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25 Best Arcade Games of All Time

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The arcade was one of the coolest places back in the day. Don’t get us wrong, they’re still fun now, just not as popular. Kids could spend the whole day in one. The sights, sounds, and…spending lots and lots of quarters. Ah the memories. But the arcade was cool for a reason; great games, oh and were there ever tons of those. From PacMan to Galaga, get ready to take a trip down memory lane with the 25 Best Arcade Games of All Time.

Which were your favorite arcade games? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Where is Mappy? Mappy should’ve at least be in the top 3, heck even above Pac-Man and Galaga. Mappy is a very addictive and really great game. You’re a police mouse who recovers stolen goods from a mafia cat gang, you jump on fun trampolines to go to any of the platforms to get the items. You can also use doors, bells, trapdoors and microwave power doors to attack them back with gaining more points. It’s very challenging and very fun, along with one of the catchiest music in video game history. I easily have more fun with Mappy than any Arcade game I’ve ever played. And I played lot of great Arcade games like Donkey Kong, Galaga, Dig Dug, Space invaders, etc. So I know my stuff. Mappy is an under-appreciated masterpiece, it shocks me people don’t know anything about Mappy, and as result didn’t make it to any of the top best Arcade games list 🙁

  2. Love that you picked Dragons Lair at one

  3. No love for Robotron, one of the most hectic and difficult games ever.

  4. What about centipede? That's hands down my favorite arcade game.

  5. I've been to my favorite X-Men arcade in Simpsons arcade it's what I remember from my childhood

  6. Guys i been looking for a 80s arcade game that i use to play as a kid,
    maybe you guys can help me find it….ok i remember of the character
    would walk into house or castle and there was babys on the ground crying
    and you would save them…as you went to room to room…he would jump
    into the air and do circle kicks to kill the bad guys the view of the
    game was something like a top looking down view… not like mario bros
    or contra but like gunsmoke of comando… hope you guys can help!!!!

  7. I don’t care what anyone says, THE PUNISHER is the greatest arcade game of all time, all time!! *Kanye 🤷🏾‍♂️

  8. Just talk, no screenshots at least?? 👎🏼

  9. I might not agree with a lot of your list, but it was really interesting to see some of the more unexpected games and some unexpected placements! I have a friend who is almost ten years older that I've known for years. The guy in the video looks to be about the same age. You both REALLY like Smash TV – a game that I liked for the gore, but didn't love for the game play.

  10. Maybe favourite, fine. Definitely not the best. Dragons Lair is a horrible game BUT very very very iconic

  11. Pfft, I played Dazzler every time I played this game! Also, minor correction: Dig Dug was developed by Namco, and published by Atari in North America. Same with Pac-Mania, and I think both Pole Positions.

  12. Best games compiled by who ??…not someone who played them I guess…certain titles have no place in this list…Dragons Lair was one of the worst games ever…pretty yeah but no way near No.1

  13. Dragon's Lair? While it looks GREAT, it's gameplay sucks ass.

  14. I really wish I had the Simpsons Arcade Game because the Simpsons is one of my favorite animated shows of all time.

  15. Thought this guy was gonna rank Paper Towels.

  16. no gameplay? just a neck beard and a white background. easy thumbs down

  17. Not only the list is pretty bad. But you don't even show gameplay. it's boring to watch.

  18. Space Harrier and After Burner R360. Battlezone and Star Wars. Gauntlet.

  19. Defender at #25?? LOL. Defender is a top 5 game. I dare say it's the best arcade game of all time. Pac Man, Defender, Centipede, Missile Command, and Super Street Fighter II are top 5games. Leaving out Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam means your list is nonsense.

  20. You forgot Out Run, Altered Beast, Ms Pac Man, Donkey Kong Jr., Final Fight, Mortal Kombat, Strider, House of the Dead 2, Daytona USA, Mario Bros, NBA Jam, Killer Instinct, and many more.

  21. I hardly every played Dragons Lair. It was a scam. Number 1 was Ms. PacMan. Number 2 was Starwars.

  22. You did a list of games without showing the games? Really.

  23. You have a bias towards 90s gun games, which is fine, but you missed a ton of the classics that are superior games. The early to mid 80s was the golden age of arcade games and you missed many of those.

  24. if u want to advertize a game, then show the game. simple as that

  25. Bad Dudes, Rastan, Pole Position, Bubble Bobble

  26. Please oh please, redo this video and show at least a 10 second clip of each game!

  27. This list is horrible. How is Rampage and Mortal Kombat not on there? And Pac Man should be number 1

  28. dig dug was developed by namco, don't give atari the credit

  29. I love Time Crisis 2 (I forgot its name until I watched this video)
    Primal Rage is such a unique game.
    Great video, thank you for making it.

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