Video Arcade History & Arcade Classics
In 1971, students at Stanford University set up the Galaxy Game, a coin-operated version of the Spacewar computer game. This is the earliest known instance of a coin-operated video game. Later in the same year, Nolan Bushnell created the first mass-manufactured coin-op game, Computer Space, for Nutting Associates.
In 1972, Atari was formed. Atari headed, and essentially created the coin-operated video game industry with the game Pong, the smash hit electronic ping pong themed video game. Taito’s Space Invaders, published in 1978, proved to be an even greater success, and is now regarded as the first blockbuster arcade video game. Arcade machines sprang up in shopping malls, and there were small “corner arcades” that appeared in restaurants, grocery stores, bars and movie theaters. Soon, arcade machines popped up all over the United States, Japan and other countries during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Space Invaders (1978), Galaxian (1979), Pac-Man (1980), Battlezone (1980) and Donkey Kong (1981) were especially popular.
ARCADE CLASSICS™ first started its coin-operated arcade machine route in the 1980s, during the height of the “arcade fever” period. Throughout the years we have marketed many types of arcade machines; however, our specialty product is the Cocktail Table Arcade Machine™. Cocktail table arcade game machines help users to have a more personalized gaming experience as they allow for more comfort and flexibility.
Over the years we have made enhancements to our flagship product, the “Arcade Classics Cocktail Table Arcade Machine™”. Arcade Classics continues to manufacture and sell what we believe are the finest quality and most authentic arcade machines for sale. Our 5 Year Comprehensive Warranty is considered to be the best in the business. We are also proud to boast a service record that is second to none.
You can buy from us with confidence, knowing that Arcade Classics has the expertise, sterling reputation and catalog of world class products to make your gaming experience a remarkable one that will never be forgotten.