Even though the games of that time remained uniform compared to the present, they inspired today’s games.
In this article, we took a look at the most successful games of the 80s and selected the top 10 games.
10. Space Invaders
Space Invaders, which entered the arcade market in 1978, continued its popularity for a long time by entering consoles in the 80s.
Space Invaders has made the games spread widely.
It is the first game to get Hideo Kojima interested in the game world.
9. Maniac Mansion
It is the first game of Lucas Film Games to have a great impact in the game world. Maniac Mansion is also the first game to use the SCUMM engine, which brings a new breath to adventure games.
It is a game that provides a successful adventure experience with its unique sense of humor and puzzles.
8. Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong was developed in 1981 by Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of many Nintendo games.
Donkey Kong, which brings a new breath to the arcade genre, has been the game that made Nintendo hold on in the game world.
7. Ghosts ‘N Goblins
Ghosts ‘N Goblins is a run and gun platform game created by Tokuro Fujiwara and developed by Capcom. The first entry in the series was Ghosts ‘n Goblins, released in arcades on September 19, 1985.
6. Boulder Dash
Boulder Dash is a 2D puzzle video game released in 1984 by First Star Software for Atari 8-bit computers.
Although Boulder Dash has a simple structure as expected from an arcade game, it has an innovative structure in terms of content compared to its time.
5. River Raid
With its memorable sound effects and endless excitement, River Raid was a game that kept everyone playing.
Designed by Carol Shaw, known as the first female game designer in history, it is one of the most played games of its time.
4. Sid Meier’s Pirates!
The game, which spent hours in front of the screen with what it offers in the huge open world it created in 1987, managed to become indispensable for most players in the period it was released.
3. Street Fighter
Street Fighter, which entered the market in 1987, opened the doors of a new era in the game world by determining the basic mechanics for fighting games. Street Fighter, which will become a giant brand that never gets old in the following years, has inspired many games.
Pac-Man, inspired by a missing piece of pizza, is one of the most popular games in history, where we walk through the labyrinth without being caught by ghosts.
Pac-man has a simple structure like other arcade classics of the 80s. Despite this, it has been a game that every generation can know its name with its design.
Tetris is the most well-known game with its easy-to-play structure, which attracts people of all ages.
Besides, Tetris has been found to contribute to the recovery process in post-psychological trauma.
Tetris entered our lives in the 80s and will always remain among the best games of all time.
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