THE BEST Arcade

Video Game Music Megamix

Video Game Music Megamix

Video editor The Peterson created this flawless mix of numerous classic arcade and console games, all rolled into a single epic chiptune. Challenge: see if you can name all the games without looking at the YouTube description.

Eitr

Eitr

If you longed for the times when Diablo was actually creepy, check out Eitr. It’s an upcoming indie action RPG inspired by Blizzard’s series as well as Dark Souls. The art style and the sound effects are pretty neat if you ask us. More here.

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The Internet Arcade

The Internet Arcade

Jason Scott and the folks at the Internet Archive made a Javascript version of a console emulator and used that to port about 900 classic arcade games, all playable (albeit with some glitches) right in your web browser.

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

Donkey Kong/Escher 3D Chalk Art

While we still ponder how we managed to draw a cube that one time in art class sophomore year, Chris Carlson impresses with this 3D chalk art time lapse of Donkey Kong versus Escher; bonus stop-motion scene included.

321 Fight: Cat vs. Dog

321 Fight: Cat vs. Dog

Despite being done in the style of classic arcade fighters, this battle between the internet’s best friend and man’s best friend is surprisingly accurate. Plus, whether you’re a cat lover or a dog lover, there’s a satisfying ending for you.

Mini Arcade Machines

Mini Arcade Machines

A UK-based shop makes compact arcade machines that can fit on your desk. The machines come with 15″-19″ LCD screens, retro designed cabinets and can play either arcade and console classics or PC games. Videos here.

Tiny Arcade Machine

Tiny Arcade Machine

Gaming geek Jeroen Domburg has created a fully-functional mini arcade machine, using a Raspberry Pi, a custom acrylic case, a 2.4″ LCD and a tiny OLED marquee. It plays classic games using MAME.

Neo Geo X Gold

Neo Geo X Gold

The ultimate holiday gift for the SNK fan. The Neo Geo X Gold edition includes a handheld system, a base station to connect the system to a TV via HDMI or AV, an arcade stick and 21 classic SNK games.

Pinel & Pinel PlayStation Trunk

Pinel & Pinel PlayStation Trunk

For the high-rolling PlayStation fan. Pinel & Pinel’s Arcade PS Trunk has a 55″ Sony LED 3D HDTV, a PS3, 24 games, an 1800W sound system and all the controllers and microphones you need to party.

Arcane Arcade Table

Arcane Arcade Table

A highly customizable wooden arcade table. It has a 26″ LCD, Sanwa joysticks and buttons, a trackball, DVD-drive, Wi-Fi support, HDMI and USB ports and comes with lots of old arcade games.

Power-Up Arcade Light Switch

Power-Up Arcade Light Switch

If you thought the Arcade Button light switch wasn’t geeky enough, check out the Power-Up Arcade light switch. The joystick serves as the switch; press the buttons for arcade sound effects.

Trials Evolution (Launch Trailer)

Trials Evolution (Launch Trailer)

Trials Evolution seems like the Xbox 360’s answer to LittleBigPlanet. The game’s level editor lets players make not just stages but entirely new games as well, from platformers to shooters.

Trials Evolution

Trials Evolution

The sequel to one of the best Xbox 360 exclusives takes the mayhem to the max. Trials Evolution adds outdoor tracks, local and online multiplayer, and most importantly a track editor.

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Arcade Button Light Switch

Arcade Button Light Switch

A good way to get the kids or that lazy roommate to turn off the damn lights when they leave, Leet Dreams’ Arcade Light Switch also eases arcade-withdrawal symptoms. No button mashing.

Pacman Tube Map

Pacman Tube Map

Everyone who has that one dream where they’re trapped in a Pacman game that is also the London Underground system will appreciate this funny print from the clever folks at publicgriefjunkie.

How Not To Dunk in HORSE

How Not To Dunk in HORSE

It’s funny what can happen during a simple game of HORSE, especially when you’re trying to one-up your buddies like this guy. After all that, in classic dude fashion, he only wants to know if it went in.

Rush N’ Attack: Ex-Patriot

Rush N’ Attack: Ex-Patriot

It’s been a long time since any of us played the arcade classic Rush N’ Attack, but the guys at Konami are readying an modern remake of the side-scroller for PSN and XBLA that looks great.

100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade

100 YEN: The Japanese Arcade

Arcades are virtually extinct in America, but in Japan, they’re still incredibly popular. Go inside the world of Japan’s arcades, and support the project to see it turned into an hour-long documentary.

3-Point Arcade Basketball

3-Point Arcade Basketball

A revolution in arcade basketball. It has a special mat that detects when you’re in 3-point range. It has a dual electronic scoreboard and comes with four balls. Unleash your inner Larry Bird!

Totally Tiny Arcade

Totally Tiny Arcade

Not only is it loaded with over 20 mini-games inspired by 1980s arcade classics, the normally $20 game is yours for exactly the price of one e-mail address if you grab it before Monday, 7/26.

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Nike SB Dunk Street Fighter Pack

Nike SB Dunk Street Fighter Pack

SB Dunk meets Street Fighter II in Nike’s new shoe collection. Ryu’s red, white and black model matches his ki and tattered headband; Chun Li’s version has a blue upper with gold stitching.

Octane 120 Beer Arcade

Octane 120 Beer Arcade

Combining two of our favorite pastimes, Dream Machines lives up to its name with their Octane 120 Beer Arcade, which offers sit-down arcade racing, a video projector and an in-dash beer tap.

Dragon’s Lair Wall Graphics

Dragon’s Lair Wall Graphics

Relive the “good old days” of arcade gaming with these wall graphics from the 1983 classic Dragon’s Lair, featuring Dirk the Clumsy Daring, Princess Daphne and of course, Singe the dragon.

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

Arcade Game Propaganda Posters

We are digging the retro style in this series of arcade propaganda posters for beloved 80’s arcade games from illustrator Steve Thomas. The series includes Donkey Kong, Joust, Dig Dug, and Frogger.

How Arcade Games are Made

How Arcade Games are Made

Photographer Marc Da Cunha Lopes envisions the true creative process behind classic arcade games like Tetris, Arkanoid and Pong in his Made of Myth feature for Amusement magazine.

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