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    Warsaw Arcade Museum Opens with Over 120 Classic Video Games

    In June, Warsaw welcomed the Warsaw Arcade Museum, a unique establishment showcasing the evolution of video games from the 1970s. This interactive museum features over 120 original arcade machines, offering visitors a hands-on experience with iconic games like Space Invaders and Asteroids. According to founder Marcin Moszczyński, the museum aims to highlight the development of video games through the golden age of the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

    An Interactive Experience

    Unlike typical museums, the Warsaw Arcade Museum allows visitors to play all the games on display. This creates an immersive journey back in time, where families can bond over the games that once captivated older generations. Moszczyński emphasizes the interactive nature of the museum, noting that fathers in their 40s can now share their childhood favorites with their children.

    The museum’s collection includes rare and sought-after titles such as the 1983 Star Wars arcade game by Atari, featuring 3D vector graphics. Fans can also find classics like Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, and the notoriously difficult Ghosts ‘n Goblins. Multiplayer games, sports simulations, shooters, and even rhythm games from Japan enhance the diverse array of experiences offered.

    Visiting Information

    Located at Aleje Jerozolimskie 200, the museum is adorned with grand murals inspired by famous video games, created by graffiti artist Dominik Kowalczyk. It is open daily, from 12 PM to 9 PM on weekdays, 11 AM to 10 PM on Saturdays, and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sundays. This makes it an accessible and exciting destination for both locals and tourists.

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