Let This Supercut of Arcade Games in the Movies Transport You to Their Simpler Days

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Sept. 2 2014 6:22 PM

Let This Supercut of Arcade Games in the Movies Transport You to Their Simpler Days

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If you were a kid in America during the ’70s or ’80s, there’s a decent chance that Pac-Man was among the babysitters who watched you after school. As a tribute to the gamers of yesteryear, the Huffington Post compiled this supercut of arcades in the movies, using footage of more than 50 movies, from the comedy-Western Rancho Deluxe (1975) to Double Dragon (1994), inspired by the martial arts video game of the same name. 

It harkens back to a simpler time, when hair was much bigger, Michael J. Fox was much younger, and glory could be yours for a quarter.

Eliza Berman is an intern in the culture department at Slate.

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