Arcade Classics: Video Games from the Collection

Exhibition Website

May 21 2016 - Sep 18 2016

Arcade Classics features more than 30 video arcade games released between 1972 and 1993, drawn from the Museum's collection. All of the games will be playable. Though the era of the video arcade game is long gone, arcade games were the grounds for innovation and experimentation that informed the genres, conventions, and play mechanics of the video games that we know today. Included will be the first video arcade game Computer Space (1971), Asteroids (1979), Space Invaders (1978), Ms. Pac-man (1981), Donkey Kong (1981), and many more.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Installation
  • American
  • 20th Century

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