National VideoGame Museum trip 2022
This past weekend, we drove to Dallas for vacation and one of the places we went was the National VideoGame Museum in Frisco. I wanted to go in blindly and knew nothing about it before going. I was pleasently surprised by how much they have there, and by the majority of hands-on computers and consoles they have, that are in good working condition. Not to mention there's a nice-sized room at the end, filled with 80's (and some early-90's) arcade games, all of which were in great working order and require tokens, complete with 80's music playing. It was well worth the trip, in my opinion.
If you also would rather not be spoiled by all the following pics, then just stop here, close this browser tab, and go visit the museum. There's many other things to do in the Dallas area to make it more worth the trip.
Video of him playing it
Going back to the consoles timeline near the museum entrance. My first console (technically my parent's) was the
Intellivision. Further in the museum, they had an Intellivision hooked up to a TV and you could play two player
BurgerTime on a couch, one of my favorite games for the system (and my mom's favorite game.)
I was kinda surprised not to see a
Famicom , nor
PC Engine, nor
Super Famicom here, but you can see they have the western versions (
SNES). Later on, they do have the keyboard addon for the Famicom on display, and the museum does have other Japanese stuff as you'll see in later pictures, but it was definitely more western-baised.
They had several other computers. I just didn't get photos of them. Including an Apple II with playable Karateka, which my son played a bit. I played it first in middle school typing class. 😄
My son played around in Mario Paint for awhile, which is kinda funny, cause I kept telling him he can just do that at home (still got it). To the right of this (not pictured) was a playable Doom level of the museum itself. Impressive for how much detail it has.
Video of my son playing Blue Shark
The museum still has more things I didn't take pictures of. We had a blast though. Even my wife, who isn't into video games, enjoyed it a lot.