Both stores Closed this Easter Weekend / FanFare

Super 1UP Games and 1UP Games will be closed this weekend because of Easter and FanFare.

If you don’t know already, FanFare is this Satuday April 19th at the Hamilton Sheraton (116 King St W, Hamilton, ON L8P 4V3). We will be there , so if you’re looking to buy anything… Did we mention it’s a FREE Mini Convention?

Since FanFare is this weekend, we’ll be hosting Super Steel City Showdown XIII there. So come on down to Super 1UP Games this Thursday night and practice.

Trade In Your Games!

Super 1UP Games is looking for your old games and systems!

We’ve been around for 9 years, but a lifetime of retro video game knowledge. We are the experts!

We know our games inside and out and we know how much they’re worth and what they mean to you.

If you’re looking to offload your games, bring them in and we’ll give you an estimate. We go by fair market value, not inflated BUY IT NOW E-bay prices.

We’re looking for these consoles, games and accessories :
(disc based games must have proper case with manuals and sleeves)
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Fan Fare Free MiniCon + Super Steel City Showdown

Super Steel City Showdown XIII

Super Steel City Showdown XIII

FanFare Geek Fest – April 19th – Free Admission



ConBravo! is happy to announce that we will be running FanFare Geek Fest on April 19 at the Sheraton Hamilton Hotel.

FanFare features a vendor hall, gaming room, and cosplay photo booth, and is FREE to the public. No admission fee required. We do ask that you RSVP however, so we know how many people are attending. Thank you!

more info below

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Retro Look Back : Pokemon Red and Blue

Pokemon Red Blue

Gotta Catch Them All!

Pokemon is, without a doubt, one of the most beloved franchises in video game history. With the original release of the Pokemon Red and Blue games in North America in 1998, the series became a staple of the Gameboy catalogue, and secured itself in the hearts of millions of kids, and some adults, including myself. In this look back, I don’t really want to review Pokemon Red and Blue as much as I want to try and figure out why these games were so great in a way that goes beyond the fact that I was nine, life was good, and I was having fun with the latest craze.

Everyone has that game, movie, and/or book that they can’t help but wish they could experience for the first time again. For me, that’s the original Pokemon games. Of course nostalgia probably plays a huge part as to why I think so fondly about my first time through Pokemon Red, but I think there is an appeal within the game’s mechanics that helped hook so many people the first time they played it, and it stems from two central aspects, the simplicity and the mystery of Pokemon and their evolutions. Read the rest of this entry

Super Steel City Showdown XII


Saturday March 22, 2014

Super Steel City Showdown is back with it’s March installment!


- All Wireless pads are banned. XBOX360 adapter kits are permitted provided the battery is not in the pad. Ensure you desync your PS3 pad after each match

Venue Fee: $5

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (360)
Tournament Entry Fee: $10
Rules: 2/3 Rounds, 2/3 matches per set, 99 Second Timer
Payout: 70/20/10

Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 (360)
Tournament Entry Fee: $5
Rules: 3/5 Matches per set, 99 Second Timer
Payout: 80/20

Schedule: Doors Open at 11:00AM EST
1:00 PM – Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2012 starts
3:00 PM – Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 begins

Stream Link:

Retro Review: Digimon World

Digimon World Review

By: David Habinski

Developer : Bandai
Publisher : Bandai
Platforms :Playstation
Genre : Adventure, Virtual-Pet
Mode : Single Player

I wanted this game to be good. I really did. I wanted it to be good 12 years ago and I wanted it to be yesterday.

Digimon World is the first game based off of the once popular Japanese franchise….Kind of. What the game seems to be mostly based off of is the virtual pet toys that were similar to Tamagotchis. These toys were actually the starting point of Digimon and, from what I can tell, the game was developed and released before the anime in Japan, making the toys the closest thing to source material that the developers would have had to work with. So essentially, Digimon World is a game based off a different type of game, and it’s not all that good. Read the rest of this entry



Every other Tuesday will be 2.50 for venue. Come by and play some games with us.

Join us Jan 28th 2014 for our next Two Fitty Tuesday.

Worlds Collide – Typhoon Haiyan Relief Charity 2014 – Jan 1


On New Year’s Day (Jan. 1st) straight through to Jan. 2nd, “New Year Gamers” will be doing a stream called “Worlds Collide: A Sonic/Mega Man Marathon for Relief in the Philippines“.

A wide variety of Sonic and Mega Man games will be played starting at 2pm EST on Jan. 1st until we finish our list of games on Jan. 2nd (game list can found at , this link will be changed to a splash page with the stream, chat, donation link, and game schedule).

The event is being streamed from Super 1UP Games (, via Red Pill Gaming (

All donations are going to the Canadian Red Cross ( to help with the relief fund for the Philippines. A donation of $5 or more will enter you in a draw for a digital copy of all 12-issues of Sonic/Mega Man: World’s Collide. The prize will be gifted via comixology (it is free to make an account) after the event is concluded.

Super 1UP Comics – Nov 17 2013

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