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Last Week in Review: July 3rd to July 9th

Monday, July 3rd: 

  • Star Wars Racer Arcade added to the arcade floor. Special Thanks to  Jeremy Fox of Prince Arcades and Jonathan and Troy Smith!
  • Alien Syndrome got a new original marquee.

     

  • Dock Mack and Jeremy Fox attend the grand opening of The Garcade! Their arcade line up is awesome and we wish them the best and want you all the check it out!
  • We also checked out Pixel Blast Arcade! Congrats to T.J. Minnich & Paul Ojeda for an amazing first year anniversary event!  Legendary Game Designer Brian F Colin was there as well as every Galloping Ghost Arcade Gamer of the Year!
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in Terra Cresta: 246,900
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in Viewpoint: 266,580
  • Austin Swann set the Aurcade High Score in Sinistar: 371,705
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in Battle Shark: 4,842,970
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in Dangar UFO Robo: 404,900

Tuesday, July 4th:

Today we celebrate our Independence Day! 

  • Desert Assault upgraded to an original cabinet
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Eightman: 275,800
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade High Score in Star Wars Racer Arcade: 3:02:778
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in The Real Ghost Busters: 1,046,250
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade High Score in Turkey Shoot: 176,200
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in The King of Fighters XIII: 1,395,000

 

Wednesday, July 5th:

 

Thursday, July 6th:

 

Friday, July 7th:

  • Master tech Seth Young set up our NARC Cabinet to run both the release PCB and a special one of a kind version of the PCB that with a never before seen level from George Pietro! This was a much more complicated board and lots of special wiring work had to be done! Special Thanks to Tony Swann for his help with the power supply!
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Reactor: 37,915
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Q*bert’s Qubes: 280,305

Saturday, July 8th:

 


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Last Week in Review: June 26th to July 2nd

Monday, June 26th:

  • Espgaluda and Death Smiles added to the arcade floor
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Ray Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Tate Thunder Blade
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Aiden Apache 3
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Paul King of Fighters 1995
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Fred DeHart Double Dragon Neo Geo
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Power Drive
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Super Muscle Bomber
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Austin Swann HellFire

 

Tuesday, June 27th:

  • We completed the new Shao Kahn statue and presented it to Brian Glynn, who played Shao Kahn himself in Mortal Kombat! The statue was sculpted by the incredibly talented Chris Elizardo and cast by Kenn Kooi and painted by Denise Petersen! There will be very limited quantities available! Contact us privately for more info.

 

Wednesday, June 28th:

 

Thursday, June 29th:

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  • Question 1: Name 5 games that have been given cabinet upgrades. (A cabinet upgrade is defined, for this question, as either taking a game out of a conversion and being put back in a dedicated cabinet or and existing cabinet getting a “make-over”, i.e. an original marquee replacing a non-original one, a new bezel or control panel overlay, ect)?
    • Congrats to Mike Waters for his correct answers of: Nemesis, Crime Fighters, Missile Command, Ghouls ‘N Ghosts, and Super Zaxxon.
  • Question 2: Which player placed highest overall from Team GGA during the last Battle of the Arcades (BoTA 2017)?

 

Saturday, July 1st:

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Adam Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Samurai Shodown 3
Chris Dammacco LOST Mases Hagopian Dangar UFO Robo
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Dino Sinise Saturday Night Slam Masters
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Josh Rally X
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jeremy Jacobs Marvel Super Heroes
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jordan Melendez Magic Sword
Mases Hagopian LOST Zack Okrasinski Crazy Climber
Zack Okrasinski DEFENDED Chris Dammacco Rastan
Zack Okrasinski DEFENDED Dino Sinise Bank Panic
Zack Okrasinski DEFENDED Josh Art of Fighting 2
Zack Okrasinski DEFENDED Jeremy Jacobs Primal Rage
Zack Okrasinski LOST Jordan Melendez Nastar Warrior
Jordan Melendez LOST Chris Dammacco Art of Fighting 3
Chris Dammacco DEFENDED Jeremy Jacobs Gauntlet
Chris Dammacco LOST Dino Sinise Congo Bongo
Dino Sinise LOST Jeremy Jacobs Missing in Action
Jeremy Jacobs DEFENDED Josh King of Fighters Neowave
Jeremy Jacobs LOST Mike McCarthy Eightman
Mike McCarthy DEFENDED Zack Okrasinski Bonks Adventure
Mike McCarthy DEFENDED Paul Hinic Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution
Mike McCarthy LOST Mike Rutledge Blood Storm
Mike Rutledge DEFENDED Paul Hinic Bucky O Hare
Mike Rutledge DEFENDED Catherine Bozzi DoDonPachi
Mike Rutledge DEFENDED Chris Dammacco Two Tigers
Mike Rutledge DEFENDED David Natkins Golden Axe The Duel
Mike Rutledge DEFENDED Duc Dang King of Fighters 94

 

Sunday, July 2nd:


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Last Week in Review: June 19th to June 25th

Monday, June 19th:

  • Star Wars (Sega 1993) added to the arcade floor.

