The Top Arcade Games Ever To Be Played
Arcade games are different today than they were years ago. 1980s style graphics were amazing back then. Kids crowded into local arcades in order to drop quarters into machines and play for hours. Now, if you were to present graphics like that to a child, they would look at you like you are insane.
It’s still important to remember the classics…the top arcade games ever to be played. Many of the games that are popular now have figured out a clever way to pay homage to the games of yesterday.
- Asteroids – Asteroids is all about shooting in space and it’s still one of the most sought after games. Without it, we wouldn’t have any of the popular shooting games that we have today, although they have become more sophisticated in recent years.
- Pac-Man – Pac-Man was a lot of fun because it was all about picking up the white dots. It was so popular that it spawned Ms. Pac-Man which was arguably just as popular. The music was one of the fun aspects and there are still die-hard arcade game lovers who have it as their ring tone.
- Street Fighter – Back, long before we had Mortal Kombat or any of these, we have Street Fighter. It was all about learning how to kick and punch the opponent. You could choose your character and then go on to fight plenty of people. Street Fighter became a series and now it is still available for such game consoles as PlayStation and X-Box, though the graphics have gotten a serious makeover.
- Donkey Kong – Donkey Kong first came out in 1981 and it was one of the best games for graphics that the world had ever seen. It was certainly an improvement over Pac-Man. This big gorilla was stealing the hearts of gamers all over the world. It was an episode style game where you could unlock more levels as you played. It was later featured on Nintendo and can still be found today.
Wrapping up the legendary list
Regardless of what arcade game you loved growing up, you can still find it. It may not be at the local arcade anymore, and that’s because the local arcade probably doesn’t exist. You can find it on the computer or on your smartphone in the form of an app. The graphics may have even been given a boost into the 21st century.
There are plenty of other classic arcade games that you may be familiar with, such as Space Invaders and Gauntlet. Whatever was your favorite arcade game, you can likely still find it out there in one form or another. Know the classics so you can respect all of the ways that technology has improved the gaming industry as it stands today.
And realize that there is money to be made in this business. In fact, selling arcade games can almost be compared to selling any type of antique or sentimental item. As long as what you have to offer is valuable to someone else, and they are willing to pay, then there is a market for you. Just as a car dealer goes about his day buy and selling autos, you can sell your vehicle or arcade game (or anything you wish really, products, services, etc.) to anyone willing to make a fair deal. Go out there and be an entrepreneur!