This is the gallery from the 2016 Play Expo event held at the Norcalympia in Blackpool between April 30th & May 2nd. JoypadAndMe have been to many of the Replay Events expo’s and seen them grow and evolve over the years. The Blackpool event is placed well in the events calendar and attracts many fans of retro consoles, arcade machines as well as pinball tables and cosplay. As always there were plenty of varied consoles from the classic NES to some more obscure ones that retro fans may not have heard of before let alone got their hands on to try out. That’s the beauty of the Replay Events, you can come along and try out all manner of gaming paraphernalia and all you have to pay is the price of admission. What more can you ask for.
To take a look at the Play Expo Blackpool Galleries from previous years click on the links below:
Below we have some of the photos taken from this years event.
The range of pinball tables were back for fans to get their hands on.
One of the true classics, Space Invaders is always a popular attraction.
Any Star Wars arcade machine is always a hit with fans.
Some classic fighting action was to be had with Sega’s Virtua Fighter.
One to test your reactions, Robotron is always popular.
A personal favourite, Galaxiar is an addicting machine.
As always, there were plenty of varied games and consoles to try.
A whole host of games were on offer, some were fan favourites and others obscure titles rarely seen.
Who can resist this eternal classic. The Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).
Atari 520ST became a favourite of many there.
How many used to own the classic Atari 7800?
One missing from many a console collection we’re sure, The NEC Super Grafx PC Engine.
Retro gaming can be so much more fun when it involves a classic joystick.
The cosplayers were back at Play Expo Blackpool.
A cosplayer ready for action.
Even She-Ra showed up to take to the stage.
The Cosplay masquerade attracted many.
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