Back in the 1980s, for some teenagers, the coolest place to be was in a dark, cavernous arcade where games like Galaga and Centipede were mastered one furious push of a button at a time.
Now you can play classic arcade games in your browser — no joystick or coin required thanks to the Internet Arcade. A collection of dozens of games from the 1970s to the 1990s, each runs over emulation software in the browser. The results can be shaky; the sound scratchy.
But there’s nothing like the simple joy of some of these games. Here are nine to play right now.