Sega Mega Drive, 1988
Game: Sonic the Hedgehog
The Sega Mega Drive is a fourth-generation video game console released by Sega in Japan in 1988. It wasn't until the Mega Drive was released in the US (1989) under the name Genesis that sales...
Playstation 3 (3D), 2006
Game: Motorstorm Drift 3D
The PlayStation 3 is the third home video game console produced by Sony Computer Entertainment and the successor to the PlayStation 2 as part of the PlayStation series. Thanks to a nice firmware...
Sony PlayStation 1
Game console, 1994
The original PlayStation released in December 1994 was the first of the PlayStation series.
Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), 1991
Game: Super Mario World
The Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) is a 16-bit video game console. It was first released in 1990, and was Nintendo's second home console, following the NES. The SNES controller...
Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), 1983
Game: Super Mario Bros.
The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) is an 8-bit video game console. It was released in North America, Europe and Australia in 1984.
Philips Videopac G7000, 1978
The Videopac G7000 was one of Atari 2600's biggest rivals. It was the only video game console to have a built-in keyboard. Its successor, the G7200, would feature a built-in black and white...
Atari Jaguar, 1993
The Jaguar is a 64-bit video game console, released in 1993 by Atari. Although it wasn't a big success (only 80 games were released for this little machine), it's important in that it was...
Amiga CD32, 1993
The Amiga CD32 was the first 32-bit CD-ROM based video game console. It was released by Commodore. Despite being a very powerful machine, way ahead of its time, the CD32 was never a big success. Some...
Sega Saturn, 1994
Game: Panzer Dragoon
Sega Saturn is a 32-bit video game console. It was first released in Japan. The Saturn was released six months prior to the expected release date, in order to compete with the Playstation. However
Sega Master System, 1986
Game: Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker
The Sega Master System (SMS) is an 8-bit video game console released by Sega. Worldwide thirteen million copies of this machine have been sold. It's based on the SG-1000 Mark III (1985). The SMS...
Amiga 500, 1987
Game: Shadow of The Beast
In 1984 Commodore bought Amiga Corporation, hoping to follow up on the success of the Commodore 64. The Amiga 500 was the best selling model. Although it wasn't exclusively a game console, gaming...
Commodore 64, 1982
Game: Jupiter Lander
With a 30% to 40% market share, the C64 is one of the most successful games of its time. It's not surprising that, at 17 million sold units, it still tops the list of best selling PC's ever.
Atari 2600, 1977
Game: Space Invaders
The Atari 2600 is a video game console released in October 1977 by Atari. In 2009, the 2600 was named the second greatest video game console of all time by IGN.
Philips CD-i, 1991
Game: Escape from CyberCity
The Philips Cd-i is an interactive multimedia CD player. Apart from games you could play audio CD's, picture CD's and, in combination with a video cartridge, video CD's (VCD). The CD-i...
Level 3: Consoles
Interactive entertainment computers
Atari, Commodore, Sega and more. These are the consoles on display in the Arcade exhibition. This level was opened on January 22nd 2011.
Floris Bovée creates a world in which he communicates a romanticized notion of technology and mechanic processes. He investigates the principles of matter, such as force, balance and movement, light...
Persbericht Bas van den Broeke
Jet Rocket Game uit 1970
Hoogtepunt van analoge arcade games op Arcade tentoonstelling
17 december 2010, Amsterdam - Voor anderhalve week is de unieke Jet Rocket arcade game uit 1970 te zien tijdens de Arcade tentoonstelling bij Mediamatic. Deze zeldzame flight simulator met...
Catacomb Pinball, Stern, 1981
This is a talking, multi-ball Stern monster of a game. And a great addition to the Arcade exhibition.
How Digital Media Affect Culture and Society
Design: Studio Léon & Loes, Paperback, 276 pages, 14 x 21 cm English edition, ISBN 978-90-5662-770-6, € 23.50 October 2010 In association with the Institute of Network Cultures at the Hogeschool...
Centipede, Atari, 1980
This game was developed in collaboration with Dona Bailey, at the time one of the few women in the gaming industry.
In this shooting game you control a laser pistol with a trackball. You have to try to kill a centipede, which gets faster and faster by eating its way through a mushroom field. If you shoot it right...
Rolling Thunder, Atari, 1986
A secret agent must rescue his partner from the claws of a terrorist organisation. Rolling Thunder is a horizontal scrolling shooter, and can be situated somewhere between classics like Shinobi and...
Galaga, Namco, 1981
Evil comes from above
The shooter Galaga is a successor of Galaxian. The player's spaceship moves from left to right at the bottom of the screen. Just like in Space Invaders, evil comes from above: the...
Ms. Pac-Man, Midway, 1981
Perhaps the most simple and effective sequel ever. The design and drawings featuring on the oldest Ms. Pac-Man coin-ops are hand-painted. Later they switched to stickers, which wrongfully spread the...
Level 2: Arcade
Coin swallowing amusement machines
Mortal Kombat, Jet Rocket, Badlands and more. This page offers you an overview of the video arcade machines in our collection.