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Arcade of Hall of Fame: Pong

When people consider the founding fathers of video games, one title cannot help but make it on the list, and that is Pong. A virtual table tennis game that first debuted...

Bonanza Bros – CO-OP Classics

Before Sega began challenging Nintendo for home console dominance the company was still very much an arcade titan. But it wasn’t just a prominent name in the arcades...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Mario Bros (Arcade)

Every story has a beginning. But Mario’s origins are a little humbler than you might expect. And, no, we’re not talking about Donkey Kong. We’re talking about the...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Galaxian

The early era of video games is often dominated by simple concepts that take advantage of the technology available but also try to form an addictive but rewarding...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Breakout

The game you have probably already played but had no idea you have done so, Breakout is an arcade classic from Atari that has as storied a development history as any...

Bust-a-Move 2: Arcade Edition (PlayStation) – You Didn’t Buy It?!

We’ve all been fooled by a game that looked pretty childish or silly at first glance, only to discover that we were wrong in so many ways. Released in arcades in 1995...

Virtua Cop – CO-OP Classics

One of the defining genres of the arcade, the light gun shooter was also a quintessential part of the Nintendo Famicom experience in the form of Duck Hunt and other...

5 Goofy Video Game Weapons

Weapons are pretty important in video games. While most games let you fight battles with guns, blades and magic – which is a lot more fun than fixing your problems...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Karate Champ

Easily one of the fastest growing segments of the video game industry, eSports is currently dominated by two genres: First-person shooters and fighting games. Ask anyone...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Star Wars (1983)

It is really hard to imagine just how much of a popular phenomenon George Lucas’ Star Wars was when it hit cinemas way back in 1977. A craze that swept much of the...

Flicky (Sega Mega Drive) – Think You Can Beat It?

When you think of video games with intense gameplay and memorable, high-octane chases, chances are that the 1991-platformer Flicky does not come to mind. That is not to...

Rampage (Arcade) – CO-OP Classics

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the gigantic kaiju monsters like Godzilla or Mothra? The makers of classic arcade coin-op game Rampage had that...

Donkey Kong Arcade – Think you can beat it?

In many respects the game that built the House of Nintendo, the original Donkey Kong arcade game is a classic for the ages – and rightly so. Featuring some of the...

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time – CO-OP Classics

No game company dominated beat ‘em ups in the early 1990s arcade scene quite like Japanese publisher Konami, who released not only the classic The Simpsons arcade game...

Arcade Hall of Fame: Paper Boy

Who would have thought that a classic job that was killed by the Internet could make such a great video game? Before everyone was logging on to their desktops or swiping...

A Brief History of: SNK NEO GEO

The Rolls-Royce of home consoles in the 1990s, SNK’s Neo Geo was as awesome as it was pricey. Converting the majority of SNK’s arcade software to the home format,...

Arcade Hall of Fame: 1942 (Capcom)

Released to arcades in 1984, the World War II-inspired dog fighting game 1942 helped define shoot ‘em up games during a period in which the genre was still nascent and...

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Sub-Zero (Mortal Kombat)

Leaving waves of controversy in its wake upon its debut in 1992, Mortal Kombat was the first arcade title to challenge Capcom’s Street Fighter II for arcade dominance...