The development history of modern coin-operated game machines
The history of the game is the history of the development of game machines. From the birth of electronic game machines to the present, it can be roughly divided into 8 eras. Each era has a historically significant generation of new game mahcines as a milestone. The following video games are the current era In line with the trend.
The rise of game machines
In 1888, the German Stowick Slot machine based on vending machine
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The "music box" game consoles that appeared in Germany at the beginning of this century are game consoles that have really begun to be used in the entertainment industry. As long as a coin is inserted, the revolver in the sound box will automatically rotate, driving a series of unevenly distributed holes and teeth to beat steel plates of different lengths to play music.
Later, the famous magician Burlem designed a coin-operated video game machine. Although it is an image, it is still mechanical. After the operator inserts a coin, the puppet inside and the background moving performance can be seen from the observation hole.
In the era of economic depression, the gambling industry around the world is extremely prosperous. As a result, many coin-operated machines such as poker machines (commonly known as mouse machines), horse racing machines, golf pachinko machines, etc. have sprung up to replace the healthy entertainment industry. It wasn't until the 1930s that simulation games against competition emerged in the United States. Among them, the "one-armed bandit" game consoles that simulate gunfights were very popular. Since then, game consoles that simulate various sports (such as target shooting and basketball) have also appeared in casinos.
From the end of the 19th century to the 1950s and 1960s, most coin-operated game machines belonged to mechanical or simple circuit structures. The players were mostly young and adults. The occasions were limited to playgrounds. The programs were less interesting and the content was single. . But at the same time, with the rapid development of global electronic technology, the first electronic computer appeared in 1946 after the war. Its technological achievements penetrated into all fields, and an entertainment industry revolution was also beginning.
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