‘Retro arcades’ get an extra life with resurgence of nostalgia gaming

‘Retro arcades’ get an extra life with resurgence of nostalgia gaming

March 04, 2020

The sound of coins falling into a machine. The feel of a joystick and the clack of buttons being mashed. 1 player or 2 players, make your choice …

“Galaga,” “Asteroids,” “Centipede,” “Dragon’s Lair” …  No this isn’t the latest trailer for “Stranger Things” Season 3.

‘Retro Arcades’ are popping up all across the country, bringing us children of the 80s back to a simpler time. Days when we would run out of the house with our friends and head to the local arcade to spend our entire allowances trying to get the high score on “Pac-Man,” or finally pull off that elusive ‘Fatality’ in “Mortal Kombat.”

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Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics

Arcade1Up is next-level retro gaming with cabinets for Street Fighter and other classics

March 04, 2020

It’s weird to love a $300 video game. But that’s the funny thing about nostalgia.

The retro gaming trend gives us many ways to spend new money reliving old memories. Systems like SNES Classic, C64 Mini and the upcoming PlayStation Classic top the gift charts as consumers yearn for the good ol' days.

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