A Comprehensive Database of Coin-operated Arcade Games and Resources

Arcade Games

Coinop.org  - Database of coin-operated arcade games.

Ads from the past - A collection of pictures of advertising flyers for old arcade games such as Zaxxon, Frogger and Centipede.

AGH Museum - Atari coin-op museum. Contains ads, data sheets, and cabinet pictures.

AOVG - A historical and witty look at the aesthetics of video games on a cultural level and its impact on society.

Arcade at the Movies - Arcade games seen in movies.

Arcade Belgium - Information on arcade games in Belgium. Features news, a location list with search engine, articles and a marketplace.

The Arcade Flyer Archive - An archive for classic arcade and videogame flyers.

Arcade Game Annex - Screenshots, music, switch settings, pinouts, and repair information.

Arcade Games Database - Database covering coin-op video games, includes screenshots and artwork, and hardware specifications.

Arcade Renaissance - A blog for the latest news and updates for games available in arcades and on home consoles.

Arcade-History - A coin-operated machine database featuring more than 20,000 machines with pictures and information.

Atari Company-Confidential document website - Inside information on old arcade games from Atari.

The Atari Library - Information about Battlezone, Tempest, Centipede, Missile Command, and Asteroids.

Atari System 1 Page - About the System 1 used in games such as Marble Madness, Roadblasters and Road Runner.

The Basement Arcade - Contains reviews, sounds, history, and articles.

The Bronze Age Arcade Game Archive - Games from 1971-1980.

Classic Games Location List - A list of locations with classic arcade games.

Classic Video Games Nexus - A nearly complete and organized list of links related to classic video games (Atari 2600, and Pac-Man).

Coin King Electronics - Manufacturer of arcade game machines, supplies and other related electronic equipment. Based in Taiwan.

Cybercade - Arcade sounds and icons, flyers and manuals, wanted list and JAMMA pinouts.

Dallas Fort Worth Arcade and Game Centers - A directory of Dallas Fort Worth's arcade centers.

Dragons Den - Information on building custom arcade games.

FPGA Arcade - Information about recreating gaming hardware from the past in modern programmable devices, known as FPGAs.

GameArchive: Atari Video Games - Atari vector games.

GameArchive: Video Games Homepage - Covers all types of information on collecting classic arcade video games.

GLS1 Electronics - Offers repair of Galaga, Ms Pacman, Missile Command, and Defender logic boards using a computer aided testing system. Features technical information.

How to Win Arcade Games - Playing tips for some classic arcade games.

Invader - MacMAME gaming community. Contains downloads, high scores, online games, and forums.

IREM - Makers of R-Type.

ITS Canada - Canadian home of ITS - the makers of Golden Tee Golf.

Jeff Lee and Ann Hullihan Lee Home Page - Jeff is, among other roles, an artist, working primarily for the last 15 years in the video game industry. His best known creation is Q*Bert.

Jim Skilskyj's Arcade Repair Page - Contains information about arcade game repair and emulation.

JROK's Web Pages - Arcade game web pages, free games, emulators and schematics.

JSP Customer Service Center - Computer and electronic products, computer services and digital software to dealers, service centers and consumers world wide since 1988.

The Kane's PlayChoice 10 Tribute Site - Provides information about the Ninteno PlayChoice 10 Video Arcade Game system; history of the machine; the games it supported; and its architecture.

Killer List Of Videogames (KLOV) - A searchable encyclopedia of coin-operated video games containing technical information, descriptions, cabinet pictures and screen shots.

Lawnmower Man's Toolshed - ROM checksums and information about classic games.

Mark's Arcade Retro Site - Site for video arcade game enthusiasts.

Mas Systems - Manufacturer of arcade related products for the home, as well as for professionals.

Mixed Bag - Various FAQs and information texts about arcade games.

MsPac.com - Resources for the arcade machine enthusiast. Specializing in Ms. Pac-Man, Rolling Thunder, Food Fight, Golden Axe, Shinobi, and Shadowdancer.

National Coin-Op and Video Game Museum - A detailed article and tour of this lost treasure.

PCBdB* - Database of connections, batteries, and DIP switch settings for Arcade PCBs.

Post-Age Collectibles - Variety of collectibles from records to books to pinball parts.

Ravster's UKVAC/RGVAC Euthopia - Site covering arcade trading, marquees, the restoration of a Defender cabinet, links and such.

Retrocactus.com - Classic videogame nostalgia.

Roger's Classic Arcade Tips & Tricks - Site for classic arcade game hints & tips, for instance Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Galaga.

