Before the sleek design of consoles came the chunky and loud tabletop classics.
Tabletops were so big you had to literally sit it flat on a large table to operate them properly!
Tabletop electronic games were developed through the ages with 70s and 80s being the main era of these classics. Brands such as Coleco, Tomy, Tiger, Nintendo, Grandstand and Epoch brought us the best of the arcade experience into the home.
These weren't of the handheld variety either which are in our handheld console section or Handheld electonic section.They were much bigger and louder!
Tabletops are one of our favourite retro game types. They don't emulate well and the original is not only a joy to play, but they also look like a hulky great piece of art or modern product design.
Back in the 70's and 80's this was all about brash colour and chunky style. A look that sums up the period and retro gaming in many ways.
BORN IN 1982Alien Attack - by Tomy - gameplay:
BORN IN 1981 BORN IN 1983Turnin Turbo Dashboard - Gameplay
BORN IN 1979Bambino Boxing - by Bambino - gameplay:
BORN IN 1981