A crucial yet overlooked part of our industry’s past is the art of the arcade port to console. David’s book sheds light on the stories of some of the biggest games that made that transition and is a must-read for anyone looking to understand the process.

John Tobias, co-creator of Mortal Kombat

From the first Pong machine through the dystopian raceways of San Francisco Rush 2049, Arcade Perfect: How Pac-Man, Mortal Kombat, and Other Coin-Op Classics Invaded the Living Room takes readers on an unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of the decline of arcades and the rise of the multibillion-dollar home games industry.


I had forgotten how hard it was for developers to convert an arcade game to the SNES or Sega Genesis home consoles, and David captures that era in vivid detail.

Tom Kalinske, former CEO of Sega of America