An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games or merchandisers.

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Total Nerd The Best Classic Arcade Games. 1,624 538. Pac-Man 1980 Pac-Man is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan on May 22, 1980. 1,454 432. Donkey Kong 1981Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by NintendoDo you have a favorite arcade game from the 90s? Find it on the list, along with any other games you miss and vote them up! If your game of choice isn’t there, in 1981.

“The golden age of arcade video games was the era when arcade video games entered pop culture and became a dominant cultural force. The exact time period is disputed, but key moments include the release of Space Invaders in 1978 and the vector-based Asteroids in 1979—moments made possible by the increase in power and decrease in cost of computing technology. This led to the rise of both video game arcades and video games in other media, such as songs, cartoons, and movies like 1982’s TRON. Other iconic games from this era include CentipedeDefenderDonkey Kong, and Pac-Man.” (wikipedia)

 

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