270 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970
A lucky find! One second we were touring the hallowed streets of Salem Massachusetts and learning about the prosecution of alleged witches. Then, BAM! We find what is probably the best retro video games store in the United States (or at least it's in the top 3). The serendipitous encounter would become the first retro gaming shopping trip on our travels.
A small, unassuming brick facade houses the culmination of decades worth of video game history. Just name it. Commodore 64? Of course it's here! Neo Geo AES? You want the box with that? If I had to pick out one fatal flaw (besides not being within walking distance of my house), it would be that they do not appear to have any sort of website. I can't complain too much though. The harder it is for me to buy from there the less likely I am to drive myself broke. Sadly, I did not buy anything here. Not because they didn't have anything I wanted, just because money was a little tight this trip, and there was plenty more to see on this trip without blowing my wad here.
|If you've been looking for it, chance are these guys have it.|
|No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is in fact a boxed Neo Geo. $600 and she could be yours.|
|Speaking of boxed stuff... This is one unit I coveted in my youth above most others.|
The box was as big as I was, and promised a whole new world of mind-blowing entertainment.
I finally got one of these a few years back but no original box sadly.
|I don't actually recognize that grey sucker in the center. You learn so much traveling to these places.|
|BAM! You've been Robbed!|
|The unusual suspects. Speaking of unusual...|
|Fuck! Just when I thought you guys were on the ball...|
There are a few more pictures (including the one I teased this series with), on my flickr photostream if you want to see some more of this amazing store. If I ever find myself in Salem again, you'd better believe I'm going back there.
Do check in next week when we visit Digital Press!