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Here at Williams Amusements, we are Pontefract’s arcade gaming experts. We devote our time to sourcing, manufacturing, refurbishing, and repairing arcade games. As a result, we have compiled this list of the top 5 arcade games throughout the ages.
Number 5- Asteroids 1979
Developed by Atari, Asteroids was one of the most popular games of its time.
It was actually one of the first games to track players initials and the high scores. As a result, it became a popular competitive arcade game worldwide.
Number 4-Donkey Kong 1981
Breaking into the American market with this classic and well respected game, Nintendo really made waves. In fact Donkey Kong arcade machines made $280,000,000 in the first year of release alone!
Donkey Kong was one of the first platformer style games, where players would run, jump, and avoid obstacles, and this innovation in game play is one of the reasons why it became so popular.
Number 3- Street Fighter II: The World Warrior and Street Fighter II: Championship Edition
Making more than $2,500,000,000 in less than five years, these two editions of the same game were ported and released also onto consoles. In fact, the popularity of the street fighter games remains as strong as ever.
With different clothing and colour schemes, and more playable characters, Street Fighter II: Championship Edition was a huge hit.
Number 2- Pac-Man 1980
Ever popular, the Pac-Man arcade game can now be found on every single games platform. This continued success can be attributed to the original arcade game, which made $2,500,000,000 in just 2 years.
In fact, Pac-Man was the first character to appear in other mediums including comic books, toys and cereal.
Number 1- Space Invaders 1978
The number one spot on our list of arcade games throughout the ages goes of course, to Space Invaders.
A huge engineering achievement when it was released, Space Invaders was revolutionary. In fact, it remains the most popular arcade game to date.
With inspiration from popular culture including Star Wars and War of the Worlds, this game is a great example of long lasting design and engineering skills.
Why not take a look at our range of arcade games today, here at Williams Amusements, and purchase your own piece of cultural history.