We’re so excited to dust off our retro gaming skills and relive our youth when NQ64 lands in Bristol this July. Promising one big nostalgia trip, the neon-splattered arcade bar will no doubt become a must-visit for fans of classic consoles and retro games. Old-school gamers will be able to spend the evening playing classics from their childhood, long into the night without retribution!
But before it opens (July 6) on Baldwin Street, NQ64 needs your quick-fingered help. It’s looking for Bristol gamers to test out the venue and games before it opens to the public. Testers will have free reign of the venue to test the retro arcade games and classic consoles from the 90s and 00s. As well as test out the game-themed drinks menu too.
Games that will be on offer at NQ64 include pinball machines and games, such as Pac-Man, Guitar Hero, Street Fighter and Time Crisis, and a dance machine, plus retro consoles including SNES, MegaDrive, Gamecube and PlayStation. While drinks will include the Powerstar Martini (a twist on a passionfruit martini), Dr Ro Bev Nik (a cherry Old Fashioned) and the Aku Aku Fruit Punch, inspired by Crash Bandicoot. As well as craft beers and spirits in return for feedback on the night.
“We are mega excited to be bringing NQ64 to the southwest and really need Bristol’s support to help us with our games and drinks testing,” said NQ64 owner Mark Robson. “We’re grafting getting the venue ready to open, it’s starting to take shape and we can’t wait for everyone to see it.”
How do I become an NQ64 game tester?
To sign up to be in with a chance of becoming a games tester for NQ64 just head here. Testers will be chosen at random and will be able to bring a plus one with them to enjoy a sneak peek of the arcade bar. Those lucky enough to be invited will be asked to come down to the Baldwin Street venue on July 3 to 4.