Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Arcade games in a museum?

Recently, I had the privilege of making a visit to the Neville Public Museum's "The Golden Age of Video Arcade Games".  it is an exhibit dedicated to the classic era of arcade games from the personal collection of area video game collector Bradley Czech.

Here are some of the pictures I took when visiting the exhibit.

Everyone loves advertising!

The Neville Museum in all its glory.

The entrance to the arcade exhibit.

Death Race.  Very controversial in its time.

Tapper and its safe-for-kids alternative, Root Beer Tapper.

Mortal Combat?  Pan-Mania?  Spell check is great, just not for arcade game titles.

Fix it, Felix!

Wait a minute, are those people PLAYING arcade games?  

Free play does make it a little easier to try games like Super Pac-Man for the first time.
If you're looking to find out more about the games in the exhibit, the exhibit has been extended to September 15th, 2013 for those living in the Green Bay area.  For the rest of you, Bradley Czech does give video explanations of some of the games in his collection via his YouTube page.  Keep in mind that this exhibit focuses on games up to 1985, so don't come expecting to play Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, WWF WrestleFest, or The Simpsons Arcade Game.