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The History of Donkey Kong

The History of Donkey Kong On July 9, 1981, the world of arcade games changed forever. On that fateful day over 30 years ago, The Donkey Kong arcade platform game was released to arcades across the North American market. Everyone’s beloved ape, Donkey Kong, has quite an interesting history. Little did Nintendo

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20 Facts You Should Know About Mario.

20 Facts You Should Know About Mario. Mario, the beloved Nintendo mascot, has experienced a rich and vast history over the past 30+ years. First appearing in the 1981 arcade classic, Donkey Kong, this iconic video game character has taken the world by storm. Check out this list of 20

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The Legacy of Pac-Man

The Legacy of Pac-Man Do you remember the first time you played Pac-Man? Chances are that you do. The infamous arcade game and its main character are one of the most highly recognized video games of all time. Since its introduction to the world in 1980, Pac-Man has experienced continuous

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Are you a Frogger genius?

Are you a Frogger genius? People all over the world can identify the Frogger character and have fond memories of the classic arcade game. As part of the golden age of arcade games, this vintage video game tasks the player with the objective of getting the frog safely back to

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Did you know these 10 facts about Space Invaders?

Did you know these 10 facts about Space Invaders? Space Invaders is commonly referred to as the video game that revolutionized the arcade and video game industry. Whether you played it as a child in your local arcade, or played one of the remakes and sequels on your game console

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A Quick History of Centipede

A Quick History of Centipede Do you remember the timeless arcade classic, Centipede? Created in 1981 by Atari, Centipede was part of the Golden Age of Video Games. This influential arcade game paved the way for future video games by providing a variety of ‘firsts’ for the industry. For those who do

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Think You Know Luigi?

Think You Know Luigi? As the fraternal twin brother of the famous Nintendo character, Mario, Luigi earned a following of his own as the taller brother with a distinctive green outfit and a knack for saving Mario. Do you know everything there is to know about the other Mario Bros.

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Have you played BurgerTime?

Have you played BurgerTime? Who doesn’t love a good hamburger? As part of the Golden Age of Arcade Games, BurgerTime was among the popular choices for video game players. The cute and witty game play and design was perfect for the arcade game scene at that time. Created in 1982,

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Is Wario Such a Bad Guy?

Is Wario Such a Bad Guy? Created to be the antagonist to the ever-popular Mario, Wario was designed to be the antagonist in the dynamic relationship. The character first appeared as himself in the 1992 video game on the Game Boy – Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins. Prior

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Q*Bert – The Lovable, Swearing Arcade Game Character

Q*Bert – The Lovable, Swearing Arcade Game Character Described as a “rare arcade success” by Jeff Gerstmann of GameSpot, the lovable arcade game character called Q*Bert left a lasting impression on the arcade game scene. First appearing in 1982, the two dimensional game was received with raving reviews and a positive reception.

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Do You Know All About Asteroids?

Do You Know All About Asteroids? If you’re a vintage arcade game fanatic, you have most likely played the popular game known as Asteroids. In this classic game, players had the task of shooting and destroying asteroids and saucers in the asteroid field. In addition, players had to avoid the

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Sonic the Hedgehog’s Crazy History

Sonic the Hedgehog’s Crazy History All video game fanatics know and love the notable video game character, Sonic the Hedgehog. With his multiple video game titles and appearances, merchandise, animated series, and other pop culture highlights, Sonic has become one of the most popular video game characters of all time.

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Air Hockey – A Serious and Interesting Sport

Air Hockey – A Serious and Interesting Sport In your childhood years, you most likely engaged in a few games of air hockey in the arcade with friends. If you were lucky, you may have even owned one at your house. Although you played for recreational use, did you know that air

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Top 4 Classic Arcade Games of All Time

Top 4 Classic Arcade Games of All Time During the Golden Age of Arcade Games, the amount of games on the market was plentiful. However, several vintage arcade games stood out from the crowd. Their popularity was remarkably notable, not only by the amount of revenue generated from the coin-operated

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The History of the Video Arcade

The History of the Video Arcade Ah, the video arcade – the place where everyone and anyone hung out during the 70s, 80s and early 90s. How did these fascinating businesses begin? What type of games did they start out with? If you’ve ever wondered about the vast history associated

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Learn about Joust!

