Arcade

Arcade

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...

005

005

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1981

005 is a 1981 arcade game by Sega, in which the player's mission is to take a briefcase of secret documents to a waiting helicopter. It is one of the first examples of a stealth game. The player controls a spy who must avoid the enemies as he makes his way through buildings and warehouses, where he will have to dodge the enemies' flashlights and use boxes as hiding spots.

1 On 1 Government

1 On 1 Government

Arcade - Released - 2000

1 on 1: One on One Government is a Sports game, developed by Jorudan and published by Tecmo, which was released in Japan in 2000. You play one on one street basketball, must use your skills on the court like guard move, dribbling and dunks but including some illegal tactics such as punches and kicks but no foul, is just compete and win the game no matter how!

1000 Miglia: Great 1000 Miles Rally

1000 Miglia: Great 1000 Miles Rally

Arcade - Released - June 13, 1994

1000 Miglia is a sprite-based isometric racing game based around the historical italian endurance race from Brescia to Rome and back, which took place between 1927 to 1957. It features classic cars from Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Mercedes Benz and more. Gameplay is similar to other isometric racers of that era, e.g. World Rally Championship.

10-Yard Fight

10-Yard Fight

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1983

The game is viewed in a top-down perspective and is vertical scrolling. The player does not select plays for either offense or defense. On offense, the player simply receives the ball upon the snap and either attempt to run with the quarterback, toss the ball to a running back, or throw the ball to the one long distance receiver - basically the option offense. On defense, the player chooses one of two players to control, and the computer manipulates the others. The ball can also be punted or a field goal can be attempted. 10-Yard Fight has five levels of difficulty; from easiest to most...

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker

Arcade - Released - July 26, 2000

A truck driving game from Sega. Race another trucker across the country, carrying cargo and trying to beat the clock. The main purpose is to make it to the finish line with your cargo within a given time. Players choose one of several trucks, each rated in speed, handling, etc. They then race from point to point across the country, hauling cargo (more difficult cargo will increase your pay for that leg of the journey) while avoiding innocent traffic (blare the horn to get drivers out of your way) and trying to outrun a reckless computer opponent (or player two in linked matches). Good...

1941: Counter Attack

1941: Counter Attack

Arcade - Released - February 1, 1990

Players assume the role of a fighter pilot during WWII and shoot down enemy planes, boats and other assorted structures. This game is another shoot-em-up in the same vein as Varth: Operation Thunderstorm, 1942, and 1943 The Battle Of Midway. It essentially combines elements from these games into one sleek package. Players progress through the levels, shooting down planes, tanks, and other assorted enemies. Power-ups and extra lives may be earned as well by shooting down enough enemy planes. There are some strange levels such as a place like Venice with the tanks and jeeps happily...

1942

1942

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1984

Control a WWII-style plane over 32 vertically scrolling sea and landscapes. Shoot various types of enemy planes. Collect a variety of weapon power-ups. 1942 is set in the Pacific theater of World War II. The goal is to reach Tokyo and destroy the entire Japanese air fleet. The player pilots a plane dubbed the "Super Ace" (but its appearance is clearly that of a Lockheed P-38 Lightning). The player has to shoot down enemy planes; to avoid enemy fire, the player can perform a roll or "loop-the-loop".

1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen

1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen

Arcade - Released - 1987

1943 Kai: Midway Kaisen is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game released exclusively in Japan by Capcom in June 1988. It is the third game in the 19XX series, an update of 1943: The Battle Of Midway, released a year prior. The title of this game translates from Japanese as "1943 Modified - Midway Naval Battle" Not a proper sequel per se, 1943 Kai is a Japan-only re-vamp of the original 1943 that keeps the same setup and gameplay, while making a few minor tweaks here and there for variety's sake. A sturdy biplane replaces the staple P-38, the level count has been reduced from 16 to 10,...

1943: The Battle of Midway

1943: The Battle of Midway

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1987

The players control WWII planes in this 2-D vertically scrolling shooter. Missions are flown alternately in the clouds against enemy planes and over water where there player must also disable enemy ships. There are many different weapons available via power-ups. The game is set in the Pacific theater of World War II, off the coast of the Midway Atoll. The goal is to attack the Japanese Air Fleet that bombed the players' American Aircraft Carrier, pursue all Japanese Air and Sea forces, fly through the 16 levels of play, make their way to the Japanese battleship Yamato and destroy her. 11...

1944: The Loop Master

1944: The Loop Master

Arcade - Released - June 20, 2000

The game takes place in the heated battles of 1944 during the Second World War as a super ace pilot attempts to defeat an entire army. The game operates and plays like most standard shooters. The objective of every level is to shoot enemy planes, tanks, trains, turrets, battleships, and defeat the boss after each level. Unlike its predecessor, 19XX: The War Against Destiny, the game plays more like the early games in the series.

1945k III

1945k III

Arcade - Released - 2000

1945kIII is a scrolling shooter arcade video game. It was developed and published by the Korean developer Oriental Software in 2000. In this game, the player controls a fighter and has to shoot as many enemy fighters as possible while the stage is moving forward. There are many bonuses and new weapons available. The gameplay is reminiscent of several 1980s scrolling shooter arcade video games, and is therefore considered a retro game.

19XX: The War Against Destiny

19XX: The War Against Destiny

Arcade - Released - December 7, 1995

A modern airplane shooter. This is the final game in the 194X series. The graphics are great, the big airplanes are tough but with a super weapon, you will stand a chance. You can choose between 3 fighters, each of which has a different mix of speed, default weapon-power, and homing weapon-power. SHOOT is for the primary weapons, and BOMB controls a limited number of special weapons you can get extra by collecting powerups. During the game, if you hold down SHOOT for a short time, a power-shot missile will be released and whatever it hits will be "locked" for a period of time or until it...

