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...

 720 Degrees

720 Degrees

Arcade - Released - December 1, 1986

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 circles) in the air after jumping off a ramp. 720° has the player controlling a skateboarder ripping around a middle-class neighborhood. By doing jumps and tricks, the player can eventually acquire enough points to compete at a...

005

005

Arcade - 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 - 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 - 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 - January 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 Holes Pro Golf

18 Holes Pro Golf

Arcade - 1981

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker

18 Wheeler: American Pro Trucker

Arcade - November 11, 2001

The main purpose is to make it to the finish line with your cargo within a given time. There are special vehicles that you can ram into that will add three seconds to your time. They look like purple Chevy Astro Vans. After Stage 1, the game gives the player a choice of trailer. One trailer is harder to haul, but provides a bigger payoff while the other choice is easier to haul but provides a smaller payoff. Money is deducted from the total when the trailer is hit.

1941: Counter Attack

1941: Counter Attack

Arcade - Released - February 1, 1990

Counter Attack is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game by Capcom, released in February 1990. It was the second sequel to 1942, and the third game in the 19XX series. Later it was released on Capcom Classics Collection Remixed for the PSP and Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It was followed to 19XX: The War Against Destiny in 1996.

1942

1942

Arcade - December 1, 1984

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 - 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 - June 1, 1987

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 Levels consist of an Air-to-Sea battle (with a huge battleship or an aircraft carrier as an End-Level Boss), while 5 levels consist of an all-aerial battle against a squadron of Japanese Bombers and a Mother Bomber that needs to be destroyed. As in 1942, players...

1944: The Loop Master

1944: The Loop Master

Arcade - 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 - January 1, 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 - December 7, 1995

19XX: The War Against Destiny is a vertical scrolling shooter arcade game made by Capcom in 1995 (copyrighted in 1996). The game is the 4th of a series of World War II vertical shooters made by Capcom. The story takes place before a fictional war (Hence, the 19XX) as a lone pilot tries to defeat an entire army/evil organization from starting another World War, which soon escalates to a nuclear apocalypse.

2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge

2 on 2 Open Ice Challenge

Arcade - Released - November 1, 1995

A four-player hockey game with 1995 NHL players and teams. Just imagine NBA Jam, then replace basketball with hockey. You pick a team and then play for the Stanley Cup.

2 Spicy

2 Spicy

Arcade - 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...

2020 Super Baseball

2020 Super Baseball

Arcade - January 1, 1991

Super Baseball 2020 is a futuristic baseball video game. It was first released in Japan for the Neo Geo in 1991, and then it was later released in North America for the Mega Drive/Genesis (ported by NuFX and released by Electronic Arts) and Super Nintendo Entertainment System (released by Tradewest) in 1993. The game follows the basic rules of baseball, but there are several upgrades since the game takes place in the year 2020. The most obvious difference from real baseball is that some of the characters in this game are robots. All the human characters are equipped with powerful armor,...

21

21

Arcade - 1976

280-ZZZAP

280-ZZZAP

Arcade - 1976

Datsun 280 ZZZAP, also released unbranded as Midnight Racer is an early racing arcade game by Midway designed by Jay Fenton. The title was named after the US advertising campaign for the Datsun 280Z. Players can drive up to 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) while navigating a tricky road course at night. Players must watch out for treacherous turns, nasty competitors, and the ever-present time limit. It is one of the earliest games, if not the earliest, with authorized branding.

3 Count Bout

Arcade - 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 - 1997

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

30 Test

Arcade - 1997

3-D Bowling

3-D Bowling

Arcade - 1978

3D Cosplay Mahjong

Arcade - 2013

3X3 Puzzle

Arcade - 1998

4 En Raya

4 En Raya

Arcade - 1990

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 players do not control the dropping of the block. That is controlled via a timer.

4 Fun in 1

Arcade - 1981

A collection of four clone games that resemble Centipede, Defender, Galaxian, and Pac-Man.

4 Play

Arcade - 200

4-D Warriors

Arcade - January 1, 1985

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 - 1983

4 Nin Uchi Mahjong (4人打ち麻雀, lit. "Four Player Strike Mahjong")[3] is a Family Computer video game about mahjong. It was only released in Japan using the Japanese language and it was Nintendo's second mahjong game ever made.[2] The player can play against one to three computer opponents[2] using the tiles associated with the Japanese variation of the game[4] 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. The "tiles remaining counter" would...

50 Lions

Arcade - 2002

500 GP

500 GP

Arcade - 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.

