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#1 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:38 PM

Here's my list of recommended 1980s arcade video games (with Gauntlet marking the halfway point in the decade):

 

TRON
Centipede
Defender
Space Fury
Galaga
Tempest
Missile Command
Battle Zone
Donkey Kong
Pac-Man
Mr. Do!
Gaplus
Mr Do's Castle
Burger Time
Ms. Pac-Man
Robotron
Crystal Castles
Moon Cresta
Dragons Lair
Stargate
Frogger
Phonix
Gorf
Jungle King
Pengo
Pole Position
Elevator Action
Pole Position II
Tapper Punch-Out!!
Spy Hunter
Bag Man
Tutankham
Time Pilot
Krull
Venture
Satan's Hollow
Zaxxon
Black Widow
Sinistar
Tac/Scan
Zektor
Turbo
Armor Attack
Food Fight
Space Wars
Subroc 3D
Star Castle
Super Pac-Man
Firefox
Donkey Kong Jr.
Millipede
Jr. Pac-Man
Time Pilot '84
The Glob Mappy
Regulus
Paperboy
Super Cobra
Carnival
Mouse Trap
Star Jacker
Mega Zone
Space Odyssey
Bump 'n' Jump
Orbit Blaster
Popeye
I Robot
Roc'n Rope
Scion
Track & Field
Vulgus
War of the Worlds
Space Dungeon
Phoenix
Bosconian
Pooyan
Future Spy
Wizard of Wor
Rampage
Marble Madness
Starforce
Eliminator
Kangaroo
Gyruss
Scramble
1942
Two Tigers
Dig Dug
Juno First
Star Wars
Joust
Moon Patrol
Qix
Turtles
Front Line
Strong X
Berserk
Exerion
Cosmic Avenger
Gravitar
Discs of TRON
Astro Blaster
Frenzy
Star Trek
Omega Race
Asteroids
Rally-X
Q*Bert
Congo Bongo
Q*Bert Cubes
Asteroids II
Star Force
Vanguard
Vanguard II
Major Havoc
Xevious
Gauntlet
Gauntlet II
Armored Scrum Object
The Empire Strikes Back
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Green Beret
Metal Soldier Isaac II
Gradius/Nemesis
Section Z
Space Harrier
Terra Cresta
Bubble Bobble
Darius
Gladiator
Ikari Warriors
Outrun
Rampage
Rolling Thunder
Rygar
Side Arms
Spelunker
Victory Road
1943
Ajax
Alien Syndrome
Bionic Commando
Black Tiger
Blazer
Contra
Double Dragon
Galaga 88
Heavy Barrel
Karnov
Pacmania
R-Type
Shinobi 
Terra Force
The Ninja Warriors
Time Soldiers
Tiger Road
Twin Cobra
Xenophobe
Xybots 
Altered Beast
Assault
Cabal
Operation Wolf
Cobra-Command
Double Dragon II
Ghouls'n Ghosts
Image Fight
Last Duel
Mirai Ninja
Raimais
Scramble Spirits
Shadow Warriors
Silk Worm
Sky Soldiers
Super Contra
The New Zealand Story
Truxton
Turtle Ship
Twin Eagle
Vindicators
Vulcan Vunture
Act Fancer
Arbalester
Blast Off
Burning Force
Dangerous Seed
Darius
Darius II
Dyger
Escape from the planet of robot monsters
Galaxy Gunners
Gigandes
Golden Axe
Gradius II
Gradius III
Hellfire
Ikari III
Klax
Legend of Hero Tonma
R-Type II
S.T.U.N. Runner
Saint Dragon
Search and Rescue
Shadow Dancer
Strider
The Astyanax
The Next Space
U.N. Squadron
Volified
Night Striker
Omega Fighter
Pang
Plus Alpha
Top Gunner/Jackal
Rambo III
Arkanoid
E-SWAT
Battle Shark
Tetris
Ninja Spirit
Fighting Hawk
Forgotten Worlds
Chelnov - The Atomic Runner
Armed Formation
Rainbow Islands
Gemini Wing
Afterburner
Afterburner II
Xain'd Sleena
Tiger Heli
TwinBee
MX 5000
Blasteroids


#2 Flojomojo OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:10 PM

That's quite a list. What should we do with it? Play them because you like them? I'm down with that. :-)

#3 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:24 PM

That's quite a list. What should we do with it? Play them because you like them? I'm down with that. :-)

 

Well, tastes may vary. Personally, I find these to be fun games (along with Chack'n Pop and Rodland which I forgot to include).