2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge

2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1995

2 On 2 Open Ice Challenge is an ice hockey arcade game released by Midway Games in 1995. It features comically exaggerated hockey play, causing it to often be described as an ice hockey equivalent to Midway's NBA Jam. It was ported to PlayStation in 1996. The game would be similar to its arcade counterpart with exception to the fact that the Winnipeg Jets moved to Phoenix after the conclusion of the 1995-96 season, thus the Phoenix Coyotes replaced the Jets in the PlayStation port. In addition, much of the team's roster was changed, including its goalie, Tim Cheveldae being replaced by Nikolai...

2 Spicy

2 Spicy

Arcade - Released - April 1, 2007

2 Spicy is a cover based third person shooter made for arcades. The game is built around one-on-one fights between two players and is controlled with light guns and pedals. Pointing the gun at the screen allows the player to fire at the enemy while pointing away from the screen causes the player character to hide behind a cover such as an oil drum or a pillar. Moving between different covers is done by stepping on one of two pedals, causing the character to move either left or right. Stepping on a pedal twice allows the player to do jump shots when aiming at the screen and a dodge when aiming...

21

21

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1976

21 is a blackjack game. The usual rules apply. Players receive cards and try to reach a value of 21 or as close as possible without going bust. They play against the bank, with up to four players. Players earn a bonus hand and extra chips when they reach 21 with 2 cards, and when having less than 21 with five cards.

3 Count Bout

3 Count Bout

Arcade - Released - April 23, 1993

3 Count Bout by SNK Corporation attempts to take you into the world of professional wrestling by giving you control of one of many different wrestlers as you fight both in the ring and in the seedy underworld in your quest to become an accomplished wrestling champion. Choose from one of ten different characters, each with his own strengths and weaknesses, and employ your wrestling moves using a combination of three buttons. There are also a number of hidden moves and combinations which can be unlocked for even greater variety in the gameplay. When you have your opponent on the mat, keep him...

3 on 3 Dunk Madness

3 on 3 Dunk Madness

Arcade - Released - 1997

3 On 3 Dunk Madness is a Sports game, developed and published by Video System, which was released in 1997.

39 In 1: MAME Arcade Classics Bootleg

39 In 1: MAME Arcade Classics Bootleg

Arcade - Unlicensed

39 in 1 arcade classic games. Games include Pac-Man, Ms. Pac-Man, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr. and many more.

3-D Bowling

3-D Bowling

Arcade - Released - 1978

3-D Bowling is a bowling game for one or two players and successor to Meadows Lanes. The player controls a bowler at the bottom of the screen and can move him left and right. When the ball is let go it can be made to go fast or slow and hooked right or left. After ten rounds the player with most points wins the game. Compared to its predecessor it's mostly in animations that the game has changed, with the player's character reacting differently to all outcomes. In the cocktail table version of the game, the screen will mirror upside down when the player changes.

3D Cosplay Mahjong

Arcade - Released - 2013

3D Cosplay Mahjong was released in February 2013.

3X3 Puzzle

Arcade - Released - 1998

3X3 Puzzle was released in May 1998. The game has an adult theme, it is a series of 3 different games (hence the game) one is a Columns clone, the other is a Mahjong game, and the other is a game similar to reversi/othello.

4 En Raya

4 En Raya

Arcade - Released - 1990

A puzzle game from Spain. Line up your pieces 4 in a row either vertically, horizontally or diagonally. You can also shoot your opponent's piece to cancel their turn. This game is very similar to the popular board game Connect 4. A connect four style game with a battle mechanic. Two players represented by a Cowboy and Indian attempt to drop red and blue blocks in a attempt to get four in a row. The Cowboy and Indian attempt to shoot bullets and arrows at the other player's blocks in order to hinder the other players progress. The players use a giant claw to position their blocks. The...

4 Fun in 1

Arcade - Released - 1981

4 Fun In One System was produced by Armenia in 1981. This multi-game system lets you select from four different bootlegs that resemble Centipede, Defender, Galaxian, and Pac-Man. They are: 1. Galactic Convey (an arcade game like Centipede with Galaxian mixied) 2. Scramble Part 2 3. Galaxian Part 5 (more like an update to Galaxian than a sequel) 4. The Ghost Muncher Part 3 (more like a clone version of Pac-Man and an update to Ghost Muncher)

4 Player Bowling Alley

4 Player Bowling Alley

Arcade - Released - April 1, 1979

A black and white bowling game for up to four people. Players roll a multi-colored trackball to simulate throwing a bowling ball down the alley. Attempt to knock down all the pins. This was the first that featured the popular 'Flash' variation with its timing-based scoring scheme. To support this, an external display was used to highlight the appropriate section of the score scheme.

4-D Warriors

4-D Warriors

Arcade - Released - 1985

A space shooter where you can switch between a red level and a blue level. The game is a horizontal scrolling shooter in which you take control of a jetpack propelled space warrior who travels between parallel universes and worm holes (hence 4-D or 4 dimensions) throughout the game. By flying over the top of the play field, you end up in an alternate universe. You travel back and forth defeating enemies until you reach a boss creature. On some occasions a worm hole will appear in the middle of the play field and you are taken to even stranger worlds.

