Hyperspin Tabletop, if you haven’t heard of it or if you aren’t sure exactly what it is, is a front-end graphic based system for retro home arcade systems, and arcade consoles. The systems are incredibly customizable, easy to use, and can play thousands of games across a long list of platforms. Here is a short list of some of the best classic arcade games for gamers of all ages, that you can play on your own Hyperspin Arcade console in the comfort of your own home.

Bubble Bobble

Bubble bobble is an adorable platform arcade game created in 1986 by Taito. Who can resist two dragons that only want to save their girlfriends from the Cave of Monsters. Bub the green dragon, and his blue brother Bob, defeat enemies by trapping them in bubbles and popping them. There are 100 levels and as each level passes the difficulty increases, and it can be played co-op. Originally, the idea was to create something that could be played by couples visiting arcades.

Mortal Kombat II

Mortal Kombat II is a fighting game that was created in 1993, for arcades, but was later released on MS-DOS, Sega Saturn, SNES, among others. This sequel improved on the original by introducing more finishing moves, and several iconic series characters. Like most fighting games, the point is to win two rounds by dropping the opponent’s life bar to empty. It caused a major controversy because of the continuous graphic violence. But that is one of the reasons it is so fun!

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong was one of the original arcade games. It was also the first game for both the Donkey Kong and the Mario Bros. franchise. It was released by Nintendo in 1981 and has Mario (named Jumpman) jumping over obstacles being thrown by Donkey Kong in a construction site. It was so wildly popular that it has become one of Nintendo’s most popular characters.

Mario Bros.

Obviously, Mario Bros. had to be on the list. It was originally released as an arcade game in 1983 as a spin-off of the aforementioned Donkey Kong game. In fact, two of the lead developers, Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi, of Donkey Kong created Mario Bros.

Pac-Man

Pac-Man, released in 1980, is a maze action video game where Pac-Man eats all the dots while avoiding the colorful ghosts. This game was created to appeal to men and women, because a majority of the games at the time centered around sports and war. While the bright colors were to appeal to younger players. Fun fact about Pac-Man, he was modeled after a pizza with a piece missing.

Frogger

Since its 1981 release, Frogger has gained a bit of a following, and worked its way into pop culture and various forms of media. The point of the game was to steer frogs into their home on the other side of a busy street while not getting hit then across a river by jumping on logs, turtles, and alligators while avoiding snakes, otters, and alligator mouths. Simple, right? Maybe not so much. Of its time, Frogger had the most possible ways to die in a game. After successfully getting all your frogs home, a new, more difficult, level starts.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a Nintendo Entertainment System platform game created in 1989, 2 years after the release of the popular Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series first season. The game starts out with the player controlling Leonardo, but can be switched to Donatello, Raphael, or Michelangelo at any time during the gameplay. When one character runs out of health, or is captured, the player must change to a different one. If all turtles become incapacitated the player loses the game. Each Ninja Turtle uses their signature weapons, and can jump, crouch, and walk, as well as attacking with weapons found along the way.

Tetris

Tetris is the epitome of classic gaming. It was originally created by Alexey Pajitnov, a Soviet software engineer, in 1984. It is unlikely that you don’t know what it is but I will go over it anyways. You start out at level one and you use different shaped blocks to complete lines and score points to reach higher levels. The game ends when the playing field is filled, but you want to avoid that. It is based on simple rules, but it takes skill, planning, and adaptability to succeed. By December of 2011, Tetris had sold over 202 million copies, with approximately 70 million physical copies and 132 million mobile game downloads. It is one of the best-selling video game franchises ever. It holds the Guinness world record for the most ported game, and is available on over 65 platforms. It has influenced everything from architecture, to music, and even cosplay, as well as having research studies that have analyzed the effect of Tetris on the human brain.

Get all the Classics with a Hyperspin Arcade Console Today!

The best part about these classic games is the simplicity of them. Back then, they were the height of graphics, gameplay, and technology, but today they are a comforting reminder of the days of coin operated arcades. They were the start of everything we have now, from PC games, to console games, to Smartphone games; it all stemmed from those very first ones. And when it boils down to it everyone deserves a trip down memory lane, or in some cases a new experience, and Home Arcade Console systems make these things possible without the smell of sweat.