Saturday, May 29, 2010

Top 10 Classic Arcade Games

Since Frogger has returned a while ago on the DSiWare & WiiWare, I said in the review "Frogger is one of my all time favourite classic arcade games." So I took that saying a little too seriously and now I'm giving you readers my Top 10 Classic Arcade Games. Now because I didn't grow up in the 80's (I wish I did though) I never got to play these in an arcade, unless you can count the arcade at a mall. But I did play most of these arcade classics by video game compilations (eg Namco Museum), or in remakes that came out on the Playstation 1 that included the original arcade classic (eg Pong, Asteroids, Space Invaders, etc....). Well, here's the list.

10 - Rally X by Namco from 1980

9 - Donkey Kong Jr. by Nintendo from 1982

8 - Sky Kid by Namco from 1985

7 - Dig Dug by Namco from 1982

6 - Super Pac-Man by Namco from 1982

5 - Galaga by Namco from 1981

4 - Frogger by Konami from 1981

3 - Pong by Atari from 1972

2 - The Tower of Druaga by Namco from 1984

1 - Donkey Kong by Nintendo from 1981

For those older readers, did most of the games on this list bring back memories of those Saturday afternoons where all you would hear is Loverboy's Working for the Weekend and had a pocket full of quarters? and for you younger readers who don't know classic arcade games....google them. play them online and see what your parents got to grow up with. They had no Xbox 360s, Modern Warfares, Natals, Wiis, touch screen games. They had the classics is what they had. Also, download the Xbox 360 Game Room. It's awesome!

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