Arcade Games

Video Games were once a big thing in the arcades worldwide. Beside slot machines, pinball tables and playing cards, games like Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man and later a ton of fighting games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat or Tekken and racing games like Ridge Racer, Pole Position or Sega Rally dominated the arcades.

A lot of popular game characters like Mario, Ryu, Scorpion, Kazuya or Strider Hiryu were first playable in an arcade nearby before the console ports were released.

Today it is a different situation and less and less new video games are designed for arcade cabinets, in 2014 the good ones can be count on 1-2 hands i bet.

In this gallery however you can see which video game characters debuted in an arcade game and not on the PC or a Game Console.

Arcade Game Characters: A-M N-Z

 

Video Game Characters first seen in Arcade Games Letters A-M

 

A

A.B.A

A.B.A

Abel-(SF)

Abel (SF)

Abyss-(MVC)

Abyss (MVC)

Adelheid Bernstein

Adelheid B.

Adon

Adon

Ai

Ai

Akari

Akari

Akira-Kazama

Akira Kazama

Akira-Yuki

Akira Yuki

Akuma Gouki

Akuma

Alex from SF

Alex

Alice Bloody Roar

Alice

Alisa-Tekken

Alisa

Allen-Snider

Allen Snider

Amakusa

Amakusa

Amigo-from-Samba-De-Amigo

Amigo

Amingo

Amingo

Anakaris

Anakaris

Andy-Bogard

Andy Bogard

Angel-KOF

Angel

Angel-(Tekken)

Angel

Anita-Darkstalkers

Anita

Anna-Williams

Anna Williams

Arakune

Arakune

Area-SFEX

Area

Armor-King

Armor King

Arthur-SC

Arthur (SC)

Sir-Arthur

Arthur

Ash-Crimson

Ash Crimson

Astaroth

Astaroth

Asuka-Kazama

Asuka Kazama

Asura-(Samurai-Shodown)

Asura

Athena-SNK

Athena

Athena-Asamiya

Athena A.

Ayame-(PowerStone)

Ayame

 

B

B.Jenet

B.Jenet

B.Orchid

B.Orchid

B.B-Hood

B.B.Hood

Baek-Doo-San

Baek Doo San

Bakuryu-the-Mole-Kenji 

Bakuryu (2)

Balrog

Balrog

Bang-Shishigami

Bang

Bao

Bao

Baraka

Baraka

Benimaru

Benimaru

Bill-Rizer

Bill Rizer

Bilstein

Bilstein

Billy Kane

Billy Kane

Birdie

Birdie

Bishamon

Bishamon

Blair Dame

Blair Dame

Blanka

Blanka

Blizzard-Primal-Rage

Blizzard

Blue Mary

Blue Mary

Bob-Tekken

Bob

Bravoman

Bravoman

Bridget

Bridget

Bruce Irvin Tekken

Bruce Irvin

Bryan-Fury

Bryan Fury

Bub

Bub

Bullet

Busuzima

Busuzima

 

C

Cammy-White

Cammy

Captain Commando

Cap Commando

Carl Clover

Carl Clover

Cassandra-(SC)

Cassandra

Cat-Battleship-MKI

Cat BS MKI

Cervantes

Cervantes

Cham-Cham

Cham Cham

Chang Koehan

Chang Koehan

Chaos (Primal Rage)

Chaos

Charade

Charade

Charlie

Charlie Nash

Charlotte-Samurai-Shodown

Charlotte

Chin Gentsai

Chin Gentsai

Chizuru Kagura

Chizuru

Choi Bounge

Choi Bounge

Chris

Chris

Christie-Monteiro

Christie

Chun-Li

Chun Li

Cinder

Cinder

Clark Still

Clark Still

Cody Travers

Cody Travers

Cracker Jack

Cracker Jack

Craig Marduk

Craig Marduk

Crimson-Viper

C.Viper

Cyber Akuma

Cyber Akuma

Cyber Woo

Cyber Woo

Cycloid SFEX

Cycloid(s)

Cyrax

Cyrax

 

D

Dan-Hibiki

Dan Hibiki

Darun Mister

Darun Mister

Decapre

Decapre

Dee Jay

Dee Jay

Demitri

Demitri

Devil-(Tekken)

Devil

Devil Jin

Devil Jin

Dhalsim

Dhalsim

Diablo

Diablo

Dio-(World-Heroes)

Dio

Dizzy

Dizzy

Doctrine Dark

Doctrine Dark

Donkey-Kong

Donkey Kong

Donovan

Donovan

Duck King

Duck King

Dudley

Dudley

Duo Lon

Duo Lon

Dural

Dural

 

E

Unbenannt

Eagle

Earthquake

Earthquake

Eddy Gordo

Eddy Gordo

Edward-Falcon

E.Falcon

Eiji Kisaragi

Eiji Kisaragi

El-Fuerte

El Fuerte

Elisabeth

Elisabeth

Elena

Elena

Ermac

Ermac

Evil Ryu

Eyedol

Eyedol

 

