The rules are pretty simple. Any video game produced from January 1, 1980- December 31, 1989 is up for grabs. Platforms include all the home consoles as well as Arcade and Computer in any genre. The rules are simple:
1. Take the time to write up a little something about why you feel the game merits inclusion. It just makes for better reading and there's people on this board who weren't even born in the 80's so some might need a history lesson :)
2. One game per post. Post as many times during the day as you want.
For the number 1 entry, I'm going with a game that has remained essentially the same since its debut and is STILL played today even with its simple but timeless graphics. Of course I'm talking about.....
Not only is this the best video game of the 80's (IMHO) but it can compete for the best video game of all time. The concept is simple. You have 4 shapes that randomly fall down. Your job is to line these shapes so they make a solid line at the bottom of the screen and disappear. If you fail to do this the blocks keep stacking up until they reach the top and then you lose. Such a simple concept but brilliant execution. Back in the day, I would spend hours on this game trying to beat my high score and the best thing that can be said about it is that it hasn't aged a day. In the world of puzzle games, this game has yet to be topped.
Anyway, I hope enough folks contribute and we can keep this going for the next two decades of gaming.
Edited by dynamotv - 3/27/12 at 1:12pm