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The Simpsons (1991)

The Simpsons (1991)

A side-scrolling beat em up featuring many of your favorite Simpsons characters and settings, this game features different advantages and disadvantages to playing as each character. With room for up to four players, it is best to beat this game with friends. Any two player characters can join together for a brief period of combined attacking, with creative and different results for each possible pairing.

Galaga (1981)

Galaga (1981)

One of the most famous arcade games of all time, Galaga is a space shooter featuring various alien types who will fire at your ship from the top of the screen or swoop down to ram your ship.

Metal Slug (1996)

Metal Slug (1996)

A relatively new and modern-looking arcade game considering it is seen as a classic, Metal Slug is a Contra-like fast paced run and gun game. It stands above similar games, however, in its uniquely creative animation style, destructible environments, and vehicular battles.

Bad Dudes (1988)

Bad Dudes (1988)

The full title being "Bad Dudes Vs. Dragon Ninja", this game opens with the line "Rampant ninja-related crimes these days. White house is not the exception." and a man asking you "are you a bad enough dude to rescue President Ronnie?" If you win, your character goes out for hamburgers with Ronald Reagan. Suffice it to say, this side-scrolling beat-em up is everything that was great about the 80's in one handy package. Plus, the game play isn't bad either with enough special moves, weapon pick-ups, and variety of enemies to keep the game exciting throughout.

House of the Dead 2 (1998)

House of the Dead 2 (1998)

An excellent light gun shooter, this game stands out from others in the genre with creative touches and attention to detail. For instance: chances to rescue civilians can affect a branching plot, zombies actually die faster if you are careful to aim for the head, and exciting huge boss battles punctuate the action regularly.

Tetris (1988)

Tetris (1988)

One of the world's most enduring puzzle games, you can play the original, variants, or even go head to head against a friend in this classic arcade version.

Time Crisis 2 (1997)

Time Crisis 2 (1997)

Time Crisis 2 is a light gun shooter arcade game released by Namco in 1997. Time Crisis is best known for its cover system, in which players can duck behind cover to avoid enemy fire and reload his weapon.

Die Hard Arcade (1996)

Die Hard Arcade (1996)

Die Hard Arcade is a beat 'em up for two players, made by Sega, who play as either John McClane or Kris Thompsen. Players fight their way through waves of enemies, using their fists, feet, and a variety of weapons that can be collected from enemies or the environment, from household items such as brooms and pepper shakers to high-damage missile launchers and anti-tank cannons.

Crystal Castles (1983)

Crystal Castles (1983)

Crystal Castles is an arcade game released by Atari, Inc. in 1983. The player controls a cartoon bear named Bentley Bear, who has to collect gems located throughout trimetric-projected rendered castles while avoiding enemies out to get him as well as the gems. Crystal Castles is notable for being one of the first arcade action games with an actual ending.

Rampage World Tour (1997)

Rampage World Tour (1997)

Rampage World Tour is a was developed by Midway in 1997. Having a bad day? Do you feel like destroying the world? Now you can without creating your criminal record. Just choose from one of three characters: George (an ape), Lizzie (a prehistoric lizard), or Ralph (a werewolf); and have at it. You start in Peoria, Illinois and go on a world tour of destruction. If you get bored of razing, take it out on one of your partners, punch them, kick them in the groin, or a jump kick to the jaw !

Spy Hunter (1983)

Spy Hunter (1983)

Spy Hunter is a 1983 arcade game developed and released by Bally Midway. It is a vertical scrolling action/driving game with the player in the role of a spy driving an armed sportscar. The object of the game is to travel the freeway destroying as many enemy vehicles as possible while protecting civilian vehicles. The game uses top-down perspective.

Dig Dug (1982)

Dig Dug (1982)

Dig Dug is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by either inflating them with an air pump until they explode, or by dropping rocks on them.

Ms. Pac-Man (1981)

Ms. Pac-Man (1981)

Ms. Pac-Man is an arcade video game produced by Midway in 1981. The game is a lot like Pac-Man except that it has four different mazes that change once every two to four screens instead of just one maze throughout the entire game. Also the fruits and prizes walk around the maze instead of appearing at the same spot in the middle of the maze. These bonus items include cherries, strawberries, peaches, pretzels, apples, pears and bananas.

Asteroids (1979)

Asteroids (1979)

Asteroids is an arcade space shooter released in 1979 by Atari, Inc. The player controls a spaceship in an asteroid field which is periodically traversed by flying saucers. The object of the game is to shoot and destroy asteroids and saucers while not colliding with either or being hit by the saucers' counter-fire. The game becomes harder as the number of asteroids increases.

X-Men (1992)

X-Men (1992)

X-Men is a 6-player arcade game produced by Konami in 1992. It is a side-scrolling beat 'em up based on the Marvel characters. The player chooses one of six X-Men: Cyclops, Colossus, Wolverine, Storm, Nightcrawler or Dazzler. Their objective is to stop the villain Magneto from wreaking havoc on human civilization.

