Metrolink Stops Were Renamed After Video Games Including Mario Kart And Tetris

Did you spot any?

Piccadilly Gardens Renaming In Action

Metrolink stops in and around Manchester were renamed after video game characters on Sunday, leaving Mancunians a bit puzzled.

Some of the city centre’s busiest tram stops were renamed after famous video games, including Mario Kart, Tetris and The Legend of Zelda.

Piccadilly Gardens was renamed Rainbow Road from Mario Kart.

The North’s biggest gaming event Play Expo is coming to Manchester on May 4 and May 5 – and to celebrate, the whole Metrolink map was renamed for one day only.

Shude Hill was renamed Silent Hill.

Play Expo, coming to Manchester Central, features over 1,000 gaming screens and consoles free to play, including retro faves Pac-Man and Mario Kart, plus current blockbusters like Fortnite and Roblox.

Market Street was Hyrule Castle from The Legend of Zelda, and Exchange Square was named Raccoon City from Resident Evil. St Peter’s Square was renamed Tetris Square.

Market Street has become Hyrule Castle

Did you spot any of them?

For more information and to buy tickets to PlayExpo in May, visit the PlayExpo website.

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