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* The leads of ''Manga/HiScoreGirl'' bond over their shared interests in video games, and often hang out in arcades.

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* The leads of ''Manga/HiScoreGirl'' ''Manga/HighScoreGirl'' bond over their shared interests in video games, and often hang out in arcades.arcades, particularly enjoying ''VideoGame/StreetFighterII'' and other fighting games.

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* The leads of ''Manga/HiScoreGirl'' bond over their shared interests in video games, and often hang out in arcades.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Yakuza}}'' series features Club Sega arcades (or Hi-Tech Land Sega arcades in ''VideoGame/Yakuza0'') with a slew of minigames inside. Earlier games had original games and UFO catchers, while later games feature [[GameWithinAGame real Sega games]], including ''VideoGame/SpaceHarrier'', ''VideoGame/FantasyZone'', ''VideoGame/VirtuaFighter'', and ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo''.


* ''Film/{{Arcade}}'' (no, really)
* "The Bishop of Battle" segment in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmares_(1983_film) Nightmares]]'' (1983). Most of the action takes place in a video arcade.

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* ''Film/{{Arcade}}'' *''Film/{{Arcade}}'' (no, really)
* "The *''[[https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0084171/ Jekyll and Hyde... Together Again]]'' (1982). Hyde goes in search of his New Wave singer girlfriend in a video arcade.
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Bishop of Battle" segment in ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nightmares_(1983_film) Nightmares]]'' (1983). Most of the action takes place in a video arcade.

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* ''ComicBook/SensationComicsFeaturingWonderWoman'': In "Wonder World" Diana escapes from Paradise Island when she's fifteen, meets and befriends a girl crying under the boardwalk and then goes to the arcade and laser tag with the girl and her friends. They also get ice cream with Diana thinks is excellent.
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* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Steven frequently goes to the arcade in Beach City. Interestingly, games like ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Meat Beat Mania]]'' are portrayed very realistically and modernly. They get a lot of the small details down right, such as the time counting down for the player to deposit more tokens to continue playing.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has an arcade, complete with ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', albeit one that's closed down. That doesn't stop ''some'' residents from jigging.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', Steven frequently goes to the arcade Funland Arcade in Beach City. Interestingly, games like ''[[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Meat Beat Mania]]'' are portrayed very realistically and modernly. They get a lot of the small details down right, such as the time counting down for the player to deposit more tokens to continue playing.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has an arcade, complete with ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'', a ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution'' clone called "Hoedown Hero", albeit one that's closed down. out of order. That doesn't stop ''some'' residents [[CrazyHomelessPeople Old Man McGucket]] from jigging.jigging for eight days straight.

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* British seaside towns invariably have at least a few of these, ranging from a few ageing slot machines in a run-down storefront to some that are every bit as elaborate as the trope's pre-console heyday. Presumably they make most of their money from tourists taking refuge from the capricious whims of UsefulNotes/BritishWeather.


* ''Video War'' by Stephen Manes. Set in 1983, the town leaders of Bunker Hill Bluffs try to outlaw arcades, but a group of teenagers fight back.

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* ''Video War'' by Stephen Manes. Set in 1983, the town leaders of Bunker Hill Bluffs try tries to outlaw arcades, but a group of teenagers fight back.


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* ''WesternAnimation/FatAlbertAndTheCosbyKids'': Season Eight's "Video Mania". Weird Harold develops an addiction to a Brown Hornet video game at the local arcade.

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* ''Video War'' by Stephen Manes. Set in 1983, the town leaders of Bunker Hill Bluffs try to outlaw arcades, but a group of teenagers fight back.


* The second series of ''Series/{{StrangerThings}} starts with the group visiting their local arcade, playing Dragon's Lair and meeting the soon-to-be newest member of the group.

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* The second series of ''Series/{{StrangerThings}} ''Series/{{StrangerThings}}'' starts with the group visiting their local arcade, playing Dragon's Lair and meeting the soon-to-be newest member of the group.

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* The second series of ''Series/{{StrangerThings}} starts with the group visiting their local arcade, playing Dragon's Lair and meeting the soon-to-be newest member of the group.


* In the ''VideoGame/TokimekiMemorial'' series, the Arcade Center is a staple dating location.

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* In the ''VideoGame/TokimekiMemorial'' ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series, the Arcade Center is a staple dating location.


* There are usually at east two in any small town, one in the bowling alley and one in the movie theater, so that yougn teens out with their friends might entertain themselves and spend their money whilst waiting for their parents to come pick them up after their movie/game is over.

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* There are usually at east least two in any small town, one in the bowling alley and one in the movie theater, so that yougn young teens out with their friends might entertain themselves and spend their money whilst waiting for their parents to come pick them up after their movie/game is over.


* There are three video game arcades in the small town of Madison Indiana. One standalone, one in a movie theater, and one in the bowling alley. The later two mostly by young teens who finished their game/movie and are waiting for there parents to come pick them up, but no one really knows what the standalone one's deal is.
** Correction: the standalone one has closed. In 2015.

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* There are three video game arcades usually at east two in the any small town of Madison Indiana. One standalone, one in a movie theater, and town, one in the bowling alley. The later two mostly by young alley and one in the movie theater, so that yougn teens who finished out with their game/movie friends might entertain themselves and are spend their money whilst waiting for there their parents to come pick them up, but no one really knows what the standalone one's deal is.
** Correction: the standalone one has closed. In 2015.
up after their movie/game is over.

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** Correction: the standalone one has closed. In 2015.

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