F

Fei-Long

Fei Long

Felicia

Felicia

Feng Wei

Feng Wei

Fio Germi

Fio Germi

Foxy

Foxy

Franco Gerelt

Franco Gerelt

Fulgore

Fulgore

Fuuma Kotaro (World Heroes)

Fuuma Kotaro

 

G

Gado

Gado the Lion

Gai Tendo

Gai Tendo

Galuda

Galuda

Ganryu

Ganryu

Garudo

Garuda

Gato

Gato

Geegus

Geegus

Geese Howard

Geese Howard

Geki

Geki

Gen

Gen

Gen-An

Gen-An

Gen Fu

Gen Fu

Genjuro-Kibagami

Genjuro

Gilgamesh (Tower of Druaga)

Gilgamesh

Gill

Gill

Glacius

Glacius

Goenitz

Goenitz

Goh Hinogami

Goh Hinogami

Goodman

Goodman

Goro

Goro

Goro Daimon

Goro Daimon

Gouken

Gouken

Guile

Guile

Gunrock

Gunrock

Guy

Guy

 

H

Hakumen

Hakumen

Hanzo Hattori (SS)

Hanzo Hattori

Hanzo Hattori (WH)

Hanzo Hattori

Haohmaru

Haohmaru

Hauzer

Hauzer

Hawkeye

Hawkeye

Hayate (SFEX)

Hayate

Hazama

Hazama

Heidern

Heidern

Heihachi Mishima

Heihachi

Hibiki Takane

Hibiki Takane

Hideo Shimazu

Hideo Shimazu

Hinako Shijou

Hinako Shijou

Hinata

Hinata

Hokuto (SFEX)

Hokuto

Honda

Honda

Hotaru Futaba

Hotaru Futaba

Hsien-Ko

Hsien Ko

Hugo

Hugo

Hwa Jai

Hwa Jai

Hwang

Hwang

Hwoarang

Hwoarang

Hydron

Hydron

Hyo-Imawano

Hyo Imawano

 

I

I-No

I-No

Ibuki

Ibuki

Igniz

Igniz

Ingrid

Ingrid

Iori-Yagami

Iori Yagami

Iron Man

Iron Man

Iron Tager

 Iron Tager

Ivy-Valentine

Ivy Valentine

 

J

Jack (Power Stone)

Jack

Jack-(Tekken)

Jack

Jade

Jade

Jago

Jago

Jarek

Jarek

Jax

Jax

Jaycee

Jedah-Dohma

Jedah

Jenny The Bat

Jenny

Jhun Hoon

Jhun Hoon

Jin Chonrei

Jin Chonrei

Jin Chonshu

Jin Chonshu

Jin Kazama

Jin Kazama

Jin Kisaragi

Jin Kisaragi

Jin Saotome

Jin Saotome

Jinpachi Mishima

Jinpachi

Joe (SF)

Joe

Joe Higashi

Joe Higashi

Johnny-Cage

Johnny Cage

Juli

Juli

Julia Chang & Jaycee

Julia Chang

Jun-Kazama

 

Jun Kazama

June Lin Milliam

June Lin

Juni

Juni

Jyazu

Jyazu

 

K

K'

K’

K9999

K9999

Kabal

Kabal

Kaede (LB)

Kaede

Kai

Kai

Kairi (SF EX)

Kairi

Kano

Kano

Karin

Karin

Kasumi DOA

Kasumi

Kasumi Todoh

Kasumi Todoh

Kazuya Mishima

Kazuya

Keiichiro Washizuka

Keiichiro

Ken Masters

Ken Masters

Kenji

Kenji

Kilik

Kilik

Kim Kapwhan

Kim Kapwhan

Kim-Wu

Kim Wu

King (KOF)

King

King (Tekken)

King

King Leo

King Leo/Lion

Kintaro

Kintaro

Kisarah Westfield

Kisarah

Kitana

Kitana

Kokonoe

Kokonoe

Kraken

Krizalid

Kula Diamond

Kula

Kuma

Kuma

Kung Lao

Kung Lao

Kunimitsu

Kyo-Kusanagi

Kyo

Kyo Clones

Kyoko-Minazuki

Kyoko

Kyosuke

 

L

Lambda-11

Lars

Lee

Lee ChaoLan

Lei Wulong

Leo

Leo Kliesen

Leona

Leona

Li Long

Li Xiangfei

Lili

Lili

Lilith-(Darkstalkers)

Lilith

Lilly Kane

Lin

Ling Xiaoyu

Ling Xiaoyu

Litchi-Faye

Litchi

Liu Kang

Lizardman

Lord Raptor

Luigi

Luigi

 

M

M.Bison

M.Bison

Magaki

Mai-Shiranui

Mai Shiranui

Makoto

Makoto

Unbenannt

Makoto Nanaya

Malin

Marco Rossi

Super-Mario

Mario

Marshall-Law

Marshall Law

Mars People

Mature

Maxi

Maxima

Maxima

May

Mighty the Armadillo

Mighty

Miguel

Mike

Mike Haggar

Mileena

Mileena

Mitsurugi

Morrigan-Aensland

Morrigan

Motaro

 

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