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Last Week in Review: March 6th to March 12th

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Monday, March 6th:

  • Guardian added to the arcade floor

Wednesday, March 8th:

 

Thursday, March 9th:

  • Announcing the Williams Bally Midway 12 Game Tournament

Friday, March 10th:

 

Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Jeff Penington Released Belt
Tom Nieter DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Darius Gaiden

Saturday, March 11th:

  • Sinistar upright cabinet added to the arcade floor

     

  • Bosconian upgraded with a new dedicated original cabinet.

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Last Week in Review: February 27th to March 5th

Monday, February 27th:

  • Rip Off added to the arcade floor
  • Laser Ghost added to the arcade floor
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Rip Off: 8,390
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Alien Storm: 782

Wednesday, March 1st:

  • Crime Fighters gets an original dedicated cabinet
  • Eddie Perez set the Aurcade World Record in Rumble Fish 2: 1,074,100
  • Michael Dietrich set the Aurcade High Score in Roc’n Rope: 179,320

Friday, March 3rd:

Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Jeff Penington DEFENDED Jeremey Pennington Vindicators
Jeff Penington DEFENDED Tim Mikulskil Total Carnage

 

Saturday, March 4th:

 


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Last Week in Review: February 20th to February 26th

Monday, February 20th:

  • Last Resort added to the arcade floor.
Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tim Vanderkolk Freeze
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy BeachHead 2000
Mases Hagopian LOST Brian Kita DragonBall Z
Brian Kita DEFENDED Tim Vanderkolk 720
Brian Kita DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Fallen Angels
Brian Kita LOST John Ocampo Meal Slug 4
John Ocampo LOST Tim Vanderkolk Aero Fighters 2
Tim Vanderkolk DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Venture

Wednesday, February 22nd:

Thursday, February 23rd:

  • Gauntlet cabinet restored

 

  • Our Friends at Prince Arcades put up this slick video on how they create replica arcade cabinets

 

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade was listed as one of 15 of the most Unusual Attractions in Illinois by Best of Illinois

Friday, February 24th:

  • Ironclad added to the arcade floor
  • Tom Nieter set the Aurcade World Record in Ganryu: 101,900
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in Last Resort: 406,400

Saturday, February 25th:

Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Tim Vanderkolk LOST Marco Gorajski King of Fighters ’96
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED John Ocampo NBA Jam
Marco Gorajski LOST George Gaynor Choplifter
George Gaynor LOST Brian Kita Contactee
Brian Kita DEFENDED Kevin Williamson Silk Worm
Brian Kita DEFENDED Tim Vanderkolk Quartet
Brian Kita DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Ninja Baseball Batman
Brian Kita DEFENDED Mike Ocampo Street Fighter The Movie
Brian Kita DEFENDED William Ocampo Phelios
Brian Kita DEFENDED John Ocampo Solar Assault
Brian Kita DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Magical Drop II
Brian Kita DEFENDED Frank NBA Jam: Tournament Edition
Brian Kita DEFENDED Miguel Ochoa Toki
Brian Kita DEFENDED Jesse Martinez World Heroes
Brian Kita LOST Juan Mena KOF 12
Juan Mena LOST George Gaynor Time Killers
George Gaynor DEFENDED Miguel Ochoa Mission Craft
George Gaynor DEFENDED Jesse Martinez ProGear
George Gaynor DEFENDED Tim Vanderkolk Crusin USA
George Gaynor LOST Duc Dang Legendary Wings
Duc Dang LOST Sean Quigley World Heroes 2
Sean Quigley DEFENDED Catherine Bozzi Wild West Cowboys of Moo Mesa
Sean Quigley DEFENDED John Ocampo Altered Beast
Sean Quigley DEFENDED Jessie Martinez Aliens
Sean Quigley LOST Simon Parmaxides Atomic Punk 2
Simon Parmaxides LOST Brian Kita Time Pilot 84
Brian Kita DEFENDED George Gaynor Gondomania
Brian Kita LOST Mike McCarthy Night Slashers
Mike McCarthy LOST John Ocampo Jackal
John Ocampo DEFENDED Joe Penington Samurai Shodown V
John Ocampo DEFENDED Mike Ocampo War Gods
John Ocampo DEFENDED Nathan OCampo Knights of The Round
John Ocampo DEFENDED Jeff Pennington Jail Break
John Ocampo DEFENDED George Gaynor Virtual Fighter 2
John Ocampo LOST Jeremy Pennington Captain Commando
Jeremy Pennington LOST Brian Kita Kangaroo
Brian Kita DEFENDED Seth Young Golden Axe Revenge of Death Adder
Brian Kita DEFENDED Catherine Bozzi Rastan
Brian Kita DEFENDED Joe Penington Turbo
Brian Kita DEFENDED Jeff Pennington Tekken 3
Brian Kita LOST Duc Dang Alcon
Duc Dang DEFENDED Danielle Robbins Gain Ground
Duc Dang DEFENDED Kevin Williamson Aero Fighters 2
Duc Dang DEFENDED John Ocampo Mr. Do

