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Mechanical arcade cabinets from the 1960-70's
« on: October 16, 2014, 12:25:55 am »
Did you know that before the Intellivision and Atari video game consoles, there were arcade machines for much longer? Of course, you are probably aware of Tennis For Two and Spacewar video games, which are even older, but here is how an arcade racing game looked like in 1969:

And in 1976 (in this one they show how it works inside the machine):

Now what about a Sega shooter from 1970?

So yeah, before pixel-based electronic video games became a thing, this is how arcade games looked like :D. I particularly like the explosion effect they came up with in the second one. I wish I could try one of the racing game live.
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