Retro video game shop reopens in Norwich

Edward Jackman in his retro video game shop Last Level Games, which he has reopened in St Benedicts

Edward Jackman in his retro video game shop Last Level Games, which he has reopened in St Benedicts Street due to demand. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

A Norwich businessman has levelled up after rebooting his gaming business.

The retro video game shop Last Level Games in St Benedicts Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The retro video game shop Last Level Games in St Benedicts Street. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Last Level Games, a retro video game store, closed its doors in the city in 2012 but a surge in demand for old school games means the business has been able to gain another life.

Formerly Norwich Spacestation, the St Benedicts Street store was taken over by Edward Jackman in 2010 after he graduated from the University of East Anglia.

The business specialises in buying and selling retro video games, consoles and accessories

Super Nintendo cartridges for sale in the retro video game shop Last Level Games. Picture: DENISE BR

Super Nintendo cartridges for sale in the retro video game shop Last Level Games. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Mr Jackman, who lives in Sprowston, ran the shop for two years, before closing down to pursue a career in finance.


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Following the closure, the 29-year-old continued to sell off the remaining video game stock online and at events such as The Norwich Gaming Festival.

Demand for his products has increased so much over the last few years that Mr Jackman decided to take the plunge and re-open the shop earlier this month.

The 1982 Nintendo Game & Watch Snoopy Tennis for sale in the retro video game shop Last Level Games.

The 1982 Nintendo Game & Watch Snoopy Tennis for sale in the retro video game shop Last Level Games. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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He said: 'Over the past few years, I have been working for various different companies, more recently Sash Window Preservation. Having gained invaluable knowledge from these roles I feel like I can make the business more successful this time round.

'I have been very passionate about retro gaming from a very young age and feel like Norwich is lacking a dedicated retro gaming store.'

He added: 'The basic business concept is buy, sell and trade. We are looking to buy unwanted retro games, encouraging people to go up into their lofts and dig out their games from the 80s, 90s and 00s. We can buy them for cash and sell on to collectors.'

The new store stocks everything from original Game Boy games to Play Station 1 games and can be found at 64 St Benedicts Street.

• For more information visit facebook.com/lastlevelgames1 or call 01603 929495.

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