Neo Geo MVS The Neo Geo MVS (Multi Video System) is a cartridge-based arcade platform designed and manufactured by SNK Corporation. The arcade platform was the first system in SNK’s Neo Geo line of systems, predating the Neo Geo AES home video game console. The Neo Geo platform is an evolution of an older SNK …
The Coleco Tabletop Arcade Collection is a series of miniature arcade cabinet replicas that first released in 1982 by Coleco Industries, Inc. Coleco entered the video game market in 1976 with their Telstar line of dedicated home consoles. When the market for dedicated home consoles became oversaturated with Pong clones Coleco transitioned into handheld electronic games, a market popularized by Mattel.
Strider is an arcade hack and slash platform video game developed and published by Capcom. The game debuted in arcades in 1989 and utilized the Capcom Play System (CPS) arcade system board that ran games from a removable daughterboard. The CPS system board allowed Capcom to develop many arcade games using the same core chipset and simply switch out smaller daughterboards that held the game data. Capcom released over 25 titles for the CPS between 1988 and 1995 with Strider being one of the first games to be created specifically for the CPS hardware.
Kee Games was an American video game developer that manufactured arcade games from 1973 through 1978. In 1973 over half of the ping pong style games on the market were “Pong” clones and Atari continued to come up with innovated ways to expand the company. In order to obtain as much market share as possible Nolan Bushnell approached his friend and neighbor Joseph Keenan with the idea to create Kee Games which would allow Atari to sign exclusive contracts with distributors in each geographic area to buy only Atari games.
Centipede is a fixed shooter video game developed and published by Atari for arcades. Players control a small insect-like head at the bottom of the screen called the Bug Blaster. Controlling the Bug Blaster with the use of a trackball, players fire small darts at a segmented centipede advancing from the top of the screen down through a field of mushrooms. The game became one of the most commercially successful games from the golden age of arcade era.
Pac-Man is a maze arcade game developed by Namco which became the most popular and successful video arcade game of all time and the hallmark of the golden age of video games. Namco first released the game in May of 1980 in Japan entitled Puckman. Puckman captured the imaginations of games like no other game before it and became a pop culture phenomenon of the 1980’s.