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 Nintendo's Sky Skipper - Rescuing a Forgotten Arcade (All day)  Nintendo's Sky Skipper - Rescuing a Forgotten Arcade (All day)
In 2016 on a dusty shelf, a lost Nintendo arcade game was discovered, Sky Skipper from 1981. After testing poorly Nintendo chose not to release the arcade and PCBs were scrapped or repurposed and the arcade was never again seen by the public.

Join Alex Crowley (Arcade Archive) and Whitney Roberts (SkySkipperProject.com) for a retrospective look at how they discovered and restored the Sky Skipper arcade, and try this rare piece of Nintendo history for yourself.

Museum curator Alex is joined by Whitney who is flying in from the USA to give a presentation recounting their time together working to rebuild these almost-forgotten and potentially forever-lost cabinets, from discovery through to the completed UK and US reveal.

This will be your opportunity to hear about all of the inside discussions, project ups and downs and some of the controversy that arose in due course of the project.

The day will include:
• Full access to the Cave and Arcade Archive
• A buffet lunch (vegetarian and vegan options included)
• A presentation by Alex and Whitney
• Access to the restored Sky Skipper cabinet to play
• A day of retro gaming in our museums with other enthusiasts
• An open invitation to join us for drinks and dinner in the evening in Stroud town centre

Book early to avoid missing!

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This event is spread across our two venues at Retro Collective.

Arcade Archive is located on the ground floor of the mill. There is a very slight step into the main door, and inside there is a small ramp through a doorway separating the two halves of the exhibit that is 80cm wide.

The Cave is located on the 4th floor of an 18th-century mill, and there are approximately 40 steps up to its entrance. Unfortunately, due to the listed nature of the building, there is no elevator.

Please note that the toilets are located on the 3rd floor and are only accessible via stairs.

If you have any questions about your visit please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

Please see our booking terms & conditions here.
Open Day
 Open Day
by Arcade Archive
When:25th May 2024
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Arcade Archive
Belvedere Mill
United Kingdom