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. The age of coin-operated entertainment machines passed, and the genre - arcade games - lasts as popular as it was before, although he had a few changes into the new era of video gaming.
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.
Arcade flight games also use simplified physics and controls in comparison to flight simulators. These are meant to have an easy learning curve, in order to preserve their action component. Increasing numbers of console aeroplane games, from Crimson Skies to Ace Combat and Secret Weapons Over Normandy indicate the falling of manual-heavy flight sim popularity in favor of instant arcade flight action. Other types of arcade-style games include fighting games (often played with an arcade controller), beat 'em up games (including fast-paced hack and slash games), light gun rail shooters and bullet hell shooters (intuitive controls and rapidly increasing difficulty), music games (particularly rhythm games), and mobile/casual games (intuitive controls and often played in short sessions).
Arcade games Games by genres
- Action (1196)Traditional (461)Action-adventure (322)Survival horror (160)Third-person shooter (127)Games for kids (48)Survival (12)Party (1)
- RPG (674)Shooter (414)Sports (295)Online Games (150)Economic Simulation (107)Tower Defense (31)Real-time tactics (12)Card games (3)
- Simulation (665)First-person shooter (407)Real-time strategy (273)Turn-based strategy (147)Flight (105)Extreme sports (7)The Visual novel (2)
- Adventure (614)Puzzle (370)Platformer (213)Indie (133)Stealth (76)Hunting (19)Neo-noir (4)
- Strategy (508)Racing (328)Fighting (178)Arcade (128)Life simulation game (61)Shoot 'em up (17)Maze (4)Thriller (1)