So last night I visited Gateshead Library for the visit of Nintendisco, a club night created an run by a couple of guys called Dave Fade and Nicky Biscuit, where they play music whilst the crowd play on some video games.
I'd heard of Nintendisco but had never had a chance to see them anywhere, so with them playing on the doorstep I really had no excuse not to go along and I'm glad that I did.
When I arrived it was busy but not much was happening, X-Men vs Streetfighter (Saturn) was on the big screen and Tatsunoko vs Capcom (Wii) was on the small screen but no-one was playing on either. One of the guys came round to sign people up for the X-Men/SF challenge, which I signed up for, and I had a good chat about some old games and he mentioned that they would be setting up Super Mario Kart on the smaller screen. Music to my ears.
SMK was set up and I went over for a go, won a few races on a winner stays on which was a good laugh and then got called up for the challenge where I won three matches in a row which resulted in winning a prize. The prize being a pull-back Luigi racer, which is actually really good fun when you have laminate flooring.
After that I spent my time playing SMK and having really good chats with new people who share a love for gaming and cosplay, which there was also a friendly competition for and had some interesting characters including Pikachu, Professor Layton and my personal favourite Captain N (who unfortunately didn't win).
All in all it was a really good night, good fun playing old games and meeting new people and if you get a chance and Nintendisco are playing in your area, you really should go along.