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Opening Day Edinburgh - History of Video Games

Opening Day Edinburgh - History of Video Games

By Future Artists Edinburgh

Event Time Tue 16th Apr 2019 at 12:00pm-Tue 16th Apr 2019 at 6:00pm
Event Location Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh
Event Price £6.50 - £11.00 + Booking fee (see below)


Adult 12pm-3pm £11 Off Sale
£11.00 +
£1.00 fee
Child 12pm-3pm £6.50 Off Sale
£6.50 +
£1.00 fee
Adult 3pm-6pm £11 Off Sale
£11.00 +
£1.00 fee
Child 3pm-6pm £6.50 Off Sale
£6.50 +
£1.00 fee

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Opening Day Edinburgh - History of Video Games

We are back! - but for just 6 days!

History of Video Games - Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre - Tuesday April 16th to Monday 22nd April

History of Video Games is coming back to Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh for the 3rd year! 

Ready for the half term holidays from Tuesday April 16th to Monday 22nd April

Full list of dates/times here

Open daily, with a massive collection of retro and vintage arcade machine classics, consoles, handhelds and special video game guest stars (Super Smash Brothers and Red Dead Redemption 2) - Just in time for the school holidays and after work fun! the event is for family's, friends and gamers of all ages... 

The all you can play video game event is coming to Edinburgh, and we are so excited! tell us what games you would like to see on our event page

The event is pay to enter, then all the games you can play are free for the entire session, no coins required and as each session is restricted to a maximum of 50 people, it means there is plenty of game time for everyone!

We run several sessions a day, and time's vary, please check the full list of dates here and select the date and time you wish to come.

Our promo video from the Edinburgh event - please note changes in prices are different than the video

This edition see's for the first time the arrival of Super Smash Brothers on the BIG SCREEN and also Cinematic classic Red Dead Redemption 2 +  90s Video Game stars Earth Worm Jim and Crash Bandicoot, along side Mario and Sonic and many many more, and did someone say Guitar Hero and Point Blanc!, come and meet some old friends, or introduce your kids to their new friends, or maybe see who can get the highest score on Arcade Pac-man, Space Invaders or Street Fighter 2 - This is our biggest event yet!

Running for just 1 weeks, this event is for all fans of video games, our events cover over 30 years of gaming using the original machines from back in the day

Our event space is inside the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre - there is plenty of free parking too! and easy bus links....

We have over 50 games to choose from, a sample list of our arcade classics can be seen below to give you a flavour of the event, but please also request a game on our facebook event, and tell us which is your favourite!

We will have arcade coin op classics such as!

Pole Position

Star Wars

Point Blanc

Crazy Taxi
Simpsons 4 player
Double Dragon
Road Runner
Mortal Kombat 2
Gauntlet 4 player
House Of The Dead

After Burner
Donkey Kong
Track & Field
Space Invaders
Street Fighter 2
Turtles 4 player
Black Tiger
Mega Tech
Out Run
18 Wheeler American Trucker
Playchoice 10
and many many more!

Alongside our curated selection of vintage consoles and games for 8bit (including a C64!!), 16bit and 32bit nostalgia, including the NES, Master System, Super Nintendo, Megadrive, Playstation, N64, Game Cube,Sega Saturn, Playstation 1+2+3+4 and many more, including handhelds , and our special guest stars at this event is the Nintendo Switch console with the Latest Super Smash Bros game, projected onto the big screen with 4 player fun, alongside Fifa on the PS4.

Also let us know in the comments below what games for these consoles you would like to play and why... and we will select some from this list for the event..

Our opening times vary and we run several sessions a day, each session holds a max of 50 people and you pay £11 Adults £6.50 for Children for all the video games you can play within each session, no coins required (we tend to sell out on weekends and school holidays) so please book in advance.

More info -

What age is a child? Children are under 16 years
Can Children come on their own? Children under 11 years must be with a full paying adult
Do you offer group discounts? yes we do for groups over 8 people - msg us via our facebook page for info
Do you host birthday parties and private hire events? Yes we can, msg us via our facebook page.
I am a career, can i attend for free with my guest - yes of course, just book 1 ticket and careers go free, just show us proof of this on the door (badge or registered letter)
Where can I park? - Ocean Terminal has a carpark,and its FREE!
Are you near a bus stop - Yes
How long is a session? - session times are 3hrs.
Are all the games from the 80s and 90s or are they emulators - Emulators are ilegal! all our games are from the 70s, 80s and 90s, over 40 years old - with the wear and tear to prove it - come and enjoy a piece of history...
any other questions, please message us via facebook

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