What was the best selling video game in 1981?

Space Invaders
Best-selling home video games

Rank Title Sales
1 Space Invaders 2,964,137
2 Warlords 936,861
3 Breakout 838,635
4 Night Driver 779,547

What game released in 1981 is considered one of the most legendary games of all time?

The first title designed by Nintendo mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto, 1981’s Donkey Kong not only brought Mario into being, it also popularized the platformer—games in which a character has to climb or jump onto platforms.

What was added to arcade games in 1980?


Name Year Manufacturer
Missile Command 1980 Atari
Pac-Man 1980 Namco (Japan) / Midway (U.S.)
Phoenix 1980 Amstar Electronics / Centuri (U.S.) / Taito (Japan)
Rally-X 1980 Namco

What games were around in 1981?

Here are the best videogames of 1981.

  • Scramble. 1981 was a key year in the development of the sidescrolling shooter, and Konami’s Scramble was a big part of that.
  • Utopia.
  • Castle Wolfenstein.
  • Frogger.
  • Defender.
  • Donkey Kong.
  • Galaga.
  • Tempest.

What was the best-selling video game of the 1980s?

Super Mario Bros.
Best-selling home video games of the decade

No. Title Units sold
1 Super Mario Bros. 40.24 million
2 Tetris (Game Boy) 35 million
3 Duck Hunt 28.31 million
4 Super Mario Land 18.14 million

Can you get a triple fighter in Galaga?

Game System Similar to Galaga, the player can combine the captured Blast Fighter to power-up the controlled Blast Fighter, but in this game, the player can save a captured Dual Fighter to enter Triple Fighter mode (this can also be achieved by getting a Triple Fighter Capsule).

How much is an old Atari worth?

The original Atari has sold recently for $30 for ones that are in rough condition, and nearly $190 for ones that are like new in the box. The average sale price is around $100 for an original Atari with the box.