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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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Blades of steel

DOS19904/5 Konami
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After Burner

DOS19893.6/5 Sega
After Burner is an abandoned DOS combat flight simulation game with elements of rail shooters, with similarities to earlier Sega titles like Space Harrier. After Burner was designed by Yu Suzuki and developed by Sega as a coin-op and then converted to various home computers and consoles in 1989.
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Exterminator

DOS19903.5/5 The Assembly Line
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Tapper

DOS19843.9/5
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Action Fighter

DOS19893.9/5 Sega
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Rush'n Attack

DOS19894/5 Konami
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Rockford: The Arcade Game

DOS1987protected4.1/5 Arcadia Systems
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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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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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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4/5 Data East
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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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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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Puzznic

DOS19904.2/5 Taito
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Bionic Commando

DOS19883.3/5 Capcom
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Space Ace 2: Borf's Revenge

DOS19913.7/5 ReadySoft
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Ikari Warriors 2: Victory Road

DOS19883.6/5 SNK Corporation
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Qix

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
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BurgerTime

DOS19823.8/5 Data East
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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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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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Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

DOS19843.5/5 Sega
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Aaargh

DOS19883.3/5 Binary Design
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Hard Drivin'

DOS19903.7/5 Atari
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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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Trog

DOS19904.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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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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Robotron 2084

DOS19833.9/5 Williams Entertainment
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Space Commanders

DOS1983remake3.8/5 Columbia Data Products