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Classic Video Games on Xbox Live Arcade

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If you are looking to play some classic arcade games, or want to see upgraded versions of the classics, than look no further than the Xbox Live Arcade digital download service. In addition to a line of all-new games, XBLA has become famous its multitude of classic arcade offerings, as well as a handful of classic console games that can be downloaded directly to your Xbox or Xbox 360.

Please note: This list does not include all-new titles, only classic games and upgrades to the classics.

Asteroids and Asteroids Deluxe

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Original Platform: Coin-Op Arcade
Original Release Date: 01/01/1979
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Bomberman Live

Original Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System
Original Release Date: 01/1989
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Original Platform: PlayStation One
Original Release Date: 10/02/1997
ESRB Rating: T for Teen

Centipede and Millipede

Original Platform: Coin-Op Arcade
Original Release Date: 1980 (Centipede) 1982 (Millipede)
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Chessmaster Live

Original Platforms: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64, PC
Original Release Date: Updated version of the 1986 classic Chessmaster 2000.
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Contra

Original Platform: Coin-Op Arcade
Original Release Date: 1987
ESRB Rating: E+10 for Everyone 10 and older

Crystal Quest

Original Platforms: Apple IIgs and Apple Macintosh
Original Release Date: Updated version of the 1987 classic.
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Cyberball 2072

Original Platform: Coin-Op Arcade
Original Release Date: 1989
ESRB Rating: ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Defender

Original Platform: Coin-Op Arcade
Original Release Date: 1980
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Dig Dug

Original Platform: Coin-Op Arcade
Original Release Date: 1982
ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

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