Play Expo Glasgow 2023

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Play Expo Glasgow was back for 2023! This massively popular retro-gaming event features old-school consoles, arcade machines and pinball machines. They're all set to freeplay by the way! Once more we provided the pinball machines for the weekend.

The 2023 lineup included:

  • Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends
  • Austin Powers
  • Batman (1991)
  • Batman (2008)
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula
  • Demolition Man
  • Earthshaker
  • Flash
  • Gorgar
  • Indiana Jones: The Pinball Adventure
  • Johnny Mnemonic
  • Jungle Lord
  • Lady Luck
  • Metallica
  • Millionaire
  • NBA Fastbreak
  • Orbitor 1
  • Police Force
  • Revenge from Mars
  • Ski jump
  • Star Wars
  • Star Wars Episode I
  • Strange Science
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Taxi
  • Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • The Walking Dead
  • WWF Royal Rumble

This year we're supporting the charity Get Well Gamers which provides donated games and consoles to thousands of children and young people in hospital. They will be collecting any games and consoles for donation - (don't worry if your game is not suitable for children as they can sell or exchange those). Games are said to be an effective and proven pain management tool and help young people in long hospital or hospice stays.

Every machine at the show belongs to someone who has lent it for the weekend. Behind the scenes, a great deal of planning and logistics takes place. Volunteers get the machines in on the proceeding Friday, then tend to any repairs during the event. Then late on Sunday comes the mammoth task of dismantling all those bulky machines and getting them out.

We're most grateful to those who help out, such as Paisley Pinball and our friends from Northern Lights Pinball and North East Retro Gaming (NERG) - we couldn't pull it off without you!

Why we do it? We love pinball!