While more than a handful of classic arcade video games from the ’80s have gotten timely updates on next-generation consoles and mobile devices, many classic and timeless quarter-eaters slipped from the view of game developers. GIANT takes a look back fondly at some of the games that would benefit greatly from a 21st-century reboot.
1. Pole Position (Namco, Atari)
Thirty years ago, Namco released this innovative racing video game for worldwide consumption with video game giant Atari taking over the domestic development of the game. Becoming the highest grossing coin-operated game of 1983, Pole Position achieved iconic status. Although some versions and sequels exist, including a version for iPhone, there has not been a proper update of the title. Electronic Arts may have cornered the market on racing games with the Need For Speed series, but a 2012 Pole Position could be great for gamers who just want to pick up a joystick and peel out on the asphalt. Add in online gaming and multi-playing options (along with the original game) and a new competitor could be born.
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