AC/DC

Pinball
Stern, 2012

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ADDAMS FAMILY

Pinball
Midway, 1992

Addams Family broke most every production and manufacturing record in the history of pinball, and is widely regarded as the very best pinball has to offer. Everything about the game fit: the theme had mass appeal, the layout amused both new and veteran players, and the playfield featured innovative and functional elements that thrill players […]

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ATTACK FROM MARS

Pinball
MIDWAY, 1995

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BUDWEISER TAPPER

Arcade Video Game
Bally Midway, 1983

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BURGER TIME

Arcade Video Game
Bally Midway, 1982

The original Burgertime arcade game was developed by Singapore Data East or DECO in 1982. Bally Midway Mfg. Co. licensed the game that year and brought it to every arcade in the U.S. in standup and cocktail versions.

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CENTIPEDE

Arcade Video Game
Atari, 1980

Centipede was the first arcade game to be designed by a woman, Dona Bailey.  Bailey’s work on Centipede makes her one of the most important women in the history of the video game industry.  Featuring classic side art and sound, and smooth, lightning fast game play – Centipede is synonymous with the classic arcade.

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DIG DUG

Arcade Video Game
Namco / Atari, 1982

After designing Pac-Man, a game about eating, Namco turned their attention to a game with another familiar action: digging. Like Pac-Man, the game was a hit. Dig Dug was released by Namco in Japan and licensed to Atari for release in the U.S. in 1982.  With Dig Dug, Namco proved yet again that a simple […]

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DONKEY KONG

Arcade Video Game
Nintendo, 1981

Donkey Kong is one of the most famous games developed by Nintendo, and is an early example of the platform genre. It was the first game designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and introduced “Jumpman,” who would later go on to become Miyamoto’s most famous character and Nintendo’s mascot, Mario.  For the evolution of arcade, Donkey Kong […]

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DOOZIE

Pinball
WILLIAMS, 1968

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DOUBLE DRAGON

Arcade Video Game
Taito, 1987

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EIGHT BALL DELUXE

Pinball
BALLY, 1981

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EMBRYON

Pinball
Bally, 1980

Bally’s fifth and final widebody model, Embryon, features artwork by the famed Tony Ramunni, his first effort with Bally. Embryon also boasts a lightable “Flip-Save” paddle used to save your ball from the right outlane.

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FISH TALES

Pinball
WILLIAMS, 1992

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FROGGER

Arcade Video Game
Sega / Gremlin, 1981

Konami did not have a manufacturing wing of their company in North America yet, so they licensed their successful game “Highway Crossing Frog” to Sega/Gremlin. Frogger was just as big of a hit in the U.S., sealing the little frogs fate as a major icon in the age of arcade gaming.

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GALAGA

Arcade Video Game
Namco, 1981

Galaga, the sequel to 1979’s hugely successful arcade game, Galaxian, was developed by Namco of Japan and licensed to Midway for U.S. release in 1981.  Although Galaga did not invent the genre of the space shooter, it evolved it,  being one of the first games ever to have a bonus level known as the ”Challenging Stage”.  Galaga […]

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GAUNTLET

Arcade Video Game
Atari, 1985

Released by Atari in 1985, Gauntlet ushered in a new era in multiplayer gaming. One of the first games with a numerical representation of longevity (precursor to the modern videogame health bar), a player’s health in Gauntlet can be prolonged with the addition of extra credits. Even more importantly, Gauntlet was the first game to […]

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ICE COLD BEER

Arcade / Pinball Hybrid
I.C.E, 2003

Our ICE COLD BEER is the 2003 remake of Taito’s Ice Cold Beer released in 1983. This Arcade / Pinball Hybrid game of skill is fun for both the player and viewers.

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INDIANA JONES

Pinball
WILLIAMS, 1993

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JOHNNY MNEMONIC

Pinball
WILLIAMS, 1995

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JOUST

Arcade Video Game
Williams, 1982

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JUNGLE QUEEN

Pinball
Gottlieb, 1977

Designed by Ed Krynski with artwork by Gordon Morison, this beauty features ten tiger-adorned “drop” targets that fall when hit a symmetrical layout, and a vibrant jungle overseen by a strong female warrior. This game was produced near the tail end of the popular Gottleib EM (electromechanical) era.

