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#1 Zonie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 11:58 AM

This should be fun...

These are my top pics. Not all are listed.

This is for original games created by each company, not licensed ones, such as Bally-Midway Pac Man, for example.

 

Atari – Asteroids

Taito – Space Invaders

Nintendo – Donkey Kong

Williams – Defender/Stargate

Exidy – Star Fire

Cinematronics – Star Castle

Namco Pac Man (this one was hard, I prefer Galaxian/Galaga)

Konami – Gyruss

Nitchibtusu – Moon Cresta

Gremlin - Carnival

Bally-Midway – ???   (What did they publish that was their own work other than pinball machines?)

Kee Games - Tank (Yeah, it's Atari, but what wasn't from Kee?)

 



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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 1:40 PM

These are my top pics.
 
Namco Pac Man (this one was hard, I prefer Galaxian/Galaga)


Not sure what this thread is about. You say these are your top pics then say you prefer Galaxian or Galaga when picking Pac-Man.



#3 Zonie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Jul 9, 2018 6:11 PM

No, my bad. Not my top pics, but my top guess as to probably the best earning titles... 



#4 zzip ONLINE  

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:32 AM

Atari - Gauntlet
Sega - idk Frogger?
Williams - Joust
Gottlieb - Q*Bert
Cinematronics - Dragon's Lair
Universal - Mr. Do!
Nintendo - Donkey Kong
Namco - Pacman
Bally/Midway - Ms. Pacman (I believe they did this without Namco's consent)

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Posted Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:11 PM

No, my bad. Not my top pics, but my top guess as to probably the best earning titles... 

 

Pretty much anything released after about 1982 (at least in North America) won't have earned as much as the seriously-popular games released before then.

 

That's not to say that all games released after that point didn't earn - there are a lot of examples that clearly did.  But from about 1983 onwards the wave of success for arcade games was much reduced from what it had been before then.

 

And to clear up one point: Kee Games were essentially an Atari subsidiary.  Separate from Atari as a business entity, but exclusively taking 100% of Atari's output that Atari, for one reason or another, came to the conclusion should be released either under a different company name or both another and their own.



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Posted Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:49 AM

Atari - Gauntlet
Sega - idk Frogger?
Williams - Joust
Gottlieb - Q*Bert
Cinematronics - Dragon's Lair
Universal - Mr. Do!
Nintendo - Donkey Kong
Namco - Pacman
Bally/Midway - Ms. Pacman (I believe they did this without Namco's consent)

Namco was involved with the development of Ms. Pac-man. Namco's president himself provided input.

It's a midway game but it's still a hack of namco's pacman.

I'm not sure if this thread is about their most successfull game or best game. But I like namco's pole position and atari's missile command.

Sega's most successfull game is Outrun and konami's is Scramble. Williams' is Defender. Atari's is Asteroids.

Edited by mr_me, Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:38 AM.


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Posted Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:42 AM

Atari - Major Havoc
Taito - Front Line
Nintendo - Donkey Kong Jr.
Williams - Sinistar
Exidy - Mousetrap
Cinematronics - Space Wars (with Dragon's Lair most likely being their highest earner)
Namco - Galaga
Konami - Gyruss
Nitchibtusu - Moon Cresta
Gremlin - Carnival
SEGA-Gremlin - Star Trek the strategic operations simulator
SEGA - Zaxxon
Bally/Midway - TRON
Gottlieb - Q*Bert
Universal - Mr. Do
Stern - Frenzy

Edited by Nebulon, Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:46 AM.


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Posted Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:34 AM

Irem - R-Type

Cave - Do Donpachi

Psikyo- Strikers 1945 II

Toaplan - Truxton II / Tatsujin Oh //Close one since Dogyuun is so good

Capcom - Vampire Savior 2

Sega - Zaxxon

SNK - Ikari Warriors 

Taito - RayForce






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