Top Five: Underrated Vintage Arcade Games

The Houston Area Arcade Group will be holding their 9th Annual Arcade Expo on October 8th & 9th at the Houston Northwest Crowne Plaza at Pinemont and Hwy 290. They'll be hosting classic console systems like Atari and ColecoVision, as well as all kinds of cabinet games (better known as "old-school arcade games" to the layperson). If you're around age 30 or over, you should know about Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, maybe even Dig Dug and Missile Command. But there were a ton of arcade games back in the day that, although they didn't get the acclaim of the more popular cabinets, were just as much fun, if not more so. Plus the lines were way shorter, so you'll want to know them before you even walk into the game room.

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