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Computer games and their technical devices of the 80s

  • Pong was released

    Pong was released
    The first Pong arcade machine is put up in the US.
  • Atari 2600

    Atari 2600
    Atari releases the Video Computer System Atari 2600
  • Space Invaders

    Space Invaders
    Atari releases Space Invaders for the 2600. The practice of selling home versions of arcade hits is started. With the release of Space Invaders the video games celebrated their breakthrough for the consoles, soon it developed into a mass medium try it
  • Pac Man

    Pac Man
    Namco releases Pac-Man, the most popular arcade game of all time. Over 300.000 units are sold worldwide. Try it!
  • Zork 1

    Zork 1
  • Donkey Kong

    Donkey Kong
    Nintendo releases the arcade game Donkey Kong. Try it!
  • BBC Micro

    BBC Micro
    BBC starts to sell his device with an emphasis on education. There were games for it as well. Have a look at this article!
  • Electronic Games

    Electronic Games
    Arnie Katz, Bill Kunkel and Joyce Worley begin publishing the first magazine about video games. The picture shows the first cover of the first issue
  • ColecoVision

    Coleco releases the Video Computer System Colecovision in the US. Later on in the same year it is released in Europe.
  • Commodore 64 is released

    Commodore 64 is released
  • E.T.

    Atari releases E.T. for the Video Computer System. (ATARI 2600)
  • Video Game Crash

    Almost complete destruction of video game industry and cause of bankruptcy of several companies
  • SG-1000

    Sega releases its first home consol in Japan
  • Famicom

    Nintendo releases the Famicom (family computer) in Japan.
  • Super Mario Bros.

    Super Mario Bros.
  • NES

    The NES by Nintendo is released in the US. In '86 it is released in Europe.
  • Sega Master System

    Sega Master System
    Sega releases its Master System in Japan. It is released in the US in June 86 as well as in Europe
  • Atari 7800

    Atari 7800
    The Atari 7800 was re-released after the big crash of 1984.
  • The Legend of Zelda

    The Legend of Zelda
    The Legend of Zelda is published in the US for the NES. In 1986 it was already published in Japan for the FDS, which was only available in Japan. The release in Europe for Zelda was in November 1987.
  • Final Fantasy

    Final Fantasy
    The first part of Final Fantasy was released by Square Soft for the NES.
  • Tetris

    was released for the console. Try it!
  • Sim City

    Sim City
  • The Nintendo Gameboy

    The Nintendo Gameboy
    launches in Europe