Fans of old-school video games like Street Fighter, Mario Kart and Tetris are in for a treat. These games – and other classics from the ’90s (and earlier) – are set to take centre stage this month at a unique conference in Metro Vancouver dedicated entirely to retro video games.
The Vancouver Retro Gaming Expo, April 18 in New Westminster, is a full day and night of vintage video game tournaments, art and memorabilia. This is the third instalment of the expo, which gets bigger every year thanks to Vancouver’s huge gaming community.
Unlike many other gaming expos, however, this one has a distinct party vibe. Attendees often arrive dressed in costumes. The venue, the 1927 Columbia Theatre in New Westminster, is fully licensed, and the drinks are flowing. And not one but three live bands will be taking the stage, performing classic video game tracks from the Mario franchise, Final Fantasy, Zelda and more.
Of course, the centrepiece of the expo is a series of classic video game tournaments where attendees go head to head for top honours. Continue reading:
Got Mario? Retro Video Game Expo Comes to Metro Vancouver