Arcade games, oh how we miss them! Gathering around the joystick with a roll of quarters, trying to beat your highest score–all while hopped up on an icy soda and Twizzlers. OK, do I sound like an old lady to you?
Once upon a hundred years ago, video games were only available at arcades. They hadn’t invented the kind you could play at home yet! It’s hard even for me to believe, since I was pretty little back then. Though, I do vaguely remember going to the arcade with my older brother, tripping down the stairs, hitting my head pretty hard . . . while he never stopped playing Super Mario. Ah, the good old days!
It’s pretty hard to find an old school arcade these days, but rest assured you can play these all online. Here are 14 of our favorite old school arcade games. Gone but never forgotten!
Ms. Pac Man
Beyonce said it best, “A diva is a female version of a hustler.” Ms Pac Man was a diva. Her hubby don’t got nothing on her.
It was just really pretty and colorful to look at. Like going to a rave.
Donkey Kong Junior
Instead of defeating Mario, you save Daddy Donkey Kong from him. We never understood why Donkey Kong and Mario were fighting in the first place, but hey, it was hours of fun.
Now, I only play Tetris when I’m packing for vacation.
Super Mario Bros
The story of two Italian, plumber brothers saving a princess–it’s just eternally epic.
Chun-Li was my favorite, but it was never any match for my bro and Ryu’s, “Hadouken!”
Eating fruit and shooting pellets at ghosts. Makes sense.
Climbing ladders over and over again is only fun when someone else is doing it.
They tricked us into playing puzzles all day by calling it “Bomberman”.
Delivering papers, it’s totally a game.
Fight aliens on the planet Zebes? I’m down!
Shooting sticks at circles . . . sounds like fun. . .
The graphics in this were so good–at the time
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