Archive | July, 2016

July Birthdays In The Arcade World

Donkey Kong

With so many notable games, it’s hard to keep track of when each one was released, but here is a list of games that we’ve been able to track down June release dates for. If you know of additional games, leave a comment below and we’ll update this post.

A big happy birthday to Donkey Kong. It was released in July 1982. Without a doubt, it’s one of the most iconic games every created. Originally it was named Jumpman and Nintendo released it as a kit to replace the poor selling 8 ball deluxe. Little did they know that it would go on to become one of the best selling arcade games.

On July 9th, 1982 Bally released Tron. The game featured four mini games that you had to play in order to advance through each level.

In July of 1980, Namco released a game called Puckman. Later they would change the name of the game to Pacman and the rest is history . . .

Wreck It Ralph Will Wreck It Again

SF Rush The Rock

Disney hit a grand slam with their Wreck It Ralph film and won over the hearts of a new generation of arcade fans in the process. Considering the level of success that they had with the film, it should be no surprise to learn that they have started production on a sequel. We’ll need to wait until March 2018 before we’ll be able to watch the sequel, but I’m sure it will be worth the wait.

In Wreck It Ralph 2, Ralph will be forced to make the transition from an arcade world into a more modern video game ecosystem. Considering the trouble that arcade operators began to have when the home consoles first started coming out, we’re predicting trouble as he tries to adapt to an increasingly and complex world. While we’re a little sad to hear that the films focus will now shift towards newer games, we think that the final message will be one that reminds the audience of how much fun the classics really are.