An arcade game or coin-op is a coin-operated entertainment machine typically installed in public businesses such as restaurants, bars and amusement arcades. Hello - newbie here, and just bought my first arcade game (Arch Rivals), although I do have a pinball (Aladdin's Castle), Video Poker, 2 slot. Early history ( ~ ). Syzygy, a precursor to Atari Inc. launches Computer Space, the first commercial video arcade game. It is a derivative of. European Clubs — Ver. Sams teach yourself game programming in 24 hours 1. The bezel was plexi and survived. Golden age of arcade video games. This article needs to be updated.