50 Best Arcade games

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The best 50 Arcade games daily generated by our specialised A.I. comparing over 40 000 video games across all platforms for Android, IOS (iPhone / iPad), Win Mobile, PS4 (Playstation 4), Xbox One, Switch, PC Windows, Mac OS and Linux. The order in this selection is not absolute, but the best games tends to be up in the list.

The latest addition in this selection are Hotshot Racing released the 10 September 2020 and ranked #5, The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors released the 15 October 2019 and ranked #48, LOST ORBIT: Terminal Velocity released the 15 July 2019 and ranked #39.

2# The Bug Butcher - 2016

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The Bug Butcher is an action-packed 2D side scrolling shoot em up game where peril comes from above. So in a nutshell, pest control with machine guns in space. The core mechanics hold old ties from the classic arcade shooter “Super Pang” where you shoot vertically, but with modern day twists. You are Harry, a brash and tenacious exterminator who has a knack for decimating bugs. Harry’s current assignment takes him to an infested futuristic research facility on a distant planet. The surviving and dwindling number of scientists employed him for his slaughtering skills. Harry’s mission: survive until the decontamination of the building is complete, hoard coins like his life depended on it, and protect the scientists at all costs. Watch out for the spiders they have a particular fondness for rubber encased scientist brains. After landing, you will move from room to room through the facility blasting rockets, lasers, and wielding the power of lighting upwards at anything not human. Ravenous swarms and ferocious waves of bugs of every size will attempt to kill you, but luckily there will be weapon and health pick-ups to aid Harry on his quest. Fierce reflexes are mandatory for survival, but Harry’s brutal power-ups will let the guts fly and make the larva cry! If you love games with humor, perfect platforming, grotesquely cute art, nightmarish bosses, and real personality then The Bug Butcher will suit your fancy.

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3# Street Fighter: 30th Anniversary Collection - 2018

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Hop online and relive the arcade experience through the online Arcade Mode or play with friends in the online lobby within four of the most definitive Street Fighter titles in the collection. The celebration continues in the Museum, where fans and historians alike can follow the timeline of how Street Fighter has evolved over the past 30 years. Learn more about the Street Fighter cast, view key animation sprites in the character viewer and take a behind-the-scenes look at the design documents that helped solidify the franchise that produced generations of World Warriors!

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4# ACA NeoGeo: Blazing Star - 2017

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Your mission is to take on the sinister AI 'Brawshella' that is the main culprit behind an army of deadly biological weapons. The game features classic high score gameplay with higher points awarded when players land successful charge shots to chain multiple enemies. Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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5# Hotshot Racing - 2020

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Hotshot Racing is a blisteringly fast arcade-style racing game fusing drift handling, razor-sharp retro visuals and an incredible sense of speed to create an exhilarating driving experience.

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6# Bleed 2 - 2017

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A furiously fun and fast-paced arcade action game, Bleed 2 welcomes back pink-haired heroine Wryn, the worlds greatest and only remaining hero, as she fights to defend the globe from an invading force of villains. Master the art of air-dodging and bullet-reflecting to stylishly take down a relentless barrage of bad guys and bosses (and naughty kittys! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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8# SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - 2018

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To celebrate this extraordinary milestone, a variety of classic arcade games from SNK's golden age are coming back together in one anthology on PlayStation4. SNK 40th ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION is packed full of retro games and a treasure trove of features! Online features require an account and are subject to terms of service and applicable privacy policy (playstationnetwork.com/terms-of-service & playstationnetwork.com/privacy-policy).

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12# Pony Island - 2016

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No internet connection required * DESIGN beautiful accessories and castles * MEET cute ponies and their animal friends * DISCOVER beautiful and cute ponies of all sizes and shapes * 2 FREE mini games to enjoy! Make your visitors happy - show them your beautiful ponies and decorated fairytale castle. Populate it with ponies and their friends, and meet all kinds of cute animals that live in the sky kingdom.

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13# Beat Street - 2017

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Evil gangs are terrorizing Toko City and the citizens need your help! Story driven gameplay Simple controls - anyone can play a beat 'em up! Unlock fighters with unique martial art skills and get iMessage stickers Gorgeous handcrafted pixel art Retro music by Maxo iPhone X support

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16# Slime Pizza - 2018

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Screenshot of the video game Slime Pizza
Screenshot of the video game Slime Pizza
Screenshot of the video game Slime Pizza

Collect all the pizza you can, but beware the watchful eye of the planet's patrol officer! - Stick to wall Surfaces - Absorb key items - Travel across multiple themed levels - Discover secret rooms - Avoid a wide range of traps and enemies Get back on track and make those deliveries happen.

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17# Horizon Shift - 2015

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Horizon Shift is an explosive wave based single screen shooter with a ton of new ideas and platformer elements. Do what it takes to protect your horizon from the ever encroaching enemy attack!

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18# Gon' E-Choo! - 2015

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'Gon' E-Choo!' is a 3 stage, arcade-style game based on the earliest arcade platformers. Collect 10 letters in each stage while avoiding an irate and unrelenting gator!

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20# King Tongue - 2015

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Features King Tongue is an old-school arcade game where you use jumps and combo sequences to try and get the highest score! This one-button grappling hook lets you hang, swing, and throw yourself to and fro with an ease rarely seen with a single finger! Once youve purchased King Tongue, therell be no nasty surprises: youll own the complete game!

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22# ACA NeoGeo: Metal Slug - 2016

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"METAL SLUG" is the original entry in one of the most famous action game series ever released. Players control Marco and Tarma who belong to the Special Forces team known as the "Peregrine Falcon Squad." They fight to defeat General Donald Morden, in an effort to take back their stolen weapon known as the "METAL SLUG."

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23# Cavernaut - 2015

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"With simple but addictive mechanics and a very efficient control system, Cavernaut is a small but truly enjoyable mobile game." + A randomly generated cave thats different each time you play + Simple touch/tilt controls for super-smooth flying + Five areas with increasing difficulty to master + Lots of upgrades for your ship + Cool neo-retro graphics + Game Center leaderboard and achievements + Old-school pay once & play, no free-to-play Collect luminum crystals, the universal currency in this part of the galaxy, and use them to buy a bigger fuel tank for your ship.

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24# Chicken Invaders 2 - 2015

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Just when you thought it was safe to eat chicken again, the chickens have returned with an organized invasion to take over the entire solar system! Journey to each planet and fight your way through to save the world (again)!

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25# Fishing Break - 2016

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Catch big rare fish, upgrade your gear, and build your collection! Over 200 special elemental fish (light, dark, grass, electric, fire and ice!) You can also send us bad fish puns and we'll probably add achievements based on them :p

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