Classic Games Arcade is a 100% free online arcade games website. We aim to bring you the best classic arcade games which you can add to your blog or website and share with your friends. We have loads of retro games from mario, galga, metal slug, sonic, street fighter 2 to pac man. All the old arcade games on this site are proven console and arcade classics. We’ve added a web classics section as we feel that there are some insanley popular internet classic flash games that you should have a go at playing.
In the course of the 1970s, following the release of Pong in 1972, electronic video-games gradually replaced electro-mechanical arcade games. In 1972, Sega released an electro-mechanical game called Killer Shark, a first-person light-gun shooter known for appearing in the 1975 film Jaws. In 1974, Nintendo released Wild Gunman, a light-gun shooter that used full-motion video-projection from 16 mm film to display live-action cowboy opponents on the screen. One of the last successful electro-mechanical arcade games was F-1, a racing game developed by Namco and distributed by Atari in 1976; this game appeared in the films Dawn of the Dead and Midnight Madness , as did Sega’s Jet Rocket in the latter film. The 1978 video game Space Invaders, however, dealt a yet more powerful blow to the popularity of electro-mechanical games.
Arcade games often have short levels, simple and intuitive control schemes, and rapidly increasing difficulty. This is due to the environment of the Arcade, where the player is essentially renting the game for as long as their in-game avatar can stay alive (or until they run out of tokens). Games on consoles or PCs can be referred to as “arcade games” if they share these qualities or are direct ports of arcade titles. Many independent developers are now producing games in the arcade genre that are designed specifically for use on the Internet. These games are usually designed with Flash/Java/DHTML and run directly in web-browsers. Arcade racing games have a simplified physics engine and do not require much learning time when compared with racing simulators. Cars can turn sharply without braking or understeer, and the AI rivals are sometimes programmed so they are always near the player (rubberband effect).
In the Japanese market, network and card features introduced by Virtua Fighter 4 and World Club Champion Football, and novelty cabinets such as Gundam Pod machines have caused revitalizations in arcade profitability in Japan. The reason for the continued popularity of arcades in comparison to the west, are heavy population density and an infrastructure similar to casino facilities.
Action Pac Man Classic Arcade Flash Game Play pacman the classic game for free here. Pac man was a landmark in arcade games, it created mass media coverage and became a huge success in the usa. It’s success is mainly down to its simplicity, gameplay and creating a new genre. At the time only spaceship shooters existed and some sports games(like pong). Classic Street Fighter 2 Flash Game Classic Street Fighter 2 flash Game. Play as ryu to beat sagat. Play Steet Fighter 2 for free here. Street Fighter 2 was a massive hit in arcades across the world. Contra Contra the classic game made famous by the nes and arcades. In contra you play soldiers and you have to shoot the aliens and crazy soldiers. With the name Gryzor, Contra was born in 1987 in Japanese arcades. Final Fight Free playable final fight game. Play as guy to rescue his girl. The story of Final Fight is mainly about the rescue of the Mayor’s daughter. Final fight was meant to be street fighter 89 but got made into final fight when Capcom decided to make street fighter 2 instead. Mega Man Project X Play this classic flash mega man game remake Mega Man Project X. Kung Fu Remix Kung Fu Remix classic game. A remake of the NES classic. Double Dragon Play this remake inspired by Double Dragon the classic 1987 beat ’em up video game. This is inspired by a hand held version of the game. The game follows the story of Billy and Jimmy Lee, twin brothers who take on the Black Warriors gang in order to rescue Marian. Commando Remake of the commando game for the Commodore 64. Ported by Tav. Megaman polarity flash game Megaman polarity flash game remake. Mega Man is known as Rockman in Japan. Mega Man was created and modified by Dr. Light to combat Wily and made famous by the NES/SNES. King of fighters King of fighters beat em up classic arcade game. The aim is to beat up your opponent. Final Fight 2 Play Final Fight 2 as Guy or Chun-Li in this epic side-scrolling beat-em up flash game. Metal Slug Zombie Game See how long you can survive against the zombie hoarde in this Metal Slug Zombie flash game. The King of Dragons Play The King of Dragons a early 1990s side-scrolling classic video game. In the game you can choose to play as an (wizard, elf, fighter, cleric or dwarf) in order to travel through the kingdom of Malus and defeat the monsters and their leader. Rick Dangerous Amiga Atari ST Rick Dangerous is the classic Amiga Atari ST game. Dynasty Wars Dynasty Wars, known as Tenchi wo Kurau (天地を喰らう) in Japan, is a 1980s beat em up retro arcade game. In the game you act as the hero in three kingdoms of ancient China. It was one of the first games to let you choose a character. Ruff ‘n’ Tumble Ruff n Tumble is a classic Commodore Amiga game. In this flash remake of the game you play different bosses from other games. Unfortunately Ruff n Tumble never got the recognition it aimed for, but remains a favourite for many Amiga fans.