Arcades in the ’80s. Two of my favorite things (40 Photos)

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  • method_man

    #16 adults wearing diaper's FTW

    • halass

      the short shorts i can handle. why the fuck anybody thought bringing back high tops was a good idea ill never get. especially making them out of that fucked up material that makes them look plastic

  • Nobody

    # 38 Find her

    • Randy Marsh

      Because of the space you typed in, I had to go scroll up to find which pic you meant… dick

    • shaka

      #38 dumb ass

    • echogeo

      Is that Kristy McNichol? =/

    • noir

      in her 40's by now…old enough to be your mom

  • Surf and Snow

    I miss child hood.

    • chiver79

      my kids will never know how much fun it was to walk around and enjoy the lights and sounds of the arcade

      • Ckris King

        my kids will never know how much fun it was to walk around and enjoy the lights and sounds of the arcade ,too

        • shaka

          my kids will never know how much fun it was to walk around and enjoy the lights and sounds of the arcade , three

          • Pedobear

            I have an arcade in my basement, send your kids over here.

  • tits_mcgee_

    #32 I'm going to pretend that is a young Dirk Nowitzki… only to justify the way he is dressed

    • ReyTiburones

      I'm fairly certain I had that exact outfit…

  • Brad

    #36 I had Pole Position for my Atari… for the youngsters – Atari was a game console that came before Nintendo and featured rudimentary games…

    • P Bizzy

      I gotta pole position for the youngsters…

    • AlwaysSunny

      thank you for the clarification. I had no idea what this "Atari" is that you speak of.

    • Billy

      Where the Hell is moonwalk

    • MacNCheesePro

      I had that game on Atari as well. Along with Frogger and Donkey Kong

      • nwest

        oh hell yeah, and #18 Dig Dug

        • Admiral Ackbar

          Dig dug was sweet but who remembers Qbert?

          • Vagina Jones

            #40 holmes.

    • fuzzybeard2016

      I have a buttload (99!) of Atari games on my iPad.

      • Sean Doherty

        I still have them on my Atari. 😉

        • fuzzybeard2016

          Out of the 99 I have, ~12 of then are direct ports of the (mostly older) arcade machines. *sigh* I did miss Crystals Castles rather badly. Props for keeping the 2600 faith, though! 🙂

  • brad

    most of these were taken last week in Missouri

    • Ryan Smith


    • bonezoz

      I knew there was a reason i left Missouri in 1992…

    • b-ry

      I'm moving to Missouri.

    • llcoolranch


  • topher

    I fucking hate finals week.

    • ReyTiburones

      But it means that summer is almost here, which means beach, sun and scantily-clad girls

      • billybigrig

        And don't forget booze … lots and lots of booze.

  • Lower

    This is the stuff dreams are made of.

  • Mike

    It's a shame the arcade scene had to die… The last arcade in NY closed down just a few weeks ago

    • Urban

      Dave and Busters

  • Merican Grizzly

    #20 This guy. This is the guy.

    • Merican Grizzly

      #34 Here is again checkin' out dude ass.

    • chris

      that mustache is a thing of beauty

    • Darren

      Freddie Mercury?!

    • Ryno

      puttin' off the vibe

      • Eli

        Short shorts and acid wash jeans as far as the eye can see…

  • Jeff Chancellor-Neely

    Ok where is Die Hard? Best arcade game by EPIC FAR. Just my opinion. I love that one.

    • DrROBOTO

      I believe that came out in the 90s and was also available on jaguar…

  • Carissa

    80's, get back in my life please.

  • denzino

    #1 that karate game kicked my butt!
    #3 i'll still play pinball games
    #21 i just got paperboy on my phone
    i know it's probably 90's nostalgia but one of my favorites was ivan ironman stewart's super off road!

    • Drizzle

      Reminds me of the movie/documentary "The King of Kong" about the Donkey Kong world championship

    • FamousNate

      They have paperboy for the phone!?!

  • Slimey

    PREPARE TO QUALIFY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Admiral Ackbar


  • xXbeermonkeyXx

    #9 james franco is being totally ignored by the blonde playing pole position, so he checks out the rest of the room

  • HayzeOne

    If only I could trade in my xbox for one of these.

  • rocknroll

    Notice that everyone is THIN. What's that tell ya about today's eating habits & its contents?

    • ddd

      Noticed that too. No one is even chubby. Lot of faux-staches though.

    • Womp

      its prolly beacause they walked those acid washed jeans and Vuarnet T-shirts to the arcade and all over instead of to the couch to put on a headset and play video games with their friends

      • Khaki Mallard

        and don't forget the mullets, tube socks, and cyclist hats. Ah, the height of 80s fashion!

  • lamontyoubigdummy

    OMG…jean jackets…Jams…awful hairdos…acid washed, tight rolled jeans…OP, Maui & Hobie stuff…parachute pants!!

    [has nostalgia/ shamegasm…passes out]

    • jaywalke

      I don't see any Members Only jackets, though.

      • lamontyoubigdummy

        And no shirts that say or show a Porsche, lol

        • Admiral Ackbar

          No fat laces either and not nearly enough neon colored clothing.

          • bigdeal

            OP!!!!! rofl

  • Picard_

    Who wears short shorts?

  • Mike

    Oh the sounds!!! It kills me to know I'll never again hear the wonderful noise that a room full of these machines made.

    I remember that a pole position machine could wake the dead. You could always make out that one above the rest. Same thing with track and field.

    • Spliggs

      My buddy and I used to go ape$hit on the 2-player Cyber Sled game; one time the arcade guy had to come over and tell us to keep it down, despite the fact that the ambient noise level was around 120db, lol! Good times…

    • bigdeal

      thats true..
      jingle tokens
      joystick banging into edges
      dumb teenage polite/shy boy comments
      prepare to qualify
      pacman jingle
      assorted spaceship taking off sounds

  • lamontyoubigdummy

    I didn't see Track & Field, Journey or Dragon's Lair in there. 😦

    Or Joust! I mean WTF? Do knights not ride ostriches anymore?

    If not, the royal wedding is gonna suck balls.

    • Foamy

      Track & Field #10

      • lamontyoubigdummy

        So it is. Good call. I was distracted…by all the beautiful 80ness in the foreground. Beards, tinted windshield glasses, etc. Basically my parents when they too us to Mr. Gattis after a little league game.

    • kodakkid

      that last line caused me to choke on my coffee

    • Admiral Ackbar

      Joust was awesome! What about Defender? Didn't see that one either. Dragon's lair was the coolest game and I think one of the first ones to cost more than $0.25.

      What about Qbert? I don't see that on eon there either.

      • TitoRigatoni

        #40 Qbert

      • 1C451

        #12 DEFENDER

    • Kato

      Journey is in #32

  • Rob

    Some still live!

    And of course there is M.A.M.E.

  • ely whitley

    Space Harrier! Defender! Pole Position! Spy Hunter! Tron! Donkey Kong Jr! Holy tittyfuckingshit those were great days!

  • Gibbo

    god damn i miss the good old times

    technology and y gen ruined everything!!

  • ronald

    #2 Nice to see douchebags are timeless

    • apple

      far lefts getting laid tonight!

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