4nin-uchi Mahjong Jantotsu

4nin-uchi Mahjong Jantotsu

Arcade - Released - 1983

4 Nin Uchi Mahjong (4人打ち麻雀, lit. "Four Player Strike Mahjong") is an arcade video game about mahjong. It was only released in Japan using the Japanese language. The player can play against one to three computer opponents using the tiles associated with the Japanese variation of the game. This is also known as the 立直, リーチ (Ready Hand) variation. Spreading to most mahjong-related video games after this one, it has become the most widely accepted form of Mahjong to the Japanese gamer.

50 Lions

Arcade - Released - 2002

A 5 reel video slot machine with an African theme. 50 Lions was released in October 2002. It was the first of the 50 line games. All pays are left to right including scatters. Diamond appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and substitutes for all symbols except scatters. Feature : Spin up 3 scattered Proteas to trigger the feature. An additional 5 free games can be won once during the feature, giving the player a maximum of 15 free games. If the Proteas are spun up more than once in the free games, only the scatter win is paid. During the free games, one wild Diamond is progressively...

500 GP

500 GP

Arcade - Released - 1998

The FIA licensed successor to the Suzuka 24 games where the player chooses from three licensed courses : Jerez, Paul Ricard or Suzuka. The game features authentic motorcycles from Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha. It also has likenesses of the real 500cc GP riders in the game.

64th. Street: A Detective Story

64th. Street: A Detective Story

Arcade - Released - 1991

A side-scrolling fighting game starring Rick and Allen, two private detectives on a case to retrieve a "Rich Man's" kidnapped daughter, set in October, 1939. The story starts out in a typical Double Dragon/Final Fight style setting at 64th Street with two protagonists: Rick (Anderson), a calm and intelligent, 35-year old professional private detective and manager of the detective agency; and Allen (Tombs), a 19-year old, reformed delinquent trained by Rick, who is "short-tempered and violent when angry". At the start of the plot, an evil corporation known as the Legacy organization,...

720°

720°

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1986

Skate through a ramp-filled world doing jumps for points in this timed game. Buy equipment at shops or enter tournaments to win cash prizes. When time runs out player must "Skate or Die!" -- run to the nearest tournament! 720 Degrees, or 720°, is a 1986 arcade game by Atari Games. 720°, a skateboarding game, is notable in that along with BMX Simulator, it is one of the first extreme sports video games, and has a unique timed structure that requires the player score points in order to keep the game going. The game's name comes from the "ultimate" trick, turning a full 720° (two complete...

800 Fathoms

800 Fathoms

Arcade - Released - 1981

The player has to guide a submarine armed with torpedoes and missiles through five levels while fighting different underwater terrors. The game play is easy during the first five areas but it gets really tough at the later levels where the underwater landscape "grows" and there is not much space left for maneuvering the submarine. At the end of each area the boss-submarine appears and its firepower is not easy to overcome.

'88 Games

'88 Games

Arcade - Released - 1988

Konami '88 (also known as '88 Games or Hyper Sports Special) is the third in the Track & Field game series by Konami, where you test your Olympic skills against other world-class athletes. As the name implies, it is loosely based on (and not licensed by) the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Bronze or silver medals are not good enough - you have to go for the gold to get to the next event. However, you must at least qualify in each event in order to compete in the next event.

'96 Flag Rally

Arcade - Released - 1996

'96 Flag Rally is a top-down racing game set in maze-like environments similar to the concept of New Rally-X. The player chooses between different girls and a selection of cars or motorcycles. Set across multiple stages the player rides or drives around to collect flags while avoiding hazards and opponents Pac-Man style. When crashing a life is lost immediately. A map on the right side of the screen shows remaining flags through yellow squares. There is only a limited amount of time, represented through a green bar gradually filled up with red as time passes. Two additional actions are...

'99: The Last War

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1985

Repulse is a fixed shooter arcade game released by Sega in 1985. It was renamed 99: The Last War when licensed to Kyugo (who developed the hardware) and Proma. There's also a bootleg version named Son of Phoenix. With a spaceship, the player shoots several kind of robotic enemies and spaceships. At the end of every stage (except for the first one), the player meets a huge enemy spaceship as the stage's boss. Player's spaceship is equipped with a limited force shield which allows it to resist any kind of attack, though energy drains both while its active and whenever the ship gets hit...

9-Ball Shootout

9-Ball Shootout

Arcade - Released - 1993

A billiards game from Bundra. You can select from either Nine Ball, Eight Ball or Straight Pool. If you win, a better computer player steps up to challenge you.

A.B.Cop: Air Bike

A.B.Cop: Air Bike

Arcade - Released - December 11, 1990

An armed robbery is underway at the bank. The air bike cop starts his pursuit of the criminals. Hit them and arrest all of the bad guys, including their Boss.A simple to play machine in which you can actually experience the sense of speed.The appearance of numerous characters and the variety of each round are sure to keep the players interested in challenging the A. B. Cop.Contains many colorful actionpacked scenes to attract a wide spectrum of customers, a feature that is certain to result in stabilized high earnings over a long period of time. The player takes on the role of the A.B. (Air...

A.D. 2083

A.D. 2083

Arcade - Released - 1983

A.D. 2083 is an arcade space shooter similar to Time Pilot. One or two players control a space ship using an 8-way joystick and a single button to fire. The ship is shown from a side view and enemy ships appear from the bottom or merge from the background in the battle before they can be shot, using a pseudo 3D effect. There is also side-scrolling that goes into effect only when the player's ship moves, also adding to the 3D effect as the background moves as well, but much slower. There is no vertical scrolling, but the horizontal scrolling is endless as it wraps around. The gameplay is...

