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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:53 am
by Timothy Lumsden
very good idea

will grab info local shops next time I pop to Brighton

M&M games in Croydon is very friend according to my mate who shops there - it's just off the high street

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:30 am
by witchfinder
Entertainment Exchange on High Street in Manchester (opposite the Arndale Centre) has loads of retro stuff - NES, Megadrive, SNES etc - but is generally rather overpriced. Worth a look though I suppose...

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:03 pm
by Phoenix
After all the great feedback the map is looking a bit busier. Full list of stores is below, let me know if I missed any. I am thinking of adding some reviews, pictures etc.

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Afflecks
Arcadia Home Entertainment
Chips
Close Encounters (Bedford)
Close Encounters (Northampton)
Console Connections
E3
Electric Town
Game Focus
Game Link
Game On
Gamepark
Gameplayer
Gameworld
Gotham Games
Insane Games
Lee's Games
Level Up
Level Up Games
M&M Games
Ninja Games (Castleford)
Ninja Games (Morley)
Oldskoolgamer
Play Away
Playtime (Doncaster)
Playtime (Nottingham)
Playtime (Sheffield)
Retro Station
Swallow Games (Colchester)
Swallow Games (Norwich)
The Classic Game
The Kart Club
Victor Wright Electronics
X Electrical

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 4:10 pm
by Neilos626
There's Melodies in Clacton on sea, loads of old retro games, videos,models and toys.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 6:42 pm
by sirclive1
Crunchy wrote:Was in a retro shop in morecambe the other day, think it was called Lee's Games. Had a mame cab abortion in there running Super Cobra (at 50p a pop! :shock: ). There was more 360/PS3 stuff than retro tbh. Really crap selection of Megadrive titles but they had some Saturn, N64 and NES stuff knocking around and lots of PS1/Xbox games.
Up until a month or so ago the megadrive selection wasn't brill . But i was in this shop today and they had loads of megadrive games on the shelves , i counted 104 different titles , picked up Bio Hazard battle for £3 , an ntsc version of Monopoly for £4 , Ristar mint for £6 and Tiny Toons Adventures for £4 - all boxed .

The guys in there are really friendly and if you ask nicely they have a tonne of retro gear - literally - upstairs in the stock room , last time i went up there my eyes :shock: were on stalks , i picked up a usa N64 and a stack of games inc starfox 64 , banjo tooie and Conkers bad fur day (all ntsc) for about £50 total price.

Whilst up there i spotted Neo geo consoles , A stack of saturn games , loads of snes stuff , dreamcast , jaguar , ps1 , game gear and loads more .

Its without doubt the best selection of retro games ive seen for sale in a shop in a long long while .

Im going down there tomorrow as ive rung and reserved quite a few dreamcast games im after - slave zero , res 3 and crazy taxi 2 off the top of my head.

Go back and get them to go to the stock room ! Its amazing.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:09 pm
by DPrinny
Shinobi games
http://www.shinobigames.co.uk/
Gorton Market‎
Gorton District Centre
Garratt Way, Gorton, M18 8LD
0161 231 3522

Clayton Games
893-905 Ashton New Rd
Manchester M11 4, UK
(Not on Google earth)
witchfinder wrote:Entertainment Exchange on High Street in Manchester (opposite the Arndale Centre) has loads of retro stuff - NES, Megadrive, SNES etc - but is generally rather overpriced. Worth a look though I suppose...
Dont know that one
all Googles coming up with is CEX

Urgh

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:57 am
by retrogoodies
Timothy Lumsden wrote:very good idea

will grab info local shops next time I pop to Brighton

M&M games in Croydon is very friend according to my mate who shops there - it's just off the high street

there a shop in brighton that sell loads of random old stuff and always had retro stuff in there ie megadrive`s through to snes and game and watch`s but they always wanted top money for there stuff , been there years but can`t remember what it`s called

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 5:08 am
by solidsnake
Hi

I would delete Gameplayer in Crawley as it hardly sells any video games anymore, let alone retro - no more than Gamestation does opposite (ie a few PS2 and xbox games).

