A vertical scrolling shoot ’em up, 1945 (also known as Striker 1945) actually came out in 1995 and is loosely based around the post WWII world. The goal of 1945 is to defeat the mysterious organisation CANY by clearing 8 stages without getting killed.
The original button basher – there must be people all over the world who suffered heavily from Track & Field RSI.
The world’s favourite retro arcade game! You can get lost in this one for ages, simple and addictive.
Does Pacman need any kind of introduction? Yellow guy, pizza mouth, he eats dots and fruit and spends his time legging it from some real cute ghosts.
Pacman’s saucy sequel, Ms Pacman is revered by many as being superior to the original Pacman game. She also uses ‘Ms’ which we stan.
An arcade from the early 80s, Galaga is a fixed shooter game where you control a starship that has to defeat the Galaga forces whiel avoiding enemies.
One of the original and best ‘beat ’em up’ video games, you play as Billy Lee or his twin brother Jimmy to fight your way through the Warriors gang to rescue Billy’s girlfriend, Marian.
The game that gave us Super Mario (but then he was called Jumpman)! Known as the first platform game – rescue the princess and see how high you can go.