38 posts tagged classic ads
Classic Ads: Slither
Slither is a optical trackball controlled shooter game manufactured by GDI in 1982. Players manipulate a blaster weapon around a desert background with dense vegetation. Fending off attacks by giant snakes, pterodactyls and mutant gorillas. [Arcade-Museum]
Classic Ads: Star Wars
Star Wars is an arcade game produced by Atari Inc. and released in 1983. The game is a first person space simulator, simulating the attack on the Death Star from the final act of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. The game is composed of 3D color vector graphics. [Wiki]
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: Super Mario Bros. Pinball
Super Mario Bros. is a pinball machine licensed by Nintendo and developed by Gottlieb. It was released in the U.S.A on April 25, 1992 and a total of 4,200 units were manufactured. The machine is designed by Jon Norris, with artwork by David Moore and Constantino Mitchell. It was the first pinball machine produced by Gottlieb to use the Dot Matrix Display; a screen on the bottom of the lightbox which keeps track of the current score and can also display various animations during gameplay (such as Mario running towards a Castle). Despite the name “Super Mario Bros.”, the machine appears to share a majority of its artwork with Super Mario World, released two years before. [MarioWikia]
Classic Ads: Pac-Man
Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, in October 1980 and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s pop culture.
Pac-Man succeeded by creating a new genre and appealing to both genders. Pac-Man is often credited with being a landmark in video game history, and is among the most famous arcade games of all time. It is also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s. [Wiki]
Classic Ads: Lunar Lander
Lunar Lander is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1979, which uses a vector monitor to display vector graphics. Although not particularly successful, the vector-graphics generator of the arcade game was also the impetus for Atari’s most successful coin-operated game: Asteroids. Approximately 4,830 units were produced. [Wiki]