17 - 20
October, 2019
ExCeL, London
Retro Games

Experience gaming's rich past, with access to rarer machines like the Vectrex and Amstrad GX4000, old pinball and arcade machines, as well as bestsellers such as the Super Nintendo and original PlayStation.

Retro Games


Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love a big of old skool gaming? However good the tech gets, however, smart the interactivity, there’ll always be a place in our hearts for the classics that we/ our parents grew up with.

What’s it all about?

The Retro Games zone is a beloved mainstay of EGX; a vast area dedicated to gaming machines released over the past four decades.

Forget picture the scene, close your eyes and imagine the glorious sound: the Pac-Man Waca Wacas; the Mario coin collects chimes; the ding of an original 80s pinball machine, and the fanfare of Zelda’s chest. It’s all here waiting for you!

Indulge yourself with our arcade games and video library featuring titles from every era, swapping between the original Call of Duty, Tetris, Sonic and Doom like some kind of gaming time traveller.

Perhaps you’ll start off with a bestseller like the Super Nintendo or original PlayStation. But we bet it won’t be long before you’re itching to get your hands-on our rarer machines like the Vectrex and Amstrad GX4000 - all with a wealth of games to enjoy.

Play solo, or bring friends and family to try out our multiple controllers; there’s nothing quite like introducing a new fan to one of your old favs!

Show us what you got

Plus, if you enjoy performing to a crowd we've got you covered, with setups for loads of your favourite rhythm games. You’ll find performance areas for Guitar Hero, Samba di Amigo and DJ Hero.

Yes, things get loud, and yes, they get competitive!

Whether you're reliving your childhood or experiencing these games for the first time, the Retro Zone at EGX is an essential destination during your visit. (We defy you not to indulge in an emphatic FINISH HIM heckle at least once while you’re with us).