It’s a sad truth that a large portion of today’s gaming audience never got to experience the phenomenon of the stand-up arcade machine. And in the age of mobile titles and free-to-play experiences, the very concept of paying money for a fleeting attempt at beating a game in its entirety in a single sitting seems foolish.
But even if those uninitiated never played the titles that debuted in arcades around the world, there’s a good chance the era’s biggest hits are still household names.
That’s thanks to developers who tore those classic arcade titles from the past, and re-imagined them for a new generation. Strider is the most recent example, but nowhere near the most influential – yet.
Here is our list of the Top 5 Arcade Game Reboots.