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The most popular coin-op conversion games

Arcades experienced immense popularity during the 1980s and 1990s, serving as social hubs where people gathered to enjoy video games. Before the rise of poker machines, individuals frequented pubs or dedicated arcades to play video games known as coin-operated machines or coin-ops. These machines required players to insert coins to start playing, creating a pay-to-play model that was both thrilling and addictive.

As home video game consoles and computers advanced, many popular arcade games were adapted for these platforms. The transition allowed players to enjoy their favorite games in the comfort of their own homes. Systems like the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), Sega Genesis, and various home computers saw ports of arcade hits, often with slight modifications due to hardware limitations.

Coin-operated machines not only provided entertainment but also influenced game design, community building, and the overall trajectory of the gaming industry.

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Cabal

DOS19894.1/5 TAD Corporation
Cabal is an abandoned arcade conversion of a popular shooter game set in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Cabal was developed by TAD Corporation and released by Capcom in 1989 for DOS.
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X-Men: Children of the Atom

DOS1997demo4.1/5 Capcom
X-Men: Children of the Atom is a fighting video game developed by Capcom and released in arcades in 1994. The game features characters from Marvel Comics' X-Men series, including popular mutants like Wolverine, Cyclops, Storm, and Magneto, among others.The gameplay follows traditional fighting game mechanics, with players selecting a character and ...
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Rush'n Attack

DOS19894/5 Konami
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519993.8/5 Smilebit
The Typing of the Dead is a distinctive video game, essentially a typing adaptation of the classic rail shooter arcade game, The House of the Dead. Initially debuting in 1999 as an arcade machine, it later became available on other platforms as well.In The Typing of the Dead, players wield a keyboard to dispatch approaching hordes of zombies and ot...
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Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.2/5 Sega
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Ikari Warriors 2: Victory Road

DOS19883.6/5 SNK Corporation
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Marble Madness

DOS19873.7/5 Atari
Marble Madness is an abandoned isometric action game designed by Mark Cerny and originally published by Atari as a successful and iconic arcade game. It was later converted for many platform in 1986 and for IBM PCs in 1987 by Atari.
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Blockout

DOSMac OS19894.1/5 P. Z. Karen Co. Development Group
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Pit Fighter

DOS19913.8/5 Atari
Pit Fighter is an arcade-style fighting game that was originally released in arcades in 1990 by Atari Games. It was later ported to various home gaming platforms, including DOS, the Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), and others. It was one of the first arcade games to feature digitized live-action charactersThe game is a...
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Bionic Commando

DOS19883.3/5 Capcom
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Qix

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
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Tapper

DOS19843.9/5
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Aaargh

DOS19883.3/5 Binary Design
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Blasteroids

DOS19893.8/5 Atari
Blasteroids is a video game developed and released by Atari, Inc. in 1987. It's a sequel to the classic arcade game Asteroids, which was released in 1979. In Blasteroids, players control a spaceship tasked with destroying asteroids and enemy ships while avoiding collisions and enemy fire. The game features updated graphics and gameplay mechanics co...
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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4/5 Data East
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Mortal Kombat 3

DOS1995protected4/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
Mortal Kombat 3 is a fighting action game developed by Midway Manufacturing Company and released by GT Interactive Software in 1995 for DOS and Windows as well as for many other platforms. Mortal Kombat 3 is the third chapter of the acclaimed Mortal Kombat series that spawned many sequels, a few TV series and even movies (with various degree of suc...
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Joe and Mac Cavemen Ninja

DOS19914.2/5 Data East
Joe & Mac: Caveman Ninja is a side-scrolling platformer video game developed and released by Data East in 1991. Known as "Joe & Mac" in North America and "Caveman Ninja" in other regions, the game gained popularity for its humorous take on prehistoric themes, cooperative gameplay, and challenging levels.The game is set in a colorful and car...
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Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
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Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Klax

DOS19903.8/5 Atari
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Space Commanders

DOS1983remake3.8/5 Columbia Data Products
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BurgerTime

DOS19823.8/5 Data East
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Space Harrier

DOS19893.7/5 Sega
Space Harrier is a 3rd-person view rail-shooter developed by Sega in 1985. Space Harrier was a hit in the arcades, and later it was converted for a number of platforms, including DOS (4 years later!). The sequels - Space Harrier 3D and Space Harrier II - were never ported to DOS.
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Stargate

DOS19833.6/5 Williams Entertainment
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Invaders 78

DOS2000freewareremake4.2/5
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Karnov

DOS19873.5/5 Data East
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Super Hang-On

DOSMac OS19883.9/5 Sega
Super Hang-On is an abandoned motorcycle arcade racing game, developed by Sega, designed by Yu Suzuki and published by Data East for DOS in 1988 (the arcade was released in 1987). Super Hang-On was converted for a great number of platforms including Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, Genesis, Macintosh, Nintendo 3DS, ZX Spectrum.
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Hard Drivin'

DOS19903.7/5 Atari
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Pango

DOS1983remake4/5