Show me the retro!

Anyone who has been to a PLAY Expo Blackpool before will know that we specialise in retro and this year we intend to bring the best retro display Blackpool has ever seen! As you would expect from us, the retro zone will be teeming with systems from Pong to Playstation 3 and everything in between.

The huge retro zone will be a timeslice of the past 40 years of games which will be featuring a selection of consoles and computers, each running a selection of the best games for each system. So whether you’re Sinclair, Commodore, Nintendo, Sega, Sony or even an Xbox fan, there will be something for everyone.

And of course we’ll have a selection of games for each system too, so if you can’t choose Manic Miner over Decathlon or Gran Turismo over Crash Bandicoot don’t worry our event staff will be on hand to help you find your favourite game. We’ve been adding to our games library recently so expect to see some titles you haven’t seen before as well as those show favourites.

We’ll also be featuring some of the more weird and wonderful consoles out there that perhaps don’t get as much of an outing as they should do. So expect to see everything from C16 to Vectrex, Virtual Boy to ZX81 and Philips G7000 to Amstrad GX4000.

Our Replay Lounges are clusters of four player, single-screen games where all players sit next to each other nudging and laughing their way through a lap of Mario Kart, a round of Goldeneye or a battle on Super Smash Brothers.

We’ll have more news on the rest of the retro goodness over the next few months!