The History of Arcades
One of the most popular forms of amusement from the past century is arcade games, in which players win through skill and precision rather than by chance. From basic games like pinball and Skee-Ball to iconic titles like Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, arcades have had a widespread impact on the entertainment industry over the years.
While the rise of home video game consoles has diminished the importance of arcades, they are still a popular destination for players of all ages. From the emergence of the earliest arcade games and machines to the challenges posed by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, here is the history of arcades.