The best classic and old school Arcade games

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed

The Need for Speed is the first racing game in the Need for Speed Series, and it was developed and published by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1994 for 3DO. It was ported to DOS in 1995, and PlayStation and Sega Saturn in 1996.

Year: 1995 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 3do arcade automobile street racing vehicle simulator

Mega Man X

Mega Man X

Mega Man X is a popular platform game developed by Capcom, released for the SNES in 1993 and ported to PC in 1995. It holds the distinction of being the first Mega Man game for ...

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: anime arcade platform-shooter science fiction shoot em up

Eliminator

Eliminator

Eliminator is a sci-fi arcade/shooter designed by John M. Phillips and developed by Hewson initially for the Atari ST. It was published in 1988 also for the Amiga, Commodore 64, in 1988 for Atari ST, Amstrad CPC, and ZX Spectrum.

Year: 1988 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-23Tags: aliens arcade atari st science fiction

Pang

Pang

Pang, also known as Buster Bros in the US or Pomping World in Japan, is 2d platformer arcade created by Mitchell Corporation in 1989. The goal is to destroy balloons that bounce on...

Year: 1990 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-22Tags: 2 players arcade co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer platform

Tyrian 2000

Tyrian 2000

Tyrian 2000 is a direct re-release of the original sci-fi vertical scrolling shooter Tyrian, developed by Eclipse Software and released by Epic Megagames for MS-DOS.

Year: 1999 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2015-05-11Tags: arcade freeware science fiction shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash is a popular strategy/maze game originally created by Peter Liepa and Chris Gray for Atari 8-bit and released by First Star Software in 1984. The game was ported to s...

Year: 1984 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2020-08-31Tags: arcade maze puzzle-solving

Descent

Descent

Descent is a 3D sci-fi first-person shooter notable for the "six axis" movement, developed by Parallax Software and released by Interplay in 1995. The game was originally released to MS-DOS, but was ported to Mac OS and Playstation.

Year: 1995 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: 3d arcade science fiction shoot em up space flight texture map

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat is a side-scrolling fighting game created in 1992 by the four person company Midway Games and released initially as an arcade. Thanks to its huge success, the game wa...

Year: 1993 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade competitive fighting martial arts motion capture multiplayer violence

Golden Axe

Golden Axe

Golden Axe is a side-scrolling hack and slash fantasy game created by Sega and released for arcade machines in 1989. The game was ported the same year to the SEGA Mega Drive/Genesi...

Year: 1990 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2021-02-17Tags: 2 players arcade brawler co-op coin-up conversion fantasy fighting hack and slash sword and sorcery

OutRun

OutRun

Out Run is an arcade racing game created by Sega in 1986. It was one of the best-selling video games of its time and it won the Golden Joystick Award for Game of the Year. It was p...

Year: 1989 Genre: Racing Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: arcade automobile competitive driving street racing transport

Turrican II

Turrican II

Turrican II: The Final Fight is a run-and-gun game developed by Factor 5 and published by Rainbow Arts in 1991. The first version, designed by Manfred Trenz and Andreas Escher, was...

Year: 1991 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2020-07-12Tags: arcade commodore 64 cyborgs run and gun science fiction shoot em up walkabout

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3

Mortal Kombat 3 is the third game in the popular series of fighting arcades created by Midway. The coin-up was released in 1995. The same year several ports, including the Sega Megadrive/Genesis, were released.

Year: 1995 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2019-10-24Tags: 2 players arcade coin-up conversion competitive fighting martial arts motion capture

Screamer

Screamer

Screamer is an arcade style racing game developed by Graffiti and released by Virgin Interactive for MS-DOS in 1995. Inspired to Namco's Ridge Racer, the game was released around the same time as EA's Need for Speed.

Year: 1995 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: arcade automobile street racing vehicle simulator

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Raptor: Call of the Shadows

Raptor: Call of The Shadows is a vertical-scroller shoot 'em up developed by Cygnus Studios, published by Apogee Software in 1994. It was originally published for DOS, but has since been ported to Windows, iOS, Linux, and Mac OS.

Year: 1994 Genre: Shooter Updated: 2021-02-13Tags: arcade shoot em up v-scrolling shoot-em up