Arcade Gaming

Arcade brings you a variety of classic and current arcade games! We have many machines from the US and Japan. Arcade games are free to play again this year!

Arcade Machines and Cabinets

  • Dance Dance Revolution Extreme/Ace
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax VS
  • BlazBlue Central Fiction 2.0 VS
  • Hyper BishiBashi
  • Street Fighter III 3rd Strike
  • Puzzle Fighter
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA
  • EZ2DJ
  • Pump It Up
  • CxB
  • Initial D8
  • House of the Dead EX
  • Taiko no Tatsujin
  • Virtual On
  • BeatStream
  • Nostalgia
  • Groove Coaster
  • Music GunGun
  • Table Flip
  • BishiBashi Channel
  • F-ZERO
  • MaiMai
  • reflecbeat
  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2
  • Para Para Paradise
  • PunchMania
  • Tetris Grand Master 3
  • Capcom vs. SNK 2
  • Mushihimesama
  • Soul Calibur II
  • Beatmania IIDX
  • Typing of the Dead
  • Pop’n Music
  • jubeat

Arcade Tournaments

Our arcade community tournaments are returning again! In coordination with our arcade partners Game Saru, tournament organizers NorCal World Order, SF EVOLVED, and Freestyle Takeover! These will be hosted in the Gaming Hall (SJCC-Hall 3), Freeplay Arcade Zone.

For specific rules and information for each event, please check the respective Facebook event links in “Schedule”. usage is currently being reviewed.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE* – We ask all arcade participants to perform movement actions in a safe manner. FanimeCon Games Management, Game Saru Employees, and tournament organizers reserve the right to stop any player in the interest of safety.

  • A FanimeCon 2020 Badge is required to enter any tournaments. Please see our Registration page for more information on how to acquire a badge.
  • All tournament sign-ups are on site.

Tournament Schedule

Saturday, May 23th / Day 2

Pump It Up Series (Presented by NorCal World Order)

  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Pump it Up Lower Division Tournament
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Pump it Up Freestyle Tournament
  • 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Pump it Up Upper Division Tournament

Official Facebook Event Link –

Dance Dance Revolution (DDR)

  • 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm: DDR Extreme Pro (Presented by SF EVOLVED)
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm: DDR 5th Mix Freestyle (Presented by Freestyle Takeover)

Official Facebook Event Link for Freestyle –