arcade game


: a usually coin-operated game designed for play at an amusement arcade

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Glancing up at the building from the outside, the ceramics professor was reminded of his childhood, and that unwinnable arcade game with a bin of plush toys and a slippery claw. Weike Wang, The New Yorker, 18 Aug. 2022 This sugary sweet animation tells the story of Ralph, a villain from an 1980s arcade game who wants to be something more than just the bad guy throwing debris off the top of an 8-bit building. WIRED, 23 Sep. 2022 As Prince William tried his luck at an arcade game, Kate encouraging him with a hand on his side. Stephanie Petit, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 That's bad news for the very first TMNT arcade game, which remains memorable for its visuals and music but has aged terribly on a gameplay front. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 29 Aug. 2022 Bandai Namco, the company behind PAC-MAN, and a production company are developing a live-action film based on the iconic arcade game, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 9 Aug. 2022 The beloved 80s-era arcade game is in development to be made into a live-action feature, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Anna Lazarus Caplan, Peoplemag, 9 Aug. 2022 Easy to store and transport, this mini arcade game is fun for all ages. Alyssa Gautieri, Good Housekeeping, 14 July 2022 The artificial intelligence of the enemies of the original TMNT arcade game was also unique. Gene Park, Washington Post, 16 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arcade game was in 1960

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“Arcade game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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