arcade game

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arcade game (plural arcade games)

  1. (video games) A coin-operated video game or amusement device.
  2. (video games) A game for a computer or console that shares traits of coin-operated video games, such as short levels, simple and intuitive controls, and rapidly increasing difficulty.
    • 1985, Scott Adams, quoted in Graeme Kidd, Great Scott!, in Crash issue 15
      ‘They’re Twitch Games,’ he grinned, ‘arcade games. An adventure game is one where you use your mind; if you can type, you can play an adventure. If you require anything other than that, you’ve got a twitch game — an arcade game — where your skill of movement is more important than your thinking. []

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