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1978 in video gaming

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Events[edit | edit source]

Notable Releases[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.digitpress.com/library/magazines/electronic_games/electronic_games_winter81.pdf#page=31
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20071222225649/http://www.replaymag.com/history.htm
  3. Chris Kohler (2005). Power-up: how Japanese video games gave the world an extra life. BradyGames. p. 18. ISBN 0-7440-0424-1. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=auMTAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  4. Essential 50: Space Invaders. 1UP.com. Retrieved on 2011-03-26
  5. Edwards, Benj. Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Space Invaders. 1UP.com. Retrieved on 2008-07-11
  6. http://www.cracked.com/article_19262_6-glitches-that-accidentally-invented-modern-gaming.html
  7. Kevin Bowen. The Gamespy Hall of Fame: Space Invaders. GameSpy. Retrieved on January 27, 2010
  8. Craig Glenday, ed (March 11, 2008). "Record Breaking Games: Shooting Games Roundup". Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2008. Guinness World Records. Guinness. pp. 106–107. ISBN 978-1-904994-21-3. 
  9. 9.0 9.1 Geddes, Ryan (December 10, 2007). IGN's Top 10 Most Influential Games. IGN. Retrieved on July 11, 2008
  10. "Players Guide To Electronic Science Fiction Games". Electronic Games 1 (2): 34–45 [44]. March 1982. http://www.archive.org/stream/electronic-games-magazine-1982-03/Electronic_Games_Issue_02_Vol_01_02_1982_Mar#page/n42/mode/1up. Retrieved February 1, 2012. 
  11. Brian Ashcraft & Jean Snow (2008). Arcade Mania: The Turbo-charged World of Japan's Game Centers. Kodansha International. ISBN 4-7700-3078-9. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=wX8kAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved May 1, 2011. "Space Invaders offered a novelty: players had three lives. Those who got good at the game could play for as long as they could keep from being blown to bits." 
  12. Brian Ashcraft (January 20, 2010). How Cover Shaped Gaming's Last Decade. Kotaku. Retrieved on March 26, 2011
  13. Karen Collins (2008). From Pac-Man to pop music: interactive audio in games and new media. Ashgate. p. 2. ISBN 0-7546-6200-4. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lFEYAQAAIAAJ. Retrieved April 8, 2011. 
  14. Space Ship at the Gaming-History database
  15. Space Ship at Museum of the Game
  16. Space Invaders (Taito America) at the Gaming-History database
  17. Secret Base at the Gaming-History database
  18. 1978 in video gaming at Allgame via the Wayback Machine
  19. Secret Base at Museum of the Game

Video game releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s) Platform(s)
3-D Tic-Tac-Toe 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
A Game of Concentration 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Alto Trek 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Android Nim 1978 Video Game North America TRS-80
Atari Football 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Avalanche 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Basketball (1978) 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Blasto 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Brain Games 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Canyon Bomber 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Casino (1978) 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Casino Slot Machine 1978 Video Game Europe Magnavox Odyssey 2
Clowns 1978 Video Game International Arcade
Codebreaker 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Computer Othello (1978) 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Cosmic Conflict 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Cosmic Raiders 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Fairchild Channel F Videocart 16 1978 Video Game North America Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild Channel F Videocart-17 1978 Video Game North America Fairchild Channel F
Fairchild Channel F Videocart-18 1978 Video Game North America Fairchild Channel F
Fire Truck 1978 Video Game North America Arcade
Flag Capture 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Football (1978) 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Football: Real Sports Soccer 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Frogs 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Fun with Numbers (1978) 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Gee Bee 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Gun Fight 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Hangman 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Home Run 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Human Cannonball 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Hunt & Score 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Invaders from Hyperspace 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Match-Maker!/Buzzword!/Logix! 1978 Video Game Europe Magnavox Odyssey 2
Match-Maker!/Buzzword!/Logix! 1978 Video Game North America Magnavox Odyssey 2
Maze Craze 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Maze Mania 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Othello 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Outlaw 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Ozma Wars December, 1978 Video Game North America Arcade
Pocket Billiards 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Race: Course De Voitures 1978 Video Game Europe Magnavox Odyssey²
Sky Diver 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Slot Racers 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Space Invaders 1978 Video Game International Arcade
Street Racer 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Super Breakout 1978 Video Game North America Arcade
Superman (Atari 2600) 1978 Video Game North America Atari 2600
Surround 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Take the Money and Run 1978 Video Game Europe Magnavox Odyssey 2
Take the Money and Run 1978 Video Game North America Magnavox Odyssey 2
Take the Money and Run 1978 Video Game Brazil Magnavox Odyssey 2
The Amazing Spider-Man (pinball) 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Video Checkers 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined
Video Chess 1978 Video Game Undefined Undefined

Hardware releases[edit | edit source]

Name Release Date Category Region(s)
Color TV-Game 15 1978 Dedicated Console Japan
Color TV-Game Racing 112 1978 Dedicated Console Japan
Magnavox Odyssey² 1978 Home Console North America
Telstar Arcade 1978 Home Console North America
Telstar Colortron 1978 Dedicated Console North America