GALLOPING GHOST ARCADE NOW HAS 600 GAMES!

Special thanks to Danny’s Pizza for the fast delivery of the pizza we offered free for all guests on this milestone day!

 

Tuesday, June 20th:

 

 

Thursday, June 22nd:

  • Question 1: Name the first game that was 100% working and on the arcade floor at the Galloping Ghost Arcade?
    • No correct answers! 1942 was the first game we put on the floor.
  • Question 2: Name four arcade games that have black and white monitors that you can play here at the Galloping Ghost Arcade
    • Congrats to Steven Lucas for his answers of Asteroids, Rip Off, Lunar Lander, Night Driver. We would have also accepted
      Death Race, Circus, Star Castle, Battlezone, Red Baron or Space Invaders

 

Friday, June 23rd:

  • Night Slashers is now in a dedicated 2-player cabinet with marquee, side art, bezel, and control panel, and a new 25 inch monitor
  • Raudel Cantu set the Aurcade World Record in Gradius III: 379,310
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Eightman: 270,100
  • James White set the Aurcade High Score in Bubbles: 841,060

 

Saturday, June 24th:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Steven Lucas Fatal Fury
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Eightman
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Korey Donkey Kong 3
Mases Hagopian LOST Matt Walters Super Punch Out
Matt Walters DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Splat
Matt Walters LOST Steven Lucas Shock Troopers 2
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Missing in Action
Steven Lucas LOST Chris Damacco Raystorm
Chris Damacco DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Desert Assault

 

Sunday, June 25th:


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Last Week in Review: June 12th to June 18th

Monday, June 12th:

  • Baby Pac-Man and Granny and the Gators added to the arcade floor
  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade World Record in Dodonpachi II – Bee Storm: 953,878,140
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade High Score in Gauntlet II: 36,710

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAMER
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Ironman Ivan Stewart Super Off-Road
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Gun Survivor 2
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Killer Instict 2

 

 

Tuesday, June 13th:

KOMBAT KON RETURNS

 

 

Wednesday, June 14th:

  • Check out this interview with ack from MGC 2017

 

Thursday, June 15th:

  • QUESTION 1: Name 5 trackball games you can play at the Galloping Ghost Arcade.
    • A: James White was the first to answer with these five titles: crystal Castles, Reactor, Centipede, Millipede, and Marble Madness!
  • QUESTION 2: Name four members of Team GGA that represented us by playing Mortal Kombat (2011).
    • A: No one had the correct answer for this one. We would have accepted:
      Soonk, Han, Jeremiah, 16Bit, Dizzy, Medina, Moe, Fill Pops, Slips, Wafflez, or PPJ!

 

  • ESWAT has been upgraded to an original dedicated Dynamo cabinet with new cabinet art.

 

Friday, June 16th:

  • Gradius IV is back up and running. We restored and rewrote ROM chips, and soldered on a new battery for the RTC chip. Expect major repairs to several games in the near future.
  • Thanks to Q*bert creator legend Jeffrey Lee for bringing in this Chicago Tribune newspaper clipping from May 5th, 1982 about Tim Skelly, creator of games like Reactor, Armor Attack, Star Castle, Rip Off, and many others!
  • Galloping Ghost Arcade mugs are back in stock! Get them while they last!
  • Cabinet Repairs
    • Xevious and Black Widow had joystick issues fixed
    • Gauntlet: Dark Legacy got a new marquee
    • Super Street Fighter X Grand Master Challenge got all new Cherry D44X microswitches. Thanks to Paradise Arcade Shop
    • Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper got a new Naomi IO Board, fixing input issues

 

 

Saturday, June 17th:


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Last Week in Review: June 5th to June 11th

Monday, June 5th: 

  • Darius added to the arcade floor
  • Zaxxon and Super Zaxxon are now in separate cabinets

     

  • Raudel Cantu set that Aurcade World Record in Gradius III: 364,740
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Metal Slug 4: 2,093,300
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade High Score in Reactor: 37,712

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Street Fighter zero 2 Alpha
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Chris Plachy The Punisher

 

Tuesday, June 6th: 

  • Cabinet Upgrades
    • New monitors in Bomb Jack, Congo Bongo, and Judge Dread
    • New marquee in Hydro Thunder

 

Thursday, June 8th:

