Top 5 Most Influential Arcade Game Ever

Top 5 Most Influential Arcade Game Ever

During the early 1980s arcade video games has become more sophisticated. Even though still very basic arcade games able to offer good quality graphic and sound that soon attract many people to play various type of arcade game.  Today we are going to discuss on Top 5 Most Influential arcade game ever.

Mario Bros

Mario Bros was released in 1983 by Nintendo. This particular game was expected to be successful soon after the first release, but the result was far from expectation. This game was only popular in Japan and some few countries in Asia. The Lugy or Mario portrayed to be a plumber who works with the giant pipeline. Basically, Lugy or Mario has to investigate a sewer under New York City where he has to encounter with a various enemy. The player just needs to move Mario up and down with the joystick available.

Mario Bros
Mario Bros

Space Invader

Manufacture and sold by Taito Space Invader was lunch in Japan in the year 1978. This is space shooter game that love by many people both young and adult. This particular game was so popular in Japan that causes 100-yen coin shortage in Japan. In fact, in the first year after lunch, this game has created $500 million profit for Taito. This is a great number that cannot be achieved by any game developer at that time.

DonKey Kong

Another Popular and most influential arcade game is Donkey Kong. This game was released in 1981 by Nintendo. After the release, the game was famous all over Japan quickly. This game is also introduced to the North America market and also gains its popularity within no time. The success of Donkey Kong creates a massive fortune for Nintendo that helps the company to dominate video gaming business in 1980 up to the early 1990s.

DonKey Kong
DonKey Kong

Pac-Man

In 1980 a Japanese company called Namco Introduce a new arcade game called Pac-Man. This game is a very popular game since its release up to the present days. During those years, Pac-man has become a popular cultural icon. The character often shown on television, books, snack box and so on. This was a new genre for arcade game when the most games were space shooter, Pac-man is different. This makes Pac-man soon becomes very popular among the arcade game lover.

Pong

In 1972 Game Developer Company called Atari release the first arcade games. This is the earliest example of a successful arcade game. Pong was very popular, and people just love to play something new. The success of Pong in commercial market encourages other company to create a similar game to pong. Soon market was full of many different types of game that competes to each other to win the market competition. Thank to Atari, this competition leads to better game quality in the market.

Pong
Pong