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The best arcade classic games

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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Bomb Jack

DOS19844.4/5 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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Joust VGA

DOS1990remake4.4/5
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Ghosts 'n Goblins remake

Windows2004freewareremake4.3/5
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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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Operation Wolf

DOS19894.3/5 Taito
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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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Moon Patrol

DOS19834.3/5 Irem Software Engineering
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Battlezone

DOS19834.2/5 Atari
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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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Star Wars

DOS19884.2/5 Atari
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Rampage

DOS19884.2/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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Taito's Super Space Invaders

DOS19914.2/5 Taito
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Golden Axe

DOS19914.2/5 Sega
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OutRun

DOS19894.2/5 Sega
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Defender

DOS19834.2/5 Williams Entertainment
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Konami's Ping Pong

DOS19964.2/5 Konami
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Paperboy

DOS19884.1/5 Atari
Paperboy was one of (if not THE) arcade hit of 1985. It was developed by Atari for the arcades and later published by Mindscape for DOS in 1988. More conversion were made for quite a few other platforms. Paperboy gameplay is peculiar: you control a boy riding a bicycle and your goal is to deliver as many newspapers as you can to a number of ho...
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Donkey Kong

DOS19834.1/5 Nintendo
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Frogger

DOS19834.1/5 Konami
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Bomberman

DOS19924.1/5 Hudson soft
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Spacewar

DOS19854.1/5
Spacewar is one of the earliest digital computer games and is often considered the first interactive video game. It was created in 1962 by Steve Russell, Martin Graetz, and Wayne Wiitanen at the MIT. The game was developed on the PDP-1 minicomputer; this is a DOS port, released in 1985.Spacewar! features two spaceships, controlled by players, that ...
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Gauntlet

DOS19864.1/5 Mindscape
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Qix

DOS19894.1/5 Taito
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Bad Dudes VS Dragon Ninja

DOS1988protected4.1/5 Data East
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CHAMP Ms. Pac-man

DOS1994remake4.1/5 ChamProgramming corp.
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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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Space Invaders

DOS1995remake4/5
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Bust-A-Move

DOS1997freeware4/5 Taito
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Double Dragon

DOS19884/5 Technos Japan
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R-Type

DOS19894/5 Irem Software Engineering
R-Type is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up developed and published by Irem in 1987. The game quickly gained popularity for its challenging gameplay and impressive graphics at the time. R-Type is known for its tough and memorable enemy designs, as well as challenging boss battles. The game features various power-ups that enhance the player...