36 posts tagged 80s
Classic Ads: Crystal Castles
Crystal Castles is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc in 1983. The player controls a cartoon bear by the name of Bentley Bear, who has to collect gems located throughout trimetric-projected rendered castles while avoiding enemies out to get him as well as the gems.
Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending, whereas most games of the time either continued indefinitely, ended in what was termed a “kill screen” or simply just restarted from the first level, and to contain advance warp zones. [Wiki]
'Everything Else Is Child's Play'
Ad for the Mattel Power Glove for the NES from 1989
Classic Ads: Centipede
Centipede is a vertically-oriented shoot ‘em up arcade game produced by Atari in 1981. The game was designed by Ed Logg along with Dona Bailey, one of the few female game programmers in the industry at this time. The player moves the character about the bottom area of the screen with a trackball and fires laser shots at a centipede advancing from the top of the screen down through a field of mushrooms. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Rampage
Rampage is a 1986 arcade game by Bally Midway. Up to three simultaneous players control monsters George (a King Kong-like gorilla), Lizzie (a Godzilla-like dinosaur/lizard), or Ralph (a giant arctic wolf), created from mutated humans who are trying to survive against onslaughts of military forces. Each round is completed when a particular city is completely reduced to rubble. [Wiki]
8080s Vinyl Recording Packaging
Created by Jongwon Lee
No other video game stacks up to Atari