It’s a blast to the past in this gnarly arcade idle tap game! Build your own arcade empire to earn money and become the most bodacious arcade tycoon of the 80's!

Corey and the gang need your help to create a totally tubular arcade! Tap to build arcade games, gain customers, and unlock fun characters! Collect character cards and level them up with pizza and tokens! It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s a free idle arcade tycoon game!


Tap and build your arcade businesses and get rich quick with the quirky residents of Ridgemont! Explore the arcade games and surf the tasty waves in New Wave, rock and roll with Axe Caliber, or deliver some tasty pizza pie in Pizza Time! Tap and play games to become an arcade idle tycoon millionaire!

Tap and build arcade machines into money-making idle arcades! Automate businesses so you can even make cash while you’re not playing. Upgrade characters and businesses by collecting cards to help you rake in more cash, pizza, and tokens! Become the best idle tycoon master!


• Make idle cash and money online or offline
• Collect fun character cards and automate arcade games
• Expand your arcade empire
• Casual, easy gameplay
• Beautiful 2D and 3D graphics
• Weekly events and prizes

What’s New

Version 1.11.0

My Arcade Empire 1.11.0 brings a radical update out to you:

- New events that will bring you back to your childhood and takeover the arcade!

- Bug fixes to backend items to make sure the arcade is humming along.

Watch out, the team is overworked. The arcade’s open 24/7 and there’s no way for a human to keep up. The answer? Automation, baby! Robots galore!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

Vice is terrible ,

Can’t put it down

I’m not usually into games like these, but my friend told me to check it out and I have literally become obsessed. If these types of mobile games aren’t usually your thing, I would definitely recommend giving this one a shot! It’s definitely shifted my perspective.

XxerdocxX ,

Lose one star for horrible ads

Great game with nostalgic 80’s references (Ghostbusters, Knight Rider, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Animal House (well, that might’ve been 70s), Back to the Future, etc). Very funny story/writing. Another reviewer complained about the talking going on too long…you can just tap through it and it goes quickly. I find it very amusing and part of the charm of the game.
Loses one star due to no option for opting out of ads. Would definitely pay $ (and give 5/5 stars) to not have to suffer through the same insufferable ads over and over. Not pay-to-win, but progress is much slower unless you watch ads, and they’re nearly all 30 second. There is frequently as limited-time challenge that takes place in another arcade, which is great: you get to play two different arcades at once. But this also means watching twice as many ads, as the double bonus x 4 hours in one arcade only works on one, not both.
Lastly, the joystick icon (represents daily deal requiring IRL $ to pay for) needs to be repositioned on the screen. If you turn it down, it doesn’t go away, and it is positioned too close to when there is an arcade stall in the lower left of my iPad screen…I keep hitting it unintentionally.

Developer Response ,

Hello, we're glad to hear you're enjoying the game! We'll certainly take your feedback about the positioning of icons on the screen and the possibility of an opt out of advertisements into consideration moving forward. We're always looking for ways to improve, so if you have any other feedback, we'd be happy to hear it! You can always reach us at Thank you, Concrete Software.

Jdowns22 ,

Good but also has its issues.

Like many games of this style you get bonuses for watching Ads. I like that you don’t have to watch ads but you can. Many times when you try to watch they won’t load or just spin forever. All other data on the device works flawlessly at these moments. Once it tries if it doesn’t work you lose the option. Kinda frustrating when after letting it idle for many hours and you can’t collect the bonus.

Developer Response ,

Hello,If a video fails to load you should see a retry option. For help, you can contact us at or using the help button in the game's settings.Thank you,Concrete Software

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