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Top 15 Arcade Games of the 1980s

The Quarter Guy
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So, how do I follow up my BIGGEST COUNTDOWN EVER? Well, since this is February, the month of love, let’s talk about something *I* love…arcade games. Specifically, old-school arcade games. These games were simple, addictive, and just plain fun…well, the good ones were, anyway. so here’s my list of what I think are the best arcade games of the 1980’s.

Also, I tested out a new transition and number text style. Let me know if I should stick with it.

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20 Comments

  1. Na I still think Atari pac man was fun.
    Not great but fun

  2. Reactor,Defender,Tempest,Dragon's Lair. And Super Mario Bros and Donkey Kong. And…Bad Dudes,Contra ,Elevator Action. So many good games from the 80's.

  3. I know that this was in 2013 but still his camera is….

    Bad?

  4. I honestly prefer Ms. Pac-Man to OG Pac-Man.

    Also, no honorable mention to Space Invaders? Missile Command? Centipede?

  5. Not really accurate Quarter guy…you need to do better research….should have been titled 'MY' top Arcade Games

  6. My Favorite Arcade Games from the 80s are (Galaga/Donkey Kong/Pac Man/Defender/Donkey Kong Jr/Centipede)

  7. My Top 15 Arcade Games of the 1980s
    (in no particular order)

    1. Donkey Kong
    2. Galaga
    3. Pac-Man
    4. Dig Dug
    5. Defender
    6. Gauntlet
    7. Elevator Action
    8. Xevious
    9. Berzerk
    10. Kung-Fu Master
    11. Gun.Smoke
    12. Rolling Thunder
    13. Bump ‘n’ Jump
    14. WWF Superstars
    15. Side Arms

  8. Lost the interests in arcade games when I got a computer, but my list in random order (1980-1986) :

    1942
    Yie Ar Kung Fu
    Green Beret
    Popeye
    Commando
    Scrabble
    Moon Buggy
    Burning Rubber
    Spy Hunter
    Tapper

  9. Sorry dude, you voice was too irritating for me. I had to bail out at number eight.

  10. It would’ve been funny if Dio came in when your mom showed up

  11. How do all these lists miss my fav from the 80s… The sit down, all black, Starwars game? It was EPIC!!! You see it in movies, and I remember it being everywhere back in the day, all the arcades had it, even pizza places. It can't have just been me that loved that game, it was the best. P

  12. This guy claims about how the games were back in the day but come one man. You are only like 28 here in 2013, so say you were born in 1985. Let's say you would really understand games well by the age of 8. It's already 1993 by then. Nintendo had been out for 8 years and Super Nintendo for 3, and by the time you were 11 N64 already out. When you say things like games aren't like they were when you were a kid, you're a LITTLE young to be saying that. If you were 10 years older, then I would think you qualify. As soon as you included games like Gradius and TMNT in your list of top 15 of the 80's and didn't include so many games that were real 80's games that defined the era. Games that many people said like Defender, Tempest, Centipede, Mr. Do, Gauntlet, Kung Fu Master, Ms. Pac-Man, Marble Madness, Pole Position, Spy Hunter, Tron, just to name a handful…

  13. One of my own top 15 arcade games is Galaga 88 and PAC & Pal

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