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Share My All-Time Top 20 Arcade Games (read all 7 entries…)
#15. Missle Command

The 1980s. A second cold war was well underway. With nuclear fears at their highest levels in 20 years what better way to deal with the threat of nuclear annihilation than a video game! Back when “Made by Atari” meant something good, the video game giant unleashed another trackball bitch of a game. Only this time instead of wiping out bugs and other pests you had to use your spinning agility to take out nuclear warheads threatening your cities and, in what I consider to be the ultimate anti-nuclear statement, in the end the missles are the only winner.



Share My All-Time Top 20 Arcade Games (read all 7 entries…)
#16. Space Invaders

I just missed the Space Invaders craze when it first hit it big in 1979. I was too young to go to the mall myself, but when I started a couple of years later I vividly remember feeling almost hypnotized watching the methodically dropping invaders.



Share My All-Time Top 20 Arcade Games (read all 7 entries…)
#17. Centipede

That ball. The goddamn ball. Like most people, my first experience with a trackball was on this highly addictive and monstrously frustrating game. That ball was responsible for more accidental video game deaths than Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde put together.



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