If you read this blog’s guidelines, you know that I don’t normally review ports, console or arcades games. Mostly I do this to give exclusive PC games a chance to shine. But how about arcade ports released on the PC? And instead of reviews, why not a Top10? Think of it as a way to bend my guidelines. But before that, some basic rules:
- Only retro ports of arcade titles are featured. That means any port released for the PC up to 1999, included. There won’t be any mention of modern ports of retro arcade titles (e.g.: D&D Chronicles of Mystara or Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection).
- Only official releases. No clones or fan-made games (e.g.: PC-Man or Mario Bros VGA).
- To make the list more diverse, only one game per series or franchise is allowed. You won’t find entire collections in one entry.
- I haven’t played every single retro arcade port out there, so if you think of any title that should be on this list, mention it in the comments below.
- I rated the list based on the faithfulness of the ports, if they’re fun to play and if they’ve aged well.