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Oregon Trail, Pac-Man & More Games for the Nostalgic Parents

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A pocketful of quarters and lightning-fast reflexes could get you far as a kid growing up in the ‘80s. Spending the afternoons at the local arcade was one of the best after-school activities — nothing compared to the rush of putting your initials on the high-score board of Pac-Man or Galaga. Arcade games became computer games in the ‘90s, where you could spend hours playing Pinball, Frogger, and Sonic the Hedgehog. Ah, those were the days!

Our kids’ video games may have better graphics and more choices now, but there’s something about the simplicity of those classic games that still holds up today. If you’re feeling nostalgic, just head to Apple Arcade. From Oregon Trail to Bowling, you can get lost playing these old school favorites with modern upgrades.

Apple Arcade offers over 200 fun games with no ads or additional purchases — so you can focus solely on play. Sign up for $4.99/month and get a three-month free trial with the purchase of any new iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Apple TV.

Once you do, check out a few of these awesome throwback games available to play now! Your kids will be shocked at how skilled you are at these nostalgic video games.

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