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FREE PLAY FLORIDA Orlando, Fl Nov.18-20th


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Free Play Florida is a 3-day family-friendly event celebrating electronic gaming, open to everyone, whether you're a collector, enthusiast, or just really like playing games!

“Free Play” is defined as “a setting on a gaming machine that allows it to be played without quarters or tokens.” When you join us at Free Play Florida, your admission includes unlimited “Free Play” gaming on hundreds of machines, including your favorite classic arcade cabinets, some of the most popular pinball machines of the last several decades, many of the hottest new arcade titles, and, of course, access to all of the other amazing entertainment and educational options we've put together for you to enjoy!

When and where is the event taking place?

Free Play Florida 2022 will be held at the beautiful Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando Florida on Friday, November 18, 2022 - Sunday, November 20, 2022. The address of the resort is 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando FL 32821.




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On 10/26/2022 at 2:07 PM, bfstats said:

Scott, please tell us more about the new 2600 games. Homebrews or hacks? Boxed, unboxed? Price? Available after the show for those who can’t attend?


Your games are always intriguing. Please advise…


These will be released as a limited edition of 30-35 copies each at Free Play Florida. Any unsold copies will be available the week after the show. Prices and packages are still being put together.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Fixed Edition - (Hack of E.T.)
Chances are that you're already well aware that a lot of people think E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial by Howard Scott Warshaw for the Atari 2600 is one of the worst games ever made. I never understood why. As a child, it was one of my favorite games. I still think it's a good game. With a few simple changes we are able to dramatically improve an already good game by eliminating the most common complaints. This version of the game addresses those complaints so everyone can enjoy the game without the frustration. But you still need to read the manual before you play...
AMAZING ANNE - (Homebrew - Originally Slide Boy)
You are stuck in your mind and have withdrawn from reality. You are not dreaming but awake, something has trapped you in the universe inside your head. Can you solve the puzzle of your own mind and escape to reclaim your body? Based on the AMAZING ANNE book.
LAST DEFENCE - (Hack of Ram It!)
Wing Captain! This is Raptor Four. Captain, They are all gone. I am the only Raptor left. Most of the Wing didn't even get off of the ground. Captain, How did they get here without us knowing? I am having a hard time getting a lock on them with my sensors. I think they have some sort of cloak or shield that screws up our scanners. Ahhhhhh, They are all over me! I don't know how much longer I can last!! Just lost my main thrusters, maneuvering jets only. Here they come!!! Look at all of them! Wing Captain!! Who are they? I am taking a lot of damage.
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1 hour ago, neotokeo2001 said:

Programmed by Vladimir Zuniga (VHZC Games)

Maybe on the boxed releases. You never know...

Respect you giving credit it where it is due, but consider this appreciation for your involvement and continuing contributions to the community. 

Fair enough on the boxed release. Thanks for your candor.

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Some FREE PLAY FLORIDA 2022 photos. Howard Scott Warshaw signed a few E.T. Fixed Edition cartridges for me. Some photo's of my vendor table with LAST DEFENCE, AMAZING ANNE and E.T. Fixed Edition. We were able to attend a 40th Anniversary Party for the release of the E.T. movie where they had full size boxes of Reese's Pieces. Reese's Pieces cup cakes and a full size cake. And some cool E.T. cookies. I have a bunch of Free Play Florida photos up at my personal page on FaceBook  if anyone wants to see them (link below post).
















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So hopefully this is a good place to ask...I'm going to be heading from Ft Lauderdale to Gainesville next weekend via the Fl Turnpike. Any Floridians here that can suggest any retro gaming stores along the way, or within 10-20 miles max off the turnpike? There isn't squat down here. There's a good store south of me (about an hours drive) but that is literally all there is in S Florida. I did a google search but most of the search results are stores are just comic books and pokemon card games (or worse, Gamestops) ☹️

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I only know of the one store in Homestead in the Miami area.  There was one in Bonita Springs but the hurricane destroyed it, unfortunately.  He is going to rebuild in another location. 

There is another store in North Miami Beach called Multi Vest Video Games (1440 NE 163rd St North Miami Beach, FL 33162).

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Thanks. Ya the one in Homestead that's Play it Again Games I think. Good guy, fixed a few busted units for me but it's an hour drive. I'm in Broward going north on the T-pike. Maybe that's why the Free play Fl was in Orlando, there's no retro gaming stores anywhere along the turnpike even the Orlando area. I only thought it was S Florida that was a wasteland for retrogaming but maybe it's all the way into N Fl as well.  :( 

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