Going retro down in Wolvo – again!

Becky and Craig Turner get retro
Becky and Craig Turner get retro

Thanks to a public-spirited couple who just happen to be arcade games fanatics, youngsters and families in Wolverhampton had the chance to play in the past like there was no tomorrow on Saturday last. Craig and Becky Turner, of Turnarcades and Revival Retro events fame, had managed to materialise a mad medley of sci-fi shoot-em-ups and chop-sockey champions at the Corpus Christi Church Social Club, all in aid of the local under-8’s football team, Ashmore Park Rangers FC.

Classic console meets modern hi-tech with the Super Everdrive for Super Nintendo
Classic console meets modern hi-tech with the Super Everdrive for Super Nintendo

And throughout the afternoon the sound of lasers blasting, kung-fu fighting and Simpsons skateboarding mixed with the rest of the community hubbub coming from the bouncy castle, sponge-throwing, penalty shoot-outs and disco dancing – and much more – to add a colourful soundtrack to what otherwise might have been a grey day on Ashmore Park estate!

Youngsters go old-skool gaming under the watchful eye of Craig Turner
Youngsters go old-skool gaming under the watchful eye of Craig Turner

RCN Editor, Stuart Williams, took the opportunity to beat a path from Bloxwich across the borders into Wolverhampton to have a long and interesting chat with Craig and Becky, and he was impressed, but not surprised, to see how much fun the youngsters were having with the mix of classic consoles and arcade cabs  laid on to aid the footie fundraising.

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