Games are now a much larger part of our lives, and they have come a long way, both technologically and culturally, until today. Developments in the technology world have also affected the game world, allowing the game world to create its own culture. Although technology enthusiasts follow the developments in the game world with excitement, the longing for the past shows itself with the collection of ataris and retro game consoles to be able to play the games that gamers cannot forget. Because the retro games make you feel the originality of the 80s and the creativity of the 90s, and re-live those unforgettable joyful moments in the arcade halls. We went on a special nostalgia tour and compiled our favorite arcade games for you.
Pong is one of the oldest arcade games, even the first arcade game in history. Before Pong, the gaming industry had not yet reached a tangible breadth. But things changed in 1972. The game of Pong came out at this time and surprised everyone. The creators of this legend believed that they could bring this game to every home and started this collaboration with Atari. The results of this study were incredible. In 1975, 150,000 systems were sold only with Pong. Pong has proven to everyone how big a domain games are. And more important than that; proved that games can be accessible and enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or gender. For this reason, Pong was engraved in hearts as the first game to prove the power of games to the world.
It is one of the milestones in the history of video games developed by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. Space Invaders, which was designed with the influence of Star Wars, is one of the first examples of hitting an object video games. In Space Invaders, players were trying to shoot the aliens who were moving down the screen with a laser gun. In the next stages of the game, the aliens were falling down the screen faster, the music was getting faster, and the game was getting harder and harder. Pixel-shaped alien enemies suddenly began to take place in popular culture. Space Invaders has also been the subject of many television shows and movies.
Pac-Man is a maze arcade game developed and released by Namco in 1980. It became a milestone in the video game world by allowing the player to control the whole game and became one of the most important characters of this world with the innovation he brought to the game world. The game caused a movement rather than a game with its effect. So much so that with its licensed products produced in many fields such as pens, pillows, balls and so on, Pac-Man jumped from the game world and turned into a phenomenon. In Pac-Man game, a yellow circle shaped object in a maze is controlled by the user and the points in the maze are aimed to be eaten by this yellow head called Pac-Man. When all the discs in the labyrinth are collected, the next level is passed. During the game, it is also necessary to escape from the ghosts in the maze.
Frogger is a 1981 arcade game developed by Konami. The goal of the Frogger game is simple: get the frogs home safely! Of course, getting frogs to their homes was not as easy as it sounds. The players made an effort to prevent the frogs from being eaten by monsters and being crushed by vehicles, etc. Frogger soon earned the title of ‘the game with the most form of death’. The character Frogger was also featured in the 2012 movie Wreck-It Ralph.
The story of Tetris, the legend of legends, dates back to the times of Soviet Russia. Tetris, made by Russian computer engineer Alexey Pajitnov, came to life on June 6, 1984 with its first playable version. Tetris was the first game sent from Soviet Russia to America. In addition to the entertainment factor, Tetris’ ability to be accessible on every device played a big role in this conquest of the world. Tetris could be played even in Game Boy, which was released exactly 9 years after the game was released. With this availability, it managed to sell approximately 170 million copies.
Super Mario Bros.
Developed by Nintendo in 1985 and designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the Mario legend continues to live its legacy. There is almost no house left in the world that this game, which broke the sales records during the time it was released, was almost not entered. As the cute plumber Mario and his brother Luigi survived a thousand disasters on their way to rescue the kidnapped Princess Peach from the primary antagonist, Bowser. The game turned into one of the most memorable productions in gaming history.
Street Fighter is one of the first games that comes to mind when it comes to fighting game. The first game of this distinguished series, which has won the favor of the game world with the great design of Takashi Nishiyama, was put on the market by Capcom in 1987. After endless hours spent on screen, numb fingers and, of course, indescribable entertainment.
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