Second Gen Games

by vgamerdc | created - 23 Oct 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

Arcade Games. First Gen was just like Pong and this thing called Spacewar! which later became Computer Space. 1978-1984 turning point. Tennis for Two 1958 is technically the first video game ever made.

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1. Space Invaders (1978 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

The object of the game is to shoot the alien invaders and keep them off the ground.

Votes: 541

2. Ms. Pac-Man (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family, Fantasy

This update to Pac-Man (1980) changed the character to a lady, added moving fruit, smarter monsters, cut scenes and more mazes.

Votes: 366

3. Pac-Man (1980 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Family, Fantasy

Navigate Pac-Man through a maze escaping ghosts and eating Pac-Dots.

Votes: 1,587

4. Frogger (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

In this arcade game, you must help a frog cross a highway and a river while avoiding obstacles so he can get to his home safely.

Votes: 678

5. Galaga (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

The sequel to Galaxian (1979), the player controls a spaceship and faces waves of enemy aliens that try to destroy, capture, or collide with the spaceship.

Votes: 415

6. Missile Command (1980 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Fantasy

Missiles from the sky are attacking the cities, you, as the player, must defend the 6 cities as long as you can.

Votes: 110

7. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Family, Sci-Fi

Help E.T. get home.

Votes: 255

8. Asteroids (1979 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

Your spaceship is trapped in an asteroid belt. Watch out for enemy spacecraft and maneuver your way out.

Votes: 380

9. Donkey Kong (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 1,412

10. Mario Bros. (I) (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family, Fantasy

Two plumber brothers, Mario and Luigi, come across unearthly creatures while searching sewer pipes, so they must do their job and clear the pipes.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 1,073

11. Galaxian (1979 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

Face waves of aliens descending on your spaceship and clear the screen to achieve victory.

Votes: 141

12. Pitfall! (1982 Video Game)


Pitfall Harry must collect treasures while dodging obstacles in a South American jungle.

Votes: 213

13. Mappy (1983 Video Game)

Action, Family

Mappy is a side-scrolling platform game that features Mappy, a police mouse that must retrieve stolen goods that are stored in a Mansion that belong to a cat gang (called Meowkies in the game) that Mappy must avoid.

Votes: 39

14. Defender (II) (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

Defend the human population from swarms of attacking aliens.

Votes: 116

16. Tempest (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sci-Fi

You control a yellow crab-shaped shooter that travels along the outside rim of a 3-dimensional tunnel, shooting enemies down the alleys of the tunnel while avoiding any coming down the ... See full summary »

Votes: 43

18. Spy Hunter (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action

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Votes: 106

19. Punch-Out!! (1983 Video Game)


Bronx kid Little Mac is trained by ex-boxer "Doc" Louis so he may gain a name for himself in the World Video Boxing Association, in hopes he can fight the legendary Mr. Dream.

Director: Genyo Takeda

Votes: 461

20. Paperboy (1984 Video Game)

Action, Comedy, Family

You play a kid delivering papers on his treacherous route.

Votes: 263

21. Star Wars (1983 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In this game, you assume the role of Luke Skywalker and fight past many enemies to to reach and destroy the Death Star.

Stars: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, James Earl Jones

Votes: 442

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