4 Classic Games to Revisit This Year

Viewing all the classic arcade games for sale this holiday season probably gave you some ideas. Your interest in gaming is renewed and you’re ready to take a trip down memory lane and play your favorites from “back in the day.”

Since we’ve entered 2016, why not rewind the time machine about 30 years and play the classics that were released in 1986, during the golden age of arcade gaming? Here are four titles you should never forget about and should try your hand at again this new year.

1.      Rampage

Rampage is the perfect outlet for all of your frustration and rage, simply because you get to smash things. You take control of one of three genetically mutated monsters, a gorilla, a dinosaur or a werewolf, and you get to attack cities until they are completely razed. The title was released by Bally Midway in 1986 and also ported to the popular gaming systems of the time. Rumor has it that a movie production is in the works starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson.

 2.      The Legend of Zelda

Has it really been 30 years since the original The Legend of Zelda took hold of the gaming world? Yes, it has. Did Nintendo realize it was creating the future of role-playing video games when it released it as a launch title for the Nintendo Entertainment System’s Family Computer Disk System? The game is often named as one of the greatest influences to the modern industry.

 3.      Arkanoid

Arkanoid was released by Taito in 1986 and quickly was named one of the best games of the year. Experts compared it to Pong due to its addictive qualities and many sequels and other versions were created for the various gaming systems of the time.

 4.      Out Run

Out Run, released by Sega, received the Golden Joystick Award as 1986’s “Game of the Year.” Described as a “high action road racing adventure,” the 3D game allows the gamer to control a Ferrari and navigate the road’s turns, twists and dips. Out Run became the first arcade game to allow the gamer to select which background music they would like to hear, which was composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi.

Has this list sparked your interest? Find classic arcade games for sale and indulge yourself – playing your old favorites is a great start to the year 2016.