Pasadena's Neon Retro is filled with '80s games, but its business model is decidedly less old school. This is an arcade with a cover, typically $10 for an hour on games that are set to free play. This isn't a great deal for arcade whizzes who can go for hours on a quarter. Nor is it the best spot if you happen to be in the neighborhood and only have time for a single shot at Centipede. However, if you're an average-to-awful player who thinks you'll spend more than $10 in an hour, it's a bargain. Your best bet is to make a date of it. Grab some friends and spend an hour battling it out over your childhood favorites before you grab dinner at one of the many neighboring restaurants. —Liz Ohanesian

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