Category: action

STAR WARS

Star Wars was released circa May 1983 by Atari who also developed the game. Star Wars is  a first person space combat game. Naturally the player takes on the role of Luke Skywalker. In each level he does not have to destroy ever Empire fighter but only has to survive. The player’s ultimate goal is to …

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JOUST

joust

Joust was released on July 16, 1982 by Williams Electronics who also developed the game. Joust is an arcade action game. The player controls a yellow stork or ostrich. Player 2 will control the blue stork or ostrich. Play can be cooperative or players can attach each other as well as play the game. Using …

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PAC GIRL

Pac Girl was released in 1982 by Magicom Media who also developed the game. Pac Girl is a strategy action game. Pac Girl is a clone of the coin-op Pac-Man which is known all over the world.The coin-op arcade version Pac Man was released only months before this game was released. Danny Coulombe is the …

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CASTLE WOLFENSTEIN

Castle Wolfenstein

Castle Wolfenstein was released in November 1981 by Muse Software who also developed the game. Castle Wolfenstein is a top down action shooter. The game is played from a top-down perspective, though the characters are seen upright like in a side-scroller. The player traverses the levels by sneaking past, impersonating, and sometimes even killing Nazi soldiers. …

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QIX

qix cabinet

Qix was released on October 1981 by Taito who also developed the game. Qix is a puzzle action game. The player controls a marker that can move around the edges of the rectangle. Holding down one of the draw buttons allows the marker to move into unclaimed territory and draw lines (“Stix”) in an attempt …

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PAC-MAN

Pac-Man was released on May 22, 1980 by Midway The game was developed by Namco, Pac-Man is a puzzle game. The game was developed primarily by a young Namco employee named Toru Iwatani over the course of a year, beginning in April 1979, employing a nine-man team. Pac-Man is a puzzler game where the player tries …

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BREAKOUT

Breakout was released circa April 1976 by Atari who also developed the game. Breakout is an action game. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak both worked designing this game.. In the game, a layer of bricks lines the top third of the screen. A ball travels across the screen, bouncing off the top and side walls of …

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