The Evolution of Arcade Games

Did you know that when pinball machines 4 of the Best Pinball Video Games of All Time Today, we are going have a look at the very best virtual pinball experiences you can get your hands on. It's funny how it has actually come full circle, with pinball machines leading to the... Read More were invented in 1933, they were originally banned because they were referred to as controversial games of chance, and therefore considered gambling? The addition of flippers in 1947 legalised pinball machines, turning them into a game of skill. Just a bit of trivia. With tablets, you can enjoy a game of pinball anywhere you go The 3 Best Pinball Games You Can Play On Your Tablet [Android] Pinball has always been difficult to re-create on a computer. Though there have been some good incarnations, the lack of direct interaction is a sore point for pinball on consoles and PCs. Playing with a... Read More . However, if you’re a fan of arcade games, this infograph takes you through the evolution of the much-loved pastime.

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  1. TV
    May 18, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    How was Golden Tee's enormous popularity ignored in the early 00's?

  2. KT
    May 16, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    I miss my early teen years spent in smokey arcades (I was born the year Pong was released and yes, most arcades allowed smoking back then!). Just watching a guy play Dragon Slayer really well was time well spent. The social aspect was unique as well: a little like a bar and a little like an after school gathering. You'd meet new people, sometimes get into fights, and the assault on your senses from the lights and sounds were just great. I love gaming at home, but that experience can not be replicated.

  3. Nahla D
    May 15, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Nice post! It's amazing how far technology can take us. I wonder what would they use in the arcade in the near future? Holograms, perhaps?