We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

1984

400 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806
417-831-3665
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Springfield
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: OPEN Wednesday through Saturday from 4PM to 11PM - Located in downtown Springfield Missouri. Pay $5 at the door and play all the classic video games... more » Owner description: OPEN Wednesday through Saturday from 4PM to 11PM - Located in downtown Springfield Missouri. Pay $5 at the door and play all the classic video games you want & pinball is just a quarter! Featuring games from the 80's! 1984 is THE 80's arcade! Stop in and get your 80's on in style. We have the games, the music, and the vibe from the greatest decade ever! Need a place to host your next event or party? We offer private events and party room rentals. 1984 features over 60 of the greatest hits from the arcades of the 80's. We are especially proud of our collection of Vector games like Asteroids, Deluxe Asteroids, Gravitar, Tempest and BattleZone! You will find almost all the classics here including Space Invaders, Ms. Pac Man, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Pole Position and many more. Of course we offer parties and an 80's vibe, complete with music videos from ABC to ZZTop. 1984 is located across from the downtown YMCA on Jefferson Street in Downtown Springfield Missouri. From National go West on Walnut, Turn South On Jefferson (its a one way street!) and We are immediately on the Left Hand Side Of the Road. Family Friendly, No Smoking, No Booze... Just Fun with Friends! « less
Write a Review

79 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    50
    18
    8
    1
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Berwyn, Illinois
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

1984 was jam-packed with gamers when our family of four walked in on a Saturday evening. For the boisterous college-age patrons, this place was just a precursor to other amusements, and the crowd soon thinned out. What remained were others just like us--middle-aged parents with 8-bit stars in our eyes showing their kids the ropes. Who needs to bond with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Branson, Missouri
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Although I am no longer a video junkie, this place reminds me of those days so much! They make sure everything is in working order and it is everything that you can remember playing in 1984! Only like $5-$6 and play as long as you like. So worth an opportunity to go back in time, if only for a few... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We made a return trip to Springfield for 2 things: Springfield Cardinal baseball and 1984! My kids, 13, 10, & 9 are huge fans of this establishment! $5 covers your admission for unlimited arcade play. Dig Dug, Pac-man, Ms Pac-man, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Frogger, BurgerTime, Q*bert, Tetris, and many others! Who can resist? My boys were excited to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

We found 1984 on trip advisor and it sounded right up our ally with myself and my wife growing up in the 80's and our son who is all about video games so we included 1984 in our vacation plans. We had agreat time, we arrived at 4:00 when it opened and we stayed about 2 hours and had a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Missouri
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What fun this was - done in true arcade style. A gamers paradise. Most customers were courteous to share the more popular games and not stay on any one too long. Disappointed that the q-Bert was not the classic original but many others were. No quarters needed - just pay at the door unless you want to play pinball then... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ozark, Missouri
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I love this place, it reminds me of when I was growing up and going to the arcade and now I get to go again and bring my kids with me! We have gone many times, its hit or miss with the crowds, but even when its crowded you can still play games, just not cycle through different ones as... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

1984 has taken over four store fronts and packed the resulting space with a wide variety of games. For $5, you can play video games until your wrists fall off. Customers are good about not monopolizing the machines, playing a few games then moving on to give others a chance to play. All of the old classics, Pac-Man, Centipede, Missile... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rolla, Missouri, United States
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

As soon as I entered into 1984 my inner child screamed in excitement. This place only costs $5, let me spell that out for you... FIVE DOLLARS! I spent at least 3 hours in here and had unlimited plays for just $5 dollars. I spent over $30 at the bowling alley for 1 hour and had a miserable time. How... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Missouri
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I liked going down memory lane but you have to pay more for some games so its not really all you can play for $5 plus its so tight and hot I would rather just play the same games on my video game systems at home.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln W, Owner at 1984, responded to this review

We are disappointed you didn't have an excellent time at 1984. Some nights can be busy, we will refund your money or you are welcome to come back on another night at no charge. We have over 60 video games all set to free play, we do charge to play pinball because they need more maintenance than video games to... More

Springfield, Missouri
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

my husband and I used to love playing the old school video games and I still kind of like them but it just wasn't the same. When we went in, we came with memories of the last place we visited, that had a dark interior and glow in the dark fantasy pics on the walls, and good gaming food- cheap... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lincoln W, Owner at 1984, responded to this review

Sounds like a totally rad hangout - It can be hard to compete with a cherished memory from a childhood. We like to think we have a special glow too... the glow of awesome! The glow of over 60 classic games lined up for your personal romp down arcade lane! We may not have dark fantasy pics on the walls,... More

Travelers who viewed 1984 also viewed

 

Been to 1984? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage 1984, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing