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What is Arcade Game?

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Definition – What does Arcade Game mean?

Arcade Game is a coin-operated entertainment machine mostly installed in public businesses such as restaurants, malls and amusement arcades. It is usually a video game, redemption games, pinball machines or electro-mechanical games. The late 1970s through the 1980s was the golden age of the arcade games, and they enjoyed some relative popularity during the early 1990s. The popularity of Arcade Game slowly declined, when PC and console games come into prominence.

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Arcade Game often have short levels that rapidly increase in difficulty with simple and intuitive controls. The game players are essentially renting the game for long as the game’s character alive. For this business model to be profitable, the complexity of the game must be high enough to keep the players playing. Nowadays, the Arcade Game clearly dead in most of the part of the world as what was once amazing technology is available on user’s smartphones.

The term Arcade Game also used to refer to the action video game that was designed to play similarly to an arcade game with the addictive gameplay. The focus of arcade games is on the player’s reflexes, and the games mostly feature little puzzle solving, strategy skills and complex thinking. The games with complicated thinking are also called strategy or puzzle video game.

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