11 Classic Arcade Games That Are Now Available on PC

A simpler, yet joyous time...
A simpler, yet joyous time...

Relive the joys of yesteryear with these classic arcade games!

Video games have a long and rich history stretching back decades. Between the late 70s and the early 90s, if you wanted to experience the thrill of blasting alien invaders out of the sky, going on a monster-hunting spree, or beating someone’s face to a pulp, the arcade was the best place to be.

Gaming today normally entails being stuck at home, but that doesn’t mean we can’t revisit those arcade games of yore. Numerous classic arcade games are now available for the PC thanks to re-releases and websites like Internet Arcade. So, if you want to relive your childhood, or know the inspiration behind some of today’s best games, it pays to play the 11 Classic Arcade Games That Are Now Available on PC.

Let’s begin with our first entry…

11. Metal Slug

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Metal Slug rocked arcades back in 1996 thanks to its pure shooting action.

The concept of this 2D, sidescrolling shooter was simple. You’re a soldier who has to go from point A to point B, wasting hundreds upon hundreds of enemies – such as grunts, tanks, and choppers – along the way. Not only are there several weapons to pick up, you also get to obliterate enemies with your powerful “Metal Slug” tanks.

Metal Slug also featured detailed backgrounds and beautifully animated sprites – a huge achievement, both artistically and technically, especially for its time. Heck, it still looks great today!

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The series became more audacious with every installment, and soon, arcade goers found themselves dealing with robots, aliens, and shambling undead. Some levels even had your heroes turning into zombies!

Fortunately, those hungry for classic arcade games can now purchase the original Metal Slug through digital distribution platforms such as Steam.

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