Weren’t Arcades Awesome? Relive The Magic With This Supercut Of Movie Arcades.

Kids today probably have no clue that arcades were THE place to hang out back in the day, places to chat up hot babes, destroy bullies on Mortal Kombat, and avoid those sad addicted pariahs who walked around in a daze like zombies, begging for quarters. Sometimes it’s hard to distinguish my actual childhood from that one Baywatch episode where Hobie beats some jerks at Street Fighter and then Mitch thinks he’s been drinking after they jealously spray him with beer (go ahead and look that one up).

This new supercut from HuffPo‘s Ben Craw feeds on that nostalgia like Ms. Pac Man on so many… uh… dots? –by smashing together some totally sweet arcade action from 58 different movies released between 1975 and 1994, perhaps the golden age of arcade scenes. I enjoy that in Back to the Future II (1989), even the distant future still had cords on their shooting games.

Here’s the full list of films:

“Rancho Deluxe” (1975)
“Jaws” (1975)
“Jaws 2” (1978)
“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” (1978)
“Dawn of the Dead” (1978)
“Midnight Madness” (1980)
“Bustin’ Loose” (1981)
“Death Wish II” (1982)
“Rocky III” (1982)
“Tron” (1982)
“Fast Times at Ridgemont High” (1982)
“Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again” (1982)
“The Toy” (1982)
“Joysticks” (1983)
“WarGames” (1983)
“Twilight Zone: The Movie” (1983)
“Strange Brew” (1983)
“Nightmares” [segment ‘Bishop of Battle’] (1983)
“Never Say Never Again” (1983)
“High School U.S.A.” (1983)
“Rumble Fish” (1983)
“Footloose” (1984)
“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock” (1984)
“Ghostbusters” (1984)
“Gremlins” (1984)
“The Karate Kid” (1984)
“The Last Starfighter” (1984)
“The Philadelphia Experiment” (1984)
“The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” (1984)
“Ninja III: The Domination” (1984)
“Night of the Comet” (1984)
“The Last Dragon” (1985)
“Code of Silence” (1985)
“The Goonies” (1985)
“Real Genius” (1985)
“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986)
“Maximum Overdrive” (1986)
“The Color of Money” (1986)
“Something Wild” (1986)
“Over the Top” (1987)
“Can’t Buy Me Love” (1987)
“Best Seller” (1987)
“Death Wish 4: The Crackdown” (1987)
“Bloodsport” (1988)
“Big” (1988)
“Parenthood” (1989)
“Back to the Future Part II” (1989)
“The Wizard” (1989)
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” (1990)
“RoboCop 2” (1990)
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” (1991)
“Suburban Commando” (1991)
“Juice” (1992)
“Encino Man” (1992)
“Honeymoon in Vegas” (1992)
“Roadside Prophets” (1992)
“Toys” (1992)
“Double Dragon” (1994) [HuffingtonPost]

Enjoy, just don’t ask me for a quarter. I’m too busy playing Double Dragon with hot babes.