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Arcade games are a genre with simplified game mechanics. Initially, arcades were created in slot machines, which were common in crowded places and made it possible to enjoy the gameplay. A typical early arcade game was a primitive rpg, shooter, or scroller (original Prince Of Persia, Pac-Man).

Later, with the development of computer technology and graphic capabilities, games of many subgenres began to correlate with arcades. For example, in the 90s, many classic fighting games of the “kill them all” format were considered arcade games (such series include the famous Streets Of Rage, Battletoads, Golden Ax, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).

In the second half of the nineties and the first half of the 2000s, since the market was captured by game consoles, arcade games began to experience another rebirth and absorbed many other subgenres. Eg:

  • Classic arcade games. The concept has not changed: primitive gameplay with an emphasis on the dynamics of what is happening, scoring, or overcoming obstacles.
  • Fighting games . Fighting games on consoles generally occupy a separate niche: on joysticks, as a rule, it is easier to adapt the control of a fighter, which is impossible to achieve on the keyboard (a gamer, as a rule, fights more with the keys than with the opponent). Here, the Mortal Kombat , Tekken , Street Fighter series stands out.
  • Platformers. The essence of such games is to overcome difficult obstacles in the course of the level, where the player must navigate through dynamic platforms. For example, the Rayman series, Sonic .