Decade - 1970s

Battlezone
Battlezone

Battlezone is an arcade game from Atari, Inc released in 1980. It displays a wireframe view on a horizontal black and white CRT (with green and red sectioned...

Compu-Read
Compu-Read

Compu-Read is an educational program originally developed by Sherwin Steffin of Edu-Ware Services in 1979 for the Apple II. It consists of four modules training the user in rapidly...

Computer Bismarck
Computer Bismarck

Computer Bismarck is the first computer game by Strategic Simulations, Inc., who developed and published it in 1979. It simulated the Bismarck Chase, with the player commanding the British...

Stratovox
Stratovox

Stratovox AKA Speak & Rescue is an arcade shoot 'em up released by Sun Electronics in 1980. The player must shoot UFO's who will attempt to kidnap astronauts that appear on the right side of...

Warrior
Warrior

Warrior is a 1979 arcade game and is one of the pioneers in the fighting game genre. It has been regarded as the first fighting game, however it was predated by Sega's Heavyweight Champ...

Air-Sea Battle
Air-Sea Battle

Air-Sea Battle is a game developed by Atari, Inc. for the Atari 2600, and was one of the nine original launch titles for that system when it was released in October of 1977. It was also...

Network
Network

Network is a real-time, two player business simulation game developed by David Mullich for the Apple II in 1980. Two players play competitively against the computer, each taking the role of...

Night Driver
Night Driver

Night Driver is a 1976 arcade game by Atari Inc. It is the original first-person racing game, and is believed to be the first published game to display real-time first-person graphics. The...

Kaitei Takara Sagashi
Kaitei Takara Sagashi

Kaitei Takara Sagashi is a 1980 arcade game that was developed by K'K Tokki as a prototype and later sold to Namco, where it was completely rewritten. A boat lowers the player towards the...

Berzerk
Berzerk

Berzerk is a multi-directional shooter video game, released in 1980 by Stern Electronics of Chicago. The player controls a green stick-figure, representing a "humanoid." Using a joystick...

Tank Battalion
Tank Battalion

Tank Battalion is a multi-directional shooter arcade game that was released by Namco in 1980. It was later ported to the Japanese Famicom and Game Boy, but for unknown...

Gotcha
Gotcha

Gotcha is a 1973 arcade game manufactured by Atari Inc.. It was Atari's fourth game after Pong, Space Race, and Pong Doubles. This was the first maze arcade game, as well as the very first...

Red Baron
Red Baron

Red Baron is an arcade game developed by Atari, Inc and released in 1980. The first first-person flight simulator game, the player takes the role of a World War I ace in a biplane fighting...

Terrorist
Terrorist

Terrorist is a real-time, two player strategy game developed by Steven Pederson of Edu-Ware Services in 1980 for the Apple II. One player plays the government authority, while the other...

Barricade
Barricade

Barricade is an overhead view maze arcade game released by RamTeK in 1976. Players move their blocks across the screen to create walls to try and surround their opponents and force them to...

Boot Hill
Boot Hill

Boot Hill is a shooter arcade game released by Midway in 1977. The game is a sequel to Gun Fight. A classic one or two-player western gunfight game. Each player uses a small joystick to move...

A Mind Forever Voyaging
A Mind Forever Voyaging

A Mind Forever Voyaging is an interactive fiction game designed and implemented by Steve Meretzky and published by Infocom in 1985. The name is taken from book three of The Prelude by...

Tempest
Tempest

Tempest is an arcade game by Atari Inc., originally designed and programmed by David Theurer. Released in October, 1981, it was fairly popular and had several ports and sequels. The game is...

Blockade
Blockade

Blockade is a maze arcade game released by Gremlin in 1976. Each player moves their character around leaving a solid line behind them, turning at 90 degree angles. To win you must last...

Rally-X
Rally-X

Rally-X is a maze arcade game that was released by Namco in 1980. It runs on Namco Pac-Man hardware, and was the first Namco game to feature "Special Flags", which would become a recurring...

Mystery House
Mystery House

Mystery House is a 1980 game for the Apple II by Roberta and Ken Williams. Although it had no sound, no color, and no animation, it did have one feature that would make it part of computer...

Sprint 2
Sprint 2

Sprint 2 is a 2 player overhead-view arcade racer released in 1976 by Kee Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atari. Sprint 2 evolved from Gran Trak 10 and Gran Trak 20, but included a...

Asteroids Deluxe
Asteroids Deluxe

Asteroids Deluxe is an arcade game released in March 1980 by Atari Inc. and the sequel to Asteroids. It is practically the same as Asteroids, but with a few changes: It is scheduled for...

Barrier
Barrier

Barrier is a maze arcade game using vector graphics released by Vectorbeam in 1979. In this very basic game, players move a small triangle around on the grid, while attempting to avoid the...

Star Trek: Phaser Strike
Star Trek: Phaser Strike

Star Trek: Phaser Strike is a Microvision game published by Milton Bradley in 1979, released at the same time as the film Star Trek: The Motion Picture. In the game, the player must destroy...

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