Abandonware DOS title

Coin-op conversions: from the arcades to your home

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.

Most popular coin-op conversion games

Virtua Cop 2
shooterWindows XP/98/95
Zaxxon
shooterDOS
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Aaargh

DOS19883.3/5 Binary Design
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Action Fighter

DOS19893.9/5 Sega
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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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Ajax

DOS19893.4/5 Konami
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Alien Syndrome

DOS19894.3/5 Sega
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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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APB

DOS19894/5 Atari
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Arkanoid

DOS19884.1/5 Taito
Arkanoid is a classic arcade video game that was first released in 1986 by Taito. It is a breakout-style game, which means that the primary objective is to break a wall of bricks or blocks by bouncing a ball off a paddle at the bottom of the screen. The game takes its name and inspiration from Atari's Breakout, which was released in the 1970s. ...
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Arkanoid 2: The Revenge of Doh

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4.1/5 Data East
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Battlezone

DOS19834.2/5 Atari
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Bionic Commando

DOS19883.3/5 Capcom
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Blades of steel

DOS19904/5 Konami
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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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Blockout

DOSMac OS19894.1/5 P. Z. Karen Co. Development Group
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Bomb Jack

DOS19844.3/5 Tecmo
Bomb Jack is a classic arcade platform game developed and published by Tecmo in 1984. The goal of the game is to collect bombs while avoiding enemies; the whole game takes place in a fixed screen. Bomb Jack for DOS is a conversion from the arcade original version. The arcade and the conversions were a huge commercial success.
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Bubble Bobble

DOS19894.2/5 Taito
Bubble Bobble is perhaps one of the most popular (and cute!) platform arcade games of all times. The goal of Bubble Bobble is simple: clear each screen from various monsters and reach the final stage. In order to get rid of enemies, dinosaurs Bub and Bob can spit bubbles to trap them, then pop the bubbles to kill them.
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Buck Rogers: Planet of Zoom

DOS19843.5/5 Sega
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BurgerTime

DOS19823.8/5 Data East
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Bust-A-Move

DOS1997freeware4/5 Taito
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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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CHAMP Kong

DOS1996remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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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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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.
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Darius Gaiden

Windows XP/98/9519984.2/5 Taito
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Daytona USA

Windows XP/98/9519943/5 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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Dig Dug

DOS19833.9/5 Namco
Dig Dug is a classic maze arcade action game that was first released by Namco in 1982 as a coin-op and later for a number of other systems. The gameplay of Dig Dug involves digging tunnels through the earth to reach and defeat the various creatures that inhabit the underground maze. The player has an air pump, which he can use to inflate the monste...
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Donkey Kong

DOS19834.1/5 Nintendo
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Double Dragon

DOS19884/5 Technos Japan
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Double Dragon 3: The Rosetta Stone

DOS19924.2/5 East Technology Corp.