Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in November 1979 and was one of the first major hits of the golden age of arcade games.  Asteroids was widely imitated and directly influenced Defender, Gravitar and many other video games.

Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in November 1979 and was one of the first major hits of the golden age of arcade games.  Asteroids was widely imitated and directly influenced Defender, Gravitar and many other video games.

Space Invaders is an arcade video game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released by Midway in the US in 1979. The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system's sales and became the first mega selling video game.  

Space Invaders is an arcade video game created by Tomohiro Nishikado and released by Midway in the US in 1979. The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system's sales and became the first mega selling video game.  

Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan in May 1980.  Upon its release, the game became a social phenomenon that yielded high sales of merchandise and inspired a legacy of other media.  

Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan in May 1980.  Upon its release, the game became a social phenomenon that yielded high sales of merchandise and inspired a legacy of other media.  

 
Tetris was designed by Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov and was released on June 6th, 1984.  Tetris was the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US where it went down in history as one of the most played games, still to this day. 

Tetris was designed by Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov and was released on June 6th, 1984.  Tetris was the first entertainment software to be exported from the USSR to the US where it went down in history as one of the most played games, still to this day. 

Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Ninetndo in 1981.  It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.  The main character Mario has continued his legacy in such games as Mario Bros. 

Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Ninetndo in 1981.  It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.  The main character Mario has continued his legacy in such games as Mario Bros. 

Frogger is an arcade game released by Sega in 1981.  The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one crossing a busy road and navigating a river full of hazards.  Send the frogs home good people, send the frogs home. 

Frogger is an arcade game released by Sega in 1981.  The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one crossing a busy road and navigating a river full of hazards.  Send the frogs home good people, send the frogs home.