AAARGH!

Arcade - Released - 1987

What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster? Yes, as this Rampage-influenced arcade game sees you play either an ogre or a dragon. Both are searching an island for an egg which will give them super powers. This is located inside a building, and to find the right one you must continuously smash them up, using either the ogre's horn or the dragon's tail. Humans must also be attacked as you see them, as their catapults weaken you. Food can be found to restore energy, Once you have located the egg, a one-on-one beat 'em up battle with your rival ensues - win five of these to finally...

Abnormal Check

Abnormal Check

Arcade - Released - 1997

One of Namco’s stranger games. a Quiz game released in Japan in May 1997.

Abscam

Arcade - Released - 1982

Abscam is an Action game, developed by GPL and published by US Billiards, which was released in 1982. It is maze game similar to Pac-Man where you control a human-shaped player moves around a maze collecting money and avoiding the FBI cars. Collecting all the money moves the player to the next level. This game was named after a famous FBI sting operation of the same name

Abunai Houkago: Mou Matenai

Arcade - Released - 1989

Released in March 1989. The title of this game translates from Japanese as 'Look Out! After School - I Can't Wait Any More'. A hanafuda game. Abunai Houkago - Mou Matenai is a Strategy game, developed and published by Green Soft, which was released in Japan in 1989.

Ace

Ace

Arcade - Released - March 1, 1976

This arcade game that pits two biplane pilots in head-to-head air combat, in a 2-player only game. You just need to fly around and shoot down your opponent before he gets you. There are 2 points awarded for hitting the enemy with your gun, and 1 point to your opponent if you crash.

Ace Attacker

Ace Attacker

Arcade - Released - 1988

Ace Attacker is a volleyball game released for Sega System 16 arcade hardware. It is played from a top-down perspective.

Ace Driver

Ace Driver

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1994

Ace Driver made extensive use of the CPU Assist technique whereby a trailing player would be given a significant speed boost to allow them to catch the leading player. However, the speed boost continued for a short while after the losing player had overtaken the leader - leading to a tactic known as boosting where a player would deliberately allow themselves to lose the lead, then during the last half of the last game lap would easily take back the lead with no hope of the opposing player catching them. Boosting also meant that straight skill races were difficult to have as CPU assist would...

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1995

Ace Driver Victory Lap is a sequel of is a 3D racing arcade game released by Namco in 1995, featuring more tracks and Formula One cars (which all, again, carry advertisements for older Namco games) than its predecessor, as well as a new championship mode, all in a modern futuristic setting.

Acrobat Mission

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1991

In the year 2100, the Earth's environment is devastated by its inhabitants, who develop their space technology to live on Mars. Before they left, the humans created a Bio-Computer assigned to replenish Earth's ecosystem in hopes of returning to Earth. 50 years after terra-forming parts of Mars, the human colonists were attacked by mysterious, but hostile UFOs. The military leaders among the colonists set up an attack force to defend the colonists using state of the art fighter ships identified as the Icarus. The main operation of attack is called "Acrobat Mission" because it exceeds the...

Acrobatic Dog-Fight

Acrobatic Dog-Fight

Arcade - Released - 1984

A colorful horizontal-scrolling air battle game from Technos. Acrobatic Dog-Fight, released in Japan as Dog-Fight, is a side-scrolling shooter arcade game released by Technos in 1984, featuring "cute" cartoon graphics and gameplay similar to the 8-way scrolling of Time Pilot but differs from that game in many respects. In Acrobatic Dog-Fight the playing field was limited with a ceiling and ground as well as an ultimate destination to navigate to. Acrobatic Dog-Fight also added two buttons, a secondary weapon and an eject button. Eject could be used at any time and made it possible to hijack...

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Arcade - Released - 1989

A platform shooter where you play as a robot that can transform into a more powerful robot by collecting power-ups. It features a cyborg battling against alien creatures, while collecting power-ups and defeating bosses to advance levels.

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1986

A vertical-scrolling shoot-em-up. You begin the game controlling a motorcycle shooting at enemy cars and motorcycles. After picking up a number of power-up letters, you transform into a red sports car with upgraded weapons and continue shooting at enemy cars and motorcycles. After some more power-up letters, you transform again, this time into a flying car. The game then becomes a flying shooter. As a flying car you are able to bomb targets on the ground as well as shoot down enemy airships. There are boss fights both on the ground and in the air.

Action Hollywood

Arcade - Released - 1995

Action Hollywood was produced by Proyesel in 1995. Action Hollywood is a top-view hack and slash arcade game released by TCH in 1995. Gameplay is similar to "Gauntlet." You can choose to start at a Hollywood shoot set in "Temples of Chaos," "Excaliwood," "Transilvania" or "Galaxy War."

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

Arcade - Released - 1992

The Addams Family is a platform game based on the characters and settings from the movie (which, in turn, is based on the famous 1960's television series, which in turn is based on Charles Addams cartoon of the same name, which was featured in the magazine, The New Yorker, in the 30's). The game takes place towards the end of the movie: the Addams Family has been evicted from their home by a court order issued by a backstabbing attorney (there's one for the books), Tully Alford. Even worse, the other Addamses: Morticia, Pugsley, Wednesday, Granny and Lurch have gone missing. As Gomez,...

