Classic arcade games conjure up images of Joust, pinball, and Pac-Man, but pay-to-play games predate the video game cabinet, and some tested more than your hand-eye coordination. From machines that tested your lung capacity to claw machines with live lobsters, here are a few largely forgotten arcade games.
The first commercial video game, Computer Space, by Nutting Associates, released in November 1971
This game had a 15" black and white TV by General Electric and three circuit boards mounted in a rack. Created by Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney, the founders of Atari, in 1972.
Caille's Hygienic Exerciser, a lung tester from the early 1900s
Are You A Superman?, a strength tester by Western Products, 1941