We are in the process of refurbishing our North London workshop and are starting to set up a showroom for prospective clients and interested parties. Intended primarily as somewhere to show off our range of products, we have been developing the idea of making it part showroom, part arcade museum. As serious fans of the genre, we all have a multitude of retro consoles and handhelds which we have decided to put together making a fairly impressive collection (even if we do say so ourselves).
We got to thinking; as we spend our lunch breaks and after work time playing all the classic arcade games on our arcade machines, maybe we should collate our personal collections so that we can all enjoy them in one place!
Between us, we have managed to dig up most of the machines of our childhood from the obligatory Sega Megadrive and SNES – both with a huge range of games, controllers, converters etc.. – through some of the more obscure relics such as the Nintendo Virtual Boy and the Sega Genesis Nomad which is a US handheld Sega Megadrive capable of playing regular Megadrive games.
Here’s a list of what we have collated so far, bear in mind that our MD still has large crate in storage which is due to be added shortly:
3D0 (Panasonic Version), Sega Megadrive & Saturn, Sony PS2 & PS3, Nintendo NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube & Wii, NEC TurboGrafx (US PC Engine).
NEC PC Engine, Nintendo Virtual Boy, Gameboy Advance & various ‘Game & Watch’ titles, Sega Genesis Nomad, Atari Lynx 1 & 2, Neo Geo Pocket.
All of these come with a huge selection of games for endless hours of retro-fun! Other toys included in the collection are an Atari 2600 TV game, a Namco Plug ‘n Play TV game and an authentic Pachislo (Japanese version of a 1-armed bandit).
Now when clients come to the workshop to customise their purchase, they are free to plug any of these beauties on our 42” Sony Bravia HDTV and relive their classic arcade memories. With more to come, our showroom is turning into quite the retreat and is proving incredibly popular with staff and prospective clients alike who come for an hour and end up spending the rest of the day stuck in the room.
If you would like to come and visit the workshop then please do not hesitate to contact us by email or telephone +44 (0)207 935 9005 to arrange a visit.
Off to play some 4-player Bomberman…. Happy Gaming!!