Centipede (1980)

Centipede (1980)

Centipede is a vertically oriented shoot 'em up arcade game produced by Atari, Inc. in 1980. The game was designed by Ed Logg and Dona Bailey. The player defends against centipedes, spiders, scorpions and fleas, completing a round after eliminating the centipede that winds down the playing field.

Golden Axe (1989)

Golden Axe (1989)

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling, beat 'em up, hack and slash arcade video game released in 1989 by Sega.The object of the game is to find and destroy Death Adder in order to rescue the king and princess whom he had kidnapped. There are three different player characters and each of them uses a different kind of magic: Ax Battler, the barbarian uses earth magic Tyris Flare, the amazon uses fire magic and Gilius Thunderhead, the viking dwarf uses lightning magic. Each player character also each has a different weapon: Ax Battler and Tyris Flare both use swords and Gilius Thunderhead uses the Golden Axe.

NBA Jam - Tournament Edition (1995)

NBA Jam - Tournament Edition (1995)

He's heating up! NBA Jam T.E. is the second game in Midway’s basketball arcade series, featuring two-on-two fast paced matches with NBA players from the 1993-94 season. In total, the game features over 120 NBA athletes and over 40 hidden characters. Improvements include additional power-ups, more detailed player attributes, player substitutions after each quarter, and a new soundtrack.

Robtotron: 2084 (1982)

Robtotron: 2084 (1982)

Robotron: 2084 is an arcade video game released by Williams Electronics in 1982. It is a shoot 'em up with two-dimensional graphics. The game is set in the year 2084 in a fictional world where robots have turned against humans in a cybernetic revolt. The aim is to defeat endless waves of robots, rescue surviving humans, and earn as many points as possible

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

T2: Judgement Day was published by Midway in 1991. Use the gun to shoot endoskeletons, Hunter Killers, orbs and other enemies. Gradually, the gun overheats, so a constant supply of coolant found in crates is required. Occasionally, extra energy, super shots, super missiles and armor can be found. Also, killing humans is strictly forbidden, and if any are killed, points are deducted from your score at the end of a level.

Street Fighter II (1991)

Street Fighter II (1991)

Street Fighter II: Champion Edition is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1992. It was the first of several updated versions of the original Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. The main changes were the addition of the Grand Masters as playable characters and mirror matches.

Marble Madness (1984)

Marble Madness (1984)

Marble Madness is an isometric platform game published by Atari in 1984 in which the player manipulates an onscreen marble from a third-person perspective. Steer your marble to the end of the course in the minimum amount of time. Watch out for other inhabitants that try to slow you down or bump you off. You have an infinite number of lives, but getting killed loses you valuable time.

PlayChoice 10 (1986)

PlayChoice 10 (1986)

PlayChoice-10 is an arcade machine created by Nintendo in 1986 which can consist of as many as 10 different games previously available only on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) home console. Instead of a player getting to play one game until it was finished, the player gets a fixed time limit to play as many PlayChoice games as they want to.

Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)

Donkey Kong Jr. (1982)

Donkey Kong Jr. is a 1982 arcade-style platform video game by Nintendo. It first appeared in arcades, and, over the course of the 1980s, was later released for a variety of platforms, most notably the Nintendo Entertainment System.

Hang-On (1985)

Hang-On (1985)

Hang-On is an arcade game designed by Yu Suzuki and released by Sega in 1985. Using a behind the motorcycle perspective, the player races a linear race track divided into several stages within a limited time. Reaching a checkpoint at the end of each stage extends the time limit. The game ends if the time runs out. It was one of the first arcade games to use 16-bit graphics

RoadBlaster (1987)

RoadBlaster (1987)

RoadBlasters is an arcade game released by Atari Games in 1987. The objective of the game is to complete all 50 rallies without running out of fuel. Power-ups include UZ cannon, cruise missile, electro-shield, and nitro injector.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998)

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes (1998)

Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes is a crossover fighting game developed and published by Capcom. The game utilizes tag team-based game mechanics. Before starting each match, the player selects a team of two fighters to compete in one-on-one combat. The player is free to swap between their characters at any point during battle.[4] While one character fights, their teammate resting off-screen slowly regenerates their life gauge.

Raiden Fighters (1996)

Raiden Fighters (1996)

Raiden Fighters is a 1996 scrolling shooter arcade game by Seibu Kaihatsu.The protagonist squadron must quell a massive guerrilla uprising headed by a ruthless dictator. The setting of this conflict appears to take place in eastern Asia, as the briefings for each "Mission" include a war plan superimposed over a map depicting the countries of China and Japan.

Ghostbusters (1987)

Ghostbusters (1987)

A top-down shooter with room for three players, the ghostbusters must blast away at a variety of monsters, reducing each down to ghosts which can be collected with a beam.

Pac-Man (1980)

Pac-Man (1980)

Pac-Man was developed by Namco and first released in 1980. The player controls Pac-Man through a maze, eating pac-dots. Four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch Pac-Man. It is also one of the highest-grossing video games of all time, having generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by the 1990s.