Electronic Gaming Monthly sat nine kids down (age 10-13) and made ’em play the games we wasted quarters on. I laughed until I cried.

Pong: “It takes this whole console just to do Pong?”

Tetris: “This is boring. Maybe if it had characters and stuff and different levels, it would be OK. If things blew up or something or—”

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial: “[Points to lava lamp on TV stand] That thing’s more interesting.”

Space Invaders: “But you can get this game on a cell phone. Why would you want to pay for it in an arcade?”