So I’ve mentioned ‘the show game’ moniker in a previous post. It’s that one game I’ll discover/rediscover at a retro gaming event which I find myself returning too throughout the event so much so that it become synonymous with the event itself.
For Play:Expo 2014, the computer game I’ve picked as my show game is a fairly modern release on the Commodore 64.
(here played on Jason Kelk’s ‘Old School Gaming’ pimped C64 (which you can read about here – http://jasonkelk.me.uk/ )
I loved Blitz on the Vic-20, a game I played over and over again back then and still load up from time to time on my Vic. It’s very simple yet this updated C64 version was so much fun and messes with your mind. ‘One more go’ it kept calling!
Out of fuel and steadily descending – can your bombing skills clear a path so you can land without crashing into Mrs and Mrs Xenomorphs new domed kitchen extension?
and because Play:Expo is Pinball heaven, my Pinball showgame is…….hmmm, this is quite a tough. I did play an awful amount of time on Bally’s Fathom purely because I adore the table art….
80’s pinball art rocks!
….and likewise on Gottliebs Robo-War and TX-Sector for their sci-fi artwork, fast gameplay and uber cool cyclon-esq robotic voices.
But because of the fun a few of us had playing mini competitions, my Pinball show game has to be -
Black Knight 2000
I’m a bit of a fan of the original Black Knight table and I also play a heck of a lot of its digital counterpart on my iPad courtesy of the Pinball Arcade app. Black Knight 2000 is a much faster game and retains some of the features from original including the useful Magna save to keep you out of trouble on the right hand lane. Completing a rapid succession of fast loops is a real buzz but pales in comparison to lighting King’s Ransom – multiball madness!