The National Video Game Arcade – Nottingham ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ‘พ

Today I had the pleasure of visiting the national video game arcade with my super gaming fan boyfriend. ย ๐Ÿ’•

If you haven’t been, it is 24-32 Carlton Street, Nottingham. (Just in the Hockley area of Nottingham city centre) ย Here is a link to the website for more information:ย The National Video Game Arcade Website

We arrived around mid afternoon and was greeted by two lovely receptionists who were friendly and chatty. We paid for our tickets and they told us where to go.

Up a flight of stairs and we were surrounded by a huge Video Game called Mission Control, you could play this huge game with two players. A member of staff was around to explain how you play and the rules.

One of the first things that caught my eye was an old Star Wars game on the NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) the controller was small, simplistic and very thin compared to the controllers we are used to using today.


After fighting as Luke, we walked into a room with a Super Nintendo (SNES) and a Wii.


I had not played this Mario game before, but I love this sort of thing! I used to play Paint on the computer for hours!

As we walked through, there were so many consoles and different games; some I’d never seen before and some that I hadn’t played in years.


It was such a lovely thing to see people of all ages enjoying themselves and coming together for the love of video games.


There are 4 floors of fun. On each floor there is something for you to see, do, watch or play. You can really get a taste for all things gaming here.


There is a mix of are games and consoles with joysticks, inputs only, virtual reality, arcade and so much more!! There is honestly something for everyone to enjoy.

I am so impressed with the amount of choice and thought that has clearly gone into this wonderful place.

We didn’t go up to the 4th floor, there is a sign that says it is a dedicated floor for minecraft players to build and play with new people.

There is an area to get food and refreshments which is reasonably priced.


The National Video Game Arcade also holds regular events for people to get involved in! This is a great way for gamers to get out there and meet new people, who are just as passionate about gaming.

You can book in advance, buy tickets as a gift and if you go often enough, you can buy an annual pass! They have honestly thought of everything here!

My only criticism…

As a massive fan of The Legend of Zelda – maybe I didn’t look hard enough?! But the only thing I saw was a small blue Ocarina which was disappointing! ๐Ÿ˜ข I would have loved to have seen Zelda through the ages or something relating to how far the games have come especially on different consoles. ๐Ÿ’ก

Overall, me and my super gaming fan boyfriend had an amazing time.

This place is a great platform for everyone to view and enjoy gaming and various consoles, and truly appreciate how far we’ve come.

If you haven’t been already, I urge you to go. You won’t regret it!

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post!
Billie-Paige ๐Ÿ’•โœจ

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4 thoughts on “The National Video Game Arcade – Nottingham ๐ŸŽฎ๐Ÿ‘พ

  1. Is this place a sort of museum for games and gaming systems? (I’m still living in the Dark Ages, so bear with me. ๐Ÿ˜€) I’ve never heard of it but it looks interesting. I love old things of any type and it sound like you really enjoyed it.

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    1. Billie - Paige

      It is such an incredible experience! Yes it’s exactly that, like a museum for old consoles and games. A lot of the consoles you can play on though so it gives you a taste of what games were like when they had just come out compared to what we have now. Its wonderful there, I cannot praise them enough, if you have the chance to check it out, do so! โ˜บ๏ธ x

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