ARCADE RETRO CLASSICS

Steve Roach

 

A look at the most iconic video games from the ‘Golden Age’ of the arcade and beyond (1978-2001). More than 100 games are featured, from Space Invaders to Metal Slug 3 and the best of the best from the years in between. Games evolved from single screen shooters to more complex adventures. Graphics went from small sprites to large, through vectors and shaded polygons. Simple 2D went pseudo-3D and then fully 3D. Seemingly out of nowhere came classics like Donkey Kong, Defender, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Marble Madness, Golden Axe and so many more – and these were the games that attracted the attention of the developers of tomorrow, the ones who would go on to bring game franchises like GTA, Halo and Resident Evil to the home. Inside this book are the games that kick-started the entire video gaming industry and guess what? They’re still a ton of fun to play to this day! As well as the most famous games, a few lesser known classics are scattered about for you to discover – games like Qix, Anteater, Chicken Shift, Cameltry and Liquid Kids – brilliant games that, for one reason or another, never made it to the mainstream – but not because they weren’t any good! Each game description is highlighted with one or more screenshots and marquee artwork. Many also feature promotional flyers from the time of release. See the origins of modern video games and find out how you can now play these classics on your computer, phone, tablet or console of choice!

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

ENGLISH (PAPERBACK - B&W) ISBN: 9798728725169 Year: 2021 Pages: 158

ENGLISH (PAPERBACK - COLOR) ISBN: 9798728374077 Year: 2021 Pages: 158

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