Ranker - NAMCO was one of the most important video game developers of The Golden Age of Video Games (the late-1970s to mid-1980s.) Today, the company's contributions are standard video game practice. Then, NAMCO's innovations were mind-blowing ideas. This is a list of some of NAMCO's most important "firsts." You might not know NAMCO by name (ironic?) but you will be able to recognize the company's influence on some of your favorite games.