Gamers El Moro Video Game Museum – Ejido del Centro, Mexico - Atlas Obscura

Ejido del Centro, Mexico

Gamers El Moro Video Game Museum

A curious museum of old video game consoles hidden in the back of a store. 

In the back of an unassuming video game store in the historic center of Mexico City is the entrance to a hidden video game museum, a corridor lined with showcases displaying antique gaming consoles.

The main room is a journey through the history of gaming, laid out chronologically from the first consoles to the latest generation. The tour begins with a collection of toys that inaugurated the electronic era, like the Fabulous Fred or the 2-XL. Then appear the first pocket video games designed by Atari, Electronic Readout Systems, or Watara Supervision. 

The exhibit includes a Colorsport VIII (1978), the rare Japanese Atari 2800 (1983), the Super Nintendo and its Special Edition (1990), and one of the great failures of videogames history, the VirtualBoy (1995), for which only 22 video games were ever designed. Of course, there is also the first console in history, the 1972 Odyssey.

There is also a gallery of paintings that different urban artists made around God of War, including decorated skateboards. And, of course, a showcase especially dedicated to the Game Boy, which in addition to displaying the entire collection of Game Boy Color and Game Boy Camera, shows the curious Game Boy printer of 1996, which made it possible to print episodes of certain video games.

Know Before You Go

Located in the back of Gamers El Moro. Sometimes, if you're lucky, the museum turns on two emblematic consoles for visitors to play inside the room.

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