My Arcade Empire 12+

80s tycoon idle game

Concrete Software, Inc.

    • 4.7 • 787 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



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 1.40.0

My Arcade Empire 1.40.0 brings an out of this world update out to you:

- We've brought in the cleaning crew to clean the gum off the bottom of the tables and sweep the bugs up from behind the machines.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
787 Ratings

787 Ratings

silentshadow2049 ,

Very Good

I’m not usually one to stick with these types of games for as long as I have, but this one has definitely drawn me in. There’s enough secondary events happening to keep the main game fresh when you hit a lull. I appreciate the level of detail put into the story of the game. The characters really are well written and really overall fun to read the story. The pacing is well thought out. There’s a lot going for this game and I’m really glad to be able to take a break here and there to check on the arcade.

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.

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So I need help! I have been stuck at almost the very beginning. So there is a part where you can upgrade lance I believe to leave two. I go to upgrade by pressing ok and then it asks me if I want to buy the missing currency needed to complete however, the ok button from the “upgrade to level 2?” Button is in the way of it and I can’t bypass it to finish. I’m still in the tutorial and have been stuck for so long that right now my coins are at 1.73B and I haven’t even done anything substantial yet. I don’t want to have to start all over again. Is there any way I can fix this? (I will increase the star rating to five if we can get this resolved, promise that. This is an awesome game full of nostalgia)

Developer Response ,

Hello,I'm sorry to hear you're running into a problem like this early in the game. You can message us at or using the help button in the game's settings (if possible) and we can work to help.Thank you,Concrete Software

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