AlternativeTo Logo

Arcade Games

Harken back to the halcyon days of parlors and bars that focused on providing people looking to escape with windows to other worlds in the form of arcade games. Though relatively simple and straightforward in comparison to their home-based brethren, arcade games provide a sort of addicting and repetitive yet satisfying gameplay loop that other types of video games can’t consistently provide. Just one more quarter...

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • BSD
    • OpenSolaris
    SuperTuxKart is a free 3D kart racing game; we want to make the game fun more than we want to make it realistic. You can play with up to 4 friends on one PC, racing against each other or just try to beat the computer (a network multiplayer feature is planned).
  1. MAME stands for Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator. When used in conjunction with images of the original arcade game's ROM and disk data, MAME attempts to reproduce that game as faithfully as possible on a more modern general-purpose computer.


  2. Armor Games, formerly Games Of Gondor, is a website based in Irvine, California that hosts free Flash-based browser games.
  3. FB Alpha or FBA as it is commonly known is an emulator of arcade games, that is, it takes the program code, graphics data, etc., from an original arcade game and emulates the hardware to make the game run in it's original form.
    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    Sequel to the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving game ever! And it's free! Newton Bill is Back! After journeying to where no ride has been before, Bill is ready to challenge the whole world in Hill Climb Racing multi player madness. Represent entire series of Hill Climb Racing 2 games.
  4. Open Surge is two projects in one: a game and a game creation system (game engine). It is released as free and open source software.
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Kindle Fire
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    The maze that never ends, with the Glitch that's coming for you….
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    The official arcade hit of legends, now on modern mobile devices.
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Amazon Appstore
    • Playstation
    • Xbox
    Sonic The Hedgehog brings SEGA's legendary platformer mascot to modern systems with all the familiar 16-bit sights, sounds and blistering gameplay of the original.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Java Mobile
    • Symbian S60
    • Windows Phone
    Frozen Bubble is a free software Puzzle Bobble style computer game which is available on several operating systems including Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, the Symbian Series 60, Windows Phone 7 and Android line of smartphones. There is also a single player Java applet version.
  5. Zuma (Series)

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Steam
    Zuma is a fast-paced puzzle game developed by PopCap Games. Represent entire series of Zuma games.

    Discontinued

    The game seems to be no longer developed since 2009. It can be still bought from Steam for Windows and Mac. Online and iPhone versions are no longer avalable.

  6. Metal Slug (Series)

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Steam
    With a long history tracing back to early stand-up arcade systems and NEO GEO console, Metal Slug (series) is the definitive bullet hell platformer. Represent entire series of Metal Slug games.
  7. The BOMBERMAN franchise gets fancy in this installment of the time-honored series. Created to appeal to gamers with superior computer systems, ATOMIC BOMBERMAN boasts high-resolution graphics and high-stakes action.
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    Download & play Peggle Deluxe. Ready, aim, bounce to achieve greatness in this award-winning puzzle game. From PopCap Games, creators of Plants vs. Zombies.
    No screenshots yet
    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    Download & play Peggle Nights Deluxe. The sequel to the hit game, Peggle, with 60 new levels of ball-blasting fun. From PopCap, makers of Plants vs. Zombies.
    No screenshots yet