  • We found a new, seemingly undiscovered set of roms for the recently added game Q*Berts Qubes. The game plays horizontally instead of vertically. New art for the title screen and attract mode.  It was in a factory cabinet with all original art work, a horizontal monitor and it was on an original Gottlieb PCB. Hopefully we will have more information on it in the future

     

  • TRIVIA THURSDAY: Be the first to answer trivia about the arcade and arcade history for a prize!
    • Q: Who won the first T20?
      • A: Zerst won the first T20: Congrats to Tim Foley
    • Q: Name five, three player games that we have on the arcade floor?
      • A: Congrats to Geoff Lucas for his answer: Ghostbusters, 3 Stooges, Rampage, Xenophobe and Mercs. We also have Alien Storm, Power drive, Judge Dredd (prototype), Rampage World Tour, Moonwalker, Gain Ground, Hot Rod, Pit-Fighter, Rampart, Laser Ghost, Ironman Ivan Stewart’s Super Off Road, Sega Sonic The Hedgehog

 

Saturday, June 10th:

Sunday, June 11th:


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Last Week in Review: May 29th to June 4th

Monday, May 29th:

  • Reactor added to the arcade floor

     

  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade High Score in Gauntlet 2: 34,497
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade High Score in Ironclad: 278,000
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Metal Slug 4: 1,458,030
  • Peter Gorz set the Aurcade High Score in Reactor: 35,186
  • Steven Lucas set the Aurcade World Record in Viewpoint: 229,530
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT:

MEMORIAL DAY BATTLE ROYALE!!!

CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Jeremiah Smith DEFENDED Tim Foley Midnight Resistance
Jeremiah Smith DEFENDED Steven Lucas Galaxy Fight
Jeremiah Smith LOST Chris Plachy Bank Panic
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Galaxy Fight
Chris Plachy LOST Steven Lucas Alcon
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Ryan Bedore Nightmare in the Dark
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Dan McCarthy Metal Slug 3
Steven Lucas DEFENDED George Gaynor Jr. Pac-Man
Steven Lucas LOST Brian Kita Raiden Fighters II
Brian Kita DEFENDED George Gaynor Rush N Attack
Brian Kita DEFENDED Alex Wohead Thunder Force AC
Brian Kita DEFENDED Dan McCarthy Crazy Climber
Brian Kita DEFENDED Ryan Bedore Vampire Savior
Brian Kita DEFENDED Mike McCarthy World Heroes 2
Brian Kita DEFENDED Fred DeHart Gun Survivor 2 – Biohazard
Brian Kita DEFENDED Dillon Ghosts and Goblins
Brian Kita DEFENDED Chris Plachy Silk Worm
Brian Kita DEFENDED Miles Angerman Turkey Shoot
Brian Kita DEFENDED Brian Cants Solar Assault
Brian Kita DEFENDED Adam Power Drive
Brian Kita DEFENDED Josh D & D – Shadows Over Mystara
Brian Kita DEFENDED Sam Rodriguez Fast Freddie
Brian Kita DEFENDED Matthew Hydro Thunder
Brian Kita LOST David Hanson Thief
David Hanson LOST George Gaynor Nastar Warrior
George Gaynor DEFENDED Sam Rodriguez Godzilla
George Gaynor LOST Adam Bermuda Triangle
Adam LOST Brian Schillo SVC Chaos
Brian Schillo LOST George Gaynor King Of Fighters 2000
George Gaynor LOST Jamie Tibbetts Cyvern
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Steven Lucas Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

Tuesday, May 30th:

Wednesday, May 31st:

  • New Dark Presence T-shirts are for sale at the arcade! The Dark Presence looms…
  • We always offer help to people on arcade repairs. Last week we had Tim Foley working on his power supply and sound board for his Q*bert cocktail table.
  • Improved the old side art on R-type with just a heat gun and a block roller.
  • Galloping Ghost Gamer Profile: Tim Foley
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in Warzard: 272,500

Thursday, June 1st:

  • TRIVIA THURSDAY: Be the first to answer trivia about the arcade and arcade history for a prize!
    • Question 1: How many working arcade games did we open with?
      • The correct answer is 130. No one correctly guessed it.
    • Question 2: Name four, four player games released from Konami that we have on the arcade floor?
      • Crime Fighters, TMNT, Simpsons, Sunset Riders as guessed by Michael Dietrich! We also have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Turtles in Time, Cowboys of Moo Mesa, Metamorphic Force, Captain Commando, X-Men or Bucky O’Hare!
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade High Score in Super Punch Out: 223,810

Friday, June 2nd:

  • Thanks to Arcade Collectors Bradley Czech & Tony Swann for stopping by the arcade. Check out Bradley’s Silver Coin Arcade page and LIKE it!
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade World Record in Night Driver: 1,243

Saturday, June 3rd:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy King of Fighters 2000
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Pat World Rally
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Steve Raiden Fighters
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Eddie Perez Pit Fall 2
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Ryan Pooyan
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Eric Space Invaders

Sunday, June 4th:


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Last Week in Review: May 22nd to May 28th

Monday, May 22nd: 

  • After a long journey of hard work, SPLAT! is now on the arcade floor. Special thanks to George Petro!

