Adults Can Relive Childhood at New Pasadena Arcade

The couple-owned business grew from a collection of old arcade games and arcade-themed parties

Adults will become children again Friday night at the opening of Pasadena's Neon Retro Arcade.

Visitors will take a "journey to the 80s and 90s," while playing over 40 classic arcade games and pinball machines, according to the Neon Retro Arcade website.

"Playing (arcade games) by yourself is one thing, but having, playing in a social environment like this is totally a different experience," said Mark Guenther, owner of the arcade in Old Town Pasadena.

The couple-owned business, which grew from a collection of old arcade games and arcade-themed parties, will charge a $10 dollar fee per hour that will allow visitors to play unlimited games.

Mia Mazadiego, Guenther's wife, said people wanted to experience the feeling they had when they were younger and growing up with the games.

"I think there's a lot of great memories of the past, it's really nice to relive them," Mazadiego said.

It's also nice for the parents and grandparents to take their children and grandchildren to show them how it was "back in the day," she said.

The arcade will be open during the week from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., and from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

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