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Release Schedule (Arcade)

Below is a list of game releases for the platform in North America. We offer a similar list for each system, and some lists are more complete than others, but this should give you a good idea of what was available during a certain time in a console's life cycle.

1971
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Galaxy Game
Computer Recreations
unknown

1972
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Pong
Atari
unknown
2
Computer Space
Nutting Associates
November

1973
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Pong Doubles
Atari
September

1975
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Gun Fight
Taito Corporation
unknown

1976
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
The Amazing Maze Game
Midway
unknown
2
Breakout
Atari
May 13
3
Blockade
Gremlin Industries
October
4
CoMotion
Gremlin Industries
October

1977
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Boot Hill
Midway
March
2
Hustle
Gremlin Industries
May

1979
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Galaxian
Midway
unknown
2
Space Invaders
Midway
unknown

1980
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Stratovox
Taito Corporation
unknown
2
Pac-Man
Midway
October

1981
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Donkey Kong
Nintendo
unknown
2
Galaga
Midway
unknown
3
Ms. Pac-Man
Midway
unknown
4
Make Trax
Williams
November

1982
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Bump 'n' Jump
Midway
unknown
2
Donkey Kong Junior
Nintendo
unknown
3
Pengo
SEGA
unknown
4
Pole Position
Atari
unknown
5
Robotron: 2084
Williams
unknown
6
Satan's Hollow
Midway
unknown
7
Super Zaxxon
SEGA
unknown
8
Zaxxon
SEGA
unknown

1983
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Domino Man
Midway
unknown
2
Mario Bros.
Nintendo
unknown
3
Q*Bert's Qubes
Mylstar
unknown

1984
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
1942
Capcom
unknown

1985
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Ghosts 'n Goblins
Taito Corporation
unknown
2
Vs. Duck Hunt
Nintendo
unknown

1986
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Chiller
Exidy
unknown
2
OutRun
SEGA
unknown
3
Rampage
Midway
unknown
4
Super Sprint
Atari Games
unknown
5
Trojan
Romstar
unknown

1987
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
1943: The Battle of Midway
Capcom
unknown
2
Atari R.B.I. Baseball
Atari
unknown
3
Double Dragon
Taito Corporation
unknown
4
Operation Wolf
Taito Corporation
unknown
5
R-Type
Nintendo
unknown
6
Street Fighter
Capcom
unknown
7
Time Soldiers
SNK
unknown
8
Xenophobe
Midway
December

1988
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Altered Beast
SEGA
unknown
2
Double Dragon II: The Revenge
Romstar
unknown
3
Haunted Castle
Konami
unknown
4
Ninja Gaiden
Tecmo
unknown
5
Operation Thunderbolt
Taito Corporation
unknown
6
P.O.W.: Prisoners of War
SNK
unknown
7
Splatterhouse
Namco
unknown
8
Superman
Taito Corporation
unknown

1989
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Asura Blade: Sword Of Dynasty
Fuuki Co. Ltd.
unknown
2
Dynamite Dux
SEGA
unknown
3
ESWAT: Cyber Police
SEGA
unknown
4
Final Fight
Capcom
unknown
5
Golden Axe
SEGA
unknown
6
Pang!
Mitchell Corporation
unknown
7
Shadow Dancer
SEGA
unknown
8
Skull & Crossbones
Atari Games
unknown
9
Sly Spy
Data East
unknown
10
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 
Konami
unknown
11
Violence Fight
Taito Corporation
unknown

1990
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Edward Randy
Data East
unknown
2
Gals Panic
Kaneko
unknown
3
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker
SEGA
unknown
4
The Ninja Kids
Taito Corporation
unknown
5
Pit-Fighter
Atari Games
unknown
6
Super BurgerTime
Data East
unknown
7
Thunder Force AC
Technosoft
unknown
8
Thunder Fox
Taito Corporation
unknown

1991
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
64th Street: A Detective Story
Jaleco Entertainment
unknown
2
Captain Commando
Capcom
unknown
3
The King of Dragons
Capcom
unknown
4
King of the Monsters
SNK
unknown
5
Rad Mobile
SEGA
unknown
6
Rezon
Allumer
unknown
7
The Simpsons
Konami
unknown
8
Street Fighter II' Champion Edition
Capcom
unknown
9
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Capcom
unknown

1992
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Arabian Fight
SEGA
unknown
2
Dead Connection
Taito Corporation
unknown
3
Dino Rex
Taito Corporation
unknown
4
Fighter & Attacker
Namco
unknown
5
Golden Axe: The Revenge of Death Adder
SEGA
unknown
6
Hook
Irem
unknown
7
Mortal Kombat
Midway
unknown
8
R-Type Leo
Irem
unknown
9
Street Fighter II' Hyper Fighting
Capcom
unknown
10
Total Carnage
Midway
unknown
11
Undercover Cops
Irem
unknown
12
X-Men
Konami
unknown

1993
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
Capcom
unknown
2
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom
Capcom
unknown
3
Mystic Warriors
Konami
unknown
4
Ninja Baseball Bat Man
Irem
unknown
5
The Punisher
Capcom
unknown
6
Violent Storm
Konami
unknown
7
In the Hunt
Irem
April

1994
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
BattleToads
Electronic Arts
unknown
2
Global Champion
Taito Corporation
unknown
3
Revolution X
Midway
unknown
4
Super Street Fighter II Turbo
Capcom
unknown

1995
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Guardians/Denjin Makai II
Banpresto
unknown
2
Mortal Kombat 3
Midway
unknown
3
19XX: The War Against Destiny
Capcom
December 7

1996
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Art of Fighting 3: The Path of the Warrior
SNK
unknown
2
Metal Slug
SNK
unknown
3
Miss World '96 Nude
Comad
unknown

1998
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Capcom
unknown
2
Metal Slug 2
SNK
unknown
3
Time Crisis II
Namco
unknown

1999
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Garou: Mark of the Wolves
SNK
unknown
2
The Legend of Silkroad
Unicom
unknown

2000
#
  Gametitle
Publisher
Date
1
Capcom vs. SNK: Millennium Fight 2000
Capcom
unknown
2
1944: The Loop Master
Capcom
June 20

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