Planning for the re.play area of Play Expo has now been completed and we can reveal some of the great retro gaming zones that will be available to our visitors. Remember that everything is free to play (including our already-announced Arcade and Pinball areas) and there will be over 350 classic games and systems to choose from…
Our popular Replay Lounges have already appeared at past events such as GEEK 2012 and The Gadget Show Live, but this will mark their debut at our own show. Each lounge consist of four large-screen TVs, each offering a classic multiplayer game – just sit down, grab a joypad and join in!
We will be featuring dedicated lounges for FPS games like Goldeneye, plus a dedicated racing game lounge featuring Micro Machines and Mario Kart 64. Additional lounges will feature other multiplayer party classics like Bomberman, Super Smash Bros and the legendary Warlords.
Lightgun Shooting Gallery
Go for your guns and shoot to win! Our shooting gallery will feature big screens and a range of classic lightgun games such as Point Blank, Virtua Cop, Time Crisis and Duck Hunt!
Genre-specific Game Zones
We’ll be charting the rich history of the major gaming genres with each getting its own specific area at the show. So whether you like driving games, beat em ups, sports, platformers, shooters or even puzzle games, there will be an area for you featuring standout titles from the past 35 years.
It all started for many of us in the 1980’s with an 8-bit computer like the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64 or BBC Micro. If you’re a little younger then you may have tried your first taste of gaming on an Amiga or Atari ST. This zone will have them all, along with some of the less well-known computers from that classic era.
Some of the greatest games and systems never even made it to British shores. This zone will showcase a variety of offerings from distant lands that you may never have seen before!
Here we aim to introduce you to some of the most bizarre consoles and games you’re ever likely to see! Ever killed zombies with a keyboard, played a platform game with a set of bongos, or controlled Tetris with a Balance Board? If not then you’re sure to enjoy this weird and wonderful array of obscurities. If you have, then we’ll still have some surprises for you!
Retro Request Zone
If all the great games we’ve chosen in our other zones don’t appeal to you, don’t worry! The Retro Request Zone will feature all the popular consoles from the Atari 2600 to the XBOX with a selection of games available for each. Just request your chosen game from the Play Expo crew and your own piece of gaming heaven will be delivered for you to enjoy.
And there’s much, much more… But we’ll save a few surprises for the show itself!