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Last Week in Review: October 9th to October 15th

Monday, October 9th:

  • Amidar added to the arcade floor

 

Tuesday, October 10th:

  • We now stock Sprecher cherry cola and cream soda at the front counter

 

Wednesday, October 11th:

 

Thursday, October 12th:

 

Friday, October 13th:

  • Big thanks to Scott Lambert, our friend from Underground Retrocade for stopping by to cheer on Kelly Tharp during his Mouse Trap Marathon! We also presented him the commemorative plaque for being a part of the Quad-cade!
  • Doc Mack was at Pinball Expo talking about how the Galloping Ghost Arcade opened and how to open arcades in today’s market.
  • Kelly Tharp set the Aurcade High Score in Mouse Trap: 52,526,880

 

Saturday, October 14th:

 

Sunday, October 15th:

 


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Last Week in Review: October 2nd to October 8th

Monday, October 2nd:

  • Steel Gunner 2 added to the arcade floor

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Alien Syndrome
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Peter Gorz Ghouls N Ghosts

 

 

Wednesday, October 4th:

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade mentioned in the Brookfield Connected booklet
  • Mentioned in the 2017 Riverside-Brookfield Landmark Answer Book
  • Made the front page of Landmark last week with a 3 page write up.

 

Thursday, October 5th:

  • Liz Malecki, (Sonya Blade in the original Mortal Kombat) was at the arcade signing posters to be given away to people who donate to her running for Team World Vision at the Chicago Marathon

 

Friday, October 6th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Devastators moved from a 2 in 1 to it’s own original dedicated cabinet

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Last Week in Review: September 25th to October 1st

Monday, September 25th:

  • SAR Search and Rescue added to the arcade floor.

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Tom Nieter LOST Mases Hagopian Dragon Blaze
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Matt Walters Capcom Vs SNK
Mases Hagopian LOST Jamie Tibbetts Asteroids

 

Tuesday, September 26th:

 

Wednesday, September 27th:

  • Big thanks to A.P. Laurenson for putting up this mini-documentary of his experience at Kombat Kon 2017

 

Thursday, September 29th:

 


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Last Week in Review: September 18th to September 24th

Monday, September 18th:

  • Turtles added to the arcade floor
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Matt Walters Q*bert
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Salamander II
Mases Hagopian LOST Tom Nieter King of Fighters Xlll
Tom Nieter DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Street Fighter 3rd Strike

 

Tuesday, September 19th:

  • TazzMania is repaired and running. Huge thanks to our anonymous donor on the stream that sent us a new PCB!

 

Thursday, September 21st:

  • TRIVIA THURSDAY
    • Question 1: Name 3 games that we have currently on the arcade floor that have Pac-man in them (not necessarily as a a playable character), but aren’t Pac-man titled games, meaning they don’t have “Pac” in the title:
      • We would have accepted any of the following:
        Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 3, Kick / Kickman, Mario Kart Arcade GP, and any of the Namco games with Pac-man in the title screen that we have on the arcade floor.
      • Dee Alex was the first to respond with 3 acceptable choices.
    •  Question 2: Who was the first player at the arcade to hold the Hardcore Championship Title and belt after the “Original” Hardcore Champion – GGA Jeremiah?
      • The correct answer is Mases Hagopian who won the belt from Jeremiah playing him in “The End” by Stern.
      • Davin Loh was the first to respond with the correct answer.
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Reactor: 59,511

 

Friday, September 22nd:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Tom Nieter DEFENDED Chris Plachy Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

 

Saturday, September 23rd:

KOMBAT KON

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more photos and details.


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Last Week in Review: September 11th to September 17th

Monday, September 11th:

  • Brave Firefighters added to the arcade floor
  • Big thanks to WBEZ Chicago for their video about Galloping Ghost Arcade!

  • WE now have the Darius Odyssey book on display at the front counter! Just ask if you want to check it out!

