Want to play some of the rarest retrogames consoles and computers that most can't get their hands on? We've got you covered this year at PLAY Expo Manchester with an entire section dedicated to showing off some of the weirdest and most wonderful gaming goodies we could find!
Nintendo 64DD -
Released in an attempt to expand the N64's data storage as well as providing features such as creating movies, characters and animations that could be shared online, the N64DD only received 10 software titles prior to discontinuation!
FM Towns Marty II -
Though you'd think this Japanese console that could would have made improvements on the original FM Towns Marty, such as a faster CPU or an extensive hardware upgrade, there was only one key difference between it and it's predecessor:
It cost less!
Panasonic Q -
Due to the Gamecube lacking DVD compatibility whilst it's competitors Xbox & Playstation did, Nintendo teamed up with Panasonic in 2001 to release this souped edition!
Super Cassette Vision -
A successor to the Cassette Vision, it competed with Nintendo's Family Computer and Sega's SG-1000 line in Japan but also enjoyed some limited success on western shores.
Famicom Titler -
A Nintendo-licensed Famicom-compatible device produced by Sharp Corporation in 1989. The system also functioned as a subtitle-generator and it could be used in combination with a RF-video camera to create gameplay videos and demos!
Sega Mega Jet -
A handheld game console that was a portable version of the Sega Mega Drive that was rented for use aboard Japan Air Lines flights and later made available at retail in 1994. It was only released in Japan.
Pioneer Laseractive -
The LaserActive is a converged device and fourth-generation home video game console capable of playing Laserdiscs, Compact Discs, console games, and LD-G karaoke discs released by Pioneer Corporation in 1993.
Arcadia 2001 -
The Arcadia is a second-generation 8-bit console released by Emerson Radio in May 1982, several months before the release of ColecoVision. It was discontinued only 18 months later, with a total of 35 games having been released.
Casio Loopy -
The Casio Loopy subtitled My Seal Computer SV-100 was released exclusively in Japan in October 1995. It was unique in that the marketing for it was completely targeted to female gamers.
Apple Bandai Pippin -
With one of the shortest lifecycles in retrogaming history, the goal of the Bandai Pippin was to create an inexpensive computer system that mostly played CD-based software, but by the time it was discontinued there were more keyboard & modem accessories produced than there were actual systems!
Sony PSX DESR-5700 -
Not to be confused with the alternate name for the PS1, the Sony PSX DESR-5700 is a Sony digital video recorder with a fully integrated PlayStation 2!
Super Famicom Naizou TV SF1 -
Produced by Sharp Corporation, this CRT comes with a built-in licensed Super Famicom! Released only in Japan, the SF1 featured notably sharper image quality than standard setups as well as remote control that could be used to record gameplay on the VCR!
PC Engine SuperGrafx -
With 4 times as much working RAM and a second video chip, this powerhouse of a PC Engine only had 6 retail games produced for it, one of which could also be played on a regular PC Engine!
Sega Wondermega -
A combined Sega Mega Drive and Sega Mega-CD unit, this Japanese console ia one of the sexiest lookings consoles out there!
Sharp X68000 -
Released only in Japan, and getting it's name from the Motorola Processor inside it, the X68000 offered arcade quality graphics and remained the most powerful home gaming system up until the release of the Neo-Geo in 1990!
Sega Mark III -
Released only in Japan, the third console from Sega was a technical improvement from the SG-1000 and SG-1000 II!
Commodore 64 Games System -
A cartridge based home video console version of everyone's favourite 8 bit computer!
Atari Jaguar CD -
With a games list you could almost count on your fingers, only an estimated 20'000 of these add-ons were available before discontinuation!
Of course we'll have hundreds more consoles, computers and handhelds in our retro zone - with almost 400 machines in this area alone there will be more retro machines than any other gaming expo in Europe - maybe even the world!