The Top Arcade Classics
Star Wars impressed, but Donkey Kong was barrels of fun
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 7, 2009 7:15 PM CDT
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(Newser) – They may seem primitive alongside your Wii, but lest we forget the glory days of arcade games, Peter Hartlaub counts down the best in the San Francisco Chronicle. The top five:

  1. Donkey Kong: 30 years on, “they’re making documentaries about this incredible video game,” whose barrel-throwing gorilla helped put Nintendo on the map.
  2. Star Wars: The game made you feel “immersed in the movie,” and boasted the voice of Alec Guinness.

  1. Tron: Four mini-games over a great soundtrack made this “no-brainer” a winner.
  2. Robotron 2084: The horror game had clever controls and offered a “nonstop adrenaline-pumping experience.”
  3. After Burner: It cost 75¢, but it was worth every penny: The rocking sit-down version “was as close as you could get to experiencing the dogfighting of Top Gun.”

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Jul 8, 2009 12:45 PM CDT
"Game over" Clever short ---
Jul 8, 2009 12:19 PM CDT
Makes me miss the old Atari with Frogger and Pac Man :)
Jul 8, 2009 7:22 AM CDT
TRON!!! Awesome! And I may be older than the rest of ya....hell, I used to love playing that old school video ping-pong/tennis game, Pong.