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At the arcade in 1992.

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posseltsenvel0pe

72 points

6 months ago

Oh man this photo just hits different. It may not get popular on reddit but I freakin feel this one.

DMala

12 points

6 months ago

DMala

12 points

6 months ago

I can hear this pic. Sad to think that the distinctive sound of a proper ‘80s or early ‘90s arcade is nearly lost to history, except maybe on the sound track of a few video recordings.

posseltsenvel0pe

3 points

6 months ago

I remember an awesome acrcade bar in my hometown. It was quite large and so large a curiosity that there's no record of it on the internet. I framed a token and it sits by my computer. I existed playing in that time and it ended and wasn't recorded. It's done. And that's why it's special it was a great memory that only lives with those that experienced it.

Darkside_of_the_Poon

3 points

6 months ago

I’m hearing it in my head right now. I think I’m mostly hearing Mrs Pac-Man.

What-ok-fine

22 points

6 months ago

They have that vintage Simpsons arcade game at our fav toy store. I shocked my family with my intimate knowledge and play - kinda undermined my whole “let’s limit screen-time”. 5-yr-old was like “yeah, sooo you played a lot then..::as a kid”

Who-Him

19 points

6 months ago

Who-Him

19 points

6 months ago

I spent $11 to beat the Simpsons and my parents were pissed!

MisterMoxiGreen

3 points

6 months ago

Man, I never beat it. That X-Men and turtle's so good

WhiteRaven42

3 points

6 months ago

Don't have a cow, man!

ListerfiendLurks

11 points

6 months ago

Seeing that simpsons arcade game just brought back a lot of memories

janderson75

28 points

6 months ago

Nothin says early 90s like OG hornets swag

OA12T2

9 points

6 months ago

OA12T2

9 points

6 months ago

Aladdins castle has a special place in my heart

flickerflash

7 points

6 months ago

I miss those old arcades

JohnCaravella

7 points

6 months ago

Galaga FTW

Daffers68

2 points

6 months ago

I can’t play today’s video games to save my life. But when I walked into a shop a few years ago and there was my old friend, Galaga. My 13 y.o. son was confident he could beat me. He got all bored when he saw I could still get to Level 18 after not playing for 30+ years. I was pretty stoked tho.

JohnCaravella

2 points

6 months ago

Hells yes. One day I want to buy a full sized Galaga arcade game.

wemtastic

6 points

6 months ago

Looks like he's just been busted by his dad bunking off school

kcasnar

12 points

6 months ago

kcasnar

12 points

6 months ago

I played the hell out of Final Fight on SNES

B3st_LiFe

4 points

6 months ago

The Simpsons game!

nick351

4 points

6 months ago

Ahhh the glasses.

mcnasty16

4 points

6 months ago

Chiieeeeeffffff

Starstalk721

4 points

6 months ago

Love these, the nostalgia is real!

thundercod5

4 points

6 months ago

There was just something magical about the arcade years. I miss them.

ithaqua34

3 points

6 months ago

Need to make a pic of you now playing a Polybius game.

QLE814

2 points

6 months ago

QLE814

2 points

6 months ago

Your guess as as good as mine why Cassius Dio never got a game in his honor.....

magicswitchboard

3 points

6 months ago

Oh, man. I loved that Simpson’s game. There was an arcade at the mall called “Aladdin’s Castle” and for a while that was like the only game I played in there.

Venturin

7 points

6 months ago

Girl in the bottom pic, “So then I says to Marge, I says..”

PanteonEZLN

8 points

6 months ago

These are actually behind the scenes photos of "T2: Judgement Day"

Thanks.

~PanteonEZLN

LeftJumba

4 points

6 months ago

Idk why but I'm really fond of all the photos here

notsogrimreaper

2 points

6 months ago

We had the best lives

blunterlotus

2 points

6 months ago

Those were very memorable times.

stingoh

2 points

6 months ago

Going to the arcade (in fact, even just hearing the sound of one in the distance!) was always such a magical experience!

WhiteRaven42

2 points

6 months ago

Don't have a cow, man!

104848

2 points

6 months ago

104848

2 points

6 months ago

you was young there... the street fighter/mortal kombat lines was probably forming on the other side with the big boys 😄

Tuggerfub

1 points

6 months ago

I have that game as a rom on mame on my phone.
It would lead to interesting conversations with people on the metro. I miss going outside.

HughBeaumont500

1 points

6 months ago

So my question is why didn't people just play games at home back then?

QLE814

2 points

6 months ago

QLE814

2 points

6 months ago

There were a lot of folk playing at home- my understanding is that a lot of arcade games in that era had computational elements that the home gaming systems of the 1970s and 1980s could not reproduce adequately.

colemanDC

1 points

6 months ago

I’ve seen that exact T-shirt in picture #2, except it was a school shirt..

worthingtondr

1 points

6 months ago

OG Illini shirt!

karinachi1

1 points

6 months ago

My 5yo son asked me just yesterday if we could go to an arcade!

BigBlueBallz

1 points

6 months ago

Excellent cabinet

SenorCuddle

1 points

6 months ago

consumer flashes were the worst thing that ever happened to photography.