5-Aces Poker

Arcade - 198

600

600

Arcade - 1981

600 is your standard maze game (one of dozens released in the wake of "Pac-Man", with a few twists. The game begins by showing your turtle entering a building (a very early 'cut scene'), you are then presented with the first maze. Each maze has several boxes (with question marks on them), scattered around. You must open these boxes one at a time by walking on to them. Each box contains either an enemy race car (who will pursue you), or a 'KidTurtle'. The 'KidTurtles' are what you are looking for here. When you find one it will climb onto your back, and you have to take it back to the turtle...

64th. Street: A Detective Story

64th. Street: A Detective Story

Arcade - January 1, 1991

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, kidnapped the daughter of a mid-aged rich man and left him a letter explaining why they kidnapped her. Late one night, before Rick and Allen was about to close their...

6-X

Arcade - 199

7 e Mezzo

Arcade - 198

7 and half is an Italian card game similar to Blackjack. The aim of the game is to make the total of their cards approaching more than 7 and a half of the dealer's cards, but not more than 7 and a half. 7 and half is played with a deck of 40 cards. You can choose from Spanish style Neapolitan cards.

7 Ordi

Arcade - 2002

7 Ordi is a seven card stud medal game. Once the player meets the minimum number of credits the player is dealt a hand. Three cards are dealt to the player and the computer and one card is chosen to show face up. Next a card is dealt and a round of betting takes place. Two more cards are dealt face up with a round of betting after each. Then one more card is dealt face down with one more round of betting. If the player wins then the player may choose to either take his winnings or play a mini-game where he bets on whether the next card will be a low card (1-5), a high card (6-10), or a face...

7 Smash

Arcade - 1993

7jigen no Youseitachi - Mahjong 7 Dimensions

Arcade - 1990

800 Fathoms

800 Fathoms

Arcade - 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. US Billiards, the 800 Fathoms maker, released 10 different machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1973. Other machines made by US Billiards during...

86 Lions

Arcade - 1985

'88 Games

'88 Games

Arcade - January 1, 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.

99 Bottles of Beer

Arcade - 1999

'99: The Last War

Arcade - 1985

Repulse is a fixed shooter arcade game released by Sega in 1985.[1] 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.[2] 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 - 1993

9-Ball Shootout Championship

Arcade - 1993

A.B.Cop Air Bike

A.B.Cop Air Bike

Arcade - December 7, 1990

The player takes on the role of the A.B. (Air Bike) Cop who must chase down and destroy the perpetrators of various criminals (that changes every level) before the time limit expires. A.B Cop introduced an element new to the racing genre: the end-of-level guardian.

A.D. 2083

A.D. 2083

Arcade - January 1, 1983

A.D. 2083 is an 8-way scrolling pseudo-3D shoot 'em up arcade game released by Midcoin in 1983, set in 2083 . Gameplay is similar to "Time Pilot", except that enemies can appear from the ground or 'merge' into battle from the distance.

AAARGH!

Arcade

The goal is to find five Roc's eggs hidden among the destroyed scenery. Once an egg is discovered, the two monsters fight for possession of the egg in a one-on-one battle. When five eggs are found, the monsters make their way to the volcano, working their way around the lava flows to reach the top and claim the Golden Egg for the ultimate victory.

Abracadabra

Abracadabra

Arcade - 199

Abunai Houkago - Mou Matenai

Arcade - 1989

Ace

Ace

Arcade - 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 - 1988

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

Ace Chase

Arcade - 198

Ace Driver

Ace Driver

Arcade - 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: Racing Evolution

Ace Driver: Racing Evolution

Arcade - 1994

Ace Driver: Victory Lap

Arcade - Released - 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.

Aces High

Arcade - 199

Acrobat Mission

Acrobat Mission

Arcade - November 1, 1991

AD 2100: HUMANS EXTERMINATED BY THEIR OWN NATURE DISTRUPTION AND ESCAPE TO MARS LEAVING BIO-COMPUTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RECUPERATION OF EARTH. ONE DAY HALF A CENTURY AFTER HUMANS ARRIVED, MARS WAS ATTACKED BY STRANGE FLYING OBJECTES. TO FIGHT THESE ENEMIES, THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE DEFENCE AGENCY ORGANIZED THE TASK FORCE ARMY AND STARTED THE DOG FIGHT WITH INVADERS QUICLY. THE OPERATION WAS CALLED "ACROBAT MISSION" AS IT EXCEEDED THE PILOT'S TECHNICAL LIMIT.

Acrobatic Dog-Fight

Acrobatic Dog-Fight

Arcade - 1984

Acrobatic Dog-Fight, released in Japan as Dog-Fight,[1] 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 enemy planes and continue flying them. If the pilot failed to...

