Taito's 1986 classic Bubble Bobble was noted for its fun gameplay, and its 1994 remake, Puzzle Bobble stuck true to the original's strengths.
The game that gave us Mario Donkey Kong was one of the first best selling arcade machines in the 1980's and was Nintendo's major break-through game.
Released in 1980 as one of the earliest coin operated games developed by a woman, Dona Bailey, Centipede is a survival horror game all about killing the bugs before they kill you.
Released at the height of the cold war, Missile Command gave its creator, Dave Theurer, nightmares for a year after he created it - can you stop the missiles destroying your six cities?
Developed by Konami in 1981, Frogger was one of the earlier games to use multiple CPUs, using two Z80 processors, it is considered to be an arcade classic. Can you get that frog home? Give it a try here.
Developed in 1976 by Atari, Breakout's original arcade box got around its black and white screen technology by the cunning use of coloured cellophane.
Released by Atari in 1979 - Asteroids was one of the most influential games of the golden age of gaming, selling 70 thousand cabinets.
Space Invaders was one of the earliest shooting games - and on its release in 1978 it was so popular it caused a shortage of 100 yen coins in Japan.
Hip hip hoorah for the USSR, the classic block arranging game created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1984, it was the first entertainment software to be exported from the Soviet Union to the united states and is still considered one of the major classics in gaming.
Originally developed and published by Namco, Midway brought the space ship shooter Galaga to the US in 1981.