Geeks Mania Arcade capitalizes on retro vibe

In a strip mall off of Odana Road, there’s a portal to the past. Dimly lit rooms echo with a sensory cacophony of electronic bleeps and bloops and colorful flashing lights against a background of classic rock music. Comic book covers, sci-fi posters and trading cards are plastered on the walls.

Geeks Mania Arcade, established in Madison in early 2016, is part of an arcade revival, capitalizing on the trendy vibe of the 1980s and ’90s.

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