Gamers, prepare to get your geek on as the ultimate video games exhibition opens at Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry.

Power UP! will celebrate more than 40 years of gaming, from Pong and Pac Man to Mario and Minecraft, with more than 160 consoles to play on.

The hands-on, interactive event will feature gaming collections from the likes of Disney, including Mickey Mouse quest Castle of Illusion, and LEGO, as well as driving games like Micro Machines and Project Gotham Racing and fighting titles such as Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Marvel vs Capcom 2.

Visitors can also go head to head with multiplayer classics such as Goldeneye, Mario Kart 8 and Minecraft, and immerse themselves in the world of virtual reality.

The latest big releases like Tekken 7 and Splatoon 2 will also be available to play, alongside arcade classics on special bartop machines such as Metal Slug, Frogger and the Street Fighter series.

You can check out ALL the games coming to the exhibition below.

Power UP! is coming to Manchester’s Museum of Science and Industry

Kids’ activity workshops will also be running throughout the exhibition, where seven to 14-year-olds can learn to compose their own 8-bit game tune or create a BBC Basic character.

The family-friendly exhibition – previously known as Play It – opens at the Museum of Science and Industry on August 11 and runs until August 28.

Tickets start from £5 for 90 minute sessions, which will run daily at 10.15am, 12 noon, 1.45pm and 3.30pm. Half day passes and family tickets are also available.

Adult-only evening events will also take place on August 18 and 25, from 7pm to 10pm, priced at £10, featuring an additional selection of games from the horror, fighting, action, zombies, open world, gangster and FPS genres.

Expect to see games from series such as Doom, Wolfenstein, Resident Evil, Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, Gears of War, Alien, Dead Rising and Left for Dead together with individual titles such as Mad World, Def Jam Fight for NY and Army of Two.

In the evenings, the console and PC LAN setups at Power UP will also be converted into multiplayer stations running FPS games from the Call of Duty, Quake and Unreal series.

For more information and to book, visit the Museum of Science and Industry website .

All the games and consoles to play at Power UP!

Super Mario Run
Super Mario Run

Mario Brothers: Super Mario Bros (NES), Super Mario World & Super Mario Allstars (SNES), Super Mario 64 (N64), Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube), Super Mario Galaxy (Wii), New Super Mario Bros (Wii)

Sonic the Hedgehog: Sonic the Hedgehog & Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Megadrive), Sonic Chaos (Master System), Sonic CD (MegaCD), Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast), Sonic Gems Collection (PS2), Sonic Generations (Xbox 360)

Fighting Games: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES), Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360), Tekken 2 (PS1), Marvel v Capcom 2 (Dreamcast), Ultimate Marvel v Capcom 3 (Xbox 360)

Sci-fi Games: Batman (Megadrive), Alien Trilogy (PS1), Portal 2 (Xbox 360), Robocop vs Terminator / Universal Soldier (Megadrive), Super Star Wars (SNES), Star Wars: Pod Racer (N64)

Driving Games: Super Mario Kart (SNES), Destruction Derby (PS1), Road Rash (3DO), Project Gotham Racing 4 (Xbox 360), Ridge Racer V (PS2), Micro Machines (Megadrive)

Lego Games: Various games from the Lego series including Star Wars, Batman, Avengers, Indiana Jones

Disney Games: Toy Story Mania (Nintendo Wii), Toy Story 3 (Xbox 360), Aladdin & Jungle Book (Megadrive), Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion (Master System), A Bug’s Life (PS1), Mickey Mania/Toy Story (Megadrive)

Rhythm Games: Taiko Drum Master (PS2), DJ Hero (Xbox 360), Samba di Amigo (Wii), Donkey Konga (Gamecube)

New Gen: Dirt 4, Micro Machines: World Series, Tekken 7 [PEGI 16], Injustice 2 [PEGI 16], Halo Wars 2, Rocket League, Snake Pass, Yooka-Laylee (Xbox One), Crash Bandicoot – N Sane Trilogy, Wipeout – Omega Collection, Wild Guns Reloaded, Street Fighter V (PS4), Bomberman, Splatoon 2 (Switch), plus a selection of older favourites.

Multiplayer Games

Four Player Classics

Cube #1: Bomberman (SNES), Mario Kart 64 (N64), Virtua Tennis (Dreamcast), Halo (Xbox);

Cube #2: Goldeneye (N64), Micro Machines 2 (Megadrive), Time Splitters 2 (Xbox), Revolt (Dreamcast)

Mario Kart Zone: Mario Kart Double Dash (Gamecube), Mario Kart Wii (Wii), Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
Super Smash Bros Zone: Smash Bros Melee (Gamecube), Smash Bros Brawl (Wii), Smash Bros Wii U (Wii U)

Minecraft – 18 seats (Creative Server/LAN)

Halo 3 [PEGI 16] – 16 seats (LAN)

