Why Did They Make These Arcade Games?

Some arcade them are truly innovative. Others make people wonder why they were even made. This is a list of some of those games.

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GentlemenRUs2481d ago

Because back in the day there were no home consoles(Well, There was but they were hella expensive) so people loved going to the local place to play some arcade games...

Let's be honest... I miss those times...

GuyThatPlaysGames2481d ago

I miss those times deeply! The best time was I was at this place called The Wooden Nickel and the whole time I was eating dinner with my family I saw this one guy beating everyone on Mortal Kombat II. So after I ate I got a couple quarters and beat that guy's ass. Then I went back to the table for dessert. I seriously doubt arcades will make a return but I hope maybe one day they will.

Kyosuke_Sanada2481d ago (Edited 2481d ago )

Ahh the time of the arcades, I consider it golden era of the social aspect of gaming. Every area usually had the same games but different sets of house rules so bragging rights were given to the most versatile. Playing with a stranger face to face led to having either close friends or even closer rivals (sometimes both in my case). Tournaments were great events where people went to a proving ground to cheer for who represented their local arcade joint.

It was a friendly time that wasn't marred by the cloak of anonymity or the jerks who flood the fighting game circuit as of late. There was trash talking mind you but it never left beyond the sticks and buttons of duelists' battleground unless it was a challenge. I honestly hope for a resurgence sometime before I die so my future kid could experience it someday.......

djplonker2481d ago (Edited 2481d ago )

That was the last arcade cabnit I played on it was 2010 on holiday in spain and my hotel had this wierd game I spend atleast €30 euros on it!

Kind of a donkey kong meets mario type game! O.o

optimus2481d ago

i don't see arcades making a comeback any time soon as long as these new systems deliver the arcade sights and sounds why would anyone pay for it? they may have had a chance if online play didn't exist, but it does. Now you see arcade machines at your local megaplex or bowling ally to pass the time while you wait for your movie, but it's usually old games that occupy that scene.