The evolution of games development has rapidly grown since its inception. Nowadays, we live in a brand new age of gaming, where different individuals can find a range of interactive games that suit every taste. Despite the allure and charm of modern games, we sometimes miss the old school games due to its simplicity and uniqueness.
When we talk about “retro” and “vintage” we often refer to jewelry, toys and clothes but in recent years “vintage games” has become a “thing” not at least in France. This may have something to do with the fact that the word vintage comes from the old French word “vendage” but there might be other reasons behind the French interest in vintage games.
Unfortunately, getting your hands on your favorite old games and game consoles can be quite challenging. But the good news is that thanks to emulation, or online gaming platforms, we can go back to the past to relive the nostalgic ecstasy by playing many of the favorite classic games we grew up playing online via our PC or mobile devices. Old school games are trendy among many people, and many individuals collect retro games, game consoles, slot machines, and arcade machines as a part of their collection.
Popular Arcade Games
When it comes to retro games, one of the types of retro games that cannot be overlooked is arcade games. It is one of the most popular games to flood the market in the early years. You usually find arcade machines installed at public businesses like bars, restaurants, and amusement arcades. Some of the games you will usually find in an arcade machine include pinball machines, video games, and more. The most popular retro arcade games include Space Invaders, Pac-Man, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, and more.
Popular Console Games
One of the other types of old school games that embody the term “retro/vintage game” is the console games. A console game is a video game that consists of manipulable images and sounds that are generated by a console and displayed on an audio-visual display system like TV. The game can be controlled and manipulated with the hand-held controller that is connected to the console. Also, some console games are called “hand-held games” with its controller, console, display, and speakers incorporated in one small body. Furthermore, the console of a console game usually comes equipped with multiple games with different genres ranging from action to adventure, to strategy games, and many more.
Some of the most popular manufacturers of retro gaming consoles include Sony, Atari, Sega, Nintendo, and more. And some of the most popular retro console games include Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Tetris, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and more.
Popular Old School Casino Games
One of the most favorite old school games that are a favorite of many casino game players worldwide is the vintage slots. The classic 3-reels games or vintage slot machines require using coins to place bets on each round, and if Lady Luck is on your side, then you stand a chance to win some money. Additionally, some also come with a jackpot that can be triggered by any lucky player. Some popular vintage slots include the Red Hot7s and Lucky 7s slot machines and collectible antique slot machines are actually sold on eBay.
Another favorite amongst casino players is video poker. Most players who don’t like to play at the poker table may sometimes prefer to play the video poker machine independently, and the game also uses coins to place bets on each round. A typical example of video poker is the Draw 80 Poker, which was a phenomenal success in its time and is still today a very popular game.
Board Games Are Always Popular
Apart from the vintage arcade games, console games, and casino games, there are also many more old school classics like board games. The board games usually involve players rolling one or two dice that will influence their action. Unlike most other retro games that can be played solo, you cannot play the board games alone. It usually requires a minimum of two players before the game can be played at all. The game is generally fun with many players. Some of the popular vintage board games include Scooby Doo, Knock Out, Monopoly, Game of life, Ludo, Scrabble, and many more.
In recent years, due to the halt in these games’ production, vintage games have become a treasure that many collectors collect and store for fun. All this has made it difficult to access for individuals that get the itch to play retro games. Fortunately, with the rapid progress of technology, emulation has helped to make these favorite games easily accessible online via PC or mobile devices’ browsers. Even casino game lovers can easily head on to any online casinos to access and play their favorite casino games. The classics are still as awesome as ever and growing in popularity.