Top 5 Arcade Games from 1990s to the 21st Century

You may miss the quarter crunching days, but there are something new that you can try.   

With console and smart phone’s dominance today, the arcade’s glory days are long behind it. But everyone loves the quarter crunching days at the local arcade. Arcade games provide a cheap and accessible way to enjoy video games that you need for a fun and stimulating play.

Video gaming was developing rapidly from raster graphics to 3D graphics in the decade of 1990s and brought forth several kinds including first-person shooterreal-time strategy, and MMO. In the 21st Century, video games innovate in terms of both consoles and PCs and portable game systems is increasingly competitive.

While the retro arcade games may bring you back to the simpler time, there are also new ones that you can try. Here are the 5 top arcade games from 1990s to 21st Century:

1. King of Fighters98

SNK’s iconic King of Fighters series include all of SNK’s iconic characters. As the fifth game in the King of Fighters series, or a “special edition” advertised by SNK, this game gathers together the company’s enormous roster of every role.

Since ’98 did not include any storyline or plots, SNK took this opportunity to add characters who had died in the previous story as well as alternate versions from various characters. Additionally, due to its unprecedented graphics, this game has been praised by many video game publications as the best version in the KOF series.

During the week was first released, this game sold 58,354 copies on Dreamcast, the home video game console that Sega released in 1998, in Japan. As of 2004, the sales increased to over 100,000.

2. X-Men Arcade

Another title that many gamers remember is the X-Men Arcade. Based on Konami’s string of hit Beat-em-ups (including entries from The Simpsons and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Arcade) and produced by Konami in 1992 , X-Men Arcade was also able to let the titular heroes become iconic status as one of the most prevalent arcade games.

X-Men was prevailing in the decade of 1990s, and for a lot of people Konami’s still-addictive Beat-em-ups game took up their own entertainment time. You could choose from Dazzler, Wolverine, Storm, Cyclops, and Colossus. Every character is good at battling by virtue of his or her unique mutant power.

3. Fish Table Games

If you are a big fan of the prevalent mobile game Fishing Joy, you may want to try the Fish Table Games on a giant machine in the local arcades. It’ so popular that you’ll find more than 80% of people would play the game excitedly when you walk into an arcade.

As a new role in local arcades or shopping centers, this kind of game can generally support 6-10 players. The aim of Fish Table Games is for players to try and catch as many fish as they can in the allotted time. You can simply insert coins into the coin acceptor and then use the joystick and the “SHOOT” button to try and catch the fish as they swim by. Different types of gun and net size are also available.

As Fish Table Games become popular in the United States, especially in California, North Carolina and Florida, and Southeast Asia, there are some titles that are increasing operators’ revenue while offering players amazing experiences, such as the [Ocean King series] ({:rel=”nofollow”}and Fire Kirin Revenge. In addition to the stirring stereo surround music, these games also feature full 3D graphics that allow you to enjoy the real appearance of the undersea world. If you have been bored with the small, tiring screen of Fishing Joy, playing with your friends with this exciting gameplay that demands quick thinking, skill and co-ordination will be a nice option.

4.Golden Tee Golf

Golden Tee Golf is a golf arcade game series that were produced by Incredible Technologies. Its characteristic is to make use of a trackball to determine the power, direction and curve of the player’s golf shot. It has different play modes including standard, closest to the pin, and online tournaments.

Released in 1989, the first Golden Tee was relatively popular, but its new series Golden Tee 3D found great success in the later years. It gives rise to a large scale golf simulator for sizable family entertainment centers with superb 3D graphics that makes for some new and realistic scenery of playing golf.

Since local arcades are on the way out, this game have been published for the original PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, iOS and Android.

5. The Walking Dead Arcade

The TV series The Walking Dead has become a hit popular culture and been officially transformed into an arcade gaming experience by Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix. The “rear door attraction feature” is interesting as a play on the life-sized zombies breaking through the doors. With an authentic crossbow controller, the iconic weapon of survivalist Daryl Dixon on the television series of the same name, players aim to take their shot at the undead and rescue the innocent. Other weapons in the game also include axes, knives, hammers,  crowbars and explosive arrows.

This game allows up to 2 player to cooperate. They will be scored against each other based on the number of zombies they killed. Players can also take advantage of the environment, like blowing up generators to kill a crowd of zombies.