arcade game


Definition of arcade game

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

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It's decked out in the iconic decor of the decade, including a Ninja Turtles arcade game and a Nintendo. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Colorful Airbnb is Entirely Decked Out in Nostalgic '80s Decor," 25 July 2019 Contra began as a 1987 arcade game, but this sleek, updated run-and-gun shooter takes some inspiration from today’s games (like Borderlands). Washington Post, "Ten under-the-radar games at E3 2019 you need to get excited about right now," 14 June 2019 Cap the afternoon off a ride in the bumper car arena or choose from a variety of arcade games. Maggie Menderski, The Courier-Journal, "From kitties to caving: 8 great ways for kids to spend rainy days in Louisville," 12 July 2019 Many took a final shot at arcade games and carried around oversized plush toys as trophies of their efforts. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Not in Kansas anymore: San Diego County Fair wraps up “Oz” themed run," 4 July 2019 The 52,000-square-foot location will offer 14 full-size bowling lanes, five billiard tables, two karaoke party rooms and more than 250 arcade games, said Round1 spokeswoman Cindy Kinjo. Libby Solomon,, "Round1 bowling and entertainment venue to open at Towson Town Center," 19 June 2019 Businesses include a microbrewery, a bar with old-school arcade games and pinball and an axe-throwing bar. Lisa J. Huriash,, "Booming Flagler Village replacing ‘old Fort Lauderdale’ feel," 25 June 2019 As for extra entertainment for the young-uns, new this year is a Gaga Ball pit, as well as painting, break-a-board, arcade games and retro games. Jen Banowetz, Naperville Sun, "Naper Nights lineup celebrates Naperville Heritage Society's 50th anniversary," 5 June 2019 In the past several years, museum owner Brian Grams has added an antique kiddie ride exhibit, a place for families to eat pizza and view animated displays, a 1.5-ton antique music machine and an antique arcade games exhibit, among others. Sheryl Devore, Lake County News-Sun, "Volo Auto Museum opens outdoor space Memorial Day weekend with new exhibits," 8 May 2018

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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