Guitar Hero Arcade
Guitar Hero Arcade
Release date(s)
NA: March 15, 2009
Music video game
Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade cabinet
Input methods
Start buttons, 2 guitar controllers

Activision and Konami, who have previously worked together to make sure that the Guitar Hero series meets with Konami's patents on music games, developed an arcade console version of the game, titled Guitar Hero Arcade, distributed to arcades in early 2009. The game is primarily based on the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock gameplay, reducing some of the features such as character customization, but keeping the ability to download new songs for the cabinet from the Internet.


Main article: Setlist in Guitar Hero Arcade

There are 50 songs in Guitar Hero Arcade. 50 of the songs that appears in Guitar Hero Arcade also appeared in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, including songs from the main setlist, bonus songs, and downloadable songs from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. Also, there are premium songs in the arcade version. In order to play a premium song, the player would have to use another credit.


Games of Guitar Hero
Main series
Guitar Hero - Guitar Hero II - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Guitar Hero World Tour - Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - Guitar Hero Live
Band-related games
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith - Guitar Hero: Metallica - Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Spin-off games
Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s - Guitar Hero: Smash Hits - Band Hero
Guitar Hero Air Guitar Rocker - Guitar Hero Carabiner - Guitar Hero 2nd Edition Carabiner - Guitar Hero Arcade
On Tour series
Guitar Hero: On Tour - Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades - Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Mobile games
Guitar Hero Mobile - Guitar Hero III Backstage Pass - Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile - Guitar Hero (iOS) - Guitar Hero 5 (Android) - Guitar Hero 6 (Android) - Guitar Hero Live
Guitar Hero I & II Dual Pack (PS2) - Guitar Hero II & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Xbox 360) - Guitar Hero: On Tour & On Tour: Decades Box Set (NDS) - Guitar Hero III & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Wii)
Community mods
Guitar Hero Three Control Panel (GH3/GH:A PC) - GH3+ (GH3 PC) - Guitar Hero II Deluxe (GH2 PS2/Xbox 360) - Guitar Hero World Tour: Definitive Edition (GHWT PC) - Guitar Hero Deluxe (GH1 PS2)