yea back in the day we knew home games were not as good as arcades it was like the difference between going to the cinema and watching on tv
i really didnt have much complaints about the games that get so much hate today i thought 2600 pacman was just fine
i figured its limitations were just as good as they could do at the time cause i mean what were the other choices the led radioshack football game or the stupid merlin its only real game was its lame version of blackjack or even worse simon
but back to the mall there was aladdins castle my mom would go into mervyns and give me and my sister a couple bucks she went next door to the sanrio store and i guess would look at pens and candy
i would get a handful of tokens (still got one) but the bullys wouldn't let me play the new games they would either steal my nexties token so i would be stuck on the what we called back then the black and white games like space invaders ,lunar lander or this submarine game where you looked through this periscope like thing there was always a line on dragons lair but over time games got stale and the older kids would leave maybe they discovered girls or booze i really liked this game called space duel i loved how the ships could spin around
i was a horrible player i dont think i ever made it through day 2 of paperboy or ever completed a race in any racing game it was just fun controlling a little thing on a tv i also did lots of skeeball and whacka mole cause i really wanted that switchblade comb
i'll admit it i did like going into the sanrio store it always smelled of strawberrywatermellon and they made the best pencil sharpener and o bought a spiffy stapler that was shaped like a train it reminded me of a gobot
Edited by bohoki, Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:31 PM.