Accessible Retro Gaming at REPLAY 2011

Accessible Retro Gaming at REPLAY 2011

Trabasack used for switch verison of retro game mine storm

Follow Me on Pinterest One of the oldest games that ill 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.

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.

Even more excitingly, especially for us at Trabasack and accessible gaming 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

Follow Me on Pinterest Use Trabasack as a level playing surface that holds adapted controllers securely with its velcro ready surface

sweets in the mini-challenges set by the stall holders! The stall will also feature Trabasack products which are obviously fantastic for accessible gaming use, perhaps to mount your gaming switch.

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!

 adapted arcade stick, a rapid-fire module hacked from an old Atari VCS joystick patched into the stick, two shorting connectors to latch on rotate right and fire, an Able-Net "Big-Red" accessibility switch and a Trabasack.

Follow Me on Pinterest An Able-Net “Big-Red” accessibility switch and a Trabasack.

Play a new one-switch version of the legendary Taito Space Invaders

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 full details of the event click the poster image below:

Details of the REPLAY 2011 event

Follow Me on Pinterest The Special Effect Accessible Retro Gaming Stand at REPLAY 2011 – click the image for more info.

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