46 posts tagged arcade games
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]
Classic Ads: Time Crisis
Time Crisis (タイムクライシス) is a light gun shooter arcade game released by Namco in 1995. It is the first game in Namco’s Time Crisis series, notable for its revolutionary pedal mechanic for utilizing cover. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Popeye
Popeye is a 1982 arcade game developed and released by Nintendo based on the Popeye cartoon characters licensed from King Features Syndicate. The characters in the game were originally going to be used in the game that later became Donkey Kong.
Classic Ads: Food Fight
Food Fight is an arcade game released by Atari in 1983. The player guides young Charley Chuck, who is trying to eat an ice cream cone before it melts, while avoiding four chefs bent on stopping him.
The world record high score for Food Fight using the game’s default settings is 103,103,100 points, set by Ken Okumura in January 1984. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Robotron:2084
Robotron: 2084 is an arcade video game developed by Vid Kidz and released by Williams Electronics in 1982. It is a shooting game that features two-dimensional graphics. The game is set in the year 2084, in a fictional world where robots have turned against humans. The aim is to defeat endless waves of robots, rescue surviving humans, & earn as many points as possible. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Ms. Pac-Man
Ms. Pac-Man is an arcade video game produced by Midway in 1982. It was originally conceived as an enhancement kit for Pac-Man called Crazy Otto and became one of the most popular video games of all time, leading to its adoption by Pac-Man licensor Namco as an official title. The game introduced a female protagonist, new maze designs, and several other gameplay changes over the original game. It became the most successful American-produced arcade game, selling 125,000 arcade cabinets. [Wiki]