Much-loved video game attraction returns to UK for good – with 160 different amusements & just £15 for an annual pass | The Sun

A POPULAR video game attraction has returned to the UK and is set to stay in place permanently.

While most parents try to get their kids away from the computer during the summer holidays, a special exhibit is encouraging them to try out as many games as they can.

The Power Up exhibition at the Science Museum in London has more than 160 different games consoles for people to try and out.

The interactive experience allows guests to get hands-on with a multitude of video games from the previous 50 years.

Visitors of all ages and skill levels can enjoy a journey through gaming history, from the Atari 2600 all the way up to the PlayStation 5, with almost every console in between.

Classics like Mario Kart Races, Pong and Pac-Man can be played, alongside newer hits like Fortnite, Super Smash Bros and FIFA.

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After having the exhibit temporarily for the last five years, the museum has now taken the decision to put it in place permanently for guests to come and play as much as they like.

Mark Cutmore, head of commercial experiences at the Science Museum Group, said: “We are incredibly excited to give Power Up, one of our most popular experiences, a permanent home at the Science Museum.

“Video games transcend age and skill level: we truly have something on offer for everyone, from intergenerational classics to the latest releases by up-and-coming developers. 

"Power Up is an opportunity to explore the history of gaming first-hand.

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"Its permanent return at the Science Museum showcases the UK’s thriving games industry and will help inspire future games makers.”

The exhibit allows gamers to navigate between 20 different themes and sections.

They can pick from their favourite game franchises, including classics like Mario, Sonic and Zelda, or challenge friends and fellow gamers to Street Fighter competitions and driving races in Gran Turismo. 

There's a specially dedicated physical games area, with Wii Sport and Kinect games, and it also explores the future of gaming through VR experiences.

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Other renowned simulation games like Guitar Hero and Sega Bass Fishing are there too.

Meanwhile there's also a PC area that features family favourites including Minecraft and classics like Monkey Island 2.

Gamers can battle it out in Splatoon or test their sports skills with Madden NFL 2003 in the multiplayer zone.

Elsewhere, 16 players can test their skills together in an action-packed multiplayer Halo 3 tournament, joining the same game on Xbox 360.  

Day passes for the exhibition are available from £10, however an annual pass is only £5 more at £15, meaning gamers can play as much as they like per year.

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