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Neon Retro Arcade

28 S. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91105
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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