If you miss the simplicity of old, arcade games, we have an answer for you. Why don’t you simply download those arcade games on your computer and play your favorite childhood games as much as you want? It is possible (and easy) to download most of those popular arcade games now, and if you don’t know which ones to look for, take a look at our list of top 5 arcade games that you can play on your computer.
1. Street Fighter II
As one of the first fighting games we all played as kids, Street Fighter II is one of the staples of every person’s childhood. The first thing that will bring on the nostalgia once you start the game is the well-known soundtrack, as well as the bright colors. There is even Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, which many people seem to like, so give that one a try if Street Fighter II is too old school for you.
There isn’t a person who doesn’t know and love Pac-Man, as it is probably the game with the biggest longevity. The game is very simple, which is probably the reason it stood the test of time. If you are ready to get back into the world of Pac-Man and face the wrath of Inky, Blinky, Pinky & Clyde (which are the names of the colored ghosts), download it as soon as you can and start playing!
3. Space Invaders
How can we make a list with the best arcade games and not mention Space Invaders? This was one of the most successful arcade games and it is now the highest-grossing game of all time. If you somehow forgot what this game was about, there are enemies who are trying to invade the Earth, and you are the only hope of the world’s survival. Basically, it is a game with a lot of shooting and flying in space, which is pretty much the best combination when it comes to arcade games.
4. Donkey Kong
Did you know that Mario first appears in Donkey Kong and not in his own game? Mario’s predecessor was named ‘Jumpman’ and his goal was to save the princess from Donkey Kong. There are many obstacles on the way, and players need to stay focused at all times.
This game is quite similar to some modern games in that it involves hand-eye coordination and deep focus when playing.
5. Dragon’s Lair
If you are ready to tackle the Dragon’s Lair, you are a true gamer. This game might sound easy, but you will spend hours and hours trying to beat it. The goal of the game is quite similar to Donkey Kong – a knight is on a quest to rescue a princess from a dragon’s lair. With this game, you also need to have quick reflexes, great hand-eye coordination, and endurance.