Other Areas

Classic arcade game Donkey Kong

Bartop Arcade Games: Pacman, Space Invaders, Frogger, Donkey Kong, Galaxian, Galaga, Sinistar, Robotron, Phoenix, Amidar, Qix, Pengo, Time Pilot, Centipede, Pengo, Dig Dug, Hyper Olympics, Kung Fu Master, Gauntlet, Rampage, Tapper, Ghosts n Goblins, Ghouls n Ghosts, Strider, Bomb Jack, Street Fighter series, King of Fighters series, Fatal Fury series, Samurai Showdown series, Metal Slug series, R-Type I/II/Leo, Gradius I/II/III, Salamander, Parodius, Double Dragon, Wonder Boy series, Final Fight, The Punisher, WWF Wrestlefest, Raiden, Bubble Bobble, The New Zealand Story, Puzzle Bobble, Mega Man 1/2, Aliens, Alien vs Predator, The Simpsons,Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1/2, Do Donpachi, and many more.

Classic PC Games: Lemmings, Oh No More Lemmings, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Monkey Island 2, Heretic, Quake, Jazz Jackrabbit, Dune 2

Family Games: Mario & Sonic – Olympic Games (Wii), Sega & Sonic Allstar Racing Transformed (Xbox 360), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Arcade Game (Megadrive), Carnival Games/New Carnival Games Collection (Wii)

Games for Younger Children: Dora the Explorer Snow Princess/Disney Princess Enchanted Journey (Wii), Sega Superstars Tennis/Viva Piñata/Kameo (Xbox 360), Crash Bandicoot/Croc: Legend of the Gobbos (PS1)

The BBC Micro – the original educational computer: Granny’s Garden, PODD, Frogger, White Light.

Video Game Timeline

Pong

Binatone TV Master: Pong (Tennis), Football, Squash

Atari VCS: Q*Bert, Millipede, Missile Command, Galaxian, Ms Pacman, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, Gorf

Vectrex: Bezerk, Minestorm, Space Wars, Spike, Cosmic Chasm

Acorn BBC Micro: Snapper, Elite, Repton, Rocket Raid, Chuckie Egg, Arcadians, many more

Sinclair ZX Spectrum: Bomb Jack, Manic Miner, Daley Thompson, Jet Set Willy, many more

Commodore 64: Toki, Navy Seals, Chase HQ 2

Amstrad CPC 464: Chuckie Egg

Atari XE: Donkey Kong Junior, Galaxian, Qix, River Raid

Atari ST: Super Sprint, Ikari Warriors, 1943

Commodore Amiga: Stunt Car Racer, Turrican 2, Alien Breed, Speedball 2, many more

Acorn Archimedes: Chaos Engine, Lemmings, Pacmania, Spheres of Chaos, Xenon II, Elite

Nintendo NES: Rainbow Islands, Donkey Kong Classics, Batman, Kung Fu, Paperboy, Duck Tales

SEGA Master System: Alex Kidd in Miracle World (Built-in Game), Wonderboy III: The Dragon’s Trap,Golden Axe, Choplifter, Cool Spot, Bomber Raid

NEC PC Engine: Super Star Soldier, R-Type, Thunderblade

SEGA Megadrive: Truxton, Sonic 3, Desert Strike, James Pond 2, Earthworm Jim, Streets of Rage

Super Nintendo: Pilotwings, F-Zero, NBA Jam, Super R-Type, Killer Instinct, Star Wing

Amiga CD32: Sensible Soccer, Pinball Fantasies, International Karate+, James Pond 2, Gloom

Atari Jaguar: Tempest 2000

SEGA Saturn: Daytona USA, Mass Destruction, Outrun/Afterburner/Space Harrier, SEGA Soccer

Sony PlayStation: Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo, Rayman, Cool Boarders, Pacman World, Crash Bandicoot 2, Die Hard Trilogy, Need for Speed, Worms: Armageddon

Nintendo 64: Banjo-Kazooie, Wave Race, Jet Force Gemini, WWF No Mercy, Bust A Move 2

SEGA Dreamcast: SEGA Rally, Toy Racer, Tomb Raider – The Last Revelation, Millennium Solider, Ready to Rumble 2 Boxing, Sonic Adventure, Soul Calibur, Chu Chu Rocket

Sony PlayStation 2: Super Monkeyball Deluxe, Crash Nitro Kart, Spyro Hero’s Tale, Gradius V,

Burnout: Dominator

Microsoft Xbox: Crash Tag Team Racing, Tetris Worlds, Dead or Alive, Soul Calibur II, Quantum Redshift, Pro Evolution Soccer 5

Nintendo Gamecube: F-Zero GX, Metroid Prime, Pokemon Colosseum, Wrestlemania X8, Fifa 2003

Microsoft Xbox 360: King of Fighters XIII, Tombraider Anniversary, Tombraider Legend, Minecraft – Story Mode, Burnout Paradise

Sony PlayStation 3: Little Big Planet 3, Gran Turismo 6, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm, Ratchet and

Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Motorstorm Apocalypse

Nintendo Wii: Donkey Kong Country Returns, Sin & Punishment, Speed Racer, Metroid Prime 3