As hit arcade games became well-known, players generally developed a desire for the same however with more complexity and depth. In the same way technological advancements often allowed arcade game makers to provide more complex experiences.
The combination of these trends helped individual arcade games transform into genres. One example is the evolution of perhaps minimalist experiences such as the arcade classic ICE Ball.
Arcade games generally take just only a few minutes to convince a beginner to stop at the cabinet and put in their first coins, as the player walks through the physical space, deciding on what game to play. Often, they are only glancing at machines.
In this way the game in arcades has to be able to quickly and clearly communicate the game's purpose and the way it operates. The unique appeal of arcade games lies in the ability to comprehend in a single glance.
A single coin that is placed into the arcade cabinets by a brand new player is just the beginning. Achieving meaningful arcade success was based on having a player revisit the same game over and over an illustration of the importance of player retention in games.
As the user number began to decline and the importance of keeping the remaining players soared. In the end, arcade game designers had to continue to look for ways to retain players. In the end, the monetization model of the pay-per-play model and the design of arcade games became more deeply interwoven.