Adventure Quiz 2: Hatena? no Daibouken

Adventure Quiz 2: Hatena? no Daibouken

Arcade - Released - 1990

Adventure Quiz 2: Hatena? no Daibouken (アドベンチャークイズ2 ハテナ?の大冒険) is a quiz arcade game released in 1990. In 1992 it was ported for PC Engine Super CD-ROM² alongside Adventure Quiz: Capcom World in a single disc. The game features the character Hatena, who goes on a great adventure in seven maps. Characters from Kamen no Ninja Hanamaru have a guest appearance in the game as enemies.

Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2

Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2

Arcade - Released - 1992

Adventure Quiz: Capcom World 2 (Japanese: アドベンチャークイズ カプコンワールド2) is a quiz game released in exclusively in Japan by Capcom in 1992 as a coin-operated video game. It was the 20th game released by Capcom for their CP System hardware, as well as Capcom's fifth quiz game for the arcade. Capcom World 2 is actually the second sequel to their 1989 quiz game Adventure Quiz: Capcom World (the first sequel was titled Adventure Quiz 2: Hatena? no Daibōken, released in 1990). All three games were released exclusively in Japan. The game features cameo appearances by characters from previous Capcom games...

The Adventures of Robby Roto!

The Adventures of Robby Roto!

Arcade - Released - 1981

The Adventures of Robby Roto! is a 1981 arcade game produced by Bally/Midway. It is one of the few games made available to legally download on the official website of MAME, a video game emulator.

Aero Fighters

Aero Fighters

Arcade - Released - 1992

This is a vertical-scrolling air-combat game. Choose a player from four different countries. Aero Fighters lets you choose from 8 planes, each with a distinctive character. Each character has a different mission base to suit their fighter, a huge range of power-ups and weapons, and a distinctive bomb feature for clearing the screen.

Aero Fighters 2

Aero Fighters 2

Arcade - Released - August 26, 1994

The game is played with two buttons, with the A button firing bullets from the plane and the B button launching a special bomb attack which uses a bomb from a limited stock of bombs. Power bullets can be obtained by destroying buildings and armored enemy planes. There are 2 types of Power bullets: "P" Power bullets, that increases the plane's firepower by one level, and "F" Power bullets, that increases the plane's firepower to the maximum level instantly. The maximum level only lasts for a limited amount of shots. When certain ground enemies and buildings are destroyed, money bonuses...

Aero Fighters 3

Aero Fighters 3

Arcade - Released - November 17, 1995

The world seems to be free from the menace of the evil alien forces. However, they are not willing to give up and launch a surprise attack against the Aero Fighters' base, effectively destroying their aircraft. Unable to counter the attack, they must use old WWII-era warplanes with strange modifications, in a desperate scramble for victory.

Aeroboto

Aeroboto

Arcade - Released - 1984

Formation Z is a side-scrolling shoot 'em up video game initially released in arcades in 1984 by Jaleco. The arcade release was distributed by Williams and known as Aeroboto outside of Japan. It was later ported to the MSX and to the Famicom, the latter being included as part of Jaleco Collection Vol. 1 for the PlayStation. More recently the Famicom version of the game was made downloadable via the Wii's Virtual Console download service in Japan. Gameplay Taking place in the year 2701, the player controls a robot which can transform into an aero fighter on a mission to stop an alien super...

After Burner

After Burner

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1987

A flight simulator where groups of planes fly at you in each level. Players must destroy the oncoming planes to advance. The game allows the player to control an F-14 Tomcat jet, which must destroy a series of enemy jets throughout 18 stages. At the start of the game, the player takes off from an aircraft carrier called the Sega Enterprise, which shares a similar name to the one used in the 1986 film Top Gun.

After Burner Climax

After Burner Climax

Arcade - Released - November 1, 2006

Sega's airborne combat series soars back into arcades with more than 20 stages of high-flying action in After Burner Climax. Players can climb into the cockpit of an F-14 Super Tomcat, an F-15E Strike Eagle, or an F/A-19E Super Hornet and speed through the skies, dodging planes, rockets, and bullets while try to target and take down as many enemies as possible. A branching storyline and time limits force gamers into split-second decisions, but once the "Climax Gauge" is full, time slows down momentarily to let pilots unleash a screen-clearing fusillade of bullets.

After Burner II

After Burner II

Arcade - Released - November 3, 1987

A flight simulator where a group of planes fly at you in each level. Players must destroy the oncoming planes to advance. The game is played from behind your Navy F-14 Tomcat as you blast oncoming fighter planes trying to bring you down. Perform complete barrel rolls by holding left or right as your machine guns continuously fire at anything in their path. Speed up by activating your afterburners or slow down to get a lock on your target. You also have a limited number of AIM-54 Phoenix missiles on board to use as you see fit, which can be replenished after completing a series of...

Age Of Heroes: Silkroad 2

Age Of Heroes: Silkroad 2

Arcade - Released - February 7, 2001

The Age Of Heroes: Silkroad 2 is a 2D side-scrolling beat 'em-up game that puts players in the shoes of either the fighter Kai, assassin Shue, wizard Shenmue and warrior Chamuku. The adventure leads you along the Silkroad with a total of twenty-five different enemies. In a wartorn country a tournament was held to end the struggle between the various warring factions. The seven greatest fighters were awarded their own country. However Ba Wang the leader of the Yayool faction was unwilling to recognize the heroes' reign. He subdued them and brought them under his control with a spell to do his...

Agent Super Bond

Agent Super Bond

Arcade - Released - 1985

Agent Super-Bond is an action game about clearing a building filled with fanatical terrorists while freeing hostages with a concept similar to Lost Tomb. The building consists of several single-screen randomized rooms that need to be completed one after another. The rooms are connected through exits. Each room consists of a maze-like structure with furniture and desks. The character can be steered around in eights directions and also automatically fires in the direction the character faces, with a salvo of bullets that takes a short time to recharge. It is also possible to freeze movement and...

