Retro Rumble 2016

This weekend I had the first Retro Rumble game night and competition of 2016. I’m really happy that so many people could join! A total of 22 guys and gals were competing, and a few more were there spectating ^_^ It was a blast, and even though there were so many people competing everything went extremely smoothly!

All of the 22 contestants got to compete in 6 games. The games that were played were:
Psycho Chaser for PC Engine, first stage, 1 life and best score.
Race for Philips Videopac, 2 minutes score attack.
Sonic 2 for Sega Mega Drive, first stage, speedrun, best time.
Phoenix for Atari 2600, 1 life, best score.
Daiku no Gensan for Famicom, first stage, one life, best score.
Sachen Tetris for NES, level 9, 30 lines, best score.

When all the games were played one team had the highest score and won the A-Team price! Congrats NinjaBrite, Matt8Bit & Slurpas!

Before the semi-finals we stopped for a retro gaming quiz that I put togehter ^_^ Some of the questions were a bit difficult on purpose but a majority of the questions had 4 options for answers :) The quiz master was KRS ^_^

Wobbly, KRS, TekkenCarr and Slurpas made it to the semi-finals! They got to compete in three games. First up was Horace Goes Skiing for ZX Spectrum, where they had one pair of skis to get as high of a score as possible. Next up was Sugoi no Hebereke and VS Collection on the Super Famicom. It was a good fight!

Slurpas and TekkenCarr came out victorious and made it to the finals where they competed in Twinkle Star Sprites on Neo Geo MVS arcade, Joy Mecha Fight on Famicom and finally Pong on my new Ajax TV Game system ^_^ It was an even fight but the Pong match settled the score and Slurpas became our 2016 Retro Rumble Champion! Congraturation A Winner Is You!! XD

Once the competition was finished we continued gaming all night long ^__^ So much fun! Thanks to everyone who attended! <3

Now here’s some more pics from the evening :D

RSF crew at Retro Rumble 2016

Game Room updated!

A lot has been happening this year, both outside the game room and inside! I have gotten myself another arcade machine, a Blast City from Sega. It’s fitted with a 4-slot Neo Geo MVS board, so I have yet another way to play all the MVS games I’ve bought instead of using the converter in my AES. I made room for the candy cab in the game room, and this lead to a bit of re-arranging for it to fit. I’ve also increased the amount of gaming stations, with more TV’s! :D So many TV’s!! There’s a total of 20 in the room right now ^_^

I have updated my video game collection page on here, but here’s most of the new pictures as well! :) The collection keeps growing :D

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room

Retro Game Room Setup

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room setup

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room setup

Blast City arcade

Heidi stopXwhispering's Retro Game Room

Famicom love

Me in my retro game room

I’ve been visiting a lot of gaming conventions this year, which also means acquiring a lot of new retro games ;D I will hopefully have some time this christmas to update the various libraries with scans on the site and perhaps add some new ones :) Meanwhile I am always on instagram posting retro game related stuff whenever I’m gaming or whatever ^_^ Feel free to follow me on there > @retro_gaming

Don’t forget to check out my other site www.geekygals.net where me and my gals post all types of nerdy things! The latest post was about a retro gaming competition I hosted for the first Geeky Gals Gathering which was very successful, we had a lot of fun! ^_^

My Game Room and Collection 2014!

I’ve been so busy with work and playing games with friends online lately that I haven’t gotten around to finishing my own video tour of my new Game Room. Thankfully my friends over at GamingGrannar paid me a visit and filmed it for me! :D They have now released all 5 episodes of my retro video game collection.

