Top 10 Arcade Games

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DONKEY KONGDONKEY KONG
Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles. In the game, Jumpman must rescue a damsel in distress, Lady, from a giant ape named Donkey Kong. The hero and ape later became two of Nintendo’s most popular characters.

STREET FIGHTER IISTREET FIGHTER II: CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION
Street Fighter II’: Champion Edition is a competitive fighting game released for the arcades by Capcom in 1992. It was the first of several updated versions of the original Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. Sales Street Fighter II: Champion Edition exceeded $2.3 billion in gross revenue, making it one of the top 10 biggest grossing arcade games of all time, and is still played competitively today across the globe.

DOUBLE DRAGONDOUBLE DRAGON
Double Dragon is a 1987 beat ‘em up developed by Technōs Japan and distributed in North America and Europe by Taito Corporation. Double Dragon is considered to be one of the first successful examples of the genre, resulting in the creation of two arcade sequels and several spinoffs, as well as inspiring other companies in creating their own beat ‘em ups. The game was listed at #41 in Electronic Gaming Monthly “200 Greatest Games of their time.

DIG DUGDIG DUG
Dig Dug is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in Japan in 1982. The objective of Dig Dug is to eliminate underground-dwelling monsters by either inflating them with an air pump until they explode, or by dropping rocks on them. There are two kinds of enemies in the game: Pookas and Fygars. Dig Dug was rated the sixth most popular coin-operated video game of all time by the Killer List of Video Games website.

ALIEN PREDATORALIEN VS PREDATOR
Alien vs. Predator is a beat ‘em up video game developed and released by Capcom for the CPS-2 arcade game system in 1994. In the game, the players take control of up to three human and Predator characters in a battle against the Alien hordes and rogue human soldiers. The game was very well received by fans and media publications, becoming a classic title for many fans of the beat ‘em up genre, but was never ported to any home system.

DISCS OF TRONDISCS OF TRON
Based on the classic 1980′s film “Tron”. You play as Tron and fling discs at Sark in an attempt to knock him off his platform. Knocking off Sark will advance you to the next level. Other levels vary the level and number of platforms to jump between and progressively gets more difficult. The arcade machine stands out from the rest with it’s blue lighting and glowing joystick. This game was released just before the video game crash of 1983.

OFF ROADOFF ROAD
Ivan ‘Ironman’ Stewart’s Super Off Road is an arcade video game released in 1989 by Leland Corporation. The game was endorsed by professional off road racer Ivan Stewart. Virgin Games produced several home versions in 1990. In 1991, an NES version was later released by Leland’s Tradewest subsidiary followed by versions for most major home formats, including NES, Sega Genesis, SNES, Amiga and MS-DOS.

JOUSTJOUST
Joust is an arcade game developed by Williams Electronics and released in 1982. It is a platform game that features two-dimensional (2D) graphics. The player uses a button and joystick to control a knight riding a flying ostrich. The object is to progress through levels by defeating groups of enemy knights riding buzzards. The game was well received in arcades and by critics, who praised the gameplay.

GHOSTSGHOSTS’N GOBBLINS
Ghosts ‘n Goblins is a platform game where the player controls a knight, named Sir Arthur, who must defeat zombies, ogres, demons, cyclops, dragons and other monsters in order to rescue Princess Prin Prin, who has been kidnapped by Satan, king of Demon World. Along the way the player can pick up new weapons, bonuses and extra suits of armor that can help in this task. Ranks as Capcom’s 8th best selling franchise, selling over 4.4 million units.

FINAL FIGHTFINAL FIGHT
Final Fight is a side-scrolling beat-’em-up produced by Capcom. Originally released as an arcade game in 1989, The game began development as a sequel to the original Street Fighter released in 1987, but the genre was switched from a fighting game to a beat ‘em up and the title was changed following the success of Double Dragon. Final Fight took No. 1 spot as Best Game of 1990 in the 4th Annual Grand Prize.

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Retro Gaming junkie who grew up in the early 80's playing classic arcade, console and PC games. Lived through each generation of video gaming history, and I continue to play the classics today.
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