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Top 10 Arcade Games Of The 1970s

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Believe it or not, these games were absolutely mind-blowing back in the day, and have since helped define video games in the public eye. Join as we countdown our picks for the Top 10 Arcade Games Of The 1970s. Subscribe►► Facebook►►. Twitter►► Suggestion Tool►► Channel Page►►

For this list, we’re looking at the best games released to and played in arcades between 1970 and 1979. These are the games that made a significant impact on popular culture and the video gaming medium, helping to influence bigger, better games of the future.

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  1. No some the games bad so I say pac man Centipede mapping rally x defender super pac man pac man pal pac man 256 dig dug space invaders with the color

  2. One of my favorite 70s video games is Atari's Starship 1. I like the game play and sounds and that two of the ships resembled starships from Star Trek.

  3. To be honest with you i am only 10 years old but i absolutely love these games !

  4. 4:11 Didn't the Atari 2600 have color back in 1977? How is it then that arcade games didn't goto color till 2 years later?

  5. I remember walking miles to get to the chip shop with the first space invaders in it .

  6. The first video game I remember playing in the 70s was Stratovox.

  7. In Galaxian you blew up when you ran out of gas…

  8. I was hoping to see galaga but that was made in 81 🙁

  9. Surely Mole Hunter by Data East should be here.

  10. Let's be fair, We all knew that Space Invaders was gonna be #1

  11. these games were iconic in thier time/ i was born 1981 and i still like to play them…. todays games are worse…. at the end of the day games are supposed to be fun to play…. game of 2020 are boring… they are unskilled games… with boring storys… and no skill or gameplay…. i miss the old days

  12. Kmart had Pac-Man roller skates on sale in 1982, LOL! I had Coleco-Vision in 85.

  13. Atari Football with the big trackballs to make the X and O move.

  14. Is there a way to play / get these games to play on just a Samsung Tablet please ?

  15. What about sheriff
    The very first Nintendo Game

  16. Good list and accurately described. I forgot several, and this brings back the memories.

  17. i still play them on emulgators like retrogames cc cz.. n stuffl ike that while playing alt+tab.. league of legends n betweengames

  18. IPM IVADERS WAS THE BEST GAME AS WELL AS DEFENDER AND STARGATE DEFENDER

  19. How I loved the Battlezone and how I hated the Game Over texts 🤣🤣

  20. When video games were classified in the 80s. They were modelled after 4 types. The Pac-Man type, Asteroids type, Space Invaders, and the Miscellaneous type. Later came the Platform type and Player vs Player type games and Simulator types. I remember when Battlezone was considered the miscellaneous type, now it's viewed as one of the first simulator types. Crazy Climber, a miscellaneous type, would later form the platform type games.

  21. no missle command ?
    The sound effects were what got everyone hooked.

  22. I remember all of the Games .. In my free time I will post more info… FYI … The person doing the voice over sounds like he was not around to play most of the games on the List Real time!

  23. You have given a fair selection. I'd mention 'Boot Hill' and 'Depth Charge' . . . great games from the 70s also.

  24. Pong was such an addicting game, I’m still trying beat that damn computer

  25. Yeah they messed up the date for lunar lander it was not 1979 but a year earlier a resturant my family frequented before we moved in 1979 had the game in their lobby.
    I would replace computer space with Space Wars as it also influenced Astroids and other two player games.

  26. Modern game devs should note how many 70s games are still easily enjoyable today.

  27. YEEEEEEEEES MY FAV ARCADE GAME IS ON THE LIST (that is asteroids)

  28. My favorite games of the past are defender and scramble but think they where 80s …..70s id go galaxians

  29. If I remember right, we walked past PONG at the local bowling alley when I was a little kid.

  30. DUMB SLOB: Computer Space was not the first arcade game! First video game maybe. And certainly video games would have taken off even had Pong not been invented. Not sure what's worse, the nerd narrator or your misinformation lists?!

  31. I vote for Defender ! Man that game was one of the best arcade platform games ever !!! I grew up on Space Invaders and Pong and Asteroids. Then I got a job and a Sega and played Sonic 'til HE was tired of running lol

  32. Battlezone was released in 1980. Just sayin.

  33. POV: you looked up the video games playlists for nostolgia

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