Well, this is pretty much what started it all. Pong pretty much jump started the industry, but it wasn't until 1978 when Space Invaders was released and the doors were blown wide open. My first experience with any arcade game was at a child when we'd go to dinner at a “Ground Round” chain. Much like arcades, there aren't many of those left either... but I do remember playing Tornado Baseball, Gunfight, Sea Wolf, and others while there. To me, this was the first step in my love of gaming as it really wasn't until the 1980's that I was old enough to really appreciate the games. A few of these games can still be played today on the consoles (Asteroids, Space Invaders), and a few have even been upgraded over the years to give them a more modern feel (Space Invaders Extreme)...



1971






Computer Space







1972






Pong







1975






Gunfight







1976






Amazing Maze


Laser Command


Bigfoot Bonkers


Night Driver


Blockade


Sea Wolf


Comotion


Sprint 2


Cops 'n Robbers


Tornado Baseball


Datsun 280 Zzzap







1977






Boot Hill


Hustle


Canyon Bomber


Laguna Racer


Checkmate


M-4


Circus


M79 Ambush


Depthcharge


Meadows Lanes


Desert Gun


Rip Cord


Dog Patch


Robot Bowl


Dominos


Safari


Double Play


Star Cruiser


Guided Missile


Subs





1978






4 Player Bowling Alley


Gee Bee


Atari Football


Gypsy Juggler


Avalanche


Sea Wolf II


Blasto


Shuffleboard


Blue Shark


Sky Diver


Clowns

Space Invaders


Dead Eye


Space Wars


Extra Inning


Sprint 1


Fire Truck


Super Breakout


Frogs


Warrior





1979






Asteroids


Invinco


Atari Baseball


Lunar Lander


Atari Football (4 players)


Monaco GP


Barrier


Ozma Wars


Basketball


Phantom II


Bomb Bee


Rip Off


Cosmic Alien


Rolling Crash


Cosmic Guerilla


Side Track


Cosmic Monsters


Space Attack


Crash


Space Chaser


Cutie Q


Space Phantoms


Fire One


Space War


Galaxian


Star Fire


Galaxy Rescue


Sundance


Galaxy Wars


Tailgunner


Head On


Video Pinball


Head On 2


Yosaku To Donbee


Heiankyo Alien









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