The first episode covers my Virtual Boy collection and Super Famicom. Unfortunately for all you non-Swedish people all the episodes are in Swedish, but you can still see all the games and stuff, you just might not understand what we’re saying about them ;D Here’s the first episode:

The second episode is covering my PC Engine collection, Dave gets to try out some PC Engine shooters like Cocoron and Download, and we play Katochan & Kenchan:

The third episode is about Famicom and we play some Crisis Force and other games:

The fourth episode is basically a tour of the game room and the setup and Dave gets to play some Vectrex :)

And in the fifth and final episode we go through my Castlevania collection and some Sega Mega Drive games:

There’s still a lot of things that GamingGrannar did not cover, but I’ll continue to post about all my games here on my blog ^_^

Hopefully I’ll get around to finishing my own video tour soon, meanwhile here’s some recent pictures I took of the game room (things haven even changed since they were here this summer) ^_^
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And here’s some closeups of some of the game shelves:
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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 ^_^)

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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
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x MissDeLuxe x & Fluffeth © x MissDeLuxe x

x MissDeLuxe x & Fluffeth ^_^
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Playing Commande © x MissDeLuxe x

Playing Commande
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Duck Hunt & Zapper Corner © x MissDeLuxe x

Duck Hunt & Zapper Corner
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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!

Video tour of my Game Room!

So I made a video… it’s a bit awkward and I couldn’t get the freaking formats to line up the way I wanted them too >_< and the lighting in my room is very … red!! But still, I hope you’ll enjoy it!! ^_^

GAME COLLECTION: My Retro Room re-visited

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Edit: My room has been updated since this post. Check out my latest collection pics here >>

 

me and my gamesRecently I got interviewed by Ant Harper from Retro Games Collector :D So for this feature I needed to take some more recent pictures of my Retro Room containing my game collection :) It was quite a while ago since I last shared pictures of my game room, from when I upgraded to a bigger room, so I thought I would share the new ones here as well so you can all see what it looks like today!

My retro room
So this is more or less what it looks like today! :D

Retro Video Game Room 2
This is the lighting of the room, it’s very cosy and warm with mainly red lights ^_^

My retro room - desk
Here’s my desk, where I’m sitting right now and blogging ^_^ haha!

Shelf closeup - SFC, FC and Atari2600
A close-up of the shelf over the desk. There’s mainly boxed Super Famicom games (There’s more of them now, it’s basically full so I can’t fit any more in there >_< but there’s still sooo many SFC games I want!!) And there’s boxed Famicom games, in the two middle shelves and the bottom right. I haven’t really collected boxed Famicom games that much, I have over 600 loose carts. On the bottom left are my Atari 2600 games, I have a few more doubles stacked away somewhere and a few boxed ones elsewhere. BTW I loooove my Pacman neon signt ^_^

Shelves - GB, GBC, GBA, Famicom
Behind the desk are 4 shelves, the two to the left are filled with Famicom cartridges, neatly organized by colour and by type! :D The top 5 rows are only platformers arranged by colour, below is one row with the few carts that have end labels (also platformers mainly), and below that is three rows with only shooters and then a row with puzzle games and lastly sports and other playable stuff that I don’t really care for. I have 4 boxes stacked away underneath the desk with all the RPG’s and various other text-heavy games that you can’t really play unless you’re fluent in japanese (also I don’t really care for RPG’s…..). The two right  shelves contain all my boxed GB, GBC and GBA games and on the bottom 2 rows with boxed NES games.

couch
Facing my desk is a cool couch I got from my grand parents, it folds into a matress if you put the back on the floors facing it ^^ It’s like a puzzle :D

VB and NES
On the couch is also one of my three Virtual Boys, a Pacman Pinky porcelain piggybank and an official Nintendo wooden box where you can put a Zapper, two controlllers and a bunch of games inside ^_^ I put some of my favorites in there :D

favorite chair and famicom pillow
I also have a really cosy gaming chair that holds my Famicom pillow and temporarily also this Amiga 500. I have found a better place for it now underneath one of the TV’s.. ;D

TV setup 1 - NES
In this corner I have my PAL NES, with some Zappers on the wall ^_^

