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In Shinjuku, the 8bit cafe is a paradise for lovers of retro video games.

In Shinjuku, the 8bit cafe is a paradise for lovers of retro video games.

For fans of 8 bit joysticks!

A place designed especially for otaku (manga, video game and anime fans) and geeks? No, 8-bit, is a bar, a café, a small restaurant and an old-school game center.

The 8-bit looks like an adolescent's bedroom straight out of the 1980s, without the mess and dirty socks. When you enter this café-game center in the Shinjuku district, you are met by the unmistakable sounds of Nintendo game consoles and Sega Mega Drives, which were very famous at the time. Beep-biiip-beep, vintage gamers paradise.

Scattered around the cafe, you will find large baskets full of colorful game cassettes, goodies and especially the famous 8 and 16 bit consoles that thrilled you when you were 17 years old. Shelves along the walls offer a selection of books of game strategies. Events such as a DJ set or live music are also organized,the 8-bit can hold about sixty people, and there are also exhibitions by Japanese artists. Here you can enjoy delicious cocktails with names referring to mythical characters of the subculture of the 1980s and nibble some appetizers and snacks.

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