Level Up: 6 of Metro Vancouver’s Best Retro Video Game Stores
Metro Vancouver video gamers, put on your gauntlet of power and get ready to collect the Emeralds of Chaos.
Retro video games are more popular than ever, with gamers looking to relive their childhood or introduce their kids to some of their favorite titles.
Whether you’re looking to finish your entire boxed collection, want to try something new, or want to trade in a game you’ve completed, there are plenty of retro video game stores in the area to check out.
We’ve compiled a list of the best ones for you to find, and you don’t even need the Warp Zone to find them. Here we are!
Gamedeals Video Games in downtown New Westminster buys and sells a wide variety of retro and modern video game titles, ranging from rare Nintendo titles to PlayStation 5 hits. The store also sells classic consoles like the Sega Genesis and Game Boy , so if you want to play Tetris on the SkyTrain as it was meant to be played, drop by and grab one of these.
Address: 407 Columbia Street, New Westminster
Play N Trade in Mount Pleasant offers a variety of video games as well as consoles, controllers, cards and accessories. Relive your childhood kickflips by picking up a copy of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater or score a touchdown with NFL Quarterback Club 98. Yes, both games are almost 25 years old, and they still hold up!
Address: 1898 Main Street, Vancouver
Press Start is a great place to find new and used video games and accessories, as well as trade in your old titles. Classic RPGs like Final Fantasy share shelf space with rarely seen consoles like the WonderSwan. The store also sells Nintendo Switch titles, so tune in to find something new at home or on the go.
Address: 734 12th Street, New Westminster
Games R Us is a video game and collectibles store in Surrey that also sells cards, comics, movies and toys. For the retro game collector, the store offers GameCube titles like Mario Kart Double DashPlayStation 2 classics like Resident Evil 4, and even homebrew games. Drop by their Whalley location to pick up a title for your next game night.
Address: 13587 King George Blvd, Surrey
Willow Video is not only one of the newest rental stores in North America, but it has one of the largest new and used video game sales in the country. Visit them in Langley to expand your Xbox or Wii collection, or even buy some Magic: The Gathering cards if you’re looking to change up the game you’re playing tonight.
Address: 19609 Willowbrook Drive, Langley
Most Gaming in Port Coquitlam is a great place to visit for all your gaming and geek needs. The Shaughnessy Street shop has a wide variety of games, strategy guides, and merchandise, and also sells board games, DND books, and more. Go old school with an Atari 2600 or play contemporary with the Nintendo Switch. These and everything else can be found here.
Address: 2646 Shaughnessy Street, Port Coquitlam