Dublin Hostel Game Room

Besides stuffing my face and blatter during a river dance or two, or taking shelter in an ancient burial mound so as not to get drenched by a Celtic monsoon, I discovered a little retro haven of solitude in the lower levels of Avalon House…

Not depicted: backpackers defiling these relics with their greasy paws

Quite a selection of sports and fighting games, unsurprisingly, but with a few 20+ hours single player games thrown in to keep us off balance.
How one would tackle Kingdom Hearts without a memory card is beyond me…

On the Nintendo Entertainment System – but sadly without an actual NES or Zapper in the near vicinity – …

  • Super Mario Bros / Duck Hunt

On the PlayStation 1

  • Tekken 3
  • Silent Hill 2 – [one of the coziest games to play in a foreign basement, I’m sure]

On the Nintendo 64

  • WWF Warzone AND Attitude
  • International Superstar Soccer 64 AND 98 – [twice, god knows why]
  • Wayne Gretzky’s 3D Hockey
  • Turok – Seeds of Evil – [awww yeah]
  • Bio Freaks

On the PlayStation 2

  • Ultimate Board Game Collection – [the one game I never, ever heard of]
  • Smackdown! vs Raw 2006
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness AND Legend
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Escape from Monkey Island
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Tekken 4
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 3 AND 6 AND 2009 AND 2011 – [because football]
  • Fifa 10 – [for the PES-haters I assume]

On the Playstation 3 – without the actual console either – …

  • Dead Island Riptide

On Windows – presumably for everyone who brought their own pc and didn’t like the PS2 version – …

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 6


Not too shabby, but I was more a fan of DR. QUIRKEY’S GOOD TIME EMPORIUM. More on that later.

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