Sean Riddle's Home Page: Arcade Games - Williams, Midway, and Cinematronics information.

Sega Vector Game Page - A site dedicated to the vector games from Sega.

Sounds from the arcade - For anyone who needs to hear more of the classic arcade machines from the 80's. Includes sounds from Crazy Climber, Ms. Pac Man, Wizard of War, Crystal Castles, Donkey Kong, Gauntlet and Toobin.

50th State - Distributor of active video arcade machines. Small selection of used equipment for sale.

Tony's Video Arcade Classics Page - Contains among other things a game photo album.

Total Arcade - Covers video arcade, pinball and home systems.

Twin Galaxies - Official scoreboard for video game and pinball hi-scores.

Video Game [R]evolution, The - Review of the Video Game Museum in St. Louis; in ACM Crossroads, the student magazine of the Association for Computing Machinery.

Vintage Coin Operated Fortune Tellers, Arcade Games, Digger/Cranes, Gun Games and other Penny Arcade games, pre-1977 - Features game information, images of ads as well as pictures of classic games, and links.

Williams Documentation - Information on Williams arcade machines. Offers manuals and news.

GameSpy.com: Top Ten Atari Arcade Games - List of classic games, with discussion. (February 23, 2003)

Jukeboxes

Always Jukin' - Jukebox collectibles magazine with price guides and reference books.

Big - JUKEBOX - Guide - Jukebox resource and information guide. Worldwide information.

Danish Jukebox Archives - History of American and European jukebox and other nickel-in-the-slot machines.

The Jukebox Index - A listing of jukeboxes with pictures. Jukeboxes from all years and makes plus links to juke sites and other jukebox info.

Jukebox Titlestrip - Contains free downloadable MS Word documents to create your own titlestrips for your jukebox.

Jukeman's Jukebox Manuals - Many different Jukebox manuals and brochures

Yesterday's Jukes - 1950's Jukebox repairers and parts supplier, specialising in Seeburg machines.

Novelty

Kriss-Sport - Kriss-Sport manufacturs boxing, kicking, and related hands-on amusement machines.

Wall Games - Support site for operators and collectors of Coin-operated wall games played with remote control boxes. These games were popular in bars, pizza parlors and game rooms 1970s to 1990s.

Pinball

AAAR Pinball - A collector's site. Included in the site are pictures, text and repair information about various pinball machines.

Bingo Pinballs - History, glossary and repair information on these early pinball games.

The Coin-Op Cauldron - Offers repair information and services. Also has technical articles on pinball electronics.

Dan Corkill's Pinball Pages - Information on playing, collecting, restoring, and maintaining pinball machines in the Amherst, Massachusetts area.

Flippers.be - Pinball basics for beginners, game reviews, technical articles and modifications, and repair information.

House of Pinball at ArkAdiA - Offers a top 100 games list, screen backgrounds, information on renovation and parts for sale.

HowStuffWorks: How Pinball Machines Work - Describes how pinball machines work.

The Internet Pinball Machine Database - Comprehensive, searchable listing of every full sized arcade pinball machine ever commercially made. Contains many pictures, technical documentation, production counts, links, and historical information for games and companies. Also includes pitch & bat baseball games, cocktail table machines, bingos, and payout machines, with a pinball theme.

Ken's Pinball Pages - Specific game pages, videos, and some free custom instruction and score cards for your own machine.

MoPinball - Information on transporting, cleaning, repairing and game setup; has history and information on several games. Sells and repairs pinball machines.

Pat Lawlor Design, Inc. - Pinball game designers and engineers. Site includes a tour of the pinball design process.

Slot Machines

AntiqueSlots.Com - Buys, sells, and repairs mechanical slot machines, electromechanical pinball machines, trade stimulators, old penny arcade games, and most anything that is coin operated.

Classic Amusements - Dedicated to the hobby of collecting vintage amusement machines from the late 1800s to the 1960s.

Coin Operated Collectors Association - COCA is a club for collectors of antique (pre-1951) coin operated slot machines,trade stimulators, arcade machines, vending machines and related collectibles.

Eric's Shipping Service - A door to door shipping service for collectors of pinball games, jukeboxes, slot machines and other related items.

Liberty Belle Saloon in Reno - Saloon run by grandson of slot machine inventor. Interesting slot machines and liberty bell bookstore

Melvyn Wright's World of Vintage Slot Machines - Classic British Allwins and slot machines.

The Vintage Slot Machine Web Ring - A ring of web sites for vintage slot machine enthusiasts, pintables, jukeboxes, vending machines.

Table Soccer

Wikipedia - Table football - Encyclopedia article with history, competition, rules, and table information.

