The 26 Best Arcade Games of All Time

The Heyday of Arcades

The late eighties and early nineties marked the heyday of arcades. Kids could load their pockets with a few quarters and play until they ran out of luck 

Gaming at Home

The profusion of gaming consoles into every home fundamentally challenged the arcade.

Arcade Classics

Here are some arcade classics you should visit a retro arcade to play!

Pac Man

The Pac-Man series is one of the most iconic in gaming history. Pac-Man came out in 1980 and was one of the first major arcade games to gain popularity. 

Donkey Kong

The original Donkey Kong featured a proto-Mario character facing off against a giant gorilla to rescue a trapped princess. 

The Simpsons Arcade Game

You can play as either Marge, Homer, Bart, or Lisa as you try to fight off Mr. Burn’s goons 


The 1992 side-scrolling classic X-Men was great because you could choose between 6 characters and play with a bunch of your friends, as long as you all had quarters to spare.  

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