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Q*bert game


  • Platform
  • Puzzle

The objective is to change the color of every cube in a pyramid by making the on-screen character hop on top of the cube while avoiding obstacles and enemies. Lee designed the title character and original concept, which was then further developed and implemented by Davis. The success resulted in sequels...

Scramble game


  • Horizontal
  • ShootEmUp

The player controls an aircraft, referred to in the game as a "Jet," and has to guide it across a scrolling terrain, battling obstacles along the way. The ship is armed with a forward-firing weapon and bombs; each weapon has its own button. The player must avoid colliding with the terrain and other enemies,...

Defender game


  • Shooter
  • Strategy

Defender is an arcade video game developed released by Williams Electronics in 1980. A shooting game featuring two-dimensional (2D) graphics, the game is set on a fictional planet where the player must defeat waves of invading aliens while protecting astronauts. Development was led by Eugene Jarvis,...

Lode Runner game

Lode Runner

  • Platform
  • Puzzle

It is one of the first games to include a level editor, a feature that allows players to create their own levels for the game. Smith of Renton, Washington, who at the time was an architecture student at the University of Washington. This prototype, called Kong, was written for a Prime Computer 550 minicomputer...

Dig Dug game

Dig Dug

  • Arcade

Dig Dug is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982. Atari also obtained the license for home versions of Dig Dug, and released it for the Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Intellivision, Apple II, Atari 8-bit family, VIC-20, Commodore 64, IBM PC, and TI-99/4A. The objective...

The Earth Dies Screaming game

The Earth Dies Screaming

A space shooter designed by Dan Thompson for the Atari 2600 that was also released under the name "Final Orbit" for the Atari 8-bit and Commodore VIC-20 homecomputers.

Demon Attack game

Demon Attack

  • Shooter

It was originally for the Atari 2600, then ported to the Intellivision, Odyssey², Atari 8-bit, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore 64, PC , TRS-80 and TRS-80 Color Computer. Starting in Wave 5, demons also divide into two smaller, bird-like creatures that eventually attempt descent onto the player's cannon....

Tutankham game


  • Maze

Tutankham is a 1982 arcade game developed by Konami and released by Stern in the US. Taking on the role of an explorer grave robbing Tutankhamun's tomb, the player is chased by creatures such as asps, vultures, parrots, bats, dragons, and even curses, all that kill the player on contact. To progress,...

Polaris game


Navigate your sub to avoid bombs, depth charges, enemy subs and airplanes. Half of the screen has an underwater view where you can maneuver your sub.

Choplifter game


  • Arcade
  • Shooter

Choplifter is a 1982 Apple II game developed by Dan Gorlin and published by Brøderbund. The player must collect the hostages and transport them safely to the nearby friendly base, all the while fighting off hostile tanks and other enemy combatants. It may shoot at enemies in any of these directions...