Arcade has an actual amusement park in order to entertain the kids; he is skillful in robots and highly arrogant. After Mister Fantastic ruins his robots, he decides to prove his intellectual superiority to Mr. Fantastic, luring him into his Murderworld and hypnotizing him to forget about his superpowers. There, Mr. Fantastic outsmarted all the traps and turned all of Arcade's robots against him. Arcade was taken into custody and Mr. Fantastic learns to be more tactful.
Later, Arcade trapped high school student Flash Thompson in a new arcade machine and uses the young video gamer as a tester to destroy New York City. Eventually, Spider-Man intervened and saved his schoolmate from Arcade's scheme.
Although he has no superhuman powers, Arcade has a genius level I.Q. and a natural aptitude for mechanics, architecture and applied technology. A brilliant and self-taught designer, Arcade applies his talents to the construction of mobile amusement park-like deathtraps, which he calls "Murderworlds".