The basic strength of most of the online arcade games is its simple yet addictive game play. The fact that most of these games had a minimalist graphic design allowed its designers to concentrate more on improving the game play.
Arcade games have good ‘game mechanics’. The games are essentially created to promote an atmosphere of fun. Arcade games have an easy learning curve which attracts people of all ages.
The most successful arcade games have been the fighter series which include Street fighter, King of Fighters, Mortal Kombat and Fatal Fury.
These games survived purely on their intense game play which involves a rapid carnage of joystick and the buttons. Yet, they went on to become the base for more sophisticated games like Dead or Alive.
Arcade Games like Tetris and Bejeweled involved game play that required one to rack their brains in order to succeed. These games have entertainment as well as the mental development quotient to them.
The intense game play that these games boost is what makes them a favorite even in the intensely competitive gaming industry. Microsoft’s Xbox 360 comes pre-loaded with an arcade puzzle game, Hexic HD. Most of the Xbox Live arcade games have multiplayer support over Xbox Live.
The arcade gaming fans can certainly look forward to more titles coming their way on the Xbox 360. Sony’s PSP is also releasing revamped models of old classics hoping to capture the handheld market.