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Arcade classics: the best coin-ops conversions

Back in the day, when going to the "arcades" was a thing, a quite a few exceptional games made video game history. Titles like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and later games like Bubble Bobble, Street Fighter 2, Dragon's Lair are known both to video game fans and people who never touched a joystick in their lives. These games often spawned licensed conversions, sequels, fan-games and clones.

Most popular arcade classic games

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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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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4.1/5 Data East
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Battlezone

DOS19834.2/5 Atari
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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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Bomberman

DOS19924.1/5 Hudson soft
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Boulder Dash

DOS19843.7/5 First Star Software
Boulder Dash is a classic action-puzzle video game that was first released in 1984 by First Star Software. In Boulder Dash, players control a character named Rockford as he digs through caves to collect diamonds while avoiding falling boulders and other hazards. The game is set in a scrolling, grid-based environment, and players must strategic...
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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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BurgerTime

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

DOS1997freeware4/5 Taito
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CHAMP Asteroids

DOS1997remake3.9/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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CHAMP Centipede

DOS1993remake3.7/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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CHAMP Kong

DOS1996remake4/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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CHAMP Ms. Pac-man

DOS1994remake3.9/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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Defender

DOS19834.2/5 Williams Entertainment
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Dig Dug

DOS19833.8/5 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

DOS19834/5 Nintendo
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Double Dragon

DOS19884/5 Technos Japan
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Dragon's Lair

DOS1989protected3.7/5 Sullivan Bluth Interactive Media
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Frogger

DOS19834.1/5 Konami
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Galaxian

DOS19834/5 Namco
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Gauntlet

DOS19864.1/5 Mindscape
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.1/5
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Golden Axe

DOS19914.2/5 Sega
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IBM Centipede

DOS19833.6/5 IBM
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Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5
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Konami's Ping Pong

DOS19964.2/5 Konami
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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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Mario Bros VGA

DOS1990remake3.9/5
Mario Bros VGA is a fan made remake of the original Mario Bros by Nintendo, the game that popularized the character of Mario, the Italian plumber that first appeared in Donkey Kong. Mario Bros VGA is a fixed-screen platform arcade game that truly shines when played in co-op with a friend.
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Moon Patrol

DOS19834.2/5 Irem Software Engineering
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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.