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Let the games begin. Retrolympiad is all about retro gaming and the 8-bit action

Embrace your inner kid and check out ACMI's one-night-only 8-bit gaming extravaganza. They're celebrating the 2016 Summer Olympic in Rio de Janeiro by plugging in Olympics-inspired retro video games made from the 80s right through to the 2000 Sydney Olympics. 

This event is open to gamers of all sorts. If you haven't picked up a joystick since the mid-90s or if you're a keen gamer, you can still have a go at competing in rounds of retro games including Epyx’s iconic California Games, Konami’s genre defining Track and Field, U.S. Gold’s classic Olympic Gold series as well as arcade machines featuring popular 8 bit titles.

If you're not one for gaming, there's plenty to experience throughout the night: test your 80s factoids know-how and dance off to 80s-inspired beats and a live DJ set by the Midnight Juggernauts. There will also be plenty of food and drinks and medal ceremonies to crown the winning pixel pushers. 


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