In this episode, we’re going to talk about 5 arcade hidden gems.
With so many arcade games released, some just tend to slip through
the cracks. Let’s talk about them and how you can get a chance to
play them as well!


Demolish Fist: is a 2003 beat-’em-up by Sammy and Dimps for the Atomiswave. It was not ported to home consoles. In 2020, it was hacked to make it playable on Dreamcast.

You can gain access to the dreamcast version here:

Dolphin Blue:

Sammy’s Atomiswave arcade shoot-em-up in the vein of Metal Slug, where players ride dolphins and destroy fleets of enemy ships and submarines. This arcade shoot-em-up was never ported to any home console. However, in 2021, it was hacked to make it playable on Dreamcast.

You can gain access to the dreamcast version here:

Metamorphic Force:

is an arcade game released by Konami in August 1993. It is one of Konami’s last side-scrolling Beat ’em up games to appear in the arcades along Violent Storm.

The game mechanics are similar to those of Konami’s earlier arcade hit, X-Men, and runs on the same hardware as their ninja-themed game, Mystic Warriors.

Forgotten Worlds:

Titled Lost Worlds in Japan, is a side-scrolling shooter video game by Capcom, originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1988. It is notable for being the first title released by Capcom for their CP System arcade game hardware.


Badlands is a 1989 arcade game published by Atari Games. It was ported by Domark under the Tengen label to the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, and ZX Spectrum.

Badlands is set in the aftermath of a nuclear war and races around abandoned wastelands with many hazards. Three gun-equipped cars race around a track to win prizes. The game is a re-themed version of Atari’s previous racing games Super Sprint and Championship Sprint with the addition of vehicular combat.


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