Travel back to a time when a lovable alien phoned home, gas cost a mere
90 cents a gallon, and everyone was wearing high-tops, leg warmers and
had big hair. This was the early 80s, and this was when video gamers
nationwide were wowed by the cutting edge graphics and sound effects of
the first three-dimensional-like intergalactic arcade shooter: Zaxxon.
Touted as the first game to put video display in perspective, Zaxxon
featured “looks” and “sounds” like actual aircraft flight, allowing the
player to command his ship just like a real fighter pilot. Dive, bank,
fly left and right, and up and down—Zaxxon had it all. Fly through
heavily armored space fortresses, strafing fuel tanks, dodging walls,
and blowing up enemy missiles and gunnery. This game is littered with
explosions. Then take the fight to the enemy fighter fleet and destroy
the aggressor ships with extreme prejudice. Blasting pixels has never
been so fun.