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1980 -

 

This is an interview between on of the children that took part in the project and interviewed her mum to highlight the changes between 1980’s and now. 

The children researched video games from this time and found a lot of interesting information. This decade was more relevant because their parents remembered their experienced from this decade. Video Games weren’t as popular in the time because most people would play outdoor games instead of video games.

 

1982 – First Atari 5200 SuperSystem (aka Atari 5200) video game console released by Atari.

1983 – First Nintendo (aka NES) video game console released by Nintendo.

1983 – First Sega video game console released was the SG-1000.

1984 – First Atari 7800 ProSystem (aka Atari 7800) video game console released by Atari.  Shelved in 1984 and then re-released in 1986.

1986 – First Sega Master System video game console released by Sega.

1989 – First Sega Genesis (aka Sega Mega Drive) video game console released by Sega.

Screenshot from Contra
Contra Year: 1987 This unashamedly big and dumb game was a go-to for fans of running and gunning, mostly due to the brotastic two-player co-op. Contra is about as gun-ho as video games can get and pitted the player/s against the evil ‘Red Falcon Organisation.’ There wasn’t much in the way of co-operative experiences, but it capitalised on this and was driven by one of the best soundtracks in video game history.

5 Best video games in the 1980’s:

  1. Contra. Platform: Arcade, NES, C64. Year: 1987.
  2. Ultimate IV: Quest of The Avatar.
  3. Boulder Dash. Screen grab from Boulder Dash video game. Platform: C64, Apple II, NES.
  4. Pac-Man. Platform: Arcade.
  5. M.U.L.E. Platform: PC, NES, Atari 800. 

 

 

 

This is an interview between on of the children that took part in the project and interviewed her mum to highlight the changes between 1980’s and now.