Three Classic Arcade Games Of The ’80s We Still Love Today

By Kanyi M

The arcade games of the 80s have been such an integral part of our childhood that many people have a nostalgia for the time period. As time goes by, it feels like we’ll be getting closer and closer to forgetting about these classic video games. This post is a list of three that we think could still be made today and would make a lot more money than they did even back in the 80s!

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Donkey Kong

Way back in 1981, Donkey Kong was designed by Shigeru Miyamoto. It’s a classic game that took the world by storm and has spawned many sequels and offshoots. A lot of people have argued that at one point during its run, Donkey Kong accounted for more than 50% of Atari’s sales. Nintendo even made trilogy games for Wii just to play this old series again!


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Gonzo pioneered a new arcade game genre and Pac-Man, released originally in 1980, is the all time highest grossing game of all time, grossing more than $2 billion! We all remember the yellow character who goes around eating dots. The original arcade game was meant to be a maze game but it created this new genre of “Pac-Man.”

Dig Dug

Dig Dug was released by Namco in 1982 and it’s considered one of the classics of its genre. It took almost four years for the game to even make its way over to North America. This game made $15 million during its first year and ended up being one of the most popular arcade games ever.