37 Images of the Most Important Video Games Ever Made

Donkey Kong

Donkey Kong, 1981: Donkey Kong is important in two major ways. It was the basis for the Super Mario Bros. series, which we all know is incredibly popular, and was the first successful platformer. In a way, we wouldn’t have Uncharted without Donkey Kong.


Tetris, 1984: The most successful video game of all-time (probably, no one can be 100% sure of these things), Tetris introduced the puzzle genre in a simple yet addictive way, that’s still going strong over 30 years since it first made the way across the Atlantic from the USSR to the USA.

Super Mario Bros

Super Mario Bros., 1985: Donkey Kong was the first taste of the character, but the first Super Mario Bros. game probably saved the video game industry during the 1980s in the United States, launched an incredibly successful franchise and took the side scrolling platformer into a whole new stratosphere.