The Oregon Trail was a game designed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger apart of the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium. It was designed to teach children about multiple tragedies that happened during the Oregon Trail from 1811-1840. The game was available on computer for a long time, where it became available on consoles and mobile, too.
Pong is one of the earliest arcade games. You can play it on mobile and computer now, not just in an arcade. The creator of pong was Allan Alcorn of Atari. It was a virtual version of table tennis, where you had to hit the "ball" back and forth until someone scored.
Video Pinball was a game on the its own console where you had to hit the ball to hit the other obstacles to get points. You couldn't let the ball fall between the bumpers on the bottom, or else you lost a life/the game. Video Pinball was created by Bob Smith of Atari. The game was on the Atari and its own console, where it was also an arcade game.
Space Invaders was an arcade game where you had to shoot the rows of aliens before they attack your laser cannon. The game was created by Tomohiro Nishikado apart of Taito. The game is now on mobile and computer devices.
Pac-Man was a game released in Japan almost halfway into 1980. The game was available in arcades, but is now available on computer and mobile. The creators of the game were Shigeo Funaki and Toshio Kai in Namco. The game starts you off towards the bottom of the screen, where you have to eat little white balls and try to escape from the four colorful ghosts.
Very similar to Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man is the female version of Pac-Man. The concept is the same where you have to escape the ghosts before they touch you, you can also eat fruit to get extra points. The creators are the same, and Ms. Pac-Man is also available in arcades, as well and computers and mobile.
Dig Dug was created by Yuriko Keino within Namco, which are the same developers of Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man. The game was available in arcades, and has grown over time to be available on mobiles, consoles, and computers. The concept of the game is to dig and get to the top without running into enemies. You can dig under the rocks to make them smash the enemies.
Tetris was created by Alexey Pajitnov and Vladimir Pokhilko of multiple companies. The point of Tetris was to rotate and move the blocks to make a line, and when they make a line, it disappears and you get points for making it disappear. The game was available on its own console, and is now available on computers and mobiles.
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. was the first game in the series, where it was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Toshihiko Nakago, and Kazuaki Morita of Nintendo. You played as Mario where you had to get to the end of the map and along the way, you could collect coins and jump on goombas and koopas. The game was available on console arcade, and is now available on handheld devices.
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda was created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka within Nintendo. The game was and is still available on console and handheld devices. The object of the game is for Link to rescue Princess Zelda and the Hyrule kingdom, where you have to fight enemies in your way while you're on your journey.
Final Fantasy was created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Hiromichi Tanaka, Akitoshi Kawazu, and Koichi Ishii of Square. The game was available on console and is now available on mobile. You're on a boat to travel places and fight enemies.
Sonic the Hedgehog
Sonic the Hedgehog was a 16-bit game developed by 5 creators and artists within Sega. You had to explore the different zones of the world at lightning fast speed while collecting rings and fighting enemies. This game was available on the Sega Genesis, but is now on consoles and mobile, as well.
Super Mario Kart
Super Mario Kart was a go-kart game where you race around a map and try to sabotage your opponents by picking up objects and throwing them back. The creators are Soyo Oka, Yōichi Kotabe, Mie Yoshimura, Yoshiaki Koizumi of Nintendo. It was available on console, and also on handheld devices.
Mortal Kombat was a game where you could choose from a variety of characters with different special abilities, and use them to fight other characters in a 1v1 match. The creators of this game were Ed Boon and John Tobias. The game was available in arcades, and are now available on console.
Pokémon Red and Green
Pokémon Red and Green is a game where you have to catch all the Pokémon, collect all the gym badges, and defeat Team Rocket. The game was created by Satoshi Tajiri and Ken Sugimori of Nintendo. The game was released on a handheld device.
Super Mario 64
Super Mario 64 was created by Koji Kondo and Shigeru Miyamoto within Nintendo. In the game, you have to save Princess Peach from Bowser in her own castle by going through different obstacles along your way. The game was released on a console, where you can now play it on handheld devices.