     

  • Vendetta upgraded with an original marquee
  • Q*Bert Creator Jeff Lee has created a limited run of only 4 paintings of the side art for ARENA. Both the framed and unframed versions are for sale!


Tuesday, May 23rd:

  • The Pit, Robocop, Altered Beast, Make Trax, Eswat, Night Striker, Progear, one of our Neo Geos & Super Puzzle Fighter have all gotten new monitors
  • James White set the Aurcade World Record in Splat!: 646,600

 

Thursday, May 25th:

  • Announcing Summer Shmup Week
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  • Introducing Trivia Thursday!  Every Thursday answer trivia questions about the arcade or arcade games for your chance for a t-shirt.

Friday, May 26th:

  • Metamophic Force gets new control panel art
  • James White set the Aurcade World Record in Laser Ghost: 136,900

Saturday, May 27th:

Sunday, May 28th:

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenge Game
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Steven Lucas Cadillacs and Dinosaurs

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Last Week in Review: May 15th to May 21st

Monday, May 15th:

  • Q*Bert’s Qubes added to the arcade floor. Shout outs to Jeff Lee for being there to unveil it!
  • Raudel Cantu set the Aurcade World Record in Gradius III: 280,140
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Eightman: 203,700
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in Shinobi: 587,790
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Chris Plachy Samurai Shodown III  
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Circus
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Carrier Airwing

 

Tuesday, May 16th:

Wednesday, May 17th:

Thursday, May 18th:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Gravitar

Saturday, May 20th:

Sunday, May 21st:

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade was a part of the POW! Gym Party and Open House with the cast of Mortal Kombat!

 


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Last Week in Review: May 8th to May 14th

Monday, May 8th:

  • Bank Panic! added to the arcade floor

     

  • Mitch Karbin set the Aurcade World Record in Two Tigers: 1,595,000

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Jeremiah Smith LOST Jamie Tibbetts Rampart
Jamie Tibbetts LOST Mases Hagopian Ghouls and Ghosts

 

 

Wednesday, May 10th:

Thursday, May 11th:

  • Doc Mack recorded this video detailing the work that went into restoring the game “Arena” that was featured on RedBull TV’s Screenland.

  • You can read the full story of Arena from Doc Mack here. Thanks to Jeff Lee for making this all possible.

Friday, May 12th:

  • Big shout out to Troy Smith who stopped by on Friday! We’ve gotten many of our great games from him lately, including our dedicated Magic Sword.
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Eightman: 170,000

 

Saturday, May 13th:

  • The Galloping Ghost Arcade Swap Meet!
  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade High Score in Chimera Beasts: 47,502,700
  • George Spanos set the Aurcade High Score in Super High Impact: 46

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tom Nieter Sky Shark
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Eddie Perez Shock Troopers 2

 

Sunday, May 14th:


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Last Week in Review: May 1st to May 7th

Monday, May 1st:

  • EightMan added to the arcade floor

Tuesday, May 2nd:

  • The Saga of the 10X Belt Continues
    • Every Monday when we reveal a new game, whoever gets the highest score before we close that night gets a point. First to 10 points gets the 10X Championship Belt
    • Mases Hagopian: 6 Points: Roc N Rope, Tecmo Knight, Ganryu, Last Resort, Laser Ghost and Rip Off.
    • Jamie Tibbetts: 4 Points: Battle Shark, Lunar Rescue, Daioh, and Super Punch Out.
    • Peter Gorz: 1 Point: Guardian
    • James White: 1 Point: Rabbit Punch
    • Gga Jeremiah: 1 Point: Gauntlet 2
    • Mike Waters: 1 Point: Fast Freddie,
    • Chris Plachy: 1 Point: EightMan
  • New Galloping Ghost Arcade Mugs are available at the front counter!
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in Shinobi: 546,100

 

Thursday, May 4th

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Saturday, May 6th:

  • Replaced Control Panel Overlay on Millipede
  • Chris Plachy receives his reward for getting 10,000 Achievement Points!

     

  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Eightman: 136,500
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade High Score in Ultra Street Fighter IV: 1,362,200

 

Sunday, May 7th:


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