Act Raiser

Act Raiser

Arcade - 1992

ActRaiser was one of the early SNES games, drawing upon the success of side-scrolling platform action titles and the building model of Sim City. You play "The Master" (essentially God), and must save the world from evil. First you purge the land by sending your spirit into a warrior with a big sword and magic powers. This side scrolling portion puts you in many different locales, from swamps and forests, to pyramids and snowy mountaintops. As you eliminate evil from different parts of the land, you allow villagers to return and build their towns. You then control an angel who helps...

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Act-Fancer: Cybernetick Hyper Weapon

Arcade

It features a cyborg battling against alien creatures, while collecting power-ups and defeating bosses to advance levels.

Action 2000

Arcade - 1999

Action Fighter

Action Fighter

Arcade - November 1, 1986

An overhead driving / shoot'em up game from Sega which borrows heavily from Bally Midway's 1983 classic, "Spy Hunter". The player begins the game riding a motorbike. In subsequent levels a sportscar, a beach buggy, a boat, a chopper and even a Formula-1 racing car can all be driven. All of the vehicles are, of course, fully armed to deal with the many enemy vehicles and gun emplacements intent on stopping the player's progress. The helicopter levels play as a straightforward vertically-scrolling shoot'em up and bear more than a passing resemblance to Namco's "Xevious".

Action Hollywood

Arcade - January 1, 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 - 1992

Adders & Ladders

Arcade - 1991

Adults Only

Arcade - 200

Adventure Quiz 2 - Hatena? no Daibouken

Adventure Quiz 2 - Hatena? no Daibouken

Arcade - 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 - 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 - 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 - January 1, 1992

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

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 / Sonic Wings 3

Aero Fighters 3 / Sonic Wings 3

Arcade

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.

Aero Fighters Special

Aero Fighters Special

Arcade - 1996

There are 7 teams, 14 pilots, and 26 fighters in this game, with each team consist of 2 members, and a choice of 2 fighters per pilot, except the secret team, which has 1 fighter per pilot. Once a player is chosen a team, the other player can only choose pilot and fighter of the respective team. A pilot's secret fighter is unlocked by completing the game with the chosen pilot. The NATO and Secret teams are unlocked by unlocking all secret fighters in USA, Japan, Russia, Sweden, P.K.F. teams. Stages[edit] There are 17 stages in this game, but only 9 are playable at a time. After completing...

Aeroboto

Aeroboto

Arcade - January 1, 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...

African Adventure

Arcade - 200

African Adventure (Konami Endeavour) is a game developed by Konami for the Arcade

After Burner

After Burner

Arcade - 1987

The game allows the player to control a 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 - 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

Arcade - November 3, 1987

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 stages (a plane will fly overhead and automatically load them onto your F-14 Tomcat).

Against All Odds

Arcade - 199

Age Of Heroes - Silkroad 2

Age Of Heroes - Silkroad 2

Arcade - 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 - 1985

Agent Super Bond is a shooter game like the 007 series games. You have to shoot at objects and people that try to attack you, and find specific objects to complete the level. This game also has very similar spirtes to the Galaxian hardware shoot-em-up know as Lost Tomb.

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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 1996

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 ship only had one hit though and there...

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 - 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 - 1995

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 - 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 - January 1, 1996

Air Gallet, released in Japan as Akuu Gallet is a vertically scrolling shoot 'em up arcade game developed by Gazelle (one of the offshoots of Toaplan) and released by Banpresto in 1996. It runs on the Cave MK 1 hardware. It features the voice of narrator of Lenne Hardt and Jeff Manning.

Air Inferno

Air Inferno

Arcade - 1990

Air Inferno is a 1990 flight simulation video game published by Taito Corporation in North American territories.

Air Raid

Air Raid

Arcade - 1987

It's World War II and naval battleships have come under attack by enemy plains. It is up to the skill of the gunners to shoot down the incoming enemies and protect the ship. Air Raid: This is Not a Drill is a first person shooter. Players man one of the fixed gun positions (e.g. turrets) aboard an allied battleship. When the air raid sirens go off, enemy forces begin to approach by air and by sea. It is up to the player to fire on them and destroy these targets. The player has access to three different kinds of weapons: The main gun function fires bullets, there is a limited supply of...

Air Rescue

Air Rescue

Arcade - 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...

Airline Pilots

Arcade - 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...

Airwolf

Airwolf

Arcade - January 1, 1987

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 injuring Firm deputy director Michael Coldsmith-Briggs III (codename...

Ajax

Ajax

Arcade - 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...

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