arcade game


Definition of arcade game

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

Examples of arcade game in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web It’s also very reasonably priced and is definitely something that anyone who enjoyed the original arcade game should pick up. Ollie Barder, Forbes, 3 July 2021 If the new movie on HBO Max didn’t quench your bloodthirst, try Hollywood’s first crack at adapting the beloved arcade game. Ben Flanagan |, al, 1 July 2021 And Annie Murphy, after six years of keeping her hands in the shape of an arcade game claw toy, has taken a role in a show that is, in every way, unlike Schitt’s Creek. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 14 June 2021 The startup hooked up a monkey to machine that allowed the creature to play Pong, the classic arcade game, using its mind. Robert Hackett, Fortune, 8 May 2021 The 1984 film, directed by Nick Castle, follows the story of a teenager who is recruited by an alien defense force through an arcade game to fight a war in space. Nicholas Rice,, 22 Apr. 2021 Yes, after the events of the very, very old Donkey Kong arcade game, Mario has the ape cruelly imprisoned like the villain from King Kong. Luke Winkie, Vulture, 30 Mar. 2021 Frogger, the classic arcade game that launched in the 1980s, is now becoming a TV show. Nick Romano,, 23 Feb. 2021 Roblox is one of the most popular online gaming platforms, featuring play that’s more like an immersive experience than an arcade game. Washington Post, 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of arcade game

1960, in the meaning defined above

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26 Jul 2021

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“Arcade game.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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