This section deals with arcade video games, the coin-op machines you can find in video arcades. The machines where you put in a coin to play. The section covers both old and new machines. Both hardware and software. You will both find collectors of vintage machines and the latest new games. Arcade Games Coin-Op Games.
An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games or merchandisers. While exact dates are debated, the golden age of arcade video games is usually defined as a period beginning sometime in the late 1970s and ending sometime in the mid-1980s. Excluding a brief resurgence in the early 1990s, the arcade industry subsequently declined in the Western hemisphere as competing home-based video game consoles such as PlayStation and Xbox increased in their graphics and game-play capability and decreased in cost.
- Claw crane - A claw crane is a type of arcade game known as a merchandiser, commonly found in video arcades, supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, shopping malls, and bowling alleys.
- Money booth - A money booth, also known as cash booth, money machine, and cash cube, is an arcade game and merchandiser in the form of a phone booth in which paper money are blown through the air. A participant inside the booth then has to grab as many banknotes as possible in a limited amount of time.
- Medal game - Medal games are a type of game commonly found in arcades and casinos, especially within Japan. In order to play a medal game a customer must first exchange their cash into medals.
- JAMMA - The Japan Amusement Machine and Marketing Association, abbreviated JAMMA, is a Japanese trade association headquartered in Tokyo.
- Killer List of Videogames - The Killer List of Videogames is a website featuring an online encyclopedia devoted to cataloging arcade games past and present. It is the video game department of the International Arcade Museum, and has been referred to as "the IMDb for players".
- Neo-Geo - The Neo Geo, stylised as NEO?GEO, also written as NEOGEO, is a cartridge-based arcade system board and fourth-generation home video game console released on April 26, 1990, by Japanese game company SNK Corporation. It was the first system in SNK's Neo Geo family.
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- Coinop.org www
Database of coin-operated arcade games. Coinop.org.
- Contains The Basement Arcade www
Contains reviews, Basement Arcade, sounds, history, and articles. The Basement Arcade.
- Official Twin Galaxies www
Official scoreboard for video game and pinball hi-scores. Twin Galaxies.
- Review Video Game [R]evolution, The www
Review of the Video Game Museum in St. Game [R]evolution, The. Louis; in ACM Crossroads, the student magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery. Video Game [R]evolution, The.
- Database PCBdB* www
Database of connections, PCBdB*, batteries, and DIP switch settings for Arcade PCBs. PCBdB*.
- Database Arcade Games Database www
Database covering coin-op video games, Games Database, includes screenshots and artwork, and hardware specifications. Arcade Games Database.
- A National Coin-Op and Video Game Museum www
A detailed article and tour of this lost treasure. National Coin-Op and Video Game Museum.
- Information The Atari Library www
Information about Battlezone, Atari Library, Tempest, Centipede, Missile Command, and Asteroids. The Atari Library.
- Manufacturer Coin King Electronics www
Manufacturer of arcade game machines, King Electronics, supplies and other related electronic equipment. Based in Taiwan. Coin King Electronics.
- A Arcade-History www
A coin-operated machine database featuring more than 25, Arcade-History,000 machines with pictures and information. Arcade-History.
- Games The Bronze Age Arcade Game Archive www
Games from 1971-1980. The Bronze Age Arcade Game Archive.
- A Ads from the past www
A collection of pictures of advertising flyers for old arcade games such as Zaxxon, from the past, Frogger and Centipede. Ads from the past.
- Includes Tony's Video Arcade Classics Page www
Includes among other things a game photo album. Tony's Video Arcade Classics Page.
- Various Mixed Bag www
Various FAQs and information texts about arcade games. Mixed Bag.
- Atari AGH Museum www
Atari coin-op museum. Museum. Contains ads, data sheets, and cabinet pictures. AGH Museum.
- Variety Post-Age Collectibles www
Variety of collectibles from records to books to pinball parts. Post-Age Collectibles.
- Site Mark's Arcade Retro Site www
Site for video arcade game enthusiasts. Mark's Arcade Retro Site.
- For Sounds from the arcade www
For anyone who needs to hear more of the classic arcade machines from the 80's. from the arcade. Includes sounds from Crazy Climber, Ms. Pac Man, Wizard of War, Crystal Castles, Donkey Kong, Gauntlet and Toobin. Sounds from the arcade.
- Classic Retrocactus.com www
Classic videogame nostalgia. Retrocactus.com.
- Information FPGA Arcade www
Information about recreating gaming hardware from the past in modern programmable devices, Arcade, known as FPGAs. FPGA Arcade.
