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Address: 400 S. Jefferson, Springfield, MO 65806
Phone Number: +1 417-831-3665
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1984 is an 80s time machine! All original 80s video games and 80s theme'd...

1984 is an 80s time machine! All original 80s video games and 80s theme'd hangout. Pinball for 50¢. Entry Admission is $7.50 per person. Your admission is an all-night pass, no cost for re-entry on the same night.

We also have Party Rooms for rental, and we do Private Events. Please call to book in advance.

Find us at 400 S. Jefferson across from the downtown YMCA.

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Fun trip back in time...

My husband and I took our 14-year-old video game fan son to 1984, which has a huge collection of old school arcade video games. You can play unlimited video games with your $7.50... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Odyssey2002
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Piedmont, OK
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Piedmont, OK
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took our 14-year-old video game fan son to 1984, which has a huge collection of old school arcade video games. You can play unlimited video games with your $7.50 per person admission. It's a great deal and a lot of fun. They also have pinball machines, but you have to use quarters to play them, to... More 

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Thank Odyssey2002
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife surprised me with a late anniversary trip to Springfield, and after a great dinner at Metropolitan Cafe, brought me to 1984. As soon as I saw the windows and decor outside, I knew what it was, and was super excited to see what they had. A cover charge of $7.50 gets you free access to all arcade machines... More 

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Thank Carrie T
Missouri
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I come here as often as we can! It's only about 5 bucks at the door and you can play as many arcade games as you want as many times as you want. They also have pinball...downside to that is that it's $.25 every play, so if you want pinball.....bring lots of quarters. This place has some... More 

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Thank Ashley B
Springfield, Missouri
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26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Great way to relive the 80's. From PacMan to Donkey Kong they have it all. Great price for all you can play. Great date night.

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Thank msadvisor2015
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

1984 has all the old classics. We have been here with our 9 year old numerous times, and had one of his birthday parties here. There are two floors of arcade games and your admission covers them all but the pinball machines, bring quarters for those! This would be a great place to party for any reason, work parties, bachelor... More 

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Thank Dawn Y
Branson, Missouri
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

I've heard a lot about the 1984 arcade, and finally got to experience it for myself today. Soooo glad I did! I went there with friends and family of all ages for a birthday party. The owners treated us great, including doing a quick fix on a game that wasn't on when we arrived. Fun was had by everyone. As... More 

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Thank nyguy73
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

My 12 yr. old, my husband and I decided to check out 1984 on a weekend evening and had a great time! I think I had more fun than anyone, as I was about my child's age in 1984! Ha! My husband really liked the pinball machines (he's a 'bit' older than me)! Our kiddo would have likely enjoyed more... More 

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Thank Jennifer D
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

They have games I had forgotten about!!! Tempest, Rally X.....totally awesome!!! Atmosphere, people are totally cool!!!! Ferris Buller playing on an old console TV.....you definitely get your monies worth!!!

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Thank SSSandMar
Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This place was great. Pay a flat price to get in and all the arcades games are free... The pinball machines cost money, but not bad at 50 cents per pinball game considering how much more repair and maintenance they need versus the arcade games. That said, their Pinball machines ALL worked and they had some rare 'collector' titles available... More 

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Thank lma574
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I didn't think this place was that great. It's cheap unless you want to play pinball. That costs extra. I prefer a more modern arcade, but I realize part of the appeal of this is the "vintage" feel.

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