Arcade Games from the 1970s. The 1970s were the original decade not only for arcade games but also commercial video games. The 1970s were not the best decade for commercial gaming, but it was a beginning. Atari release the first successful game console in 1976 and only one Atari 2600 is on this list. This is not a comprehensive list of all arcade games from the 1970s.. Computer Space from 1971 is played on a software similar. From 1972 to 1974, they are from dice 0.2 emulator. From 1975 to 1979, they are all from mame, except Death Race (1976), which is from a freeware software simulation.
The 1980s were the first great decade for video games and it all began in 1980. Arcade games like centipede and pac-man were dominating the arcade video game market. Many arcade games were running on more powerful cpu's to generate more detailed graphics and sound. Classic arcades in mid-80s like Marble Madness, Gauntlet, Space Harriers, Shinobi, and Gradius were becoming big hits attracting gamers due to more detailed graphics. Driving, Racing, shooting, maze, breakout type games, pinball type arcade games, and beat 'em up's were most popuar in this decade. Arcade Laserdiscs were fast becoming new arcade media shocking the gaming world with game's like Dragon's Lair and M.A.C.H. 3 which brought interactive gaming to the arcades. Also in the 80s, 3-D Polygon Graphics were first brought into commercial video games in the early 80s as opposed to earlier 3D arcade games that used vectors (wireframe) and it all began with Atari's I, Robot released in 1983, which will be one of my first full playthrough of such video games unlike what you see in 70s.