RETRO.HK 2016: Hong Kong’s Retro Gaming Fair

RETRO.HK, the Hong Kong event for retro video games, will hold its 2016 fair at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design – Jockey Club Innovation Tower. The free public event will open its doors on December 10th (Saturday) and 11th (Sunday) at the podium floor of the Innovation Tower, from 10am to 6pm.

“Following the very enthusiastic response to last year’s event in Central, we hope RETRO.HK 2016 will be even more playful and fruitful.” said Dixon Wu, founder and lead organizer. “This year there will be a lot more classic video games for visitors to play and try. We will exhibit close to a hundred video consoles from the 70’s up to the 90’s – three times more than last year, the majority coming from the private collection of Mr. Tik-Man Ma, owner of Perfect Denki. I believe some of the exhibits have never been in public, and I’m very excited about that; die-hard fans should definitely not miss it!”

RETRO.HK 2015 – check out all those beauties!

Even the Nintendo PlayStation made it RETRO.HK 2015!
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Tournaments of the Classics – RetroCup 2016

The RetroCup 2016 will also be held at the event. There will be 2 rounds of competition for classic versions of “Street Fighter” and “The King of Fighters”, selected by fans with an accumulated 2,500 likes and votes on the official RETRO.HK facebook page. Two other key highlights will be a speed run for the first level of “Super Mario Bros.” on the Nintendo Famicom, and a battle royal on the 10-player version of “Bomberman” for the Sega Saturn. All competitions will have commentaries and live broadcast by GameCC! There will heaps heaps of prizes for the champions!

Mysterious 2D-Fighting Game – 1st appearance in Hong Kong

Former developers of classic SNK Neo Geo game franchises such as “The King of Fighters”, “Art of Fighting” and “The Last Blade” have gotten together to form a new development team, giving birth to a brand-new 2D-fighting game for a beloved classic console – the Super Famicom / Super Nintendo. Hong Kong gamers can get their first hands-on experience exclusively at RETRO.HK 2016! Also developed by former team members of “The King of Fighters” game series, is another stylish 2D-fighting game “Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm (八咫鴉)”. These two titles, together with other games developed by local Hong Kong developers, will all be available for visitors to try and play!

This year’s RETRO.HK will have the following areas:
Free Play Zone: Play classic titles against your friends and other fellow gamers.
RetroCup 2016: Win amazing prizes competing in popular classics from the 90’s.
Exhibition Area: Look back at more than 40 years of video game history.
Individual Exhibitors: Local gamers show off their products and collections.
Local Game Showcase: A display of Hong Kong developed games & student work.

The Exhibition Area will remain open until December 18th (Sun) after the main weekend event!

source: RETRO.HK via Andrew Davidson