Retro gaming has been getting more and more popular over the years. The love of old games and reliving memories of the past can be quite addicting to some. Replay Events is a company that hosts one of the best retro gaming events in the UK each year. JoypadAndMe have been lucky enough to attend a few of them and have been very impressed with what we saw. If you have a love of an old console or a particular game then you are sure to find it at one of their events along with a host of consoles, computers and games that you have forgotten about or maybe didn’t even know existed.
There were plenty of arcade machines to get to grips with. Puckman is always a personal favourite.
Dan hones his skills on Time Crisis running on the PlayStation 1.
A true fan favourite is the ever popular Doom on PC.
The event security was firm to say the least!
Graham and Dan take the wheel in some head to head Sega Rally action.
During the event there were no reports of ghosts. Maybe this is why.
A gamers peripheral dream that is Steel Battalion.
Glados was on hand to offer you some cake…………..Shhhh……..its a lie.
Paul getting the scoop on one of the attractions.
The cosplaying scene stepped up a gear this year with many varied entrants.
Characters from all around the gaming and silver screen worlds were on hand as people turned up in costume.
Some of the cosplayers were out to have fun and show off their skills.
For fans of the later and current gen consoles there was also plenty to get to grips with. Many PlayStation 4 consoles were on hand.
Paul getting suited up for his trip into the matrix…..I mean Virtuality.
The guys from Just Add Water Inc gave a talk about what they have been working on.
After having him on the podcast it was great to finally meet Stewart Gilray from Just Add Water Inc.
These cosplayers were some of the most original at the event. It doesn’t cost a fortune to create an interesting and unique cosplay with some imagination.
Stepping out from the crowds, Aiden From Watch Dogs could be found here and there.
Another classic arcade machine on hand was the amazing Afterburner.
The newest racer to hit the PlayStation 4 was being shown off. Driveclub was available for interested parties to try out.
Winner of the Play Expo in Blackpool returned in a new cosplay outfit. Stacey Satchell had a fun weekend.
All manor of consoles and computers were set up ready for you to try out or relive some memories on.
An arcade machine afficianado’s dream was available for all to play.
A particular favourite of our team was Bomberman on the Super Nintendo. Multiplayer madness.
With more consoles, computers and other gaming goodness its hard to choose what to play next.
if you went to Play Expo in Manchester why not share your thoughts and photos with us. Tell us what you played and what peeked your interest while there? Did you pick up any bargains? Comment below and let us know.