ARCADES

1978 was a huge year for the Arcades! One of the all time greatest – Space Invaders was released by Taito (and by Midway in North-America). It marked the beginning of the Golden Age of Arcade video games (1978-1983). Here are the best Arcade games released in 1978:

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Space Invaders
Space Invaders is one of the most important video games of all time! It is a space shooter, where you take control of a laser cannon and your aim is to defeat the waves of aliens, scoring as many points as possible! Everyone loves this game!

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Gee Bee (by Namco)
Gee Bee is a pinball-breakout-type game, where your aim is to score as many points as possible! Is a fun time killer!!!

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Super Breakout
Super Breakout is a sequel to original Breakout (released 1976). Unlike the original, this game has microprocessor and is possible to emulate! There are three different and more advanced game types: Double, Cavity and Progressive. You can read more here: Super Breakout

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Sky Raider
Sky Raider is a sky shooter (quite advanced for the time). Your mission is to shoot everything and score as many points as possible! For the time this game was like a gift from the future (no blocks and dots). A fun game to play even today!

APPLE II HOME COMPUTER

Computer games these days were different! They were meant to be intelligent. Many text adventure games were released (which I am not a huge fan of), but also first graphical adventure games appeared. And the first dungeon crawler games were made. There is really hard to mention any of these games, all of them have aged a lot and there are not too many people who would like to play these! But if you must, I am going to name few games quickly and write why it was important!

Beneath Apple Manor – one of the first rogue-like dungeon crawler games.

Dungeon Campaign – another rogue-like dungeon crawler, which was even more basic (blocks and dots)

And that’s it! In my next post I will take you into the next year, the one and only, 1979

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