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Play Expo: Manchester

May 4, 2019 - May 5, 2019

The UK’s favourite arcade, indie and retro games show will return in 2019! Close to 1000 consoles, handhelds, computers, arcades, pinballs and PC’s all running the very best in classic and modern video games and all free to play!

Organised by experienced video game events specialists Replay Events the show will be full with features, exhibitors and more gaming mayhem than Manchester has ever seen.

Jam packed with everything you love about gaming and popular culture, the show has something for everyone.

Join the SpecNext Devs at one of the UK’s largest retro shows, now several years old.

On top of the usual chance to meet some of the developers, discuss the hardware and see what games are currently in development this is the first public show for the Next team since the launch of the new graphics modes for the Spectrum Next at the start of this year.

Available to play will be (what we think is) a near perfect home port of the Konami’s famous Scramble game, showing how off how powerful these new modes are, and an exclusive first look at amazing Jinxter, The Pawn, & The Guild of Thieves adventure games originally released by Magnetic Scrolls.

This is also your chance to meet the devs to discuss & see the other some other exciting ports happening on the next right now including work on Mike Dailly’s Super Crate Box and Kev Brady’s Melkhior’s Mansion – the newly named Atic Atac port that also looks pixel perfect!

We’re not sure there’s been such a large collection of Next’s in once place since they left the factory so this is easily your best chances to get your hands on one before the rest hopefully arrive this summer… 😉


May 4, 2019
May 5, 2019


Manchester Central
Manchester, United Kingdom