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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by The Laird » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:11 pm

nokgod wrote:oh, there's also one in Burnham on Sea...but i'm buggered if i can remember the name of it. It's also tucked down a little side street....i only stumbled across it by accident.
Really?

Crap, I used to live really close to there and never knew :(

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Phoenix » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:29 pm

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nokgod wrote:oh, there's also one in Burnham on Sea...but i'm buggered if i can remember the name of it. It's also tucked down a little side street....i only stumbled across it by accident.
Really?

Crap, I used to live really close to there and never knew :(
Insane Games? Looks like the only one in Burnham, but its now on the list!
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by nokgod » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:33 pm

yup...well, it was there in July anyway :) I didn't buy anything from there as (imo) the prices were a bit steep, but i didn't get more than a few minutes to look around it. (while my daughter bought a Good Charlotte CD from there) I recall there was a wall of nice boxed N64 stuff and some Jag games in a glass cabinet.....

INSANE GAMES...that's it!! Thanks Phoenix....was doing my head in. :D
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Phoenix » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:38 pm

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.
done! now on the map, thanks for the tip.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by boggyb68 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:50 pm

astaroth wrote:There's retroplay in Harwich, although i'm unsure if it is an actual shop: http://www.retro-play.co.uk/

That'z Entertainment in Romford has a "small" collection of retro bits, with some good GC games the last time i went in there. :oops:
Is there still a That'z Entertainment in Lakeside? I used to pop in occasionally but found them pricey..

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by adippm82 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:02 pm

Close encounters in Bedford and Northampton, they have a great selection of retro games, Megadrive Saturn, Game Gear, NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube, and some very reasonably priced hardware.

They are also awesome for comic books, figures, and magazines.

This is a link to their website.

http://www.closeencounters.co.uk/index.php/stores

Also E3 in Bury St. Edmunds, 80 St. Johns Street, have a massive amount of current and retro games.

http://www.wampit.co.uk/E3---Bury-St--E ... 26511.html

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Post by Phoenix » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks for all the responses so far, map is filling up nicely!

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by themightymartin » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:24 pm

The Kart Club in Aldershot, Hampshire has a good selection of retro and modern games and systems. Last time I went in there they had an Atari 7800, a Panasonic Q (Japanese-only GameCube/DVD combo), a couple of ZX81s and a decent selection of games ranging from the MegaDrive right through to the NeoGeo Pocket Colour.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by DPrinny » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:34 pm

Shinobi Games in Gorton market Manchester (PC Engine fan)

Clayton games (not loads of retro just a little bit) Err Clayton Manchester (GBA fan)

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by felgekarp » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:40 pm

There's a Playtime, a Ninja Games and a place called Game & Movie store in Sheffield, all have a modicum of retro games in.
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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by r0jaws » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:43 pm

If you're ever down South in Crawley, a visit to Queens Square in the town centre has 2 places for retro.
CeX Entertainment has lots of DVDs, PS2, xBox and other assorted last gen gear, alongside the odd retro gem. Keenly priced though.
There is another shop, quite small I think it's called Game Player, but it usually has quite a few cartridges and older games, accessories and systems. Some good and some not so good prices.

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by Katzkatz » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:53 am

X Electrical is still going, although only just. They don't have the Croydon store or the Canterbury one any more. They do have the Hammersmith store still. Here's the address :-

125 King Street,
Hammersmith.
W6 9JG.

Telephone number : 020 8563 7383

Fax : 020 8563 7393

There is also 'Play Away' in Folkestone, in Kent. they also have a downstairs LAN - which always seems to be closed when I go there!

31 Guildhall Street,
Folkestone,
Kent.
CT20 1EB.

Telephone number : 01303 240044

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by thingonaspring » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:08 am

www.retrobloke.com is a small shop in hendon and had a fair few games in there, to go with the cd's/dvd's and vinyl.
there was also a bloke who had tons of stuff on the market at milton keynes, if that's "solid" enough to put down

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by astaroth » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:12 am

boggyb68 wrote:
astaroth wrote:There's retroplay in Harwich, although i'm unsure if it is an actual shop: http://www.retro-play.co.uk/

That'z Entertainment in Romford has a "small" collection of retro bits, with some good GC games the last time i went in there. :oops:
Is there still a That'z Entertainment in Lakeside? I used to pop in occasionally but found them pricey..

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Re: Looking to build a database of retro game stores

Post by the_hawk » Fri Sep 09, 2011 10:40 am

The Retro Games Shop in Affleck's in Manchester. Lovely to look at, but VERY expensive!

http://www.afflecks.com/our-shops/the-retro-games-shop/

Thread about it here... http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =6&t=18448

Also Victor Wright Electronics, 69 The Rock, Bury, Lancashire. BL9 0NB http://www.retrogamer.net/forum/viewtop ... =2&t=24021
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