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Nice place to go to have some fun

For $7.50 entrance fee you can play as long as they are open. If you like old video games then this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melrose Park, Illinois
Great Trip Down Memory Lane

As a 1980's teenager, 1984 was a great trip down memory lane. I took my 7yo son so he could see... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Nixa, Missouri
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“Nice place to go to have some fun”
Nov 6, 2018
“Great Trip Down Memory Lane”
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...more
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400 S Jefferson Ave, Springfield, MO 65806-2316
+1 417-831-3665
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For $7.50 entrance fee you can play as long as they are open. If you like old video games then this is the place for you. There is about 50 - 60 different arcade games you can play for free, plus another 15 pinball machines...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dodger57
Reviewed November 6, 2018

As a 1980's teenager, 1984 was a great trip down memory lane. I took my 7yo son so he could see what my childhood looked like ... at least what arcades looked like. It was kind of emotional to see my boy playing pinball like...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 638craig
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This place has many 80's arcade and pinball machines. The games take some getting used to (I play a lot of new games) but they are just as fun and addicting as newer games. Love taking the family here, its an inexpensive way to spend...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K5996WBdavid
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem! You get a great deal for free play on the games plus the 80s decorations were over the top! The staff were super friendly and helpful. The choices of games were everything that I played as a kid and more!...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JJG72
Reviewed July 9, 2018

I was feeling nostalgic and I mentioned to a coworker about wanting to play video games from my youth (I grew up in the ‘80s). He told me about 1984 so I went to check it out. Let me tell you, this place is now...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank colinv652
Reviewed May 23, 2018

This place is one of the main reasons we travel to Springfield, MO. I am an 80's gal, so brought my son, he is a gamer. However, these games are more challenging as there is no auto reset when you run out of lives. The...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Addie V
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem, a genuine throwback to the great 80s arcades, and a great value to boot. For the at the door fee you get unlimited game machine plays and all the 50¢ pinball you want. It’s a fantastic place to spend a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed February 9, 2018

I visited this place a while back and it seemed SUPER FUN, but it was sooooo packed with kids and teenagers that it felt like it wasn't worth waiting to play. Probably best to avoid peak hours.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank MahCarrenho
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Any Pinball Wizard around the world would enjoy a trip to 1984 Arcade in Downtown Springfield, MO. I love how you pay to get in and then the games are free. It makes it so much easier to have a fun night out with all...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ashley T
Reviewed January 22, 2018

Located downtown near Missouri State University and a 5 min drive from the Rail Haven Motel. For this 40 something it was like stepping through a portal back in time 30 years to before the X-Box and PlayStation when the only place to find games...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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June 6, 2015|
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Response from gailharris60 | Reviewed this property |
Retro video games and pinball machines. You play a flat fee and play the arcade (video) games free. The Pinball machines you pay extra. A very nice friendly fun environment. It is all inside and there are no rides. It is a... More
June 6, 2015|
Response from hspencer2 |
@superpops 1984 is an arcade with vintage video games. There are no rides.