From seminal arcade classics to beloved living room favourites, the 80s was the decade that saw the birth of many of gaming’s most enduring genres – and some of its earliest pop culture icons.
Manic Miner both enthralled and terrified me as a kid. Those sound effects still haunt my dreams. Golden Axe probably my favourite though. I still remember that huge rush of achievement beating the arcade version (God knows how many coins I spent though!).
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