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Observations and anecdotes about life, funny and serious.

The Top 5 Best Video Games from the 1980s

Do you remember when there was a such thing as video arcades? Do you remember when they were not just in malls but in also in commercial storefronts? I do. I also remember casually dressed teens and adults in business suits in the arcade. I would stop by and play a game or two on my way to my college classes. When I was 12 years old, I emptied my bank, caught the subway to downtown Philadelphia, spent 2 hours in the arcade and walked home with a smile on my face. (That’s a 3 mile walk!)

Video games cost a quarter back then. But a new type of game emerged that cost more, had more buttons, better resolution and…the playing time was shorter. I played a few but I stuck with a few time tested classic games that I mastered without breaking the bank (except for that one time above.)

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