Nostalgic "Game & Watch" and Others DisplayedKyoto Exhibition Traces Change
An exhibition introducing how games have changed from analog to digital over 90 years started at Joyo City Folklore Reference Center in Terada, Joyo City, Kyoto Prefecture, on July 7. With a focus on TV games from the 1970s, some models that are whisperingly called "illusory game consoles" are also exhibited, and evoke childhood memories over a wide range of generations.
A total of 685 game consoles, which are owned by individuals and universities, are displayed retrospectively.
The line-up starts with the "Nintendo Switch" which was released last year, and has game consoles familiar from the 1970s to 1980s such as the portable "Game & Watch" and "Color TV-Game," which is connected to a TV to play.
"Magnavox Odyssey," which was the world's first home game console and sold in the United States, "Space Invaders," which were once set up in coffee shops, and other nostalgic game consoles have attracted attention. Wooden "Tokyuban" made in the early Showa Period and early models of "The Game of Life" are also introduced.
The exhibition will continue until September 2. It is closed on Mondays and August 14. There is an admission fee.