10 Best 90s Arcade Games

If you were all born in 1990 then you would know in the 90s there were not many spots relaxing than the arcade games. This was the time when video games were evolving. At that time there were many game stores, where you had to play the game through the coin.

The arcade game machines are huge in size and were introduced in the early 1970s. Arcade video games use electronic or computerized circuitry to take input from the player and translate that to an electronic display such as a monitor or television set.

10 Top 90s Arcade Games

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So we will look at the best 90s arcade games of all time:

  1. Mortal Kombat
  2. Street Fighter
  3. Tekken
  4. SoulCalibur
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade Game)
  6. NBA Jam
  7. Marvel vs Capcom
  8. Cruis n USA
  9. Sonic the Hedgehog
  10. Mario

Mortal Kombat

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Sure we all remember playing games on arcade machines and having fun. We played so many amazing games and I remember the most popular arcade game of that time was Mortal kombat.

Mortal kombat is a 90s arcade fighting game introduced and published by Midway in 1992. It is the first addition in the Mortal Kombat series and subsequently was released by Acclaim Entertainment for nearly every home platform of the time where you can choose so many characters to fight.

Street Fighter

When we are talking about the 90s ‘ best arcade game, one more game comes to our mind that is a street fighter. Street fighter is one of the best games I’ve ever played. Street fighter, designed by Takashi Nishiyama and Hiroshi Matsumoto, debuted in arcades in 1987. Where the player controls the martial artist in that game, Ryu is the main protagonist of the street fighter arcade game.


When in 1990 the gaming era was evolving time in 1994 there was one game Tekken among the best arcade games. developed by Bandai Namco Studios and introduced by Bandai Namco Entertainment. became the treasure of Namco. This fighting game consists of fighters from all over the world who compete using different martial arts styles.

After some time this game expands into six sequels and two tag tournaments and like that takken is still developing.



SoulCalibur was originally released as an arcade game in 1998. franchise by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It’s a weapon-based fighting arcade game. Soul Calibur refers to a soul of blade who opposes the evil of soul edge.

The Dreamcast of soul Calibur added the single-player mode in-game as well as a number of extras for players to unlock. And it became a revolutionary 3d game.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Arcade Game)

We are talking about a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game that is one of my favorite arcade games that came out in 1989 and was presented by Konami. The game was originally related to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series.

In the game, players control the titular ninja turtles, where players play various levels to defeat the turtle’s enemies using martial arts and other skills.


NBA jam is a sports basketball long-running video game based on the National Basketball Association(NBA). It was released in 1993 and developed as an arcade game by Midway. NBA jam is a simpler and arcade-style game. It’s still one of the best 90s arcade games that I had fun playing.

In this game, the developer used both real teams’ names and famous basketball players, the game design, and the exaggerated style of two on two basketball plays.

Marvel vs Capcom

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Marvel vs Capcom is a crossover fighting video game developed and presented by capcom and designed as an arcade game from their own comics sequel published by marvels. In the game where the player can choose their own favorite marvels characters to play with and also the game design for a tag team.

Marvel vs. Capcom (series)

S.No. Name Release date System(s)
1. X-Men: Children of the Atom December 1994 (JP), January 1995 (US) Arcade, Sega Saturn, PC, PlayStation
2. Marvel Super Heroes October 24, 1995 (US), November 1995 (JP) Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade
3. X-Men vs. Street Fighter September 1996 (JP), 1996 (WW) Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
4. Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter July 1997 (JP), 1997 (NA) Arcade, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
5. Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super-Heroes January 23, 1998 (NA), February 1998 (JP) Arcade, Sega Dreamcast, PlayStation, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade
6. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes 2000 (WW) Arcade, Dreamcast, iOS, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network, Xbox, Xbox Live Arcade
7. Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds February 15, 2011 (NA), February 17, 2011 (JP) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
8. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 November 11, 2011 (NA), November 15, 2011 (JP) PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
9. Marvel vs. Capcom Origins September 25, 2012 (NA), October 10, 2012 (JP) PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade
10. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite September 19, 2017 (WW) PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Cruis n USA

Cruis’n USA is an arcade racing game that was released in 1994 and developed and presented by Midway games. It has the feature to allow you to change the race set locations across the continental United States. This is the case in this classic racer from the mid-90s which let players take control. That makes this game incredible. You can say this game is the best racing game of arcades.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic the Hedgehog is a racing arcade game that was originally released in 1991 created and owned by Sega. In the game, there is a blue hedgehog who battles the evil doctor Eggman and mad scientist. Sonic the Hedgehog has become very famous to compete with Nintendo’s mascot Mario. The game became very successful that helped sega to become the one of leading companies.


Mario is an arcade game that was released in 1983. The game designer used a mascot character from the Japanese video game company of Nintendo. They are a short pudgy looking Italian plumber who resides in a mushroom kingdom. Mario is one of the most popular arcade games among children in the 90s and still.

Mario is the 2nd highest-grossing video game franchise and may have earned most of its money from merchandising. Mario has made lots of money over the years with the super Mario series bringing in nearly $16 billion ( in total $30 billion ).

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