10 Machines Arcade Legend

The games industry is about to experience a new revolution with the arrival of the next generation consoles and the arrival of SteamOS and Steam Machines. Taking advantage of this special time, we look to the past to remember the history of video games and rescue 10 machines arcade you are already a legend.

For a good portion of gamers, the machine arcade is an object of admiration in which many had good times during the 80s and 90s. Today, thanks to emulators and computers like Raspberry Pi can return to play these classics and remember legendary titles as Asteroids or Pong and in the network, we can find many projects that we can continue to build us our own machine arcade and have undoubtedly the lounge more geek of all our friends.

Taking advantage of new generation consoles are coming and that the outlook is very interesting with the arrival of Steam Machines SteamOS and I think it’s interesting to look back and remember some of the games that were all the rage in the salons of arcade during the 70, 80 and 90 and do a review of 10 machines arcade legend.

Space Invaders

Space Invaders is undoubtedly a legendary game that, over the years, has become an icon of popular culture. This machine arcade game developed by Taito in 1977 and 1978, rode the wave of “space matters” that had generated the premiere of Star Wars (1977) and its creator, Toshihiro Nishikado, devised a game in which the user had to defend alien invasion by shooting the invaders.

The game was developed using the processor Intel 8080 and Nishikado devised a battlefield full of squid, octopus and crabs as “tribute” to the “War of the Worlds” (and avoid passing, shooting the awkward position of a character in human form). The invaders would rapidly approaching Earth and the user had to shoot, dodge their shots, take refuge in bunkers and, occasionally, to hit a spaceship that appeared from time to time and offered extra credit.

Launched in 1978, the game became an absolute hit in Japan and later in the United States. Establishments literally fought to get one of the machines of Space Invaders and in two years, Taito sold 300,000 units in Japan and 60,000 in the United States at a price ranging between 2,000 and 3,000 dollars of the time (in 1982, the game had generated $ 450 million net income Taito).

From the arcade classic, Space Invaders is one of those who had the most impact (is considered one of the 10 most influential video games in history) and, according to the chronicles of the time, the machine caused a shortage of coins in Japan and the Government had to mint more coins because most ended in a Space Invaders machine.

Donkey Kong

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