[Event] RetroCollect At Play Expo 2014 Announcement - Retro Gaming Competitions, Challenges & More

RetroCollect-at-Play-Expo-2014With yet another year drawing to an end, we’ve once again been called upon to serve the UK’s retro gaming community with a weekend to remember. The UK’s biggest and best gaming exhibition Play Expo is due to take part in just over a week, and RetroCollect will be making another appearance in force with competitions, giveaways and much more over the two day event.

If you’re yet to attend a video game event such as Play Expo, you’re in for a treat. Taking place at Event City in Manchester on the 11th and 12th of October, Play Expo will feature countless free to play arcade machines, pinball tables, classic consoles and modern releases. Not only will the expansive hall feature many recognisable publishers and developers, but also traders selling gaming merchandise, retro rarities, and much more.

RetroCollect, however, have been tasked with the all important job of providing challenging retro gaming tournaments. Similar to our previous appearances, we’ll be setting up a whole range of systems for you all to play on - each with a specially handcrafted competition you’ll want to sink your teeth into. This will include heated events such as Mario Kart 64 deathmatches, StarFox high score competitions, Sega Rally time trials, and even your chance to battle it out on a replica of the famous Nintendo World Championships cartridge - all of which will have stunning prizes up for grabs for the lucky winners.

RetroCollect’s Competition Line Up for Play Expo 2014

  • RetroCollect’s King Of Fighter’s Tournament #RCKOF
  • Athlete Kings Play Expo '14 Olympics (Sega Saturn)
  • Donkey Kong Country Competition (Super Nintendo)
  • Gran Turismo 2 Championships (PlayStation 1)
  • Mario Kart 64 Deathmatch Challenge (Nintendo 64)
  • Mario Kart Double Dash Time Trials (Nintendo GameCube)
  • Moto GP 3 Time Trials (Microsoft Xbox)
  • Nintendo World Championships (Nintendo NES)
  • Perfect Dark Deathmatch Tournament (Nintendo 64)
  • Ridge Racer Driftathon (PlayStation 1)
  • Sega Master System World Championships (Master System)
  • Sega Rally Championships (Sega Saturn)
  • Soldier Blade Caravan Stage Score Attack (PC Engine
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: Robotnik Wreckage Boss Attack (Mega Drive)
  • Soul Calibur II Score Attack (Microsoft Xbox)
  • Starfox Competition Score Attack (Super Nintendo)
  • Summer Carnival Recca Score Attack (Nintendo NES)
  • Triggerheart Exelica Score Attack (Sega Dreamcast)
  • Typing of the Dead Score Attack (Sega Dreamcast)
  • WarioWare Time Attack (Nintendo GameCube)

This is just the tip of the iceberg of what we have planned for the weekend, so be sure to head on over to the RetroCollect stand and get involved. Familiar faces will be present, along with our famous ‘freebie table’ allowing you to either freely take or donate gaming goodies no longer needed.

The only question which remains now is… who has what it takes to be crowned the RetroCollect Competition King this following weekend?

Stay tuned for more updates soon.

Link: Official Play Expo Website

Link: Play Expo on RetroCollect's Event Calendar

Last Updated ( 06 October 2014 )  


Better known as Adam offline, Cauterize is one of RetroCollect's final bosses with an unhealthy addiction to pixels. When he's not out searching the web for the latest retro gaming news or creating content for RetroCollect, he'll will most likely be found working on his Sensible Soccer skills.

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