Arcade games are retro video games for complete fun and entertainment.  The late 70’s and all of the 80’s led the arcade machines industry to the Golden Age of Gaming.  With the release of Taito Space Invaders, the competitive nature of arcade games came forward with the game tracking high scores.  Shortly after, a number of blockbuster titles soon emerged from Namco, Atari, Nintendo, Williams Electronics, Stern Electronics creating a massive gaming culture.  
Pacman, Donkey Kong, Frogger, Galaga, Dig Dug, Asteroids, Centipede, Defender, Moon Patrol and many others brought on rapid growth, huge profits for their developers and significant technological development and change for the arcade machines industry.  
We must not forget that it wasn’t just the arcade games themselves but also the design, style and appearance of the arcade cabinets themselves set the path and had a major appeal to people of all ages.  
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