An Actual ‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ Games Store Popped Up In London


Meanwhile in London, the almighty powers at Netflix have decided to promote Black Mirror: Bandersnatch by creating a full-blown themed pop-up store in the city’s Old Street station.

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If you’ve yet to lose your mind to Bandersnatch then here’s the gist:

In 1984, a young programmer begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. A mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

The choose-your-own-adventure film presents you with multiple pathways, some which will lead you to a slightly satisfying ending, and others to a not-so satisfying and terribly frustrating finish.

Fionn Whitehead leads the cast as games programmer Stefan Butler. He’s joined by Asim Chaudhry as Mohan Tucker and eyebrow man Will Poulter as Colin Ritman. Craig Parkinson and Alice Lowe co-star.

The shop, Tucker’s Newsagent & Games is what you would expect – completely ’80s and covered in promotional material. Fans, just a tad amused by the whole thing, posted some piccies to social media from the store revealing that there is, of course, an old school PC in there sponsored by the Tuckersoft gaming company.

However, based on the public’s pictures, it doesn’t look like you can actually go inside. There’s even a ‘Be Right Back’ sign on the door. Still cool, though.

There are also posters around and about, promoting Tuckersoft’s video games.

…and then there’s this poster, spotted by Telegraph journo Helena Horton, on the tube.

It reads: “In another reality you didn’t notice this poster. Your decision to stop here and read it has resulted in a divergence of time paths on the cosmic flowchart.”

hate it.

Anywhoo, if you’re keen, you can now play Colin Ritman‘s Nohzdyve on your very own PC.

According to, you can download and play the game on a ZX Spectrum emulator. The emulator lets your computer system imitate another system which comes in handy here because the ZX Spectrum was a PC from the 1980s. Google will point you in the direction of Fuse and Speccy if you’re looking for an emulator.

Black Mirror: Bandersnatch is yours to play/watch on Netflix.