Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System Closes April 24, 2016

The Strong News Release
NEWS RELEASE
One Manhattan Square Rochester, NY 14607 585-263-2700 museumofplay.org

March 16, 2016

For Immediate Release

Shane Rhinewald, 585-410-6365, srhinewald@museumofplay.org

Noelle McElrath-Hart, 585-410-6325, nmcelrath@museumofplay.org

Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of
the Nintendo Entertainment System Closes April 24, 2016
at The Strong Museum

Don’t miss your last chance to explore the history of Nintendo and trace the evolution of its groundbreaking Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) in the Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System exhibit at The Strong museum. The exhibit remains at The Strong only through Sunday, April 24, 2016.

Learn about Nintendo’s 125-year history as a producer of video games, toys, and other playthings by viewing unique Nintendo-produced artifacts from The Strong’s collections. Seehanafuda cards (Japanese playing cards), the Ultra Hand, and the electronic Love Tester (1969). Check out a 1983 Famicom (the Japanese predecessor to the NES), see hardware design documents from Nintendo’s archives, and learn about Famicom’s impact on gaming in Japan.

Follow the Famicom’s development into the NES by viewing design schematics, an NES Deluxe Set (1985), and a video interview of hardware designer Masayuki Uemura discussing his career and the development of the system. Also learn how Nintendo brought the NES to market and created a community of fans through publications, fan clubs, and competitions. Jump into the action with playable original games like Duck Hunt™, and even try Super Mario Bros.™ using a custom-made giant NES controller. Trace the legacy of the NES through today’s modern favorites by playing Mario Kart™ Arcade GP and Super Mario Maker™ on the Wii U console.

Playing with Power: Celebrating 30 Years of the Nintendo Entertainment System is an original exhibit produced by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games in partnership with Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. The exhibit is included with general museum admission fees. 

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