La Planque, The Retrogamer’s Hideout in Quebec
La Planque (or, “The Hideout” in English) is a place known to all retrogamers in Quebec where you can find used games for all consoles – from the Atari 2600 and ColecoVision to Playstation 3 or Wii U. This shop opened 3 and ½ years ago and has recently been forced expand to showcase the thousands of games they have available for sale.
There are also new games available, of course, and they constitute 50% of sales.
In addition to all their new and used games, The Hideout boasts 2 arcade games which are available and free to play if you want to try your hand at Killer Instinct or Mortal Kombat II.
Many consoles are available to test used games before buying them! What is more annoying than buying a game only to find out that it would have been better to have chosen another? What a disappointment the day I bought Silent Service for NES… I exchanged it the next day for Mickey Mouse: Castle of Illusion for Sega Game Gear.
I met Eric on the day of the announcement of the Playstation 4 at the Sony conference, and he shared with me his concern about the new consoles; how second-hand games would be lost due to activation codes and downloads. It’s a direction which also concerns me. For nostalgia’s sake, think of when you insert your favorite cartridge into your Super Nintendo only to see a black screen, then remove the cartridge, blow into it and re-insert it, revealing the glorious title screen…
Anyway, it was better before, but long live retrogaming! Although some prices will make you faint! (And, again, it seems they are the cheapest in all of Quebec)
Address: 249 Saint-Vallier Est , Québec, G1k 3P4
Phone #: +1 (418) 977-0800