Agent X

Arcade - Unreleased - 1983

Agent X must progress through a series of floors to retrieve a set of stolen plans and destroy Dr. Boom's underground bomb factory. Avoid the explosives, bomb converters, forklifts, robot guards, acid pits, and death-ray shooting eyeballs. This game is a prototype of "Cloak & Dagger". When the game was about 70% completed and the movie was about 40% done, the movie producers and editors came to Atari to see if Atari had a game they could film as backdrop to the movie scenes which needed a 'Cloak & Dagger like spy game'. Atari agreed to change the name of its game to "Cloak & Dagger" and they...

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Aggressors of Dark Kombat

Arcade - Released - July 26, 1994

Aggressors of Dark Kombat offers virtually no storyline to explain its fights. In fact, the prefight conversation sequences show that the fights are not much more than chance meetings. The player's chosen character will advance through a series of stages fighting a series of opponents because he doesn't like the way the other guy looks. The game is viewed from the side perspective that virtually all 2D fighting games use. One player can fight against a computer-controlled opponent, or two players can fight against each other. Each character's life bar appears on the upper left or right of...

Agress: Missile Daisenryaku

Arcade - Released - 1991

Agress is a single player puzzle video game for Arcade, published in 1991 by Palco. Slide the boxes to form the picture shown, but hurry up because the frequency with which you launch the missiles is directly proportional to your speed in composing the required figures!

Ah Eikou No Koshien

Ah Eikou No Koshien

Arcade - Released - April 1, 1991

Ah Eikou no Koshien is a 1991 arcade baseball game by Taito Corporation released. The game is played under normal baseball rules with the exception being that players can charge themselves up to attempt a better hit or pitch.

Air Assault

Air Assault

Arcade - Released - 1993

Air Assault is a 2D up-scrolling shoot 'em up game where you take control of fighter. The game is similar to Air Duel. You have to tward the evil plans of an organization called the Fourth empire over the span of eight stages. As you make progress and fight of various tanks, flying crafts, ships, static guns and bosses power-ups come available. Power-ups can be collected from capsules. Four types of guns are available: Balkan gun (broad strait shooting gun), Wing gun (broad arc shooting gun), graviton laser (strait narrow beam) and grenade (all direction gun). Missiles include the strait...

Air Attack

Air Attack

Arcade - Released - 1996

A vertical jet shooter from Comad. The player ships fly through a total of seven stages fighting many enemies and multiple end-level bosses. Each player ship had a semi-automatic Normal shot and Bomb Stock, appearing as a large Phoenix. Players has a total of four different weapon pick-up items to choose from. Weapon 1 is the standard Vulcan weapon, Weapon 2 is a Rapid-Fire shot, Weapon 3 is an area-effect weapon that fires in five directions, two behind the ship and Weapon 4 is a Rocket weapon. Collecting four of the same weapon pick-up allows the selected weapon to flare-out. The player...

Air Buster

Air Buster

Arcade - Released - 1990

Air Buster is a horizontally scrolling shoot 'em up video game produced by Kaneko and co-distributed by Namco for the arcades in 1990. It was subsequently ported to the PC Engine/TurboGrafx-16 (under the title Aero Blasters) and for the Mega Drive/Genesis in 1991. In Air Buster, the player controls a fighter jet also designed for space travel and shoots enemies, collects power-ups, and defeats bosses to advance levels. As a console game, Air Buster had the distinction of being two player simultaneous, which was rare among side scrolling shooters on home consoles at the time.

Air Combat

Air Combat

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1992

Air Combat is the the first entry in the long running Ace Combat series. As the pilot of a F16 Falcon the objective is to destroy enemy planes using guns or missiles over a succession of sorties and missions. A timer counts down during play and once it reaches zero the pilot is ejected signalling a game over. The timer can be extended by shooting down enemy planes. In between missions the player has to land his jetfighter on an aircraft carrier. The game uses semi-realistic physics and has roots in arcade gameplay, characteristics that followed the series for years to come.

Air Combat 22

Air Combat 22

Arcade - Released - June 1, 1993

Air Combat 22 (エアーコンバット 22 Eā Konbatto 22?) is a flight simulator arcade game, released by Namco in 1995; it is the arcade sequel to Air Combat in the Ace Combat series, and was named Air Combat "22" because it runs on Namco's Super System 22 hardware.

Air Duel

Air Duel

Arcade - Released - July 4, 1990

The player selects from a jet fighter or helicopter, shoot enemies in the air and ground, collect power-ups, and defeat bosses to advance levels. The game differs from most others in the genre in that you can change the aircraft you use at the start of each level. The jet fighter always shoots straight forward; power-ups increase the width and strength of its shots. The helicopter fires thinner and weaker shots, but turns in the direction it moves (similar to the later Zero Gunner), giving it great range; powerups increase the strength of shots, as well as the number of bullets per shot...

Air Gallet

Air Gallet

Arcade - Released - 1996

Air Gallet is a vertically scrolling shoot'em up. You fly a fighter jet and have to defend yourself against airborne as well as terrain enemies, the end of each stage having the usual boss fight. Aside from the futuristic weaponry the game has a present-day military theme. You have four weapons, laser beam, support drone, tracing missile or vulcan spread shot. For each you can collect up to four power-ups.

