It’s amazing how quickly things can fade in and out of popularity. Video game arcades used to be the stars of the video game industry, leading the charge forward in immersion and technology. I suppose nothing lasts forever, but sadly now arcades seem to be only found in back of pizza parlors or at your local Chuck E. Cheese.
This magazine spread looks at some of the most popular arcade games that would define what would become the golden age of video arcades. While there may not be many thriving arcades today, their legacy still lives on with the iconic characters and addictive gameplay that were introduced in those giant cabinets filled with gaming love. If you ever have the chance to go play at a real arcade, I can’t reccomend it enough. Even if the graphics are dated, great gameplay never gets old.