Only A ’80s Kid Remembers Playing All Of These Games

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The game still stars Link as the protagonist, but the gameplay was vastly different. The game had fewer RPG elements and was played from the top-down perspective. Think of this as the board game version of peeking inside someone’s medicine cabinet.

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When you stir the cauldron, the Mystic Skull spins and determines where you will place the next pin in your opponents doll. What you may not realize is that quite a few of these old board games can be valuable. Some games can sell for thousands of dollars, especially if they are in good condition with all of the playing pieces intact. These vintage and antique board games are selling for the highest prices. Here are the board games we played in the ’80s and ’90s that changed our lives. Card gamePlayers2–4Playing time20 minutesChancediceSkillsprobabilityMystery Date is a board game from the Milton Bradley Company released in 1965, conceived by Marvin Glass and created by Henry Stan.

An argument could be made that Robotron 2084 was the first look into open-world or instanced videogames. Robotron 2084 is another heavy-hitting videogame by the masters at Williams Electronics, headed by Eugene Jarvis once again. Robotron 2084 took place in the distant future, where players are dropped in the middle of a war between humans and machines. Defender has a side-scrolling playstyle that puts players in control of a small ship that players have to move side to side to attack descending alien ships.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 is considered one of the greatest games of all time for its leaps in platforming. The innovative minds at Nintendo are continually designing games that appeal to a broad player base. These Little People had no moveable arms, legs or head, but they were in just about every kid’s room dating even before the 1980s! Probably the most popular play set for Fisher-Price Little People is the classic farm. The game took the design of a rail shooter, similar to first-person, and instead of the usual “destroy all enemies” level of play, players simply needed to survive the fight long enough to progress and eventually destroy the Death Star, just like in the film.

Even though you had to buy a specialized set of cards to play this game, it was a favorite for kids in the ’80s. After all, nothing was more exciting than screaming “Uno!” at the end. The best thing about this game is you could be as loud as you wanted when playing. We still have the conga line theme song from the commercials stuck in our heads.

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Games That Were Incredibly Popular in the 80s

The game was developed by Atari and released in an arcade cabinet in 1983. In the game, players are placed in control of a single fighter ship and charged with defeating the mega-boss to win the game. The Mega-boss only spawns after enemy ships have completed constructing it by destroying special planetoids to receive unique materials. One of the most unique and coolest games of the 1980s was Fireball Island – a 3-D fantasy board game featuring fire-breathing idols and hidden treasure.

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