Can You Name These Classic Video Games?

by Robyn Wright on August 6, 2015

in Living

Classic Video Games  |

I was born at the right time (1970) to experience the birth of video games. We had home video games that were just as addictive as the ones they have today, although not nearly as realistic. Hanging out in arcades was customary every weekend for all of us kids. Quarters were our currency of choice in those days.

I remember when we got our first Atari at home, my parents bought a used one. We hooked it up to the TV that was on a rolling cart from my parent’s bedroom and we would roll it out in the kitchen and all sit on the floor and play. We all (myself, brother, mom and dad) got blisters on the skin between our thumb and first finger from holding onto the joystick so much, not to mention our sore thumbs from pressing that button!

As the years went on the gaming systems advanced and we always upgraded to the latest system and got the new games. Even when I was first married, Hubby and I played a lot of video games. It was entertainment that was cheap! He and I actually played naked video games a lot as newlyweds even – seriously – hey we were broke and it was fun!

I gathered up some images from classic games today for Throwback Thursday. How many of these can you name? The answers are below.

Can You Name These Classic Video Games?   |

How many did you remember? What other classic games were favorites of yours? Do you have any fun video game stories memories to share?


Answers: Asteroids, Duck Hunter, Centipede, Frogger, Pitfall, Pole Position, Mario Brothers, Galaga, Pong, Qbert, Snake Rattle and Roll, Tempest, Tanks, Space Invaders.

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1 Kevin Harvell August 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Love me some classic video games! I believe I actually enjoyed the Atari 2600 & NES more than I like the PS3 and even the newer consoles available.

Just SO many great memories from my childhood.

2 Robyn Wright August 6, 2015 at 3:05 pm

I always find it funny when kids today get excited about the retro games!

3 Lisa Brown October 3, 2015 at 4:36 am

I do remember Atari and Pong; my brother had the game unit. I played some Pacman but my sister was obsessed with it. I was not into the games that much but I do have fond memories of “the good old days” of simple video games.

4 Robyn Wright October 4, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Yep, sometimes the simpler games are the most fun!

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