     

  • We were honored to have Ed Boon, creator of Mortal Kombat, stop by the arcade!
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Reactor: 56,698
  • Pete Hahn and Josh Yackley set the Aurcade High Score in Darius – 2 Player: 4,627,360

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Bryan Schillo Mario Bros
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tom Nieter Crystal Of Kings

 

Tuesday, September 12th:

  • Kombat Kon is around the corner! Liz Malecki (Sonya Blade) stopped by the arcade the past weekend. She will be running in the Chicago Marathon and you can help donate to the Team World Vision cause.
  • Mases Hagopian and Jamie Tibbets set the Aurcade High Score in Crack Down – 2 Player: 169,850

 

Wednesday, September 13th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: The Punisher gets a dedicated original cabinet

 

Thursday, September 14th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Superman gets a new special cabinet donated by legendary artist and comic book writer Alex Ross! Huge thanks to Kenn Kooi for introducing us!
  • James White set the Aurcade High Score in Tazz Mania: 202,390

 

 


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Last Week in Review: September 4th to September 10th

Monday, September 4th:

  • TazzMania added to the arcade floor
  • Cabinet Upgrade: Food Fight gets a proper Gimbal Joystick to replace the aftermarket Happ stick we had on it. Huge thanks to Andy for donating this rare joystick to us!
  • Chuck Galaviz set the GGA House High Score in Omega Race: 280,250
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in Battle Shark: 12,768,870
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Rabbit Punch: 1,473,200
  • Martin Bedard set the Aurcade World Record in Viewpoint: 1,062,500
  • Aaron Auzins set the Aurcade World Record in Warzard: 557,200

 

Tuesday, September 5th:

  •  Our good friend and long time regular Sean C. Quigley is back at the arcade! We brought out his long requested TNKIII out of the vaults for an exclusive preview!
  • Martin Bedard set the GGA House High Score in Crazi Taxi: $9,106.25

 

Friday, September 8th:

  • Kombat Kon! Liz Malecki, the original Sonya Blade, will be there for the first time! She will be running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon to help raise funds for Team World Vision who help supply clean water to kids around the world! Show your support!

     

Saturday, September 9th:

  • Still time to pre-order limited quantity Kombat glasses from John Parrish (Jax) for Kombat Kon!

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Last Week in Review: August 28th to September 3rd

Monday, August 28th: 

  • The New Zealand Story added to the Arcade Floor. Also check out the New Zealand Story bead art made by Mike McCarthy
  • Cabinet UpgradeCaptain Commando installed into a Capcom Big Blue. Repainted by Samuel Gates and we reprinted new cabinet art to resemble the original cabinet

     

  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade World Record in Space Bomber: 4,018,900
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade World Record in TecmoKnight: 143,450
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade High Score in Wacko: 256,150

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Chris Plachy Pit Fighter
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Art of Fighting
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Matt Walters Dangar UFO Robo
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Speed Racer

 

Tuesday, August 29th: 

  • KOMBAT KON is this month on the 23rd! MK Actor John Parrish (Jax) is  will be there for autographs and is taking orders for shirts and drinking glasses on his website: Beyond Human Fitness
  • Mases Hagopian  is now the 2 times 10X Champion!
  • Matt Walters set the GGA House High Score in Astro Fighter: 26,370

 

Friday, September 1st: 

Saturday, September 2nd: 

  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Reactor: 54,391
  • Justin Kvithyll set the GGA House High Score in Blazing Star: 5,191,630
  • T20, one of our largest arcade tournaments, went down!
    • Zerst won the event, with Martin Bedard in 2nd,  and Jamie Tibbets in 3rd!
    • Fred DeHart won the Konami Side Tournament!

Sunday, September 3rd: 

 


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Last Week in Review: August 21st to August 27th

Monday, August 21st:

  • Space Bomber added to the arcade floor
  • More on the last GGA Swap Meet! Mortal Kombat legends John Parrish and Daniel Pesina stopped by. Daniel Pesina was presented with the MKII Johnny Cage jacket!
  • Jamie Tibbets set the GGA House High Score in Crazy Taxi: 2,913.26
  • Chris Plachy set the GGA House High Score in Timber: 526,635
  • Dale Elie set the Aurcade World Record in Twnklestar Sprites: 1,201,070

 

SAGA OF HE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Mases Hagopian Defended Chris Plachy Capcom Vs SNK

 

Tuesday, August 22nd:

