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Some Of The Popular Arcade Games

Ancient arcades once contained a veritable plethora of gaming options. Thousands of fortune-telling machines, bulldozers, shooting galleries, pinball machines, baseball and bowling simulators were found throughout the country.

Some of these arcade games include pinball machine games, skee ball machines, ice ball machines or jetball machines, shooting galleries. You can also find out more details on such arcade games via

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Pinball and skee ball machines were the most popular board game in America. Evolved from a French device called a bagatelle, the purpose of pinball is to keep the metal ball bouncing around the playing field. 

It goes hitting the bumpers and going through the doors, scoring points as you go, without falling through the holes in the bottom of the machine the game ends. 

Although pinball has not completely disappeared from modern arcades, each year it becomes more difficult to find the machines.

Pinball may have ruled the chicken coop, but it had stiff competition from sports games. Mechanical baseball games allowed players to swing a small metal bat and attempt to hit the ball toward designated targets at the edge of the "field." 

Bowling and skee-ball games rewarded players for knocking down pins and trying to get a perfect score. Shooting galleries offered players the opportunity to test their skill against a variety of targets that would suddenly appear or appear in elaborate context. 

Often these games featured input devices that actually looked and felt like contemporary pistols or rifles or, in more exotic games, even heavy machine guns.

This may all sound tacky to modern video game players, but the mechanical diversions contained in the older games improved the game as they could feature real moving parts that made the games more fun for younger gamers.