This Friday we’re heading to Manchester for this years Play:Expo and a whole weekend of retro gaming including row upon rows of arcade cabinets, classic computers & consoles and of course, what I’ve been waiting for all year…pinball heaven!
Although I can dream of one day owning my own table (cue, dreamlike music and a neon lit pinball table nestled between my two arcade cabinets in my man cave) until that time and yanked back into reality, it’s digital emulation for me and so I’ve been honing my flipper skills in preparation for this weekend via tables loaded in Visual Pinball on my PC and the truly epic, Pinball Arcade on my iPad.
At Play:Expo, I’m hoping to see the return of both Pinbot and Bride of Pinbot tables as well as favourites like Black Knight, Xenon and Mr Fantastic. Some of these already feature in the Pinball Arcade app and there are others I’ve only ever played under emulation I’m hoping to play on the real thing.
Multiball madness in Bride of Pinbot.
The sound samples in Attack from Mars are hilarious. Cracks me up every time I play it
Now this really would be cool. Here’s hoping that Play:Expo features a Gottlieb Black Hole table.
It’s been ages since I’ve caught up with some of my fellow retro gaming chums too so as well as all this gaming its going to be great to hang out with so many fine people.
As always, I’ll post any photos during or on our return.
Are you planning on attending this years event?