 

Sunday, February 26th:

Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Duc Dang LOST Catherine Bozzi Time Traveler
Catherine Bozzi DEFENDED Sargent Santiago Zaxxon
Catherine Bozzi LOST Joe Penington Cyberball
Joe Penington LOST Jeff Penington King of Fighters 95
Jeff Penington DEFENDED Sargent Santiago Fatal Fury 3
Jeff Penington DEFENDED Hailey King Salamender 2

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Last Week in Review: February 13th to February 19th

Monday, February 13th:

  • Ganryu added to the arcade floor
  • New issue of Little Player magazine now available at the arcade

     

  • Q*Bert Coloring Books now at the arcade. Thanks to Q*bert creator Jeff Lee
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  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade High Score in Ganryu: 76,000

 

  Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Seth Young Psychic Force 2012
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Erik Kim Saturday Night Slam Masters
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tom Nieter Asteroids
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Galloping Ghost Pong
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Xevious
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jason Latko Ghouls & Ghosts
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Scramble Spirits

 

Tuesday, February 14th:

 

  • Blaster has a new joystick, a rare part that was perfectly recreated by Kenn Kooi of Kooi Concepts.

 

  • Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wednesday, February 15th:

 

Saturday, February 18th:

 

Saga of the Hardcore Belt
Champion Result Challenger Game
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy King of Fighters 2002
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Brian Kita Galaxy Fight

 

Sunday, February 19th:


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Last Week in Review: February 6th to February 12th

Monday, February 6th:

  • Tecmo Knight added to the arcade floor
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Terra Cresta: 229,600
  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade High Score in Viewpoint: 219,700
    SAGA OF THE BELT
    CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
    Mases Hagopian LOST Tom Nieter Hyper Drive
    Tom Neiter LOST Seth Young Vs Super Mario Bros.
    Seth Young LOST Jamie Tibbetts King of Fighters XII
    Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Steven Lucas Cadillacs and Dinos
    Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED James White Fallen Angels
    Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Erik Kim Pooyan
    Jamie Tibbetts LOST Peter Gorz Jail Break
    Peter Gorz LOST Mases Hagopian Circus
    Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Road Blasters
    Mases Hagopian DEFENDED James White Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter
    Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Steven Lucas Knights of the Round
    Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Mortal Kombat 3

 

Tuesday, February 7th:

  • New Marquee box to Time Traveler
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade High Score in Tecmo Knight: 65,650

 

Wednesday, February 8th:

  • T.J. Minnich of Pixel Blast Arcade visited Galloping Ghost Arcade

 

Thursday, February 9th:

  • GGA’s own Pete Hahn did a 1 Credit Complete run of Ghoul’s N’ Ghost. Check it out below!

 

Friday, February 10th:

  • Steven Lucas created this Promo Video for the Arcade and it’s Monday Mystery Games!
  • Warzard (Red Earth) now on the Arcade Floor

     

  • Chimera Beast added to the arcade floor

     

  • Seth Young and Brad Williams set the Aurcade World Record in Death Race Co-op: 53
  • Rob Schoenthaler set the Aurcade World Record in Sonic Championship: 4:53:35
SAGA OF THE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tom Nieter Hot Rod
Mases Hagopian LOST Mike McCarthy Apache 3
Mike McCarthy DEFENDED Chris Plachy King of Fighters ’94
Mike McCarthy LOST Tom Nieter Outrun
Tom Nieter LOST Chris Plachy Metal Black
Chris Plachy LOST Mases Hagopian Rumble Fish 2
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Sunny Kakkad Donkey Kong 3
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Alex Assault
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Bradd Williams Hyper Drive

 

Saturday, February 11th:

  • Daniel Pesina (MK1 Johnny Cage) and Doc Mack fight for Earthrealm

 

 

 

 


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Last Week in Review: January 30th to February 5th

Monday, January 30th:

  • Roc’n Rope added to the arcade floor

 

SAGA OF THE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED DJ Thorpe Rally-X
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Pit-Fighter
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tom Nieter SegaSonic The Hedgehog
Mases Hagopian LOST Jamie Tibbetts Bomb Jack
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Circus Charlie
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Erik Kim Robotron:2084
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Tom Nieter The Pit
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Brian Lomedico Edward Randy: The Cliffhanger
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Peter Gorz Double Dragon (Neo Geo)
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED DJ Thorpe Ikaruga
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Geoff Lucas Super Hang-On
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Seth Young Atomic Punk 2
Jamie Tibbetts LOST Bryan Schillo Double Dragon 2
Bryan Schillo LOST Mike McCarthy BluePrint
Mike McCarthy LOST Peter Gorz Power Drive
Peter Gorz DEFENDED Geoff Lucas Operation Thunderbolt
Peter Gorz DEFENDED Bryan Schillo Cyberball
Peter Gorz DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Turbo
Peter Gorz DEFENDED Tom Neiter Stratovox

