Best Arcade Games

The Top Ten

1 Pac-Man

Pac-Man. enough said.

2 Donkey Kong

The reasons that I like donkey kong because it was the first arcade game that Mario appeared in he changed his name from jumpman to Mario and Pauline was first love interest and it's been around since I was born and I believe it's the number one arcade game

This game started MARIO. MARIO saved gaming. This game was also the first game with jumping - Ilikegames

Started the mario franchise

3 Space Invaders

I thought it was on atari 2600

4 Galaga
5 Pong
6 Frogger
7 Mortal Kombat ll

This is the best game ever hands down!

8 Dig Dug

I love dig dug it's very easy and fun

9 Tetris

It's really upsetting to see today's arcades lacking so much in puzzle games such as this timeless gem. I could play Tetris for hours! - Entranced98

10 Mortal Kombat

The Contenders

11 Galaxian
12 Dr. Mario
13 Killer Instinct
14 Mario Bros.

Mario and Luigi will grip you in a compelling adventure. - refep

15 Asteroids
16 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker

The best video game. It has the weirdest villains, best soundtrack, and most Michael Jackson like goal-save the children that are tied up in corners. The classic white suit and fedora outfit appears in this and when there are multiple players, there are different colors. It is so entertain because it is both fun and hilarious. Best dance breaks! - Coatsy

17 Lunar Lander
18 Altered Beast
19 Q*bert
20 Pole Position
21 Robotron: 2084
22 Centipede

This game is my favorite arcade game, and the box is not creepy on the Sega dreamcast box which is creepy on the Q*bert PlayStation box.

23 Joust

You'll only realize how many quarters you lost AFTER playing this game! - refep

24 Paperboy
25 Dance Dance Revolution

My favorite!

Still a huge fan of this fun little game. Such a shame I don't see many DDR machines in arcades nowadays (I blame the chavs who randomly jump around on them and break the arrow buttons). Luckily I have a couple of PS2 versions so I can still enjoy it whenever I want to. - Entranced98

26 Mario Kart Arcade GP 2

Good Game - VideoGamefan5

27 Breakout
28 Battlezone
29 Dragon's Lair

A game where making decisions controls the ending. Sounds great. But do you know of any modern console games like that? - Skullkid755

30 Berzerk
31 Mappy

Of Course, mappy is the best! - CasinLetsGoBowling

Mappy is the best

32 Street Fighter II

This game was insanely popular when I was 10 years old. I remember kids dropping $20 in half an hour on this game. That says a lot! They must have made millions.

33 Daytona USA

Wish there were more cabinets around nowadays - I was once lucky enough to find one in excellent condition and dumped like five credits in it in a row. - Entranced98

34 Defender
35 Ms. Pac-Man
36 Metal Slug 3

Come on! Only 39? And where is snow bros? - enzocarranza

37 Burger Time

I think that it is cool

38 Tempest

Tempest is so addictively fun, it should be way higher on the list. - NuMetalManiak

39 Time Crisis
40 NBA Jam
41 Missile Command
42 Rally-X
43 Tekken
44 Street Fighter
45 Donkey Kong Jr.
46 1942

Of course it made the list! And you thought I forgot! - refep

47 1945
48 Xevious
49 Scramble
50 Spy Hunter
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