Wednesday, August 23rd:

Friday, August 25th:

Sunday, August 27th:


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Last Week in Review: August 14th to August 20th

Monday, August 14th:

  • Crash added to the Arcade Floor
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade High Score in CyberBall 2072: 7
  • Justin Kvithyll set the Aurcade World Record in Mystic Warriors: 431,710
  • Justin Kvithyll  set the Aurcade World Record in Rabbit Punch: 1,404,800
  • Justin Kvithyll  set the Aurcade World Record in Shock Troopers: 11,520,300
  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade World Record in Solar Warrior (Xain’d Sleena): 530,980

 

Tuesday, August 15th:

  • Kombat Kon is around the corner. Thanks to Daniel Pesina (Johnny Cage, Scorpian, Sub Zero, Reptile) and Anthony Marquez (Kung Lao) for visiting as we set up more and more details and events. Tickets are still on sale at kombatkon.com.

Wednesday, August 16th:

Thursday, August 17th:

  • Trivia Thrusday!
    • Question 1: Name 5 sit-down games currently on the floor of the arcade:
      • We would have accepted any of the following: Galaxy Force 2, F-Zero AX, Cruis’n USA, ThunderBlade, Sinistar, Star Wars Arcade, Mario Kart, Sega Strike Fighter, Initial D, After Burner, Crazy Taxi, Hydro Thunder, Lucky & Wild, Star Wars Racer, Star Wars (Sega), Hyper Drive, Rad Mobile, Star Wars Empire Strikes Back, Solar Assault, Space Harrier, Metal Gear Arcade, Stun Runner, or Omega Race.
      • Jim Sikma was the first to respond with 5 acceptable choices.
    • Question 2: Which gamer won the very first Monday Mystery Game mini-tournament? (bonus point if you know what the game was!):
      • The correct answer is Bryan Schillo who won on MIA – Missing in Action, the follow-up to Konami’s Rush ‘N Attack.
      • Jamie Tibbetts was the first to respond with the correct answer. He also got the extra credit bonus point,

Friday, August 18th:

  • We added our Three Stooges poster above our Jeffrey Lee / Gottlieb section
  • Now displaying  the photos of the incredibly talented and amazing developers and industry people that have created some of the absolute best arcade games of all time.

Saturday, August 19th:

Sunday, August 20th:


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Last Week in Review: August 7th to August 13th

Monday, August 7th:

  • Twinklestar Sprites added to the arcade floor.
  • Thanks to CJ Craft for his youtube video on his trip to Galloping Ghost Arcade with his little brother Cody Craft!

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Ghouls N Ghosts
Mases Hagopian LOST Jamie Tibbetts Lunar Rescue
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Silent Scope
Jamie Tibbetts LOST Fred DeHart Guwange
Fred DeHart DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Bubble Bobble

 

Tuesday, August 8th:

Wednesday, August 9th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Crazy Climber gets an original dedicated cabinet!

 

Friday, August 11th:

  • T20 Registration is now Open! Come compete at one of Galloping Ghosts Arcade’s most intense tournaments!
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Galaxian: 136,810
  • Tom Nieter set the GGA House High in Lunar Rescue: 23,670

Saturday, August 12th:

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade Developer Day

Sunday, August 13th:

Galloping Ghost Arcade’s 7th Anniversary!

Galloping Ghost Arcade is proud to award Jamie Tibbetts the 2017 Gamer of the Year Award! 

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Fred DeHart LOST Mases Hagopian Galaga 3
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Matt Rocco Xevious
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Chris Plachy Ghosts’n’Goblins
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Power Drive
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tim Foley Gorf
Mases Hagopian LOST Nick Onesti Ultra Street Fighter IV
Nick Onesti LOST Peter Dwan Cobra Command
Peter Dwan DEFENDED Mason Super Muscle Bomber GP
Peter Dwan LOST Damien Mission Craft
Damien LOST Mason King of Fighters ’97
Damien LOST Mases Hagopian Flicky
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jason Latko After Burner II
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts The Pit
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Peter Dwan After Burner II
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mason Galaga
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Peter Gorz Cyber Ball 2072
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mason’s Dad World Heroes

 


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