Why Retro Arcade Games Still Rock

pasadena arcadeThe “golden age” of arcade games lasted from the late 1970s until the early 1990s. Marked by classic games such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Tetris, Donkey Kong, and Mario Bros., it was a time when kids could while away hours trying to beat their own and others’ top scores, filling arcade machines with coins, and meeting up with friends for good natured showdowns at their favorite games.

While retro arcade games suffered a steep decline in popularity in the 1990s, they are beginning to enjoy something of a resurgence, as people remember fondly their times spent playing these classic games.

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Classic Arcade Games

The arcade has been thrilling gaming lovers for almost 50 years. From Pac Man, Pong, and Space Invaders to pinball and golf, to more recent releases based on superheroes, like Iron Man and Spiderman, arcade games offer exciting opportunities to play a wide variety of games in a fun setting.

The video game arcade also offers players a sense of nostalgia, a throwback to its glory days of the 80s, when children grew up going to the coin-operated arcade with friends. Many arcade games today are based on the ones released during that time period (New versions of Pac Man and Mario Bros. are still being released, for example).

These games have provided fun across multiple generations, and they are still in high demand among video game arcade players today. Here at iT’Z, we offer a number of these classic games, along with exciting newer releases. Here is a look at 4 classic and time tested arcade games that you can play at iT’Z.

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