End of another era: 1970s and 1980s arcade wrap-up

The NGPB has completed its review of arcade games released prior to 1990. Here’s the full list. Games in bold are the winner of Arcade Game of the Year for their respective years.  Enjoy.

1971
Computer Space
1972
Pong
1976
Breakout
1978
Space Invaders
1979
Asteroids
Galaxian
1980
Battlezone
Centipede
Defender
Missile Command
Moon Cresta
Pac-Man
Phoenix
Warlords
Wizard of Wor
1981
Donkey Kong
Frogger
Galaga
Ms. Pac-Man
Qix
1982
Burgertime
Dig Dug
Donkey Kong Jr.
Joust
Q*bert
Robotron 2084
Super Pac-Man
Zoo Keeper
1983
Blaster
Discs of Tron
Donkey Kong 3
I, Robot
Jr. Pac-Man
Mappy
Mario Bros.
Pac & Pal
Q*bert’s Qubes
1984
Gaplus
Marble Madness
1985
Ghosts ‘n Goblins
Rush ‘n Attack
1986
Bubbble Bobble
Fantasy Zone
Joust 2: Survival of the Fittest
1987
Contra
Double Dragon
Galaga ‘88
Pac-Mania
Rainbow Islands
Super Dodge Ball
Wonder Boy in Monster Land
1988
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Ghouls ‘ n Ghosts
NARC
The New Zealand Story
Super Contra
1989
Final Fight
Golden Axe
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

One response to “End of another era: 1970s and 1980s arcade wrap-up

  1. Awesome list Scott – I was unbeatable in Ghosts ‘n Goblins

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