Accessible Retro Gaming at REPLAY 2011

Top Quote Visit the REPLAY 2011 Retro Gaming Expo in Blackpool on 5 and 6 of November and enjoy accessible retro gaming at the SpecialEffect stand. It will take place at the Norbreck Castle Exhibition Centre in Blackpool. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) October 25, 2011 - Enjoy accessible gaming at Replay Expo 2011, a hugely popular and exciting retro video gaming exhibition which attracts people from all walks of life united by their love of video gaming in all the old nostalgic forms!

    This year, it's taking place on 5th and 6th November in Blackpool's Norbeck Castle and it's an event which should surely bring back memories of early gaming on Pac-Man to Space Invaders! Whether you're an ardent Playstation lover or prefer to stick to your Nintendo, you are sure to enjoy Replay. This year's event will be bigger and better with a a greater floor space and more stands and exhibitions. 5000+ people including veteran hard-core gaming addicts but also junior gamers and families being look after and entertained. There will be junior tournaments and something for everyone whatever their age as well as access to more arcade machines, pinball tables, consoles and home computers than ever.

    More exciting for disabled gamers and fans of accessibility is the SpecialEffect stand which is offering fully accessible retro gaming at the event. All range of games from racing to one-switch dance mat games, you can thoroughly enjoy the gaming experience in an accessible and enhanced way!

    Visit the SpecialEffect Stand for Accessible Gaming

    At the SpecialEffect stand you can enjoy all your favourite games, play for fun, compete against friends or even try and win some of the sweets in the mini-challenges set by the stall holders! The stall will also feature Trabasack products which are versatile console and switch mounts for accessible gaming use. For more info click here

    Trabasack's innovative lap tray surface is 'velcro-receptive' so that it can hold adapted controllers and switches securely. It is very versatile for mounting switches, joysticks or any type of controller and means that you can easily play any game you please from the comfort of your seat. If you want to you can use one of the longer supplied straps as bumbag strap around your waist and keep you controller and your Trabasack securely strapped to your lap!

    Retro gaming is a huge craze which looks to remain popular as technology develops we love reminiscing about the old Ataris, Megadrives and other consoles of our childhood and teens. One of the oldest games that will be featured at the SpecialEffect stand at REPLAY will be Minestorm for the MB Vectrex, originally from 1982. This cool vector-scan video game has modified so that it can be played with a single switch: Hyperspace.

    The oldest game will be the original Taito Space Invaders game from 1978. The team from the Replay SpecialEffect stand have made a version that is one-switch accessible, including adding playing credits, choosing a one-player game and playing this ultimate classic game! For more information about retro accessible gaming visit

    Last years event saw some of the giant names from the gaming industry in attendance such as Nintendo, Sony and Sega. Other gaming favourites from the video and console world will help make this a fantastic event for anyone with a love and nostalgia for older games and retro gaming.

    The REPLAY Expo has a nominated charity partner: GamesAid. The UK video games industry created GamesAid to help distribute monies raised at such events, they ensure that funds benefit a broad range of charities including those that benefit disabled gamers.

    Tickets for Replay Expo 2011 are available to buy online from

    Equip-able Ltd is an award winning innovative design company based in Leicestershire, U.K. A social enterprise; our aim is to promote social inclusion. We offer our customers, British designed, affordable, products that are useful to everyone. Trabasack has a wide range of uses including as a laptop bag, wheelchair tray, switch mount and for accessible gaming.

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