Tuesday, 22 November 2011

More pics from Replay Expo 2011, Blackpool

Just a few more bits from this month's Replay Expo. Images in this post are screenshots from video shot on the Saturday (5 November) to give a bit of a taste of the afternoon without you having to use up bandwidth on videos and stuff like that.

Hope you enjoyed them! The more eagle-eyed among you will have also noticed this screengrab of a Vectrex over at Bite Sized Muppetry, and that I haven't posted any videos of that console... so far.


Saturday, 12 November 2011

Replay Expo 2011, Blackpool: An illuminating experience [Video review]

Harry Yack takes a trip to the home of donkeys, expensive lighting and billions of bed and breakfasts. No time for sausage 'n' chips or walks along the promenade, however, as the 2011 Replay retro video game type thingy was also taking place just down the road at Norbreck Castle.

Footage here was taken on the first day of the event, Saturday 5 November. Highlights included a cosplay parade (not featured), prize raffle (not featured) and a wet T-shirt contest (not really). There was also a full itinerary of talks and competitions taking place during the day, so this video merely skims the surface of the delights on offer. And no, I'm not talking about the hamburgers.


Retro Console Zone
Retro Computer Corner - 4:18
Prince of Persia (Commodore SX-64) - 5:11
Pinball Alley - 6:33
Pac-Man (Arcade) - 8:05
Epoch TV Vader - 8:39

...and a bunch more mildly 'entertaining' vignettes.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Replay Expo, Norbreck Castle, Blackpool, 5 November 2011 [Photos]

Video of Saturday's antics at Replay will be online as soon as I can edit the footage together. In the meantime, console yourself (groan) with this tasty selection of photographs from the main hall. Click for full size.

Retro Corner. Absolutely bustling, you'd have struggled to find yourself a machine here.

Playing some Duck Hunt on Nintendo.

Breaking News: Giant sheep eats miniature pony.

Bomberman madness. Even better on a large screen TV!

Halo tournament in progress. Didn't enter in time, which is probably good thing as I would have been slaughtered.

Space Panic Arcade cabinet.

Super Mario Kart - Yoshi vs. Bowser.

More retro goodness.

More from Retro Corner.

Commodore Amiga.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Pokemon Green Engrish translation (Bootleg) [Game Boy] Playthrough PARTS 30-31

Fool, otherwise known as Dr Aochider, infiltrates the highly secretive Rocket Member hideout for (slightly more family friendly) exploits in Pokemon Green Engrish.

Bonus - Silly quotes
  • Rocket Member: "..., Who are you? How do you come?"
  • Rocket Member (on losing): "Why! Defeated!"
  • Rocket Member 1: "What is the fellow who has slipped into MISSILE?"
  • Rocket Member 1 (on losing): "Drop or fall suddenly ...!"
  • Rocket Member 2: "You can see an unseen ghost using the silluff Observator The boss said so."
  • Rocket Member 2 (on losing): "What a mess!"
  • Rocket Member 3 (on losing): "Ah! Won't it do?"
  • Rocket Member 4: "Hi! Comes a contact from the upper floor!"
  • Rocket Member 4 (on losing): "Lost..., Fool!"
  • Rocket Member 5: "But, Don't trouble MISSILE. This is for you."
  • Rocket Member 6: "Ha,ha,ha! What's the meaning of that lift can be used? Who has the key?"
  • Rocket Member 6 (on losing): "No, no!"
  • Rocket Member 6: "That's all, ...! The key of lift... is specially hided!"
  • Rocket Member 7: "A lost-way boy. Are you the... of lost way boy?"
  • Rocket Member 7 (on losing): "Why?"
  • Rocket Member 8: "You, blokes! Don't you understand the materstroke of MISSILE's evil deed!"
  • Rocket Member 8 (on losing): "Crying or other sound."
  • Rocket Member 9 (on losing): "How wronged but defeated!"
  • Sakachy: "Ah! Welcome to this place. Do all the evil deeds using all the PET in the world The money-made MISSILE! I'm the head Sakachy! If you resist against me I'll let you have to pay for it!"
  • Sakachy (on losing): "Ah,ah! That is simply foolish!"