arcade game

noun

Definition of arcade game

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

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There were also a number of World Cup video games, including a ridiculous-looking Japanese arcade game and the first FIFA World Cup game from EA Sports — but these came out during the pre-Cup hype period, not the event itself. Adi Robertson, The Verge, "Darren Aronofsky’s Pi day: this week in tech, 20 years ago," 14 July 2018 In the world of the Ralph films, a broken game immediately gets unplugged, and soon, Vanellope and her fellow Sugar Rush characters become refugees in the worlds of other arcade games. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Ralph Breaks the Internet is The Lego Movie of Disney films," 14 Nov. 2018 Walk through Roxy’s street level shop on Massachusetts Avenue before giving a bouncer your ID, and entering the downstairs hideout, bursting with neon and arcade games. Elizabeth Wellington, Condé Nast Traveler, "16 Best Things to Do in Boston," 2 Aug. 2018 The 21-and-over bar features arcade games and pinball machines from the '80s and '90s. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "It's true: The ShowBiz Pizza robot band is back, at a retro arcade bar | The Kansas City Star," 22 May 2018 Folk-art patchwork techniques meet circular forms and symbols that playfully reference the arcade game Pacman. Isaiah Freeman-schub, WSJ, "Each of These Tapestries Takes At Least 70 Hours to Make," 26 Oct. 2018 And Southridge is poised to add Round1, an amusement center and bar with bowling, karaoke, billiards, ping pong and more than 200 arcade games. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "As anchors close, Southridge and other malls turn to less retail and more fun," 27 Jan. 2018 Inner Loop FunPlex Amusement Park Indoor entertainment center offers bowling, skating, go-carting, Ferris wheel, bumper cars, mechanical bull, arcade games and the Playport - a two-story play center where kids can jump, climb and slide. Houston Chronicle, "Amusement parks and fun centers to visit with kids," 10 May 2018 The pool area also features fire pits, barbecue grills and doors that open up to a lounge area with a kitchen, a TV, air hockey, Skee-Ball and arcade games. Sarah Gish, kansascity, "Saltwater pool, gym, dog spa: Tour downtown KC's new Crossroads Westside Apartments," 27 June 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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