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:05 am
by witchfinder
DPrinny wrote:
witchfinder wrote:Entertainment Exchange on High Street in Manchester (opposite the Arndale Centre) has loads of retro stuff - NES, Megadrive, SNES etc - but is generally rather overpriced. Worth a look though I suppose...
Dont know that one
all Googles coming up with is CEX
It's basically like CEX but cleaner, and more competitively priced. If you follow the tram tracks from Market Street to Shudehill it's on your right hand side... They have some good stuff in there but it's very pricey. Conversely they tend to have some very competitively priced PS3 and 360 stuff...

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:12 am
by Crunchy
sirclive1 wrote:
Crunchy wrote:Was in a retro shop in morecambe the other day, think it was called Lee's Games. Had a mame cab abortion in there running Super Cobra (at 50p a pop! :shock: ). There was more 360/PS3 stuff than retro tbh. Really crap selection of Megadrive titles but they had some Saturn, N64 and NES stuff knocking around and lots of PS1/Xbox games.
Up until a month or so ago the megadrive selection wasn't brill . But i was in this shop today and they had loads of megadrive games on the shelves , i counted 104 different titles , picked up Bio Hazard battle for £3 , an ntsc version of Monopoly for £4 , Ristar mint for £6 and Tiny Toons Adventures for £4 - all boxed .

The guys in there are really friendly and if you ask nicely they have a tonne of retro gear - literally - upstairs in the stock room , last time i went up there my eyes :shock: were on stalks , i picked up a usa N64 and a stack of games inc starfox 64 , banjo tooie and Conkers bad fur day (all ntsc) for about £50 total price.

Whilst up there i spotted Neo geo consoles , A stack of saturn games , loads of snes stuff , dreamcast , jaguar , ps1 , game gear and loads more .

Its without doubt the best selection of retro games ive seen for sale in a shop in a long long while .

Im going down there tomorrow as ive rung and reserved quite a few dreamcast games im after - slave zero , res 3 and crazy taxi 2 off the top of my head.

Go back and get them to go to the stock room ! Its amazing.
Seriously, if they've got stuff to sell it should be on display. Why call yourself a retro shop if they've got a ton of retro stock hidden away so they can fill shop space with common as muck current gen games?

And tell them to get the mame cab on freeplay btw. 50p! Good grief.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 10:45 am
by sirclive1
I'm actually in there now , from the owners mouth - it doesnt make sense to fill the shop floor with retro , we dedicate as much as we can without compromising our range of 360 and ps3 games , otherwise we wouldn't be able to operate as a business . The only way to do this is have a small range on the shop floor and if a customer shows interest then show them the larger range upstairs which we cannot staff constantly but can spare a good hour or so to spend time talking or letting them browse , it works very well . Next time your down this way say hi to Jamie or steve , also the cabinet usually has 10 credits or more already clocked on as it's there for fun.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 1:57 pm
by r0jaws
solidsnake wrote:Hi

I would delete Gameplayer in Crawley as it hardly sells any video games anymore, let alone retro - no more than Gamestation does opposite (ie a few PS2 and xbox games).
I was in there about a week ago and they had a load of Gameboy games, xBox and Gamecube stuff. But it will vary I suppose.

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sat Sep 10, 2011 2:09 pm
by rossi46
Here's one to add north of the border:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/place?hl= ... QQnwIoADAD

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:12 pm
by Phoenix
sirclive1 wrote:I'm actually in there now , from the owners mouth - it doesnt make sense to fill the shop floor with retro , we dedicate as much as we can without compromising our range of 360 and ps3 games , otherwise we wouldn't be able to operate as a business . The only way to do this is have a small range on the shop floor and if a customer shows interest then show them the larger range upstairs which we cannot staff constantly but can spare a good hour or so to spend time talking or letting them browse , it works very well . Next time your down this way say hi to Jamie or steve , also the cabinet usually has 10 credits or more already clocked on as it's there for fun.
Now that's what I call dedication! It's making me think I need to add a consumer review section so people can record their experiences and I can rate the best stores

Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:33 pm
by ALK
I remember there being a store in Canterbury East, but I cannot for the life of me remember the name of the place as its been years since I've been, so dunno if it's still there. It was actually downstairs in some used music store I think, but I did get some nice Dreamcast stuff when I visit. :)