This kid from Ithaca, New York, decided to record his aracade experiences onto a Sony TCS-310 Stereo Cassette Recorder from 1982 through 1988. Luckily he had stored all fourteen audio tapes in a safe place and rediscovered them when he moved the rest of his stuff from his parents house in 1997. Over the last several years he has digitized the cassette recordings and posted them online at CoinOpVideoGames.com.
I was surprised to find how similar the arcade ambience from this New York arcade was to the arcade I used to frequent in Southern California. Some of the recordings are better than others, but that’s to be expected. Being able to hear the kids playing the video games is what sets this site apart from others which feature only the video game sounds. Some of the recordings brought back some great memories. If you enjoyed visiting video game arcades in the 1980’s you will enjoy this site.