There was nothing like a trip to the arcade as a kid. Even in the 90s, when arcades as we knew them were on their way out, there was something magical about the sights, sounds and smells of even the dirtiest little hole-in-the-wall arcade.

These places are mostly gone, but that doesn't mean they're forgotten. And out of all the many machines that graced the arcades of yore, there are a select few that stand out in our minds as the greatest a kid could ever want to play.

Now if only time machines took quarters…

All photos via arcade-museum.com or Wikipedia.