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Top 25 1980s Arcade Games

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The 1980s was the height of the arcade gaming industry and featured some amazing games including Outrun, Bubble Bobble, Rampage any many more. Why not tell me your favourite arcade games in the comments section below and please like and subscribe as there will be plenty more gaming countdowns on the way.

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  1. Your list is missing so many genius games and put so many crap.

    1. Gemini Wing 1987r. (you can see a playtrough on my chanell) – best arcade game of the 80'
    2. Bad Dudes 1988r.
    3. Silk Worm 1988r.
    4. Cabal 1988r.
    5. Twin Cobra 1987r.

    and many more…

  2. Double dragon, final fight, streets of rage, out run, hang on, pole position, all bring back arcade memories when we was on holiday from 1987 to 89 🤗

  3. No Streetfighter 2? That's crazy. Also Star Wars, Kung Fu Master, Tetris and shoot em ups like Twin Cobra or 1943 could have been included.

  4. I feel like you missed two of the best, and the best of all time! Both Karate Champ and 720 were sooooo good! The amount of quarters i spent on those was crazy. And then the best of all time for me back then? Super Sprint… Hours and hours i would be at the arcade playing Super Sprint

  5. Lol, you left out the best selling game for decades.

  6. Back in the day, at least among me and my friends, it was all about Double Dragon. We played that game endlessly. R Type and Gladiator were other favorites.

  7. You had a rainbow chucking kid ahead of defender ? ..cmon now

  8. Great!! I loved seeing those iconic games I used to play in a safe arcade and in my house. I gotta say, how was Dragons Lair an honorable mention? That game started the .50 or 1.00 cost cycle and it was so amazing to play a cartoon game! That’s when all the other games were bit type. Did you ever play Rygar? Loved that game. Nice work!!!

  9. Dig Dug took most of my change and Qbert took the rest.

  10. No Street Fighter, no Soccer Champ, no Arch Rivals, no Ms. Pacman, no Hyper Olympics, no Space Invaders… most of the hottest games of the 80's weren't even on this chart. This "Top 25" list is a personal preference list not a true top 25 list.

  11. Spy Hunter is not on the list……?

  12. I learned to drive at the arcades and I blew all my spare change there too but the arcades were like Vegas come out broke but smile cause you had a great time none the less!!!

  13. I'm missing games like After Burner, Commando, Green Beret and Arkanoid, but still a good list

  14. Can't believe spy hunter didn't make the list smh. I knew pac man would be number 1 though lol

  15. Oh and Marlboro sponsored pole position?? Lmao played the hell out of that game and never noticed that haha

  16. I remember standing behind people playing Dragon's Lair at the arcade fascinated but wondering what they were controlling but so different at the time. I always liked Bezerk.

  17. Ahhh man, good times. Operation Wolf, Outrun, After Burner, Cisco Heat, Altered Beast and Star Wars every arcade visit. A week's allowance gone just like that.

  18. Whaaaat? You forgot Tetris?? 😮 However, there were also Cabal, Superstars of Wrestling, Dragon Ninja, Mexico 86 and others…

  19. Bomb Jack, Ghosts n Goblins, Hyper Olympics / Sports, Pac Land missed a hell of a lot of good ones

  20. My favorite Ghouls n Ghosts and Gauntlet. No mention of Centipede.

  21. This brings some memories. I remember the days we finished Final Fight with single coin 🙂 Where's Street Fighter though?

  22. Wherever it is we go to when we're done with here, and whoever it is we meet when we get there, I'm going to tell them thank you for letting me be a child in the 80's

  23. How is it possible I can watched this video with the biggest smile on my face and still be depressed from it at the same time? 😀😔😢

  24. Mike Tyson's Super Punchout was fun even when I got beat up

  25. PacMan, Frogger, Donkey Kong, and Centipede were the Big Four for a while in the early 1980s. Ms. PacMan is sorta in this group of four but came about a year later.

  26. What is the name of that video game #11? It flashes very quickly.

  27. I would have added Contra, Super Mario Bros., Arcanoid and a few others.

  28. some narration with background on the games or estimated revenue ,or other interesting facts about the games would have made this a lot less boring

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