Tuesday, January 31st:

Thursday, February 2nd:

  • A very special thanks to Gamer of the Year Peter Gorz for figuring out how to copy replacement 3.5 Diskettes for Sega System 24 games

Friday, February 3rd:

  • Primal Rage upgrade with a rare new PCB of the 2.3J build. The final version of Primal Rage released in Japan only. Including unique controls and exclusive characters.
  • Magic Sword Cabinet upgraded into an original dedicated cabinet

     

  • Seth Young set the Aurcade World Record in Death Race: 41
  • James White set the Aurcade High Score in Future Spy: 88,600

Saturday, February 4th:

SAGA OF THE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Peter Gorz DEFENDED Seth Young Circus Charlie
Peter Gorz LOST James White Breakers Revenge
James White DEFENDED Chris Broderick Marble Madness
James White LOST Steven Lucas Rolling Thunder
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Tim Foley Interstellar
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Pete Gorz Arkanoid 2 Revenge of Doh
Steven Lucas DEFENDED MacEntire Super Cobra
Steven Lucas LOST James White Xenophobe
James White DEFENDED Chris Broderick Gain Ground
James White DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Viewpoint
James White LOST Tim Broderick Power Drive
Tim Broderick DEFENDED Mike McCarthy UFO Robo Dangar
Tim Broderick LOST Mases Hagopian Satan’s Hallow
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Marco Gorajski Popeye
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED John O Campo Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Chris Broderick Samurai Shodown IV
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Metal Slug 4
Mases Hagopian LOST Nathan OCampo International Team laser
Nathan OCampo LOST Chris Broderick Punisher
Chris Broderick LOST Tim Broderick Shadow Dancer
Tim Broderick DEFENDED Steven Lucas Guardians of the Hood
Tim Broderick LOST Marco Gorajski BattleToads
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Gun Survivor 2
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Jeff Smalls SPACE Invaders
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED John O Campo Vendetta
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED William O Campo 1942
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Eric Lunar Lander
Marco Gorajski LOST Mases Hagopian Bloxeed
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED William O Campo Bio Freaks
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jeff Smalls Shock Troopers
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Michael O Campo Stargate
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED John O Campo Night Striker
Mases Hagopian LOST Larry White Samurai Showdown
Larry White LOST Steven Lucas Super Contra
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Jose Alvarez Milipede
Steven Lucas DEFENDED William O Campo Dragon’s Lair 2
Steven Lucas DEFENDED Michael O Campo Double Dragon
Steven Lucas DEFENDED John O Campo Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting
Steven Lucas LOST Marco Gorajski Midnight Resistance
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Jose Alvarez Alien Storm
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Catherine Bozzi Rumble Fish 2
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Michael O Campo Street Fighter 3
Marco Gorajski LOST Nathan OCampo Bonks Adventure
Nathan OCampo DEFENDED Zack Fagan Sunset Riders
Nathan OCampo DEFENDED Michael O Campo Tekken 3
Nathan OCampo LOST Jose Alvarez Raystorm
Jose Alvarez DEFENDED John O Campo Elevator Action 2
Jose Alvarez LOST Mases Hagopian P47 Phantom Fighter
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Steven Lucas Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3

 

 


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Last Week in Review: January 23rd to January 29th

Monday, January 23rd:

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade presents the new championship belt title! THE HARCORE CHAMPIONSHIP BELT. Seen below with it’s first holder, GGA Jeremiah. Check the link for rules and details. This is a belt that anyone can win and anyone can lose at any time! Only the most hardcore arcade gamer will hold onto it for long! We will be tracking the Saga of the Hardcore Belt every week.
  • Invasion: The Abductors added to the arcade floor. Thanks to William Carlin for donating it! For the unveiling, were joined by the game’s designer and legendary game creator George Pietro!

     

  • Upgraded the Arabian Fight marquee to an original.

     

  • Upgraded Missile Command cabinet to a full Sega Missile Command

     

  • Jamie Tibbets set the Aurcade High Score in Solar Warrior: 314,000
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Mortal Kombat 4: 8:32.52

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT

  • Jeremiah Smith DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Jamie Tibbets in Bubble Bobble
  • Jeremiah Smith LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Mases Hagopian in The End
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARCORE BELT from Mike McCarthy in Track & Field
  • Mases Hagopian LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Tom Neiter in King of Fighters Neo Wave
  • Tom Neiter LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Jamie Tibbets in Championship Sprint
  • Jamie Tibbets DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Mike McCarthy in Primal Rage
  • Jamie Tibbets LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Mases Hagopian in Total Carnage

Tuesday, January 24th:

  • Scott Lambert of Underground Retrocade stopped by to check out the newly released The Abductors and Missile Command.

