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arcade game
▪ Epic's plot is very thin but it packs a lot in for what is essentially an arcade game.
▪ He must sit in his office, playing the Docklands Light Railway like an arcade game.
▪ Most programs even count the percentage of passives and provide scores, like an arcade game.
▪ Now 43, he's a few years older than Super Mario who made his screen debut in a 1980 arcade game.
▪ The graphics are very slick for an arcade game that measure up very well compared to the latest Sega offerings.
▪ Though the management section is championship material, the arcade game is amateur league only.
arcade game

n. (context video games English) A coin-operated video game or amusement device.

Arcade game

An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades. Most arcade games are video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, redemption games or merchandisers.

While exact dates are debated, the golden age of arcade video games is usually defined as a period beginning sometime in the late 1970s and ending sometime in the mid-1980s. Excluding a brief resurgence in the early 1990s, the arcade industry subsequently declined in the Western hemisphere as competing home-based video game consoles increased in capability and decreased in cost.

Usage examples of "arcade game".

Most sonar scanning was done visually-the on-board computers converted acoustical signals into a display on TV type tubes that looked most of all like some sort of arcade game.

He or she could not even play Shoot-A-Mute - the most popular arcade game in the Federation.

Quartz Valley scrolled beneath him like the screen of a jet fight arcade game.