part 3: Console Museum, Homebrew Club – Midwest Gaming Classic
Continuing coverage of the Midwest Gaming Classic, the back area was dedicated as the “museum” of gaming consoles. From Altair to Zeo, the museum had all sorts of machines and even more historic games. You could even play Zork I on a PC.
The museum was split into a few rooms – the first one was old console games, the second was games that were “head-to-head” programs. A dark cavernous room held the cult classics and the Atari and Commodore lines (including the joystick I had with my Commodore Vic 20). Finally, one more room with NES, SEGA and XBox consoles.
I headed downstairs where I entered into the Homebrew area. There, I met John from NESAsylum.com. He built a side-shooter for the original NES system. We talked for a few minutes on how one could go about building for the older console.