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At Level Up we have unbeatable trade-in values and we take games and consoles from Atari to PS3 and Xbox 360. Sorry no PC games.

If we are looking for something you have we will offer you top dollar or trade credit. Stop by our store or send us info on your games, consoles or accessories and we will give you a quote within 72 hours.


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Our newletter is full of information from our upcoming tournaments, games and latest gaming news. Plus, we even throw in some coupons each month to save you money. 


 At our store in beautiful Santa Cruz, California we are all about the gaming community. We host gaming tournaments about once a month with big prizes of up to $1000. 

We also host other events too, like cosplay contests, art shows, new local indie developer displays and much more. Find out about all of our upcoming events by reading our monthly newsletter or by liking us on our Facebook Page.



We work hard to keep you up to date with all the latest gaming news, reviews and editorial pieces. From classic games to the hottest new hardware and accessories Level Up will keep you informed. 

We are always looking for new writers for our blog. If you think you have the voice to keep our readers entertained, send us a message on our Contact page and include a sample piece and get paid $8.00 for every submission we post on our blog!


 Level Up Video Games is an independent locally owned and operated retail store in Santa Cruz, California a small beach town with a big heart.

We provide an awesome collection of retro and current generation games, toys, collectibles, imports, apparel and much more. Come check out our video game museum display.

Or hang out in our pay-to-play Gamers Lounge for some HD onsite gaming, where you can play practically any used game in the store.



We have been repairing consoles and disks for the last 7 years. Level Up's technician are experts at what we do.

Our disk repair equipment is the best in the industry and cleans and polishes your disk to near new condition.
If you have a console that's not working bring it by the store for a quote. There is no charge for diagnostic and you don't pay anything unless we can fix it.
All system repairs include a 60 day warranty.
(Repairs are offered locally only.)

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