The very first arcades were called “penny arcades.” Opening in the 1800s, the game machines found at these arcades were akin to pinball and pool and were called “bagatelles.” These games, which can still be found at carnivals and fairs to this day, were also popular in amusement parks and fairs found across the nation. But by the time the 1950s and coin-operated games started cropping up, these more vintage games became exactly that — of a bygone era. These older games were replaced with shooting arcade games, which emerged well before our more modern notion of video arcade games (like Pac-Man, Missile Command, Tron, Centipede, etc). Before we get into the meat and potatoes of today’s blog post, allow us a brief word or two regarding our multi-player arcade machine games that we carry and create here at Fish Game Kings.
At Fish Game Kings, we’ve combined that classic shooting appeal with a modern and vibrant display. Our blog post today is about the history of video arcade games, as the title no doubt gave away, but before we supply a brief history lesson, we’d like to share with you who we are and what we have going on at one of the top suppliers of what has affectionately become known as “the fish game.”