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Old Arcade Shooters Special

I have a fondness for old arcade shoot ’em ups. Particularly the first colour arcade shooters of the early Eighties.

Just hearing the sound effects takes me back to my childhood… Playing Space Invaders at the local leisure centre. Galaxian at the video lending library. Phoenix at the seaside.

I’ve covered a few old arcade shooters already on here, but this ‘special’ is meant to fill in a few gaps. Particularly with regards to pioneering video games of the early ‘colour era’ of arcade machines.

Each entry will have a set of grabs and some background info. about the game in question. These are some of the most influential games of all time…

Classic Old Arcade Shooters on The King of Grabs:

1970s
Space Invaders (1978), Asteroids (1979), Galaxian (1979)

1980
PhoenixMissile CommandDefenderBattle ZoneMoon CrestaCentipedeBerzerk

1981
TempestGorfGalagaScramble

1982
ZaxxonMoon PatrolBuck RogersRobotron 2084Time PilotSuper ZaxxonXeviousTron

1983
SinistarGyruss

Enjoy,
The King of Grabs

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