Growing up in the 90s in a very rural state in Northeastern United States, we didn’t really have much for arcades in my area. Yes, there was the one tiny one tucked into the corner by the food court in the mall, and we did also have an arcade at the mini-golf place (shout out Pizza Putt!) but that consisted of mostly redemption games and some air hockey.

It was very hard to get any sort of playing time on real, bonafide, arcade classics. Most of my experience playing games such as Dig Dug, Pac-Man and Galaga came from playing the home ports as a child, not the
original arcade cabinets.

At that same time, I was a huge fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. (known as Teenage Mutant Hero
Turtles to our European friends) I had all of the action figures, read the Archie comic books, watched the movies and loved the cartoon.

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