StarCraft's objective of this game is to manage worker and army units to crush your opponents in a futuristic sci-fi war setting. The creators of the game were Chris Metzen and James Phinney. The game is available on computers, as well as consoles.
Kingdom Hearts is a game where the darkness and heartless take over Sora's island, where only he can stop them with the Keyblade. He ventures to other Disney islands and worlds across the universe to find his 2 friends. The game was created by Shinji Hashimoto and Tetsuya Nomura apart of Square Enix. The game was available on console and is still only available on console.
Jak X: Combat Racing
Jak X is a combat racing game, where you can play and adventure game or multiplayer game. The game was created by Christopher Christensen, Neil Druckmann, Bob Rafei, Hirokazu Yasuhara and Richard Lemarchand in Naughty Dog. The game was available on console and isn't available on any other platform.
Wii Sports is a game only available on console, where you can play golf, bowling, boxing, baseball and tennis. It was created by Keizo Ohta, Takayuki Shimamura, Yoshikazu Yamashita, and Kazumi Totaka apart of Nintendo.
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Uncharted: Drake;s Fortune is a game where the main character, Drake, tries to find the lost treasure of El Dorado. The game was created by Pal-Kristian Engstad, Dan Liebgold, Travis McIntosh, Bob Rafei and Bruce Straley of Naughty Dog. The game is only available on console.
Rock Band is a game where you can play your favorite instruments, such as bass, guitar, drums, and you can even sing along to your favorite rock songs throughout the years. The game was created by Greg LoPiccolo, Rob Kay, Dan Teasdale apart of Harmonix and Pi Studios. The game was available on consoles only and still is.
Plants vs. Zombies
Plants vs. Zombies is a game where you can place down different plants in a row in order to defeat the oncoming zombies and protect the house. The game was created by Laura Shigihara and George Fan apart of PopCap Games. The game was first available on computer, where it is now available on console, mobile, and hand held devices.
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is a game based in the old Western world, where a former outlaw has to save his son and wife from being held hostage by the government in the story. The game was released for consoles and is only on consoles. Red Dead Redemption was created by Christian Cantamessa, Leslie Benzies, and Ted Carson in Rockstar Games.
Minecraft is a 3D world of blocks where you can build things, explore the land, and fight others. The game was created by Markus Toivonen, Markus Persson, Jens Bergensten apart of Mojang. The game was available on computers first, then consoles and hand held devices.
Borderlands 2 is a game where you can play as different characters, but you're on a team called the "Vault Hunters" and you try to take revenge on a villain named Handsome Jack, who left you for dead in a frozen wasteland. The game was created by Steven Jones and Jeramy Cooke within Gearbox Software. The game was available on computers, then on console.
Flappy Bird was the hottest game on mobile devices for a few weeks in 2013. The creator was a programmer named Dong Nguyen within a company named dotGEARS. You had to tap the screen to allow the bird to fly between pipes. The game was available on mobile, but was taken off the app stores. You can play parodies of this game on mobile and computer.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is a game where you can play story more or online mode. In both modes, you have different missions and heists to complete in order to score a lot of money, but try to not get wanted by the cops or die. The game was created by Adam Fowler, Aaron Garbut, Leslie Benzies and Imran Sarwar in Rockstar Games. The game was available on computers, and is now available on consoles as well.
Pokémon Go was the "must have and if you didn't have it, you were a loser of summer" 2016 game. You could travel the streets and catch different Pokémon while you were at it. The game was created by Dennis Hwang and Junichi Masuda of Niantic. The game was only made available on mobile.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
South Park: The Fractured But Whole is a game that will come out in a couple months. The story will take place in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado, where the South Park kids go on an adventure as superheros, The creators of the game are Ken Strickland, Trey Parker, Matt Stone of Ubisoft. The game will be available on computer, as well as console.