The Blockbuster World Video Game Championship is back!

In the mid-'90s, at the height of the Sega / Nintendo rivalry, Blockbuster held two competitions retro gamers fondly remember.

Hosted by the Portland Retro Gaming Expo and powered by Double Jump Events, the Blockbuster World Video Game Championship 3 will create new memories for a new generation and is free to enter for all PRGE attendees!

PRGE has teamed up with Blockbuster to recreate their iconic store for the weekend! Swing by the Blockbuster Experience room to grab an updated Blockbuster card and chat with Sandi Harding, the General Manager of the last Blockbuster on the planet. Be kind and rewind to a simpler time; a different time when the Sega Saturn dominated the 32-bit wars and the Atari Jaguar was the best-selling cartridge-based 64-bit system. A time when the Blockbuster World Video Game Championship 3 is about to take place...





Blockbuster World Video Game Championship 3 details:

Round 1 - Saturn Bomberman

  • 10-player
  • Single elimination
  • Match mode
  • Battle Mode
  • Wide Stage
  • Singles
  • No Draws
  • 3-minute rounds
  • 1st player to win three battles moves on to round 2

Round 2 - Downfall OG Plus


Each player will have three attempts to post a high score on Downfall OG Plus for the Atari Jaguar. The top three high scores will win the prizes listed below.

Location:

Oregon Convention Center - Rooms E145/E146


Schedule:

Friday, October 14th, 4 pm - 9 pm practice and registration.
Saturday, October 15th, 9 am - 11 am practice and registration.
11:30 am - Round 1 Saturn Bomberman tournament begins.
Sunday, October 16th,11 am - Round 2 Downfall OG Plus high score challenge begins.

Prizes:

  • 1st place prize: $1000 PRGE Exhibitor Hall Shopping Spree
  • 2nd place prize: $500 PRGE Exhibitor Hall Shopping Spree
  • 3rd place prize: $250 PRGE Exhibitor Hall Shopping Spree

  • Please register for the Blockbuster World Video Game Championship 3 via this link.