It used to be a matter of course: teens on summer break would show up just a tad early to the movies, feed some bills into the change machine and head to the arcade.
The first known-coin operated arcade game made its debut at Stanford University in 1971. In the 40 years since, many iconic arcade games have been ported to consoles, but I think there’s still nothing quite like sidling up to a game with your pockets full of coins.
The favorites? According to the survey, gamers were the biggest fans of: Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Space Invaders, Asteroids, Frogger, Ms. Pac-Man, Centipede, Pong, Mortal Kombat and Galaga.
Old games are getting new lives nowadays — The Hollywood Reporter reported earlier this month that Space Invaders could soon be a movie — so we can only hope that we’ll see a resurgence of the golden age of arcades.
What are your favorite arcade titles and why?