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Arcade Development History
- Oct 09, 2018 -

In 1971, the world's first arcade was born in a computer lab in the United States. English (ARCADE), an arcade, is a business-specific game console placed in public entertainment venues, originating from American bars. The game running on the arcade is called an arcade game.


From 1978 to 1987, the era of the arcade golden age, the monopoly situation was broken by the Nintendo generation of FC in the late 1980s. The FC, which appeared in the form of a console, ended the arcade era in just four years.


The starting point of the Golden Age was Taitung, and it was their sale of Space Invaders that opened the golden age. The success of "Space Invaders" has led many manufacturers to make a cottage. The more famous ones are the "Little Bees" of Nanmeng Palace. These vertical version of the enemy game are also collectively referred to as "Little Bee" games. Of course, Nanmeng Palace also has its own great work, which is Pac-Man.

 

Then Nintendo, Konami, Midway and other manufacturers also joined the arcade platform, and created a number of excellent arcade games, such as "Donkey Kong", "Frogger", "Pole" (Pole Position), Bubble Bobble, etc. The official production of these games allows arcades to leave bars, dance halls and other entertainment venues and no longer exist as accessories.

 

The arcade entered the 32-bit era and 3D technology appeared. Technos Japan released the world's first horizontal action clearing game "Double Dragon", and Atari released the first fighting arcade game "Pit-Fighter".


After the end of the 1980s, Japanese game makers were the main providers of arcade games. At the same time, arcades are spread across cities in China.

 

In the early 1990s, the fighting game rose, and "Street Fighter 2" allowed the arcade to recover again. In addition, "True Strike", "Hungry Wolf Legend" and 3D "VR Warrior", "Killer Instinct" and "Tekken" appeared one after another.


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