 

So if I were to edit the list, I'd add those two and I'd also add the missing apostrophe in Dragon's Lair and move Mappy onto its own line). 

 

Anyway, this is the combined result of my mis-spent youth along with a quest to see what neat games I missed back then.


Edited by Nebulon, Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:41 PM.


#4 Nebulon OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:43 PM

Here's a fixed-up list in alphabetical order and without the break halfway through the decade:

 

1942
1943
Act Fancer
Afterburner
Afterburner II
Ajax
Alien Syndrome
Altered Beast
Arbalester
Arkanoid
Armed Formation
Armor Attack
Armored Scrum Object
Assault
Asteroids
Asteroids II
Astro Blaster
Bag Man
Battle Shark
Battle Zone
Berzerk
Bionic Commando
Black Tiger
Black Widow
Blast Off
Blasteroids
Blazer
Bosconian
Bubble Bobble
Bump 'n' Jump
Burger Time
Burning Force
Cabal
Carnival
Centipede
Chack'n Pop
Chelnov - The Atomic Runner
Cobra-Command
Congo Bongo
Contra
Cosmic Avenger
Crystal Castles
Dangerous Seed
Darius
Darius II
Defender
Dig Dug
Discs of TRON
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr.
Double Dragon
Double Dragon II
Dragon's Lair
Dyger
Elevator Action
Eliminator
Escape from the planet of robot monsters
E-SWAT
Exerion
Fighting Hawk
Firefox
Food Fight
Forgotten Worlds
Frenzy
Frogger
Front Line
Future Spy
Galaga
Galaga 88
Galaxy Gunners
Gaplus
Gauntlet
Gauntlet II
Gemini Wing
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Ghouls'n Ghosts
Gigandes
Gladiator
Golden Axe
Gorf
Gradius II
Gradius III
Gradius/Nemesis
Gravitar
Green Beret
Gyruss
Heavy Barrel
Hellfire
I Robot
Ikari III
Ikari Warriors
Image Fight
Joust
Jr. Pac-Man
Jungle King
Juno First
Kangaroo
Karnov
Klax
Krull
Last Duel
Legend of Hero Tonma
Major Havoc
Mappy
Marble Madness
Mega Zone
Metal Soldier Isaac II
Millipede
Mirai Ninja
Missile Command
Moon Cresta
Moon Patrol
Mouse Trap
Mr Do's Castle
Mr. Do!
Ms. Pac-Man
MX 5000
Night Striker
Ninja Spirit
Omega Fighter
Omega Race
Operation Wolf
Orbit Blaster
Outrun
Pac-Man
Pacmania
Pang
Paperboy
Pengo
Phoenix
Phonix
Plus Alpha
Pole Position
Pole Position II
Pooyan
Popeye
Q*Bert
Q*Bert Cubes
Qix
Raimais
Rainbow Islands
Rally-X
Rambo III
Rampage
Regulus
Robotron
Roc'n Rope
Rodland
Rolling Thunder
R-Type
R-Type II
Rygar
S.T.U.N. Runner
Saint Dragon
Satan's Hollow
Scion
Scramble
Scramble Spirits
Search and Rescue
Section Z
Shadow Dancer
Shadow Warriors
Shinobi 
Side Arms
Silk Worm
Sinistar
Sky Soldiers
Space Dungeon
Space Fury
Space Harrier
Space Odyssey
Space Wars
Spelunker
Spy Hunter
Star Castle
Star Force
Star Jacker
Star Trek
Star Wars
Starforce
Stargate/Defender II
Strider
Strong X
Subroc 3D
Super Cobra
Super Contra
Super Pac-Man
Tac/Scan
Tapper Punch-Out!!
Tempest
Terra Cresta
Terra Force
Tetris
The Astyanax
The Empire Strikes Back
The Glob
The New Zealand Story
The Next Space
The Ninja Warriors
Tiger Heli
Tiger Road
Time Pilot
Time Pilot '84
Time Soldiers
Top Gunner/Jackal
Track & Field
TRON
Truxton
Turbo
Turtle Ship
Turtles
Tutankham
Twin Cobra
Twin Eagle
TwinBee
Two Tigers
U.N. Squadron
Vanguard
Vanguard II
Venture
Victory Road
Vindicators
Volified
Vulcan Vunture
Vulgus
War of the Worlds
Wizard of Wor
Xain'd Sleena
Xenophobe
Xevious
Xybots 
Zaxxon
Zektor

Edited by Nebulon, Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:46 PM.






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