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 . . .

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