Retrospect: A Look At The Old Days Of Coin-Op Arcade Gaming

Although the word "arcade" carries strong connotations of videogame splendour, the newer generation has a very unique and limited opinion of what the amusements once were. The time spent in them was fleeting but illustrious, and redefined coin-operated entertainment for ever.

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Bloodmask4870d ago

the arcade all the time, when they were still around. I live in NA, I know they are still big in Japan. I have respect for the older games like Galaga.

The real fun was when Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, and Street Fighter 2 Turbo, and Samurai Shodown hit the scene though. I remember people would put their quarters up on the cabinet to play next bc the lines were so long. Those were the days. The true "golden age" if you will.

Maddens Raiders4870d ago (Edited 4870d ago )

of my life. Arcading was a religion at the same time that BMX racing, Karate & Vietnam movies kicked everything else's ass to the moon in popularity. My, my how times have changed....... ((sigh))

Bloodmask4870d ago

Times have changed a lot. The bigger publishers have taken over now and arcades are going the way of the Dinosaurs. I gave you + feedback so you can get your bubble back. I guess some people can't take a joke sometimes and try and steal a bubble.

Maddens Raiders4870d ago

it's truly a shame how these parlours have gone by the way side. I used to spend CHUNKS of time in Einstein's down on the drag at the University of Texas and at all of the Aladdin's Castles all over town and in the malls. Good God those were some good days. People call it progress, but somehow I feel that youngsters of today are missing out on what once was a truly unique social experience. Quarters, games, chicks, pizza, change machines were like the ATM's of the arcade commerce Better days.....

Wii60PS3DSPSP4870d ago

Konami arcade games ftw, The Simpsons, X-men, TMNT, ect...