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Top 5 Arcade Games to Play to Celebrate the World Cup 2018

This weekend millions of people all over the world will be tuning in to see the World Cup final of Russia 2018.

 

It’s been an epic month of football with England making it to the Semi Finals for the first time in 28 years! So although football won’t be coming home this year, to celebrate another great world cup we’ve complied a list of our top 5 football and world cup themed arcade games to continue the football fever.

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Early Arcade History – 1978 – Part 2

Gee Bee (1978)

Gee Bee was the first game developed at Namco, and was designed by Toru Iwatani (who later went on to create Pac man).  It has been said that Iwatani had wanted to develop pinball machines under Namco, however this was hindered by the fact that the company wanted to focus primarily on modern video games. Therefore, Iwatani developed a video game that was in a pinball-style, which can be seen in this game.

The gameplay consisted of the player controlling a ball and paddle, alike Atari’s Breakout (1976), the aim of the game is to keep the ball bouncing off of the paddle to break the blocks above. Gee Bee took inspiration from the newly released Space Invaders and added in a high score count.

Gee Bee arcade

Gee Bee game play

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