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MEDIEVAL MADNESS

Pinball
Williams, 1997

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METALLICA PRO

Pinball
Stern, 2013

Stern’s rock-and-roll titles are some of their most popular games, and Metallica is no exception. Each player selects an iconic tune as accompaniment, and the multiball-heavy play in this title is as rockin’ as the band itself. Collect each band member for jackpot scoring modes, and start up Sparky’s electric chair. Look out son – […]

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MORTAL KOMBAT II

Arcade Video Game
Midway, 1993

Mortal Kombat II was released during an era of arcade revitalization that began with Street Fighter II and the fighter genre.  It was an unprecedented commercial success.  Developers used actors against a blue screen to create the character animation for the game, setting it apart on a technological level from the many other games of […]

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MS. PAC-MAN

Arcade Video Game
Midway, 1981

In 1981, Midway continued the success of Pac-Man with their new arcade game Ms. Pac-Man.  Ms. Pac-Man’s feminine touches, the cabinets’ blue and pink colors and the new female main character, were aimed to lure more female players to the game.  The faster, more challenging play of Ms. Pac-Man in which players could no longer […]

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NBA JAM TE

Arcade Video Game
Midway, 1993

Haters claim that the release of NBA Jam gave rise to a new genre of sports games based around action-packed, unrealistic game-play, but fans know that NBA Jam was an innovator as one of the first truly playable basketball arcade games and the first game ever to be officially licensed by the NBA with real […]

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OFF ROAD

Arcade Video Game
Leland, 1989

  Ivan Stewart’s Off Road developed a new methodology called “Dynamic Play Adjustment”.  The CPU changes the speed and skill of opponents cars in relationship to a player’s performance to ensure close games and keep the coin drop high.    

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RADICAL

Pinball
Bally, 1991

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ROBOTRON 2084

Arcade Video Game
Williams, 1982

Robotron 2084 is notable for being one of the first video games with a dual 8-postion joystick configuration. While designing the game, Eugene Jarvis broke his arm in a car accident and was unable to use the standard joystick and button configuration. Using two joysticks not only allowed Jarvis to play his game, but also […]

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SPACE INVADERS

Arcade Video Game
Atari, 1978

Originally released in 1978, Taito’s Space Invaders was so popular that it is rumored to have caused a 100 Yen coin shortage in Japan.  Two years later, the game was brought to the US further sparking the arcade craze.  The game’s influence stretched far beyond it’s own brand, creating the genre we now know as […]

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STAR TREK

Pinball
Stern, 2013

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STREET FIGHTER II

Arcade Video Game
Capcom, 1992

The one-on-one fighter genre basically didn’t exist until Capcom released Street Fighter II. With its multitude of characters, fast & clever gameplay, and most importantly, a sense of style and competition between players, SFII revitalized the arcades, which had been hemorrhaging players since the end of the Golden Age.  One of the most revolutionary aspects […]

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T2: JUDGEMENT DAY

Arcade Video Game
midway, 1991

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TEMPEST

Arcade Vector Video Game
Atari, 1981

Tempest sold approximately 20000 units to distributors before it was even released. Tempest was released in October 1981 and was the first game to use ‘Color-Quadrascan’ and ‘Skill-Step’, both features unique to Atari vector games. Tempest was originally a 3-D clone of Space Invaders called “Vortex”, but that design was scrapped when other engineers refused (out […]

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THE SIMPSONS

Arcade Video Game
Konami, 1991

In the late 1980’s Konami developed a platform of 2D side scrolling multi player games called “beat-em-ups”.  These games had differences between the strength and weaknesses among characters and became a very popular, addictive platform for groups to enjoy at arcades.  The Simpson’s is considered to be the best licensed game of the franchise.

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TRON

Arcade Video Game
Bally Midway, 1982

After the release of the film Tron in 1982, Midway released an arcade game based on the movie later that year becoming the first game based on a film property .  The game’s unique cabinet shape, cabinet art featuring characters and elements from the film, and black lit control panel which glowed in dark arcades, […]

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TRON: LEGACY

Pinball
Stern, 2011

Based on Disney’s updated theatrical release, TRON:Legacy was one of Stern’s most highly-anticipated titles. Pairing legendary software design and high-tech features, T:L harkens back to the heyday of pinball manufacturing, with great flow, a dazzling light show, and a well- balanced ruleset.

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VS. DUCK HUNT

Arcade Video Game
Nintendo, 1984

In the 1980s Nintendo created versions of their console games for the still very popular arcades. These were a bit different than the console versions. Vs. Duck Hunt is faster, more challenging, and the player can shoot the retriever dog.

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VS. SUPER MARIO BROS

Arcade Video Game
Nintendo, 1986

This game is based on Super Mario Bros. and has an identical format. The stages, however, are different; the early stages are subtly different, with small differences like the omission of 1-up mushrooms or other hidden items, narrower platforms and more dangerous enemies, but later stages are changed entirely. These changes have a net effect […]

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WHIRLWIND

Pinball
, 1989

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WHITE WATER

Pinball
Willams, 1994

A tremendously popular pinball, this whitewater-rafting-themed title combines an exciting multi-level layout with a challenging ruleset for one of the best adventures in the game. Multiball action, taunts from Bigfoot himself, and the construction of rafts take the player to Wet Willies for massive jackpots.

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X-MEN 6 PLAYER

Arcade Video Game
KONAMI, 1992

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X-MEN LE

Pinball
Stern, 2012

Designed by John Borg, Stern’s X-Men Wolverine Limited Edition unites the action of the Marvel superheroes with a speedy layout and challenging rule set for a pinball experience that is truly addictive. The unique playfield elements and sophisticated engineering were enhanced recently by a code update from Stern, which re popularized this title and made […]

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