atari.

4. 1978–1986 is known as the golden age of arcade games due to the popularity of games among children. The annual revenue of the arcade games in the US went up to $5 billion by 1981.

5. In the peak years of arcade games, Space Invaders played a vital role. It was developed in 1978 by Tomohiro Nishikado. It was a simple graphic shoot ’em up arcade game. Until 2005, Space Invaders had sold 220 million copies.

6. Defender is a horizontal space shooting game released in 1981 developed by Williams Electronics. It was one of the most popular arcade games among children and sold 55,000 units of cabinets.

7. Tekken impacted a lot in the development of arcade games. Many of the gaming hubs have the set-up of Tekken played with the help of coins. It is one of the most popular games available on all platforms.

8. Most of the arcade games focused on the shooting genre. In 1980, Namco launched a maze chase game, Pac-Man broke the whole arcade gaming scenario. More than 400,000 Pac-Man cabinets were sold in 1990.

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9. Arcade games are not available easily in the market. Their production is almost closed. Nowadays, every Mall or Hub has an Arcade Games simulator, where you can play and enjoy the Retro Games.

The golden age of Arcade Games received a sweet farewell. The new Console Games has successfully replaced the era of arcade games. Let us know which of your favourite arcade games you have played in your childhood.

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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