The basic strength of most of the online arcade games
is its simple yet addictive game play. The fact that
most of these games had a minimalist graphic design
allowed its designers to concentrate more on improving
the game play.
Arcade games have good ‘game mechanics’. The games are
essentially created to promote an atmosphere of fun.
Arcade games have an easy learning curve which
attracts people of all ages.
The most successful arcade games have been the fighter
series which include Street fighter, King of Fighters,
Mortal Kombat and Fatal Fury.
These games survived purely on their intense game play
which involves a rapid carnage of joystick and the
buttons. Yet, they went on to become the base for more
sophisticated games like Dead or Alive.
Arcade Games like Tetris and Bejeweled involved game
play that required one to rack their brains in order
to succeed. These games have entertainment as well as
the mental development quotient to them.
The intense game play that these games boost is what
makes them a favorite even in the intensely
competitive gaming industry. Microsoft’s Xbox 360
comes pre-loaded with an arcade puzzle game, Hexic HD.
Most of the Xbox Live arcade games have multiplayer
support over Xbox Live.
The arcade gaming fans can certainly look forward to
more titles coming their way on the Xbox 360. Sony’s
PSP is also releasing revamped models of old classics
hoping to capture the handheld market.