Simon Townsend's Wonder World!: Pinball and Video Arcades

Title:
Simon Townsend's Wonder World!: Pinball and Video Arcades
NFSA ID:
19636
Year:
1979
Courtesy:
Network Ten
Category:
Access fees

In this episode of Simon Townsend's Wonder World!, reporter Adam Bowen talks about pinball machines and video games with kids at an amusement parlour and the arcade's owner.

Video games really took off in the late 1970s and dominated amusement parlours with the arrival of Space Invaders in 1978, the first blockbuster arcade video game.

Space Invaders was responsible for kicking off a golden age of arcade games and is considered one of the most influential video games of all time.

Broadcaster:
Network Ten