Don't be thrown off by the title of this game--the artwork in this museum isn't the stuff that field trips are made of. Instead, it's a course in ancient video gaming that focuses on six of the format's most important historical figures. Start with the arcade version of the first family:Pac-ManandMs. Pac-Man. Sadly, Namco didn't include "Pac-Man Fever" on the soundtrack. The next exhibit showcases variations from the top-down shooter period:GalagaandGalaxian. Drive byPole Position, an early milestone in gaming realism, and finally toDig Dug, an early milestone in gaming surrealism, where the object is to dig underground and pump enough air into subterranean monsters to make them burst. Remember: those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.
My youngest son insisted to him mom that this should be my gift for father's day. Being a sound and worldly adult I said I didn't care. Now that I have it I just smile and grin. I don't think I can count the number of quarters I spent on these games in my youth, in fact a coffie shop near the house has MS Pacman and Galaga and I spent quarters there with both of my boys. The games themselves are a joy but there are several weaknesses. The contols for the PACMAN games respond slowly (or maybe I'm … more