The best classic and old school Arcade games

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble

Bubble Bobble is not only one of the most popular arcade ever created, but also a personal favourite of GamesNostalgia. This 2D cartoon action platformer designed by Fukio Mitsuji (aka MTJ) was released by Taito initially in 1986.

Year: 1987 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: 2 players arcade clear screen co-op coin-up conversion multiplayer platform

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

Skyroads

Skyroads

Skyroads is a remake of the driving game Kosmonaut. Both games were made by Bluemoon, a small studio based in Estonia. The game was released in 1993 for PC MS-DOS only. Compare...

Year: 1993 Genre: Racing Updated: 2020-12-02Tags: arcade freeware platform science fiction track racing

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Pitfall: The Mayan Adventure

Pitfall: the Mayan Adventure is a side-scrolling action platformer. It's the forth game in the Pitfall series. It was developed by Activision in partnership with Redline games and published by Activision in 1994.

Year: 1995 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2020-01-11Tags: arcade genesis original game hand-drawn animations jungle platform side-scrolling

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

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

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

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 boulder dash variants maze puzzle-solving

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

WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game

WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game

WWF WrestleMania: The Arcade Game is a coin-up created by Midway in 1995. It is impossible to deny that many of today's adults grew up with games like Super Mario Bros or Sonic. Bu...

Year: 1995 Genre: Beat-'em-up Updated: 2020-09-14Tags: 2 players arcade coin-up conversion competitive licensed motion capture wrestling

Arkanoid

Arkanoid

Arkanoid is an arcade game developed by Taito in 1986 and one of the most popular videogame ever created. It's inspired to Breakout, a videogame created by Atari in 1970, but it's much richer.

Year: 1987 Genre: Arcade Updated: 2021-02-17Tags: arcade bat and ball breakout coin-up conversion paddle pong science fiction

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

Superfrog

Superfrog

Superfrog is a platformer created for the Amiga by Team 17 and released initially in 1993. One year later the game was ported to MS-DOS. With a lot of colors and nice animations, the game is totally violence free.

Year: 1993 Genre: Platformer Updated: 2021-02-18Tags: amiga original game arcade cartoon hop and bop jumper platform