Shelf closeup1
Above that there’s some PAL SNES games and N64 games, also some of my Virtual Boy games on the bottom shelf (I have a bunch of doubles stacked away in a drawer as well, I’m only displaying the playable ones that are opened). There’s also some video game related board games like Centipede, Pac-man and Donkey Kong and various other games like boxed Atari 2600 games and games for the Intellivision that I can’t play since I don’t have that system yet :(

Shelf closeup2 Famicom Disk System
On this shelf I have my Famicom Disk System games, some boxed Atari’s and in the left corner all my Star Wars related stuff and games ^^

Painting
Underneath that shelf I have my favorite painting that my friend Arri made for me ^_^ It has all my favorite game characters! :D

TV Setup 2
Here’s the mess.. the main TV that has almost all the consoles you see below connected to it! lol I did this using scart splitters (one outtake turning into 4) and also composite cable splitters for some systems that have the red, yellow and white cables. It’s not optimal, I’m gonna work on making it prettier so that you won’t see all the chords as much, but I’m still quite happy that I was able to connect all of these: NTSC NES, PAL SNES, Twin Famicom, PAL Sega Mega Drive, PAL Sega Dreamcast, PAL PS2, PAL Sega Saturn, PAL N64, Super Famicom, and a japanese Sega Master System ^_^

TV Setup 3
This is the third TV, and here I have my japanese Sega Mega Drive and all the 30-40 something games I have for it, and my PC Engine Duo and the Atari 2600 Junior ^_^

Konami shelf
Here’s a small shelf I painted and decorated and it holds all my Famicom Konami games, and two Game Gears and the Wonderswan color ^_^ I also love my Nintendo neon sign :D

PC Engine part 2
On the floor here are some of my PC Engine games.. I’ve re-organized these now onto a smarter CD stand with double sides that stands on my desk, looks much better! :D

PC Engine part 1
On top of this shelf are more PC Engine games.. this collection has been growing really fast since I discovered this awesome system :D

Shelf with castlevania etc
Here’s an overview of this wooden shelf that contains a bunch of stuff. Below you’ll see some close-ups. In the bottom are magazines, like Retro Gamer, Nintendo Power etc. And my Sega Saturn games.

Shelf closeup - Castlevania
Here are my Castlevania games, this collection is now taking up two full shelves ^_^ You can see all my Castlevania games in my Castlevania Collection post, where I scanned them all :)

Shelf closeup - likeable
Below the Castlevania games are some other random stuff. Like Chrono Trigger, a factory sealed SNES Zelda, Mario Bros for Atari 2600, factory sealed Doom for Atari Jaguar, Darius Twin for SFC, Super Mario RPG, Life Force for NES, Rockman X, Donkey Kong II Game & Watch, Ninja Baseball Batman ;D and much much more..

shelf closeup - sega saturn
Here’s the Sega Saturn games, and  a few Atari Jaguar games.

Sega Mega Drive
Various bead art and my Sega Mega Drive collection ^^ I basically can’t get much more games for this system cause I’m running out of shelf-space! LOL

SMS, NES and Famicom
On the top right are my NTSC NES games, all the way down to the half row with Dreamcast games, below those are PAL NES games. Then PS2 in the bottom. In the left shelf are PS1 games, then some of my favorite Famicom games and all my Sega Master System games (I have finally gotten around to fixing shelves now for those poor games stacked on top of each other) ;D

Shelf closeup - Famicom and PS1
Here’s a closeup of the Famicom games, mainly puzzle, platformers and shooters ^_^

Commodore64
Last but not least I have my Commodore 64 on a small table with a fourth TV on a bureau next to my desk ^_^ There’s also a boxed PAL SNES, another Super Famicom and a black Atari 2600 underneath it :)

I have a lot more games stacked away in various places.. I have 73 game consoles in total (counting a few doubles, over 50 are different systems though) and just got over 3000 games, and  I’m seriously running out of space again and probably need to take over our living room for my retro game collection soon! Just gotta run it past the boyfriend first ;D