It’s that time of year again, the one where you the arcade fans get to pick your favorite game of 2010 as the Arcade Heroes Game of the Year. I decided to start the poll off a little later than usual to ensure that no games are released right after the poll; it also will be open for a full month to give you time to go out and try as many of these games as possible so you can get a feel for them. Need help finding an arcade location near you? I suggest using both Aurcade and Arcade Fly to pinpoint a location and game you are looking for.
It should be interesting to see how this all turns out as there have been many good games released this year – to keep the poll smaller this will only cover releases outside of various Asian markets (Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China, etc.) but if anyone is interested in voting for a GOTY for those territories I can set a poll up for that separately. UPDATE: Separate poll is now live! If you are looking for games like Darius Burst Another Chronicle or Super Street Fighter IV, then go to that poll!
Also, I have not included “Videmption” games on this list – games which are video games but were made specifically for ticket redemption. Stuff like Wheel of Fortune, Frogger, Kaboom!, Pigs Might Fly, etc. If anyone wants a poll on those we could consider them or just use the OTHER option at the bottom of this poll. There are a couple of games which we thought had been released this year (such as Pac-Man’s Battle Royale and Friction) but it turns out they haven’t seen a release quite yet so they will have to wait until next year’s poll. I also didn’t include multigame cabinets like Arcade Legends 3, Pac-Man’s Arcade Party or even the Let’s Kinect since those are either compilations of classic games or can use multiple console games but if you felt them deserving of the recognition then that’s what the OTHER option is for.
I also need to point out that this is for REAL arcade games, not Xbox Live Arcade or any other kind of title billed as an arcade game for home consoles.
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