The Retro Video Game Market in Doncaster: A Trip Down Memory Lane
As a retro video game enthusiast, I recently had the opportunity to visit the retro video game market in Doncaster this weekend just gone. The market was a treasure trove of classic games from the 80s and 90s, with a wide range of consoles and cartridges on display. From classic consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis to the more obscure systems like the TurboGrafx-16, there was something for everyone.
However, my excitement was dampened by the presence of a few fake/repro games on display. It’s always disappointing to see these knockoff copies being sold, especially when you’re a fan of the original games and know how rare some of these titles can be and more so when they’re not obviously stated as being reproduction games.
Otherwise, the sellers were knowledgeable and super passionate about the games they were selling and were more than happy to share their own collecting history. It was amazing to see how many people were still interested in playing and collecting these classic games, and it was great to see how the retro gaming scene was thriving in the UK.
Another disappointment was the absence of Alan’s Japanese Retro Game Sales. Alan is known for his wide collection of Japanese exclusive games, and I was hoping to see some of these rare gems on display. Unfortunately, he wasn’t in attendance, and I had to settle for just browsing the other stalls, which wasn’t all bad in the end.
I did manage to make a few purchases, including sealed copies of “Demolition Girl” and “Zombie Zone.” These games are some of my personal favourites both being pretty weird and fun, and it was great to add them to my collection.
I also managed to find a disc only copy of Vanquish for the PS3 to go with the case-only copy I was given at Play Expo Blackpool
In conclusion, the retro video game market in Doncaster was a fun trip down memory lane, and a great opportunity to browse and purchase classic games. While there were a few disappointments along the way, it was still a great experience, and I look forward to attending more retro video game markets in the future.
I’ll share some pictures of the games I got over on my socials at some point 🙂