History of Shoot 'm Ups

A Detailed History of Shoot ‘Em Up Arcade Games

June 17th, 2013 by Chris Jordan Barrish - Posted in Arcade Flashback, Arcade Machines

It’s you vs. an entire alien army and the odds aren’t looking too good. But in shoot ‘em ups, the original and most popular video game genre, the right ammo and a couple of extra lives just might get you to the end.

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The Most Difficult Arcade Games – Ever!

May 22nd, 2013 by Steve Sawyer - Posted in Arcade Flashback, Arcade Machines, Retro

Arcade games, or Coin-Ops were designed to punish you, and be insanely brutal. These games were designed like this for the sole purpose of eating as many of your precious pennies as possible. While all Arcade games bear this mark, some of the games were exceptionally or unreasonably hard; making them virtually impossible. Here we’re going to chronicle the most heinously impossible Arcade Games of all time. That way we can all re-live the crippling shame and defeat that we experienced when we first played these games.