Top 10 Best Arcade Games to Hire for Your Event

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Arcade games come in many shapes and sizes, from the classic Pac-Man to the newer Mario Kart. However, some offer a little more than just fun! You can hire them for your event to provide entertainment and engage guests on a whole new level. 

Here are some of the best arcade games:

  1. Pac Man
  2. Space invaders
  3. Galaxian                
  4. Defender
  5. Time crisis
  6. House of the dead
  7. Point Blank
  8. Original TRON
  9. Original Red Space Invaders
  10. Original Asteroids
Original Pacman Arcade Machine

1. Pac Man

Pac Man is one of the most popular arcade games ever created, and for a good reason. This two-dimensional game is a fun way to make some friends at your event! The majority of Pac Man’s popularity came from its addictive gameplay. It had players controlling the titular character as they navigate around a maze eating pellets and fruit, all the while avoiding ghosts.

Daily Hire Price: £295.00

2. Space Invaders

Space invaders is one of the first shooting arcade games ever created, and it’s still as popular today. The game was originally released in 1978 by Taito Corporation and had players controlling a ship from the bottom of the screen to shoot at waves of advancing aliens attacking Earth.

Daily Hire Price: £295.00

Original Galaxian Arcade Machine

3. Galaxian

It’s an enemy shooter video arcade game that has players defending the earth from waves of invading aliens. The Galaxians are attacking in formations, and the player’s ship can only shoot forward. Players have two buttons to control their spaceship–one for shooting and one for thrusting. 

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Defender Arcade Machine Hire

4. Defender

The Defender is a classic shooting game from 1980 that has players defending their base against waves of aliens who want to destroy it. The player’s ship can move horizontally over six different levels, with each level consisting of an increasing number of enemies attacking from both sides.

Daily Hire Price: £295.00

Time Crisis II Twin Arcade Machine

5. Time Crisis 2 Twin

The Time Crisis franchise is one of the most popular shooting games around. The original game was released in 1995 and has had many sequels, remakes, spinoffs, and ports to other systems–the newest being a fourth instalment that hit stores on October 15th for PlayStation VR.

Daily Hire Price: £595.00

6. House of the Dead

This is another shooting game available in many different formats and was initially released for arcades back in 1996. Players control one of four characters as they fight off zombies in an amusement park, and, as the game progresses, more zombies will show up. 

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Point Blank Original Namco Arcade Machine

7. Point Blank

This is a shooting game from 2005 that came out on the PlayStation One console. In this arcade game, players can use their guns to shoot at enemies in the first-person view, so they’ll have to take cover when not firing and reload after each shot. The player’s weapon will only reload once all ammunition is used or if the player is in the cover position. 

Daily Hire Price: £295.00

original Tron Arcade Cabinet

8. Original TRON Hire

Another arcade machine is the TRON. It’s a two-player game with players controlling one of four characters as they make their way through multiple levels while trying to avoid being captured by enemies and collecting objects like keys or energy pellets.

Daily Hire Price: £395.00

Original Red Space Invaders Arcade Machine

9. Original Red Space Invaders

It’s one of the first arcade games to use raster graphics, giving everything a pixelated look.

Players control an on-screen avatar who needs to shoot down descending enemies that are coming in waves; if they don’t destroy them in time, they’ll eventually reach the ground and then it’s game over.

Daily Hire Price: £295.00

asteroids machine hire

10. Original Asteroids

This is a game released in 1979 by Atari, and it’s one of the first arcade games to have three-dimensional graphics. It’s also notable for its use of vector display technology, which allowed players to fly their spaceship through an asteroid field without any time limit as they sought out targets on each rotating rock.

In conclusion, this blog post has been about top hire arcade games for your event. Many people love these games because they’re enjoyable and unique to play.

Daily Hire Price: £295.00

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Mark Jackson

About Mark Jackson - Founder & Arcade Advisor

Mark is the founder of Arcade Direct and has over 16 years experience helping to advise customers and share his knowledge in the retro arcade market.

Nell JonesNell Jones
12:22 29 Jun 22
We used Arcade Direct for a Boxing machine at the NEC. We chose them party due to the competitive price but also for the quick quote and helpful, clear communication. The machine was fully branded and looked fantastic. It was an absolute draw at the show and remarked on by many as the best entertainment there, bringing a lot of attention to our stand. During the show there was a part broken (no-ones fault) and Mark's support was brilliant with a courier sent immediately with a replacement to our Air bnb during the evening in time for the show opening the next day. We will definitely work with them on any future shows.
Alice ChambersAlice Chambers
17:08 18 Aug 20
Highly recommend Arcade Direct. Mark was so helpful when i queried the status of an order of a Gaming Chair. As the delivery date was longer than expected i had to cancel however the customer service i received was fantastic.
Kat SmithKat Smith
08:48 17 May 20
I recently ordered a gaming chair & was really happy with the service. Mark was really helpful & the delivery was much quicker than expected!
Lee GiacopazziLee Giacopazzi
09:58 31 Oct 19
I have had the pleasure of working with Arcade Direct several times. I can personally attest to their customer service and I have seen first-hand how their arcade machines transform events and venue spaces. I often recommend them to my personal contacts and clients.
Emily TylerEmily Tyler
13:08 16 Oct 18
Would highly recommend Mark & the team not only for hiring their Arcade Machines but for their event planning and theming too which cannot be faulted!