I spent a big chunk of my teens in the local arcades, feeding ten pence pieces into coin-ops. There was nothing retro or ironic about these games from Atari, Namco and Williams – they were our first, dizzying experience of electronic culture. The colourful fast-changing pixels, twitching speed and space-age 8-bit sounds sometimes came together with a playability that thrilled the first digital generation.

1. Defender
2. Crystal Castles
3. Metro Cross
4. Marble Madness
5. Track and Field
6. Star Wars (vector)
7. Robotron
8. Out Run
9. Donkey Kong
10. Scramble

By carlosfandango

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