The Classic Gaming Championship is taking place in the UK this year, and retro gaming never looked better. EGX Rezzed is hosting the next heat.
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All games and systems have to be at least 15 years old, with each heat featuring five games. Held across the UK, with grand final taking place at Play Expo, Manchester. EGX Rezzed will host the next heat in Birmingham, between 28th and 30th of March. The UK event dedicated to PC, indie and console gaming, just got better with Classic Gaming Championship.
Five games have to be chosen, one from each of the following pots:
Pot A - 1st to 3rd Generation (e.g. Atari VCS, NES, SEGA Master System)
- Kaboom (Atari 2600 VCS) – score by catching bombs dropped by the Mad Bomber.
- Balloon Fight (Nintendo Entertainment System) – control the Balloon Fighter with two balloons attached to his back and rise into the air.
- Bank Panic (Sega Master System) – Become an Old West sheriff and protect bank and its customers from robbers.
Pot B - 4th Generation (e.g. PC Engine, Neo Geo AES)
- R-Type II (PC Engine) – a horizontal scrolling shooter arcade where players get to control a ship and fight off enemies.
- NAM: 1975 (Neo Geo) – this first person shooter is set during the Vietnam War, where player assumes the role of Alan “The Bear” Westmoreland.
- Tetris (Gameboy - played via Gameboy Player on Gamecube) – legendary tile-matching puzzle game.
Pot C - 5th Generation (e.g. Sega Saturn, Playstation, Nintendo 64)
- Super Puzzle Fighter 2 (Playstation) – another great puzzle game, where you get to control pairs of blocks and try to eliminate them.
- Sega Rally (Sega Saturn) – race with different cars on various tracks and try to win the race.
- Tempest 2000 (Atari Jaguar) – a remake of a classic arcade game, which was praised for its graphics, soundtrack and gameplay.
Pot D - Megadrive
- Sonic the Hedgehog – one of the platformers that withstand a test of time. Assume the role of Sonic and stop evil Dr. Ivo Robotnik from stealing the six Chaos Elements.
- Paperboy – Deliver newspapers, avoid hazards and vandalize homes of those people who did not subscribe to your papers.
- Psycho Pinball – it’s a pinball game with four themed tables, American Old West, Halloween, Caribbean underwater and an amusement park.
Pot E - Super Nintendo
- Super Mario Kart – go-kart racing game featuring Mario character.
- Super Pang – shoot balloons before they get you, in this classic arcade game.
- Super Smash TV – compete in a violent game show, move from one room to the next and defeat hordes of enemies.
Entry to the tournament is free, although those wishing to participate still have to purchase a ticket for the event where the heat will take place. One more reason to visit EGX Rezzed, if you are a retro gaming fan.
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