People can often judge the success of a popular arcade game by whether or not it has been ported. The classic arcade games of the 80s could only be played within arcade establishments. This is no longer the case, thanks to home video gaming. The biggest arcade titles have had their software ported over to home consoles. There are several examples of this.
The developer Konami came up with this classic 2D platformer. It was relatively unique thanks to its non-linear style of gameplay. Players get to explore the map and find hidden sections. It can take an extended amount of time to beat the main story. It, therefore, makes sense that the game was ported over to home consoles.
Pac-Man has become so popular that it has ended up being released on a wide range of platforms. The game involves controlling a yellow circular character as he navigates a maze. Players must avoid ghosts. One revered aspect of the game is the ability to turn the tables on enemies and eat them if Pac-Man finds the correct pickup item.
Few classic games have become as iconic as Space Invaders. So many people have played it that it is now synonymous with the very act of video gaming. This popularity is mostly due to the decades of it being ported. Space Invaders involves defending the map from an approaching army of aliens. The pace increases, the closer the invaders get, making it more exciting.
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog has ended up spawning a large franchise of sequel games, TV shows and movies. In the game, players control a fast-moving blue hedgehog. The main goal is to collect as many golden rings as possible and defeat enemies. The game was first ported onto Sega home consoles.