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What’s So Special About Arcade Games?

Monday, December 19th, 2011 | Permalink

by Razi Shahid | ezinearticles.com

Many of you must have played a lot of video games when you were a child. Do you remember that time when you were completely lost in playing them and could not just stop yourself from trying, losing and finally winning. What was the most important thing that kept you indulged in the video games? It was a key feature of those games that made you fall in love with them. Arcade games make you feel as a real player and as if you are actually on the sets of the game. They contain all attractive features and twists and turns that you get totally lost and can’t take you focus away from the game.

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What make games different from PC or console games are the realistic controls offered by the online games. You can actually feel it whether you are turning a car left or applying a break and you can totally immerse yourself while playing a car racing game. These games are usually built in a specialized ambiance and have control accessories specific to each one of them. The design of the arcade game accessories may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer. But what remains common is the depth of involvement you feel while taking control of the features.

You can play arcade games in fully enclosed dynamic cabinet with feedback controls and some controls dedicated to the game you are playing.There may be dedicated light guns, real projection displays or highly specializes controls such as fishing rods. You can get an artificial environment of an airplane cockpit, a motorcycle or any other automobile.

Arcade games are generally the coin-based games in which you get to play when you insert a coin or a token in the machine and your turn lasts usually for a certain time if the game is not over. You have to insert more coins if you want to continue. These games have become very popular since 1990’s and with the advancement of technology various companies have launched games to give a full virtual view of the environment in which it has been set up. Like if it is a boating race you may sit on a boat and control the directions in which your boat moves on the screen. Generally the online games are pretty easy so that the player scores well and want to play it again and again. Children love them as they provide full enjoyment.

There are many types of arcade games like non-violent games, driving, shooting, platform, fighting, gun, flying and pin ball games. You may get more variety of them and can choose to play one of your choices from a list of games. The famous arcade games are Sinister, Gyruss, Tron, Tempest, Pac-man, Frogger, Qbert, Donkey Kong, Popeye, Kangaroo, Double dragon, Kung Fu Master, Crazy Taxi, Road Blasters, Centipede, Time Pilot 84,Xevious,Crossbow,Terminator 2:Judgement Day, Lucky & Wild, Aero Fighters and Smash TV. Some games are called 3D cooperative games as they extend to a third dimension as well.Xybots in one of them. There is a huge list of fun and exciting arcade games available for you to choose.

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Arcade Games – A Classic Genre Revisited

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 | Permalink

by James Anthony Harris | ezinearticles.com

Arcade games have been popular for decades and were originally found – as the name suggests – in arcades around the world. Their huge appeal saw teenagers pumping their pocket money in to them, attempting to land the high score on the particular machine and gain kudos within their group of friends. They have since made the transition over to the home video game market, and are a major force in both the shop-bought and downloaded entertainment market.

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What is an arcade game?

Arcade games have many distinguishing features that endear them to a worldwide audience of fans, spanning many generations. The most obvious characteristic of any arcade game is its gameplay – controls are often simpler than more expensive games, giving the user the chance to get to grips with the basics straight away and allowing them to jump straight in to the action without lengthy tutorials or a boring night reading the instruction booklet. This means that the game has to rely heavily on its intuitive and user friendly qualities to negate the fact that many are not anywhere as complicated as other titles in other genres.

Another feature is the speed at which the user can progress. With many more expensive titles, progression is made over days, weeks and months. However, with an arcade game, the progression is designed to be much steeper, and the full game can often only last minutes. This is the case in such games as Pac Man – the player starts off at the first level and quickly works their way through the game until, in a relatively brief space of time, the player loses and starts again from the beginning. This ensures that the focus of the game is beating previously set high scores.

Current arcade games

There are two primary types of arcade games in circulation today – games originally made for arcade machines that have now been transferred to computers, and newer games made to emulate the style of the original arcade genre.

Such classic games as Pac Man, Asteroids and Q-Bert launched the genre to a worldwide audience and were all solely score based – no achievements or special features, just the raw game in all its glory. Since being transferred to a home gaming platform, these games (Pac Man especially) have proved huge successes, inspiring a new generation of gamers to play the games that their fathers played twenty years ago. Pac Man can now be bought for $6.99 online, which is a bargain when compared to console games costing many times more. In fact, most classic arcade games can be bought for this price, allowing the computer game enthusiast to really build up an awe-inspiring collection of memorabilia.

New games are also being constantly created by developers to invigorate the arcade game market. Such games as Smash Frenzy, Super Granny and Chicken Invaders have all proved hugely popular to discerning consumers. These games offer the same basic playability as the older arcade classics, yet add a sense of modernity to the overall feel and graphics. They can also include achievements and side games to keep the gamer entertained.

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