Air Inferno

Air Inferno

Arcade - Released - 1990

A helicopter rescue simulation with polygon-based graphics. The pilot will have to fly his helicopter through different missions, playing firemen by dropping water on burning houses and landing to rescue people. Missions include landing on ships, houses, skycrapers and flying through sandstorms. In the first mission, you fly the chopper to a burning skyscraper. A voice will cry out, "Operate the fire extinguisher NOW!" and you point toward the flaming window and press the extinguisher. Then with the fire out, you fly and land on the building to pick up survivors. Later missions include...

Air Raid

Arcade - Released - 1987

Air Raid is an arcade shoot 'em up released by Seibu Kaihatsu in 1987. It is known as Cross Shooter in North America, it's the predecessor to "Raiden". The game is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up. Unlike other Seibu shmups, this one is a Cute 'em Up, with bright-colored pastel graphics very similar to TwinBee. Players are equipped with a forward firing shot and limited bombs. Enemies will drop colored power-ups whose color will continuously cycle, each color equipping the ship with a different upgrade. This power-up system would later make it's way into the Raiden series.

Air Rescue

Air Rescue

Arcade - Released - April 1, 1992

Air Rescue is based on the game Choplifter but from a 1st person perspective as you must fly your helicopter into enemy territory and rescue stranded soldiers. You must take off from your base and fly to a landing site where your men are waiting. On the way you will encounter soldiers and a range of vehicles which need blasting and destroying with either your cannon or missiles. When you land you must wait for the men to run towards you and board while under fire. You can only carry eight and on later Missions this means multiple trips. Once your helicopter is full you must fly back to your...

Air Trix

Air Trix

Arcade - Released - February 1, 2001

Air Trix was produced by Sega in 2001. An excellent trick-style skateboarding game from Sega. The player stands on and maneuvers a skateboard-style controller that allows the player character to perform tail grabs, spins and other moves.

Airline Pilots

Arcade - Released - March 1, 1999

Airline Pilots is a flight simulator released for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware in 1999. The game simulates flying a Boeing 777 aircraft, and was developed with the input of engineers and pilots from Japan Airlines. Two different cabinet models were manufactured. The default type is a typical sit down cabinet with one monitor, while the "DX type" cabinet features three side-by-side 29" monitors, which surround the player to create a "cockpit". The extreme difficulty of "Airline Pilots", combined with a lack of interest in realistic flight simulators, led Sega to manufacture a conversion kit...

Airwolf

Arcade - Released - September 1, 1987

A helicopter battle game based upon the TV show of the same name. Airwolf, an advanced supersonic helicopter with stealth capabilities and a formidable arsenal, was designed by Dr. Charles Henry Moffet (David Hemmings) - a genius with a psychopathic taste for torturing and killing women - and built by the Firm, a division of the CIA (a play on the term "the Company", a nickname for the CIA). As the series begins, Dr. Moffet and his crew steal Airwolf during a live-fire weapons test. During the theft, Moffet opens fire on the Firm's bunker, killing a United States Senator and seriously...

Ajax

Ajax

Arcade - Released - 1987

The player has been issued an emergency order. He must save the earth from being conquered by enemy forces. He climbs into his helicopter and prepares for intense aerial combat. Shooting oncoming enemy aircrafts and bombing the enemies below, he tries to make his way through the different stages to reach the enemy base. When he finishes the first stage, he is transported to his next mission by ab aircraft carrier. He hops into his jet fighters, tanks, ships, helicopters, and aircraft carriers. The player must also be aware of unseen enemies and surprise attacks. Different kinds of power ups...

Akai Katana

Akai Katana

Arcade - Released - August 20, 2010

Unleash the power of the Blood Katana! The Empires war has ravaged the world and the people are suffering in its relentless pursuit of domination using the feared Blood Katanas. The sacrifices have been great, their deaths giving power to these blades. Do you have the strength to lead a small band of rebels to victory in the face of overwhelming odds? Akai Katana is a bullet hell shooter video game developed by CAVE Interactive CO. that was released on August 20, 2010 in arcades. The game allows the player to choose between three different ships, each with two characters (one pilot and...

Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse

Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf. Achse

Arcade - Released - February 20, 2008

Akatsuki Blitzkampf Ausf Achse is based upon the original Akatsuki Blitzkampf Japanese PC dojin 2D fighting game from SUBTLE STYLE which was originally released on the 30th April 2007. The original PC game got a lot of attention in Japan for its high-resolution sprites and older style gameplay similar to that of the older Samurai Showdown in the way that you can parry. This Naomi arcade release features improved graphics as well as an extra character going under the name of Perfect.

Alcon

Alcon

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1986

Taking place in the year 2059 in another galaxy, mankind has colonized an alien planet called Theon after evacuating a previously colonized planet Orac. Five years ago, the colony on Orac was attacked by alien invaders and the war was so intense, the colonists were forced to leave. However, Theon is now under attack by the same alien fleet, but the humans are ready. The player assumes the role of an Allied League of Cosmic Nations (ALCON) fighter pilot in the SW475 star fighter to stop the invaders from taking over Theon.

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars

Arcade - Released - 1986

A platform game from Sega. Alex Kidd has to travel through all of Miracle World and battle weird monsters in order to save his father from the evil wizard - Ashrah! In the second stage you can see corpses defecating skulls left and right. Seriously! When inserting a coin, Alex Kidd says "The customer is King!

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves

Arcade - Released - 1982

Ali Baba and 40 Thieves is a maze arcade game released by Sega in 1982. Players take the role of the famous Arabian hero who must fend off and kill the forty thieves who are trying to steal his money. The game is based on the folk tale of the same name. It was ported to the MSX platform, and then a Vector-06c port was made based on the MSX version.

