Retro Rumble 2013!

My Retro Room has once more been improved, it’s bigger and better and now twice the size of my last room! Once I had finished the moving and decorations of the new room I had retro gaming party to fully inaugurate it! I hosted a retro gaming competition, my friend NinjaBrite set up a music quiz with a retro gaming theme and there were loads of people playing loads of games! I am extremely happy that well over 30 people showed up :D

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In the competition the following games were played: Hector ’87 / Famicom, Ninja Spirit / PC Engine, Musha Aleste / Sega Mega Drive, BPS Tetris / Famicom, and Halo / Xbox 360. I know the last one is not very retro, but since my boyfriend only plays this one game he thought it would be fun to add it in the competition to see how many kills the contestants could get playing against him ;D (the most amount of kills one person got was 3..).

Halo Event

Halo VS ShyachooMiik
© Jens Andreasson

Halo competition

Halo Finals
© Björn Jensen

Björn Soraheart playing Ninja Spirit on PC Engine © x MissDeLuxe x

Björn Soraheart playing Ninja Spirit on PC Engine
© x MissDeLuxe x

Me and NinjaBrite keeping scores ^_^ © x MissDeLuxe x

NinjaBrite and me keeping scores ^_^
© x MissDeLuxe x

Fluffeth and Dansken gaming

Fluffeth & Dansken gaming
© x MissDeLuxe x

There were a total of 26 contestants! Ranging from people who are total gamers that work with games to people that haven’t played since they were kids, but the competition was still pretty even!

Gaming at Retro Rumble © x MissDeLuxe x

Gaming at Retro Rumble
© x MissDeLuxe x

Gaming at Retro Rumble © Jens Andreasson

Gaming at Retro Rumble
© Jens Andreasson

Gaming at Retro Rumble © Jens Andreasson

Gaming at Retro Rumble
© Jens Andreasson

Gaming on the iCade © Jens Andreasson

Gaming on the iCade
© Jens Andreasson

In the semi-finals four contestants battled each other in three different games on the Super Famicom: Bomberman, V.S Collection and Battle Cross. The two finalists that made it to the end had a stand off in Fatman for the Mega Drive! This was hilarious to watch since the controls are awful in this game and the hit detection is incredibly glitchy!! haha so it gave them both an equal chance ^_^

Semi-finals at Retro Rumble

Semi-finals at Retro Rumble, Horsefacekillah VS TGMaduin VS Zicsoen and Markisen (not pictured)

Fatman

Finals in Fatman, TGMaduin vs Markisen  © x MissDeLuxe x

Finals in Fatman, TGMaduin vs Markisen
© x MissDeLuxe x

Markisen VS TGMaduin

Markisen VS TGMaduin

Christian came out victorious, but all the finalists got prizes ^^

Winner Markisen © x MissDeLuxe x

Winner Markisen
© x MissDeLuxe x

Markisen with his prize ^_^ © Jens Andreasson

Markisen with his prize consisting of game related movies, bit quiz board game and other stuff ^_^
© Jens Andreasson

Through a projector on the wall people could also try out the incredibly frustrating and renowned to be impossible game: Cat Mario! This was a great hit, since people kept cheering each other on and tried to beat more and more stages. For every stage that was beaten I handed out a mini-prize to the person that made it ^^ Eventually at the end of the evening the game had actually been beaten through a collective effort :D (For those of you who have never played this game, I suggest you give it a go! It’s a lot of fun ^_^)

Cat Mario

Cat Mario

Wobbly Mint Flava playing Cat Mario

Wobbly Mint Flava playing Cat Mario

We also got a cosplayer on Retro Rumble! Jocke went all in dressing up as the Hitman! It was amazing!! ^_^

Jocke as Hitman © Jens Andreasson

Jocke as Hitman. look at that precious suitcase filled with strangling cord, dual revolvers and a gun with a silencer!
© Jens Andreasson

Here are some more pictures from the evening that I was given from some of the friends that were there:

Welcome to Retro Rumble sign © x MissDeLuxe x

Welcome to Retro Rumble sign
© x MissDeLuxe x

Bead art station at Retro Rumble © Jens Andreasson

Bead art station at Retro Rumble
© Jens Andreasson

Parts of my new Retro Game Room © Jens Andreasson

Parts of my new Retro Game Room
© Jens Andreasson

Tac-2 and the C64 © x MissDeLuxe x

Tac-2 and the C64
© x MissDeLuxe x

x MissDeLuxe x & Fluffeth © x MissDeLuxe x

x MissDeLuxe x & Fluffeth ^_^
© x MissDeLuxe x

Playing Commande © x MissDeLuxe x

Playing Commande
© x MissDeLuxe x

Duck Hunt & Zapper Corner © x MissDeLuxe x

Duck Hunt & Zapper Corner
© x MissDeLuxe x

Markisen & x MissDeLuxe x solving the Music Quiz © Jens Andreasson

Markisen & x MissDeLuxe x solving the Music Quiz
© Jens Andreasson

The Amazing Music Quiz put together by NinjaBrite © x MissDeLuxe x

The Amazing Music Quiz put together by NinjaBrite
© x MissDeLuxe x

Thanks everyone for joining in! I hope I’ll see you all again for Retro Rumble 2014! :D
(p.s. I will make a guided tour of my new Retro Room soon..) ;D

Meanwhile, here’s a movie I put together with all the clips I got from some of the guests ^_^ Enjoy!

1 year anniversary for Retro Video Gaming! :D

2 days ago it was 1 year since I started my site retro-video-gaming.com! I can’t believe a year has gone by so fast!
I would like to thank all my followers and friends that has stuck with me this whole year, and I am happy to have met so many nice retro gaming friends and collectors all around the world! I will continue to spread my love for Retro Gaming on my site for many more years to come ^_^

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In celebration of Retro-Video-Gaming’s anniversary I will have a little contest! The contest will be up for 1 week and there will be a winner who will get a secret prize! :D

The question that need to be answered is:

How many Famicom Disk System games do I have?

Famicom Disk System Contest

Everybody gets 1 guess, and the closest answer will win the prize! :D

You can compete by either leaving  your guess in the comments here, or on my twitter, tumblr, facebook or instagram! Still you can only have one guess no matter where you leave your answer! ;D

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EDIT: I am now ending the competition and announcing a winner! TheSegaDude was the closest at 44, the correct answer is that I have 45 Famicom Disk System games ^_^ I would like to give a big thanks to everybody who joined the contest! I will announce what the secret prize is as soon as it has arrived to TheSegaDude (because I wouldn’t want to ruin the surprise) ;D
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