Frisco to Open National Videogame Museum
Back in high school, which still doesn't seem like 20 years ago this year that I graduated, weekends with my buds consisted of going to the bank, getting 3 or 4 rolls of quarters, heading to the mall and blowing those coins on our favorite video games.
Some of my favorite coin-op games to play were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, NBA Jam, Sunset Riders and X-Men. There were so many more but I won't waste your read listing them.
These games had spots for you and a buddy. Depending on the game, you could have you and 3 buds playing at once.
With the advancement of modern game consoles, those arcades disappeared.
Starting Saturday, April 2nd, you'll be able relive those weekends at the National Videogame Museum in Frisco.
According to the Dallas Morning News, it's located inside the Frisco Discovery Center, 8004 N. Dallas Parkway, you'll find a collection of games, timeline of consoles, artifacts and more. Hours will be Tuesday through Thursday, 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., Friday and Saturday, 10 A.M. to 8 P.M. and Sunday, noon to 5 P.M.
Here's what you'll find:
- Pixel Dreams - An 80's-inspired arcade with classics like Asteroids, Centipede, Donkey Kong and Space Invaders.
- Giant Pong - Play Pong on the world’s largest home Pong console on a 15 foot TV replica from the 70's.
- Head-to-Head Hall - Gaming stations are set up to go head-to-head with friends, family or competitors in tournaments. You might find game systems and games you've never seen before. Using the museum’s 12,000-plus games and will make it an ever changing gaming area.
- Gearbox behind the scenes - Replica of Gearbox Software founder Randy Pitchford's office, creator of Borderlands, Brothers in Arms and Duke Nukem Forever.
- Timeline of Consoles - Stories and artifacts from more than 50 video game consoles.
- Rare artifacts - A collection of rare artifacts including the only Sega Neptune prototype, an unreleased Barbie game for the Nintendo Game Boy, Atari Mindlink controller, one of only two in the world, the super rare RDI Halcyon laserdisc console and the Nintendo World Championships cartridge from 1990.
You can get more details on the National Videogame Museum here.
And speaking of those favorite coin-op games I played, here's some video of those: