With the emergence of home consoles like the Playstation, Xbox and Nintendo, retro arcades have seemingly vanished. But, near Missouri State is a holdout; the arcade 1984.
Located at 400 S. Jefferson Ave, 1984 closed on April 1 of this year due COVID-19. On May 14, they reopened. Hours are Wednesday to Saturday 4-11 p.m.
Guests pay $10 at the door and are allowed to play all the arcade machines in the building until close. There is no re-entry fee, though guests do have to pay additional coins to play pinball machines. This ranges from 25 cents to a dollar.
The arcade can be filled with up to 75 arcade cabinets and 20 pinball machines, though some cabinets have been removed due to COVID-19. Most seating areas have also been removed from the arcade.
1984 employees Chris Stuart and John Macdonnell said they encourage guests to keep at least one…