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Video Game Heaven: Photos from the Retro City Festival in Pomona

12:04 PM PST on January 8, 2019

[dropcap size=big]H[/dropcap]undreds upon hundreds of throwback NES cartridges, coin-operated arcades, and serious gamers took over the Pomona Fairplex this past weekend to celebrate video games and their history at the Retro City Festival.

The yearly event is a heaven for fans of retro games, whether they grew up playing them or are just seeing them for the first time. Now in its second year, the two-day festival featured live music, tournaments, a playable console museum, and numerous vendors with those hard to find video game gems.

The festival featured lived music from video game cover bands that included the MiniBossesSuper MadNES, and The Koopas.

The event also played host to the Classic Tetris World Championship West Coast qualifiers, Street Fighter tournaments by Fire Mountain Dojo, and the Retro World Series.

More than 100 retro consoles were on hand to the public to relive their childhood or to experience classic gaming for the first time.

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