Frogger is an arcade game introduced in 1981. It was developed by Konami, and licensed for worldwide distribution by Sega/Gremlin. The object of the game is to direct frogs to their homes one by one. To do this, each frog must avoid cars while crossing a busy road and navigate a river full of hazards. Skillful players may obtain some bonuses along the way.
Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible.
The developer of the classic Pacman arcade game is Namco. The designer is Toru Iwatani, and Hideyuki Mokajima San is the programmer. Toshio Kai is responsible for the sound and music. The release dates for the game were 1979, 1980, 1991, 1999, 2005, and again in 2006. It is a maze game for up to two players who take alternating turns. The game was licensed by Midway for distribution in the United states. It was first released in Japan. The game immediately became popular and still is today. The game inspired an animated television serious and a Top 40 Pop song. Pac Man was a good change from the space invaders games that seemed to be about the only choice people had until Pac Man was released.
Pong, while not the first videogame, was the first coin-op arcade game and the first mainstream videogame that was available to almost everyone. The origins of Pong lie with an abstract tennis game created with an old oscilloscope and some vacuum tubes by Willy Higinbotham way back in 1958. What eventually became “Pong” was a pretty simple game with simple rules – hit the ball across the playing field and try your best to hit it past your opponents paddle on the other side.