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Video Games of the 70’s and 80’s – what a blast!

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It has been a while since we took a long walk down memory lane so this week let’s take that walk.  Follow me down the path to…

 Favorite video games from the 70’s and 80’s

Some that I can remember in no particular order:

  • Pong
  • Space Invaders
  • Missile Command
  • Moon Patrol
  • Battelzone
  • Tron
  • Defender
  • Asteroids
  • Tempest
  • Pac Man
  • Ms. Pac Man
  • Centipede
  • Frogger
  • Joust
  • Donkey Kong (I, II, III and Jr)
  • Mario Bros
  • Super Mario Bros
  • Galaga
  • Dragons’ Lair (using laser disc)

 In addition to the arcade and home video gaming systems I should also mention the primitive hand held football and baseball games that were a very popular time waster.  In the same category, I also remember air hockey, foosball and the foosball-like hockey game pitting the USA vs. the USSR.  Before video games became popular I remember playing pin ball machines before they developed electronic scoring.  I can’t remember any particular names but I spent a lot of loose change on those too!

 It might have been a waste of time, but playing those games burned off a little boredom and maybe helped studying – once you actually got down to it.

Next week back to business after our video game break.


Written by pacelinebiz

April 12, 2010 at 7:47 pm

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  1. I loved Pong and Pac Man – still play Pac Man on my computer once in a while – thanks for the trip

    Kathy Murauskas

    April 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

  2. How could you forget Dig “Doug”??


    May 13, 2010 at 8:13 am

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