Arcade Games - Round 1
(1) Pac-Man v (16) Contra
Developed way back in 1979, this is the game that broke the mold and gave us the iconic pellet-gobbling yellow circle. Pac Man holds eight Guiness World Records!
(8) Defender v (9) Dig Dug
Defender opened the door for side-scrollers, boasted 5 buttone, and despite being ridiculously difficult, was one of the best-selling arcade games of all time.
Dig Dug was a maze game that allowed the player to create their own maze while pumping up Pookas and Fygars until they burst. It allowed far more strategy than many of its contemporaries.
(5) Asteroids v (12) Double Dragon
One of the first big arcade hits, Asteroids was innovative: screen wraparounds, curious gravity, and the tantalizing Hyperspace button.
Billy and Jimmy Lee use elaborate attacks (if you could learn the button combinations) to rescue Marian in a game that took a genre to new heights.
(4) Galaga v (13) Tempest
Galaga perfected its predecessor, Galaxian, and let arcade regulars show off with the tractor-beam-double-shooter trick.