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Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores (San Jose, CA Edition)

October 9, 2015 / 11:43 AM

By: Matthew Williams


In today’s entry of Blast From the Past: A Guide to Local Retro Video Game Stores, we visit the metropolitan area of San Jose, CA.

Though small in numbers, the retro gaming community here is more passionate and active than ever. The greater San Jose area is home to just three local retro game shops, which follows suit to other cities we’ve covered previously with a modest number of stores (AKA: Philadelphia). From Game World’s extensive library of games and reasonable price selection, to Game Shop Downstairs’ extremely knowledgeable staff,  California gamers can find something to love about these stores.

Are we missing a retro game store from San Jose not on this list? Do you have a story you’d like to share about one of these stores? Feel free to let us know in the comments section!



Store Name: Game Shop Downstairs
City: San Jose
124 E Santa Clara St.
San Jose, CA 95113



Store Name: Game World
City: San Jose
2114 Senter Rd#1
San Jose, CA 95112



Store Name: Planet Mix
City: Redwood City
1322 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94063

About the author /

Matthew, a graduate from Texas Christian University, now works as a Senior Digital Analytics Consultant for Ernst & Young. With a passion for video games (mostly retro and survival horror) and data, Matthew is pursuing a career in game analytics.

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  1. Jennifer

    (Video Game) I literally pylaed this once and i couldn’t stand it any longer, the graphics are rubbish, the game play is terrible and even the banker isn’t realist. When you first start this game, you can choose Banker or contestant mode, well i chose contestant mode as thats what the tv show is. So the game starts and you see this awful interpretation of Noel edmonds, and the game starts, you scroll through the boxes 3 at a time, which wastes time, and you choose the boxes, 5 boxes later, you’ve taken out the 5 lowest amounts and the banker offers a31000, Now if that was in the show you would have got maybe a37000 or a bit more, but no. Then you get this crazy little mini game where the cup is hidden in the box and if you get it right 3 times, then you get and increase in the offer, what is the point? Totally a waste of money in my opinion.

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