- Makers IREM www
Makers of R-Type. IREM.
- A Classic Video Games Nexus www
A nearly complete and organized list of links related to classic video games (Atari 2600, Video Games Nexus, and Pac-Man). Classic Video Games Nexus.
- Screenshots, Arcade Game Annex www
Screenshots, Game Annex, music, switch settings, pinouts, and repair information. Arcade Game Annex.
- Canadian ITS Canada www
Canadian home of ITS - the makers of Golden Tee Golf. ITS Canada.
- Distributor 50th State www
Distributor of active video arcade machines. State. Small selection of used equipment for sale. 50th State.
- Information Williams Documentation www
Information on Williams arcade machines. Documentation. Offers manuals and news. Williams Documentation.
- A Dallas Fort Worth Arcade and Game Centers www
A directory of Dallas Fort Worth's arcade centers. Dallas Fort Worth Arcade and Game Centers.
- An The Arcade Flyer Archive www
An archive for classic arcade and videogame flyers. The Arcade Flyer Archive.
- Computer JSP Customer Service Center www
Computer and electronic products, Customer Service Center, computer services and digital software to dealers, service centers and consumers world wide since 1988. JSP Customer Service Center.
- Provides The Kane's PlayChoice 10 Tribute Site www
Provides information about the Ninteno PlayChoice 10 Video Arcade Game system; history of the machine; the games it supported; and its architecture. The Kane's PlayChoice 10 Tribute Site.
- Arcade JROK's Web Pages www
Arcade game web pages, Web Pages, free games, emulators and schematics. JROK's Web Pages.
- A Killer List Of Videogames (KLOV) www
A searchable encyclopedia of coin-operated video games containing technical information, List Of Videogames (KLOV), descriptions, cabinet pictures and screen shots. Killer List Of Videogames (KLOV).
- About Atari System 1 Page www
About the System 1 used in games such as Marble Madness, System 1 Page, Roadblasters and Road Runner. Atari System 1 Page.
- Information Arcade Belgium www
Information on arcade games in Belgium. Belgium. Features news, a location list with search engine, articles and a marketplace. Arcade Belgium.
- Pictures Reno's Arcade PC www
Pictures and specifications for his Arcade-PC. Reno's Arcade PC.
- Andrew The Ultimate Arcade Machine www
Andrew and Laura Burt describe their experiences with the HanaHo Mini-ArcadePC cabinet. The Ultimate Arcade Machine.
- Homepage Madoc's Place - Classic Arcade Games www
Homepage of an arcade collector. Place - Classic Arcade Games. Contains pictures of his collection and repair information about them. Madoc's Place - Classic Arcade Games.
- Sells Arcade stuff for sale... www
Sells PCBs, stuff for sale..., NeoGeo cartridges, marquees, manuals and flyers. Located in Gothenburg, Sweden. Arcade stuff for sale....
- Manufacturer Arcade Shop Amusements www
Manufacturer and supplier of arcade games and parts. Shop Amusements. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, United States. Arcade Shop Amusements.
- Classic Money Machines Arcade Games www
Classic and collectable arcade games for sale for both the collector and home game room. Money Machines Arcade Games.
- Dedicated Eclipse's Classic Arcade Emulator Page www
Dedicated to freeware/shareware arcade emulators that run under MS-DOS and/or Windows. Eclipse's Classic Arcade Emulator Page.
- Homepage Emuhype www
Homepage of the emulators Modeler [Sega System 32 and Model 1] and ZiNc [Sony ZN-1/2|Namco System 11]. Emuhype.
- The The Dot Eaters: Videogame History 101 www
The history of videogames, Dot Eaters: Videogame History 101, from arcade, home consoles and computers. Includes pictures and audio files, as well as text covering the history of major machines and games. The Dot Eaters: Videogame History 101.
- Contains Pong to Pacman www
Contains information on the creators of such great games like pong and pacman. Pacman. Covers the history of video games from 1975 through the mid eighties. Pong to Pacman.
- A Classic Gamer Magazine www
A publication dedicated to classic videogames. Classic Gamer Magazine.
- Has Star Tech Journal www
Has covered the coin-operated entertainment industry since 1979 and is considered one of the best coin-op repair resources available. Star Tech Journal.
- Alexa: Arcade Games Coin-Op
Alexa Directory Top Sites: Arcade Games Coin-Op
- DMOZ: Arcade Games Coin-Op
dmoz.org Directory: Arcade Games Coin-Op