Dealers

ActionGame - Sales, rentals, leasing and repairs of coin operated arcade games, jukeboxes, pinballs, pool tables, touch screen games and food vending machines. New York, United States.

Adams and Adams, Inc. - Offers coin operated pool tables, juke boxes, arcade machines, and dart boards. Located in southeastern New England, United States.

Adams and Murphy - Specializing in profit sharing entertainment systems for pubs and clubs. Located in Ireland.

A-H Inc. - Operator places games in locations in the Chicagoland area on a revenue-share basis. Also serves lower Wisconsin.

Alpha-Omega Amusements, Inc - Amusement game sales and placement provided worldwide.

AMA Distributors - Coin-op game distributor in Metairie, LA.

American Amusements - Sells new and refurbished recroom equipment in Bay City, Michigan.

American Dream - Specialists in jukeboxes, Americana and memorabilia in Cambridgeshire, England.

American Vending Sales, Inc. - Distributor of coin-op products in the Midwest USA.

Amusement Consultants Ltd. - Owns and operates amusement centers, and provides a variety of business development and management services to other independent operators.

Amusement Video Pinball - Sells and services pinball and video games for use at home. Located in Baltimore, MD.

Manufacturers

Arachnid, Inc - Manufacturer of coin operated soft-tip dart machines.

Arcadevideo amusement machines - sales, service and operating amusement machines for business and leisure in the United Kingdom.

Bay Tek Games - Manufactures a range of coin-op games, mainly of the redemption and midway-style variety.

Benchmark Games, Inc. - Designs and manufactures coin-operated machines, including redemption games, self-contained merchandisers and cranes, and retro arcade games.

Black Ball - Manufacture of pool tables, jukeboxes, pinball machines, soccer tables, touchscreen and video games, rodeo bull and pool accessories. Located in South Africa.

Coin acceptor - Sells a coin-acceptor that can be used to set prices place home game consoles on location.

Cole Industries, Inc. - Full service gaming cabinet manufacturer offering any combination of design, fabrication, paint and assembly.

DAE - Dansk Automat Expert A/S - Coin-op manufacturer based in Scandanavia. [Site is in English and Danish]

Deltronic Labs - Providing the coin-op amusement industry with ticket dispensers and counters.

Easi8 Pool Tables - Manufactures coin-operated pool tables and juke boxes.

Entropy Inter Co.,Ltd - Producer of coin operated amusement games and parts, as well as coin doors and ticket dispensers.

Organizations

American Amusement Machine Association - Offers information on the parental advisory system, public and industry relations, member benefits, foreign business development, and legislation.

Amusement and Music Operators Association - Offers information on rules, benefits, and exposition. Includes news, message board, and links.

Coin-op Communicator - Directory of companies in the coin-op industry.

IAAPA - IAAPA is the world's largest amusement industry trade association created to serve family fun centers, amusement parks, waterparks, attractions and the manufacturers and suppliers that serve them.

Illinois Coin Machine Operators Association - Representing coin operators throughout Illinois.

National Dart Association - The AMOA National Dart Association is an international trade association of coin-operated vending companies promoting soft-tip electronic dart leagues and hosting an International Team Dart competition.

Ohio Coin Machine Association - Contains a calendar of events, news, resources, and information on applying for membership.

Supplies and Equipment

DVS Systems Corporation - Distributor for video game simulators, vending machines, parts, jukeboxes, air hockey tables, redemption and amusement equipment. Located in the United States.

Game Room Classifieds - Free online classifieds to buy, sell, or trade.

Kiddie Rides USA - Seller of coin-op kiddie rides and trains.

The Mame Room - Includes products, forums, and links.

Trade Shows

AMOA International Expo / Fun Expo - Newly combined AMOA/Fun Expo show in Las Vegas. Yearly event sponsored by AMOA.

ATE International - Amusement Trades Exhibition, also including the London Parks & Attractions Show and The International Casino Show.

California Extreme Classic Arcade Games Show - An annual celebration of coin operated pinball machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game arcades.

Virtual-Vend Expo - Small online list of new products in the coin-op world billing itself as an online trade-show. Note that is an online resource only and does not describe a physical trade show.

Venues

Dave & Buster's - Chain located in the United States. A bar and game venue. Provides game lists, locations, investor information, and employment opportunities.

GameWorks - Chain located in the United States. A bar and game venue. Features a location map, group reservations, a food and drink menu, and games list.

Tokyo Game Action - Located in Winchendon, Massachusetts, offering an arcade and bowling lanes. Contains gameplay information, hours, and a forum.