Photos: Greatest arcade games of the '80s

You don't even need a quarter to join our flashback to the 1980s for a look at video games played in arcades, pizza parlors and bars.

Imagine you have a time machine, a pocket full of quarters and a Walkman with Siouxsie and Smiths cassettes (OK, you can bring your own). Your mission is to travel back to the '80s, the golden age of arcade games, and play your favorite one.

Which would you pick?

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Would you sidle up to Asteroids, Frogger, Centipede, Donkey Kong? ... Need to jog your memory? Check out this News.com galleryof the classic games of the 1980s.

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