     

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade announces it’s aquisition of arcade score keeping site Aurcade. Details at the link.

     

  • Added Virtua Fighter 2 to the arcade floor.

     

  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade High Score in Invasion: The Abductors: 68,646

Thursday, January 26th:

Friday, January 27th:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT

  • Mases Hagopian LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Tim Broderick in Windjammers
  • Tim Broderick LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Bryan Schillo in Galaga88
  • Bryan Schillo DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Chris Broderick in Guwange
  • Bryan Schillo DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Tom Neiter in Assault
  • Bryan Schillo DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Chris Plachy in Frenzy
  • Bryan Schillo DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Jeremiah Smith in Black Tiger
  • Bryan Schillo DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Mike McCarthy in Twin Eagle II
  • Bryan Schillo LOST THE HARDCORE BELT to Mases Hagopian in Tech Romancer
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT  from Jeremiah Smith in Gyruss

Saturday, January 28th:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT

  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Sean Quigley in Rolling Thunder 2
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Marco Gorajski in Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Eddie Perez in In the Hunt
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Catherine Bozzi in Virtua Fighter
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Duc Dang in Interstellar
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Emmanuel Perez in Escape from the Planet Robots
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Adam Walker in Future Spy
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from Kevin McCordy in King of Fighters ’96
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from James Novak in Mace: The Dark Age
  • Mases Hagopian DEFENDED THE HARDCORE BELT from James Novak Sr in Fighters History Dynamite

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Last Week in Review: January 16th to January 22nd

Monday, January 16th:

  • Solar-Warrior added to the arcade floor
  • Future Spy added to the arcade floor
  • Guardians of the Hood added to the arcade floor
  • Daniel Pesina, the face of Mortal Kombat’s Johnny Cage was at the arcade with Team RipSet to show off some Mortal Kombat 1 production footage along with an interview with Daniel himself.
  • Bryan Schillo set the Aurcade World Record in Strider: 385,400
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Solar Warrior: 307,970
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Future Spy: 51,050

 

Tuesday, January 17th:

Wednesday, January 18th:

  • Doc Mack and Jeremy Fox of Prince Arcades visit Geeks Mania to deliver a few more games including a new Crazy Taxi stand up.
  • Larry DeMar, one of the first legends of the arcade industry to come to Galloping Ghost Arcade, is taking part in a fund raising Charity event, Step up for Kids. Check to link to find out how you can contribute!
  • Bryan Schillo set the Aurcade World Record in Final Fight: 2,918,124
  • John Holton set the Aurcade World Record in VS. Castlevania: 2,979,316

 

Thursday, January 19th:

 

Saturday, January 21st:

  • 10x Championship Belt Holder James White was in London setting up an interview with the owner of Heart of Gaming Arcade!
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in Super Muscle Bomber: 2,340,700

 

Sunday, January 22nd:


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

Monday, January 9th:

  • Quartet added to the arcade floor:

     

  • James White set the Aurcade World Record in SPY Special Project Y: 38,200
  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade World Record in Gunforce: Battle Fire Engulfed Terror: 2,057,700
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Dangar UFO Robo: 316,200
  • Mike McCarthy set the Aurcade World Record in Columns: 1,300,233

Tuesday, January 10th:

  • New Score Cards Printed!
  • Arcade regular Steven Lucas featured in an interview by My Journal Courier
  • Former Gamer of the Year and Galloping Ghost Employee Pete Hahn interviewed for Walter Day’s Trading Card Spotlight
  • Golden Axe: Revenge of Death Adder is now in an original cabinet
  • Gladiator in a new original cabinet.

     

  • Super Contra is in a dedicated cabinet
  • Devastators is in a new cabinet with original bezel, marquee, and control panel overlay

Wednesday, January 11th:

  • Bump N Jump gets an original dedicated cabinet

Thursday, January 12th:

  • Three Stooges – Brides is Bridges is repaired

Friday, January 13th:

  • Ninja Warriors is repaired

 

Sunday, January 15th:

 


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

Monday, January 2nd:

  • S.P.Y. – Special Project Y has been added to the arcade floor.

     

  • Mike McCarthy set the Aurcade High Score in Columns: 984,388

 

Thursday, January 5th:

  • Doc Mack and Pete Hahn streamed the Galloping Ghost Arcade Year in Review Podcast Live

 

Saturday, January 7th:


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