Learn about Joust! Another popular classic game during the Golden Age of Arcade Games was called “Joust”. Williams Electronics, the same company that brought you Defender, created Joust as a way to combat the ‘space’ theme that many games were using at the time. Have you ever played the game? If so,

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4 Fun Facts About the Pinball Machine

4 Fun Facts About the Pinball Machine Whether in an arcade, a bowling alley, or even in the comfort of your own home, we’ve all enjoyed a round or two of pinball in our time. With the flashing lights and intense concentration, pinball is such a fun game! However, there

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Do you know what a multicade is?

Do you know what a multicade is? Have you ever been in an arcade, playing your favorite game, and suddenly find yourself wanting to play an entirely different game? When you end your game and go to the next machine, you find yourself waiting in line to get a turn.

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Are You a Fan of Robotron: 2084?

Are You a Fan of Robotron: 2084? As part of the Golden Age of Arcade Games, Robotron: 2084 certainly had an impact on the arcade industry. Commonly referred to as just Robotron, this game paved the way for the entire industry and innovation for technology and game play. For those who

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Bars + Arcade Games = Awesome Night With Friends

Bars + Arcade Games = Awesome Night With Friends Have you ever been out for drinks with friends and thought, “Man, I really want to play Frogger right now”? If so, your wishes have been heard and answered across the country. All over our great nation, bars with arcades are

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Can You Pass This Tron Quiz?

Can You Pass This Tron Quiz? Can You Pass This Tron Quiz? If you’re a fan of the Golden Age of Arcade Games, you’ve most certainly dabbled or obsessed over the Tron coin-operated arcade game. Based after the Walt Disney motion picture released in the same year, this game actually faired far better than

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Crazy Fun Facts About Street Fighter

Crazy Fun Facts About Street Fighter If you’re a fan of classic arcade games, you’ve definitely played one or more of the Street Fighter arcade games in your lifetime. Known as Capcom’s biggest success, the Street Fighter series gained a lot of attention, profit and play for video game enthusiasts. Check

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The Evolution of Arcade Games

The Evolution of Arcade Games It’s amazing to look at how much arcade games have changed over the years! From Skee ball’s debut in the early 1900’s to the surround sound, 4-D experiences of the present day, there have been countless developments. Arcade games are an ideal way to escape

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Notable Arcade Games of 2015

Notable Arcade Games of 2015 It’s nearly impossible to walk past video arcade games without dropping a few quarters into an open slot.  In 1980, Pac-Man was introduced and has stood the test of time as an enjoyable time-killer.  If one thing is for certain, it’s that you can’t play just one

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How To Win At The Infamous Crane Arcade Game

How To Win At The Infamous Crane Arcade Game How many times have you been in an arcade and you get instantly frustrated when you spot the crane machine? The crane is a game that requires a certain skill to lower a mechanical claw into a glass box in hopes

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Revolutionary Arcade Games You Can Still Play Today

Revolutionary Arcade Games You Can Still Play Today Arcades led the way for the video game industry we know and love today. The prolific arcades across the country and the iconic games and characters paved the way for the home consoles, entertainment centers, and online games of today. While many

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Worldwide Arcade Phenomenon: Dance Dance Revolution

Worldwide Arcade Phenomenon: Dance Dance Revolution Left, left, right, up, down, right, down. While this may sound like a cheat code to many to many arcade junkies, this actually refers to the way you play the popular arcade and in-home game, Dance Dance Revolution. This one-of-a-kind game sparked a revolution

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Are You A Skee-Ball Master? Take Our Quiz!

Are You A Skee-Ball Master? Take Our Quiz! As one of the most popular arcade and entertainment venue games, skee-ball quickly rose to popularity in the early 1900s. Do you claim to be a skee-ball aficionado? If so, you can easily pass this quiz! 1. What Princeton University alumni patented

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Classic Arcade Games – Galaga

Ms. Pac-Man – The Gaming World’s First Leading Lady If you asked an arcade aficionado from any generation to name their “Mount Rushmore” of arcade games, chances are you’d hear them say “Galaga” more often than not. Firmly planted in the upper echelon of the arcade game pantheon, Galaga took a simple

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Ms. Pac-Man – The Gaming World’s First Leading Lady

Ms. Pac-Man – The Gaming World’s First Leading Lady As the old saying goes, “Behind every great Pac-Man, there’s a great Ms. Pac-Man.” Ok, maybe that’s not exactly how it goes, but you get the idea. The fact of the matter is that Ms. Pac-Man changed arcade game history by being the first ever

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