This museum is by far my favourite place in Texas. The National Videogame Museum is the happiest place on earth for me. I can be a nerd, I love games, I love playing them, I love watching game plays, it’s just all around fun for me. I appreciate the history of games and how they’ve evolved and this place is all about that. The other museums like the Dallas Art Museum and Frisco Heritage Museum don’t even compare. I had so much fun here and I’d totally go back again to play more games!
First off, can we please just take a moment to appreciate the fact that you can play EVERY game in this videogame museum? The way they preserved these games and opened it for everyone to have a real feel of history is amazing. They has games from the first era up until the most recent era.
This videogame museum even had an arcade style fun-room where we were given tokens we could slip into the games and play. I really do miss these traditional style games where you’d be limited to very few buttons and just had to make do with what you’ve got. Some games even had multiple games in it, which was really interesting to see because I had never encountered something like that before. My main game here was the bubble popping game. Haha, a classic I’ll always love.
I will admit though, there are games in this videogame museum where I looked at it and was like “how do I play this…”. i.e. the image above. The funny thing is we had to ask little kids how to turn this thing on, haha! They did it for us so we could experiment. How is a controller so simple a game? It’s amazing how much videogames have advanced since the first prototypes.
I think when I come back to Texas, I’m going to come back and play more games. I want to try them all!