20 Arcade Games That Prove 1986 Was A Landmark Year For Gaming

20. Double Dribble – Konami


Sports games have always been a staple of arcade game companies everywhere; in fact it was a sports game that kick started the whole industry when Atari unleashed PONG on the world in 1972. 

In 1986 Konami changed how we saw basketball games forever with the hugely successful Double Dribble. It offered realism like we had never seen before, full quotas of teams, stats, different dunks, cut scenes and even some incredibly limited commentary. Truly ground breaking stuff for the time.

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