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Snibston Retro Gaming Event – 20th June, 2015

This is not really C16 related as unfortunately there were no 264-series machines at the event. But it was a fun day at Snibstons Discovery Museum in Coalville, UKΒ where it was hosted.
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Last but definitely not least. I recorded some footage of the event. There are 10 parts and includes me playing a few games (badly) Again, sadly no C16 stuff but us retronerds love ’emΒ all, don’t we? πŸ˜‰

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  1. Mike Mike says:

    Nice to see so many 14″ CRT’s in one room!

    Shame on them for not having a C16 or Plus/4 though. πŸ˜‰

    Good to see you two together catching up face to face! Your have to get a couple of T-shirts with Commodore16.com on it for next time. Or take your C116 along Chris and push one of the lesser machines out of the way to borrow it’s screen ha!

  2. Baz says:

    It was a grand day out my friend regardless of there being no C16/Plus4.

    Which reminds me, I almost forgot. I recorded some video footage of the event (“some” meaning just over an hours worth). Spread over 10 parts of various systems. Regardless of the lack of our machine I have now added it into the article which you’ll find at the bottom. It’s all good still, right? πŸ˜‰

  3. Mike Mike says:

    Thanks for sharing the video’s. A great spread of machines even if a couple more would of really topped the day off perfectly. πŸ˜‰

    I could of taken a real Amiga, one that can emulate a Commodore C16/Plus4 at full speed! πŸ˜‰

    Out of my own stuff I could of added to the event
    C16 or Plus/4
    Amiga A500
    Amiga A500+
    Amiga A600
    Amiga A1200 in a Tower.
    Sega Multi-Mega
    Sega 32X
    Sega Saturn
    Sega Dreamcast
    Amstrad GX 4000
    Maybe some handhelds such as Gameboy’s, Atari Lynx and the old Game & Watches ect… even a couple of table top games like the old Grandstand ones.

    Great spread though regardless. πŸ™‚

  4. Baz says:

    Yeah I kind of ran out of time a little. I would have done more if I went both days. Next event which should hopefully be in Leicester next year which is a little closer to home for me, I’ll cover some different machines for sure πŸ™‚

  5. sidney13 sidney13 says:

    Looks like it was a great day out mate! So many great machines to tinker with. No real excuse for them not including at least one of the 264 series of computers considering that some of the machines were obscure and then some!

    Your video and posts really got me thinking about where the C16 fits into the popularity charts of 80’s home computers and my theory is that the 264 series fits into the 2nd tier, no way as popular as the likes of the C64 and Spectrum and–dare I say it—the Amstrad, but it has to be more popular than things like the 8bit Atari series (at least in the UK at any rate) and things like the Electron, Dragon and MSX not to mention many other computers that seem to get recognized more avidly by the likes of Retro Gamer. In short the C16 doesn’t get the respect or coverage that it deserves and that makes me mad!!!

  6. Mike Mike says:

    It took many, many years before the VICE team even bothered looking at C16/Plus4 emulation too. They soon caught up with the best of them once they got started but at the time when they finally did it was around 10 years behind other PC & Amiga C16/Plus4 emulators… and always there to feed these emulators was the likes of commodore16.com, c16.de & Plus/4 World.

    All in the past of course, but still…

    One thing missing out there though is a proper homage site or sites for the Vic20 so in that respect we are lucky. πŸ˜‰

    and yeah your right C16/Plus4 was placed 2nd under C64, Spectrum and Amstrad and shops like WHSmiths and Boots back in the day gave us plenty of self space too.

    BTW, our small claim to fame that puts us on the map in a small way… Mastertronic sold more C16/Plus4 games than they did for any other machine!

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