The Greatest Arcade Video Games

Played in the 21st Century


Take an amazing journey into the greatest arcade games of all time. Mario, Luigi, and Pac-man were all born in the golden age of arcade video games, where thousands of games were created by the most talented designers and using the latest technology. In the 21st century gamers have embraced these foundation arcade games through barcades, ports to consoles, emulators, competitive leagues, world record scores, movies and books, music, documentaries, cosplay, YouTube and Twitch, as well as global pop culture. Playing these arcade games is all about having fun and enjoying the experience with your friends and opponents.

I wanted to create a fun book made for your entertainment, so you can learn and wonder about arcade games today. With 4 page spreads on each of the Top 50 games, there’s plenty to see and read that you can play on your gaming platform of choice. The book covers all things arcade, including game analysis, gamer interviews, competitions, leagues, world records, recipes, crossword puzzles, comics, games in the media, trivia, a glossary, and 100s of images.

Games in the Top 50 include Donkey Kong, Pac-man, Galaga, Mr. Do!, BurgerTime, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter II Champion Edition, Q*bert, Bomb Jack, Crystal Castles, and 40 other super titles. There are many detailed images with commentary describing each game and what makes it unique. You can see the artwork from that era of video gaming is quite astonishing.

Format: Paperback 5.71 x 7.32 in (145 x 186 mm)
Extent: 250 full color pages
Illustrations: 600+
Text: 46,000+ words

LIMITED FIRST EDITION of 500 books. There will be no digital version.

For backers of the AU$ 108 and AU$ 200 rewards, there is a custom unisex T-Shirt only available in this Kickstarter. Please double check to make sure you order the correct size.

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges are minimal as the book is 99% completed. If this Kickstarter is successful, after completion the book will be sent to the printers and then distribution world wide. For some countries, you may be liable for import duty or tax on your package at your cost.



Todd Friedman Todd Friedman (397 Posts)

Todd Friedman is heavily involved in the retro gaming community and has co-promoted the Video Game Summit in Chicago, IL for the past 16 years. He also has published 2 books and written for various different gaming magazines including Old School Gamer.