Abandonware DOS title

Coin-op conversions: from the arcades to your home sorted by release date

Arcades were extremely popular in the 80s and the 90s. Before poker machines and things like that, people used to go to pubs or arcades to play video games called coin ops (coin operated machines). Almost all of them were converted to consoles or home computers.
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Robocop

DOS19894/5 Data East
Robocop is an abandoned beat 'em up / run and gun shooter game developed and released by Data East in 1989 for a number of platforms, including DOS. Robocop is a conversion from an arcade game released by Data East in 1988 and it was based on the movie of the same name, Robocop, by Paul Verhoeven. Your goal is to get to the final boss by shoot...
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Rush'n Attack

DOS19894/5 Konami
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Sarge

DOS19893.3/5
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Shinobi

DOS19893.9/5 Sega
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Sky Shark

DOS19893.5/5 Toaplan
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Space Ace

DOS19894.1/5 ReadySoft
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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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Strider

DOS19893.6/5 Capcom
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Thunderblade

DOS19893.4/5 Sega
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Toobin

DOS19894.1/5 Domark Software
Toobin is an abandoned action game developed by Domark Software and released in 1989. Toobin runs on DOS but was also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Boy Color, MSX, NES, ZX Spectrum. It's a conversion from a popular arcade game (at the time).
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Altered Beast

DOS19904.1/5 Sega
Altered Beast is a classic side-scrolling beat 'em up arcade game developed and published by Sega. It was originally released in arcades in 1988 and later ported to various home consoles, including the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis.Players control a resurrected centurion who battles through five levels filled with undead creatures and other mythical beas...
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Blades of steel

DOS19904/5 Konami
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Double Dribble

DOS19903.8/5 Novotrade Software
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Dragon's Lair 2: Time Warp

DOS1990protected4.1/5 Sullivan Bluth Interactive Media
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Exterminator

DOS19903.5/5 The Assembly Line
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Hard Drivin'

DOS19903.7/5 Atari
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Ivan 'Iron Man' Stewart's Super Off Road

DOS19904.2/5 Leland
Ivan 'Iron Man' Stewart's Super Off Road is an abandoned diagonal-down off-road racing game developed by Leland and released by Virgin Interactive in 1990 for DOS, but also published for Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, C64, ZX Spectrum and a lot of 8-bit and 16-bit consoles. Super Off Road is a classic fixed-screen track-racing similar to S...
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Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5
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Klax

DOS19903.8/5 Atari
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Power Drift

DOS19903.9/5 Sega
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Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
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Rastan

DOS19903.5/5 Taito
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S.T.U.N. Runner

DOS19903.6/5 Atari
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Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Turbo OutRun

DOS19904.1/5 Sega
Turbo OutRun is an abandoned DOS action racing game set in North America, developed and published by Sega in 1990. Turbo OutRun is a conversion from the arcade classic of the same name and it's the sequel of the popular OutRun. The OutRun games are regarded as iconic and representative of the late 80s/early 90s, often cited by retrowave enthusiasts.
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Cisco Heat

DOS19914.3/5 Jaleco
Cisco Heat is an abandoned racing game set in North America developed by Jaleco and released by Image Works in 1991 for DOS and other platforms. Cisco Heat was converted from the original arcade version. The difference between other similar racing games of the time is that the player drives a police car.
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Forgotten Worlds

DOS19914/5 Capcom
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Golden Axe

DOS19914.2/5 Sega
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Joe and Mac Cavemen Ninja

DOS19914.4/5 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...