Mini Arcade Games
The video arcade was the place to be in the early 1980's, and just about every grocery store, gas station, and mall had at least a couple of games. This craze also manifested itself in the development of miniature versions of the life-size, coin-operated counterpart. Coleco was the biggest manufacturer of these little mini-arcade games (called table top games by some), and they did a very nice jog of externally emulating the real thing, although game play itself was less than a match. Coleco had a number of licensed arcade titles, such as Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Ms. Pac Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Zaxxon, Space Invaders, Frogger, Galaxian, and probably a few more that we are forgetting. Tomy, another toy manufacturer of the time, had a few of their own titles, such as Cosmic Clash, Alien Invaders, Lupin, Tron, Scramble, and Daring Driver.