The microprocessor made it possible. It was a decade full of new gizmos and gadgets for both adults and a new generation of kids who would grew up unable to imagine a world without them. While the technologies may have existed in some form years earlier, they came of age in the 80's. It was the decade that you probably owned your first personal computer, picked up a CD or a walkman, filmed a vacation with a camcorder, tuned into cable TV, called someone on a cell phone, sent someone a fax or played a video game. The Arcade was probally the most known to most kids from the 80's It was an awesome time to be alive.
Galaga is a fixed shooter arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan and published by Midway in North America in 1981. It is the sequel to Galaxian, released in 1979. The gameplay of Galaga puts the player in control of a space ship which is situated on the bottom of the screen. At the beginning of each stage, the area is empty, but over time, enemy aliens fly in formation, and once all of the enemies arrive on screen, they will come down at the player's ship in formations of one or more and may either shoot it or collide with it. During the entire stage, the player may fire upon the enemies, and once all enemies are vanquished, the player moves onto the next stage.
Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. It was licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway and released in October 1980 Immensely popular from its original release to the present day, Pac-Man is considered one of the classics of the medium, virtually synonymous with video games, and an icon of 1980s popular culture. Upon its release, the game and, subsequently, Pac-Man derivatives became a social phenomeno that sold a large amount of merchandise and also inspired, among other things, an animated television series and a top-ten hit single.