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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Pit Fighter

DOS19913.7/5 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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Space Ace 2: Borf's Revenge

DOS19913.7/5 ReadySoft
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Taito's Super Space Invaders

DOS19914.2/5 Taito
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The Simpsons

DOS19913.8/5 Konami
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Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

DOS19924.2/5 East Technology Corp.
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Dragon's Lair 3: The Curse of Mordread

DOS1992protected3.9/5 Sullivan Bluth Interactive Media
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Race Drivin'

DOS19924.4/5 Atari
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Rampart

DOS19924/5 Atari
Rampart is an abandoned mix of strategy and shooter game designed by Dave Ralston and John Salwitz, developed by Atari and released by Electronic Arts in 1992 for DOS. Rampart was converted from the original arcade version to a number of platforms, including Amiga, Atari ST, C64, Game Boy, Genesis, Lynx, NES, SEGA Master System, SNES. Rampart is a ...
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Street Fighter 2

DOS19924.3/5 Capcom
Street Fighter 2 is one of the most popular fighting game ever released in the 90s. Street Fighter 2 was designed by Akira Nishitani and Akira Yasuda, developed and published by Capcom in 1991 for the arcades and then converted for many platforms from Spectrum ZX to DOS (in 1992).
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Mortal Kombat

DOS1993protected4.3/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
Mortal Kombat is one of the most popular 1 on 1 fighting games. No wonder it spawned many sequels. You can play as one of the seven digitized characters and must fight everyone else to the top. One of the distinctive features of Mortal Kombat is the fatality: a special move to finish off the adversary.
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Pac Maniac

DOS19934.1/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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Daytona USA

Windows XP/98/9519944/5 Sega
Daytona USA is an arcade racing game that was originally released by Sega in 1993. It quickly became one of the most iconic and influential racing games of its time. The game was designed by Toshihiro Nagoshi and developed by Sega AM2, a division of Sega known for creating innovative and visually impressive games.The game features three distinct tr...
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Mortal Kombat 2

DOS1994protected4/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Raiden

DOS19944.1/5 Seibu Kaihatsu Inc.
Raiden is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up game developed by Seibu Kaihatsu and first released in arcades in 1990 and later for many home computers and consoles. Raiden follows the classic vertical scrolling shoot 'em up format. Players control a spaceship known as the R-9C "Red-Ray" and navigate vertically scrolling levels filled with wave...
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Total Carnage

DOS19943.8/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Kingdom: The Far Reaches

Windows XP/98/95Mac1995protected3.9/5 Virtual Image Productions
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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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Primal Rage

DOS19954/5 Atari
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CHAMP Kong

DOS1996remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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Konami's Ping Pong

DOS19964.2/5 Konami
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Super Street Fighter 2

DOS19964.3/5 Capcom
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Bust-A-Move

DOS1997freeware4/5 Taito
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Virtua Cop

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Sega
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Virtua Cop 2

Windows XP/98/9519974.2/5 Sega
Virtua Cop 2 is an abandoned light gun first-person rail shooter game designed by Yu Suzuki, developed and released by Sega in 1997 for Windows, and also published for Saturn, Dreamcast and PlayStation 2. Virtua Cop 2 is the second title in the Virtua Cop series that became much popular in the arcades at the time.
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X-Men: Children of the Atom

DOS1997demo4/5 Capcom
X-Men: Children of the Atom is an abandoned fighting action game developed by Capcom and released by Acclaim Entertainment in 1997 for DOS and it's a conversion from the arcade version. X-Men: Children of the Atom was also published for consoles: Sega Saturn and PlayStation. As the title suggests, it's based on the Marvel comics characters known as...
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Darius Gaiden

Windows XP/98/9519984.4/5 Taito
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House of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519984.1/5 Sega
House of the Dead is an old horror-themed rail shooter game, developed and released by Sega in 1998. The whole gameplay can be summarized in a single sentence "a first-person 3D shooting gallery with zombies". House of the Dead runs on older version of Windows, so you may need a virtual machine to play it properly.
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The Typing of the Dead

Windows XP/98/9519994/5 Smilebit
The Typing of the Dead is a unique video game that is essentially a typing version of the classic rail shooter arcade game The House of the Dead. It was first released in 1999 as an arcade machine and later for other platforms.In The Typing of the Dead, players use a keyboard to eliminate oncoming waves of zombies and other creatures by typing word...
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Invaders 78

DOS2000freewareremake4.2/5
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Crazy Taxi

Windows XP/98/9520024.1/5 Sega
Crazy Taxi is an abandoned driving / racing game developed by Sega and released by Activision in 2002 for Windows and other platforms (it's an arcade conversion). Crazy Taxi is set in a city full of potential passengers: get them on your taxi and drive them to various destinations in time.