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Saturday, 14th November 2020

What was your favourite classic arcade game?

Everyone knows what "classic arcade" means. And everyone should know what the most popular and loved classic arcade games are (or, should I say "were"?).
Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders are perhaps the most iconic classics in the early history of video gaming. If you're a true retro-gamer you should also be familiar with Dig Dug, QBert, Break Out, Asteroids, Qix, BurgerTime, Centipede, Defender, Frogger, Galaga and many many many more.

While all the original coin-op versions are playable using MAME, you may want to try the countless PC conversions or the many clones existing for a number of platforms, from C-64 to smartphones.

Personally, I never quite managed to be a good arcade game player. I repeatedly lost. Badly. But I have to admit that I'm particularly fond of two classics: Defender and Qix. What about you? Are you old enough to remember the original at the arcades?

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