Sound from the event!
~RETRO REVIVAL (2014)~
9th August 2014 - Dunstall Park Wolverhampton
So....my first retro event since Game On 2007 and as I missed Retro Revival 2013 I was looking forward to this event, Dunstall Park is an unusual venue for something like this I guess but anyway both me and friend Bonesy made our way on a couple of buses to the outskirts of Wolverhampton, the shape of the interior to the building is a sort of dog leg and straight through the reception area we walked outside a short distance before re-entering the building in what was clearly a dinning area and bar. After showing our tickets we received our wrist bands and goody bags before starting our Retro Revival 2014 adventure.
Straight from the start the first area was an interesting mix of old systems set up to play along with a few arcade cabs (including Simpsons and T2) and a few retro game traders. Now I do not collect anymore and think prices of retro gaming items are an inflated joke so I will simply say I had little to no interest in purchasing any games or systems and was more interested in playing and having a nose around.
Following the room to the left it turned left again into a corridor lined by arcade video games before turning right into another area which provided another space for dinning, here were a few more stands including a set up for the Saboteur game as I believe the designer (Clive Townsend) was due to be at the event to promote a new game?. To the left of this area was a door leading into a huge dark hall and this is where the real action was with lines of pinballs , arcade games, retro game traders and more retro systems on tables set up to play. At the far end of the room there was the `Retro Collect` guys and the Doom tournament area where John Romero himself was to take part.
I did speak to some of the Retro Collect guys including Dean Flukes who by sheer coincidence was at the event and while talking not only did I discover he was originally from the same area as us but he had also contributed to my arcade game locations webpage area, me and Bonesy walked around in circles a lot to be honest and perhaps spent around five hours at the event purchasing a T-shirt form the `Retro GT` stand,I ate food and frank diet coke but that aside I did leave the event a little disappointed. I just could not get on a pinball table at all, I really wanted to get on that Family Guy pin but in the end pinball wise I left this event thirsty.
Bonesy rating 8/10
Jammajup rating 7/10
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Arcade Games .MP4 (9MB) Arcade Games .Mpg (3MB) (18sec)
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