Alien Arena

Arcade - Unreleased - 1985

Alien Arena was developed by Duncan Brown in 1984 to run on the classic Williams hardware. It is a "capture the flag" style game with a number of interesting twists.

Alien Challenge

Alien Challenge

Arcade - Released - 1994

Alien Challenge was produced by International Games System in 1994. Alien Challenge is a 2D versus fighting game in which you take control of one of eight eight fallen gods (according to the introduction story) and participate in a fighting tournament. The fighters to choose from are the ninja Jean Paul, warrior Melanie, American footballer Dougster, werewolf Fang, jester Drew, oriental fighter Nic-San, burning Burnie and golden Stevareno. Each fighter has their own fighting techniques witch include kick, punch and special attacks. The fights are best of three. After defeating the...

Alien Front

Alien Front

Arcade - Released - 2001

Alien Front is an video game released for Sega NAOMI arcade hardware in 2001. It is a team-based vehicluar combat game where you shoot aliens.

Alien Invaders

Arcade - Unlicensed - 1980

Space Invaders clone. Seventy space invaders are fast on their way towards your city. And you can be sure they're not dropping in for afternoon tea! You have just five minutes of accelerated computer time to blast the nasties and save your city from certain destruction. There are three fortresses, behind which your missiles are safe. But watch out! These invaders are smart! If you hide too long, they'll bombard the castle walls. So keep moving around or the evil space critters will get you. And we wouldn't wish that on anyone!

Alien Invasion

Arcade - Unlicensed - 1979

This bootleg hack of Taito's "Space Invaders" was released in 1979 and came in what looked like a Space Invaders cabinet but the aliens in gameplay were quite different.

Alien Sector

Alien Sector

Arcade - Released - July 1, 1985

Alien Sector is a scrolling shooter arcade game, that was released by Namco in 1985. It runs on Namco Pac-Land hardware, but with a video system like that used in Metro-Cross and Dragon Buster (modified to support vertical scrolling and a 2048-color palette). Ten years after its original arcade release, it was ported to the Sharp X68000, and it was also included in the fifth volume of the Namco Museum series on the Sony PlayStation. The game's primary protagonist, Toby "Kissy" Masuyo, predates by one year Samus Aran from Metroid as a human female playable character, although her face isn't...

Alien Storm

Alien Storm

Arcade - Released - April 25, 1990

Eliminate hordes of nasty aliens that have infested the local streets and buildings. Move your cross hairs around the screen and shoot just about anything that moves. Roll out of the way to avoid alien attacks. A homicidal alien race is invading Earth, and the only thing that stands between them and world domination are a special forces team known as the "Alien Busters". Three playable characters (a man, a woman, and a novelty character) and pick-up or power-up special attacks. The player (one player only on the Master System version, up to two players on the Mega Drive version, three on...

Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Arcade - Released - 1987

Travel to several alien-infested space stations to rescue children. Defeat the end boss before returning to your ship. Pick up a variety of weapons to help you eliminate your foes. Two players control two soldiers named Ricky and Mary, who must fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they move onto the next stage. As well as two player simultaneous...

Alien vs. Predator

Alien vs. Predator

Arcade - Released - May 20, 1994

San Drad, California, has been overrun by the Aliens, and the cybernetically-enhanced Major Dutch Schaefer and Lieutenant Linn Kurosawa have been abandoned by their superiors and are cornered by a swarm of the Alien drones. Before they can be killed, a pair of the Predators appear and destroy the Aliens. The Predators offer an alliance with the two humans in order to stop the Alien infestation. The players take control of up to three of four characters: Dutch, Linn, a Predator hunter, and a Predator warrior, and battle the Aliens through several environments. In the process, the characters...

Alien³: The Gun

Alien³: The Gun

Arcade - Released - 1993

Use your machine guns to blast away at the aliens. Using cabinet mounted guns you and another player blast away the Aliens in an attempt to save the prison planet. You are also given a limited number of grenades to use when the going gets tough. The gameplay is very close to Sega’s other lightgun games from the period such as Gunblade and Jurassic Park. This game was based on the movie of the same name.

Aliens

Aliens

Arcade - Released - August 1, 1990

Hadley's Hope lost contact with the Weyland-Yutani staff, so the Colonial Marine troops of the USS Sulaco decided to send their team to investigate. Players take the role of either Lieutenant Ellen Ripley or Corporal Dwayne Hicks as they fight their way through Xenomorphs before killing their Queen, which is a stowaway in the Sulaco. Three of the levels also featured Newt, where the players must rescue her from the Aliens.

Aliens: Extermination

Aliens: Extermination

Arcade - Released - June 28, 2006

It’s been years since the Colonial Marines left planet LV-426 and the Alien population behind. It’s time to go back to finish off the Alien monsters… and more! The world seems familiar, but the scenario is not. Since the Marine’s last visit, the “Wheland Yutan Corporation”, reprogrammed an army of synthetic humans to stop anything from getting in the way from the Company’s development of their deadly Bio Weapons. It’s not as simple as just killing Mother Alien any more.

All American Football

All American Football

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1989

An American football game up to four players with all the features of "John Elway's Team Quarterback" and much more : improved graphics, sideline shop, etc...

Alley Master

Alley Master

Arcade - Released - 1986

Alley Master is a Tenpin bowling arcade game released by Cinematronics in 1986. It was called 'Up your Alley' during development.

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