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Take a trip back through time as senior member and 3D arcade model builder, Gozer5454 navigates you through the best of the best video games to ever grace the arcades. Along the way, fellow enthusiasts to the hobby hop in to offer their own unique perspective on the icons of the arcades. So which games led the pack? And which ones fell short? Sit back, put up your feet, and find out, once and for all, who the big dogs of the arcade really are.


About the Author

Sean Newton
Although I'm a landscape designer by day, I become a retro gamer by night. I've built many custom arcade cabinets and have modeled over 300 accurate 3D models using Google Sketchup for free download to any who need them. I've loved video games and especially arcade games since I far back as I can remember.

Publish Date  February 27, 2011

Dimensions  Standard Portrait  80 pgs Premium Paper, matte finish

Category  History

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Comments (6)


jeffsgames says

This book is a great book to learn more about some of the best arcade games ever made. It is written as a great introduction to the games, yet has plenty of lesser known details about the games that will appeal to experienced collectors. Sean solicited the input of the arcade collecting community to make this book and it paid off with great photos and details for each game. I really enjoy the book and can't wait for the next book!

posted at 05:18am May 21 PST


FrizzleFried says

A fun read from cover to cover. While you may not 100% agree with his opinion of the top 100 arcade games out there, you will agree that this is an excellent addition to any gameroom or mancave. If you're interested in coin-op arcade games... pick this book up.

posted at 08:25am Apr 16 PST


gorfchampion says

A very well written and informative book. The author added a nice "human" touch by including pictures and quotes from game collectors and enthusiasts. Just the right amount of humor to make it even more fun to read. This book should be at the top of your "buy" list if you like arcade games!

posted at 08:01am Apr 16 PST


groffdaddy says

Awesome book for the arcade collector. Stop reading the comments and buy it already!!!

posted at 01:44am Mar 26 PST


ZFcamaro says

Overall I was very impressed with this book, Clear colorful photos and witty wording makes it a very fun read. Some very successful games are on the list and anyone who grew up any time in the last 30 years is sure to smile and appreciate the effort that went into making this book.

posted at 05:51pm Mar 16 PST


Mitsurugi-w says

This book is perfect for the person trying to start an arcade game collection who doesn't know where to begin. Read this book and see what Sean, and many others, believe makes a great arcade game. Take this info and get started. It is also a great read for veteran collectors and makes a great conversation starter. Superbly thought out and highly recommended.

posted at 10:42pm Mar 11 PST


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