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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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Last Week in Review: July 31th to August 6th

Monday, July 31st:

  • Street Fighter EX Plus added to the arcade floor
  • Matt Walters set the Aurcade High Score in Baby Pac Man: 479,170

Tuesday, August 1st:

Wednesday, August 2nd:

  • Martin Alessi brought in the newest issue of Little Player, now for sale at Galloping Ghost Arcade
  • Justin Jungles set the Aurcade High Score in Area 51: 270,775
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Eightman: 279,000

Thursday, August 3rd:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Vendetta gets a new cabinet with full side art.
  • Trivia Thrusday!
    • Question 1: Name 5 games that we have currently on the arcade floor that are gun games (optical or light gun):
      • We would have accepted any of the following:
        Laser Ghost, Turkey Shoot, Alien 3: The Gun, CarnEvil, Zombie Raid, House of the Dead, Area 51, Judge Dredd, Lethal Enforcers, Revolution X, Terminator 2, Operation Wolf, Operation Thunderbolt, Silent Score, Invasion: The Abductors, Lucky & Wild.
      • Dennis Day Jr was the first to respond with 5 acceptable choices.
    • Question 2: Name 5 games legendary game creator Brian F Colin either designed or did artwork on:
      • We would have accepted any of the following:
        Arch Rivals, Pigskin 621AD, Rampage, Rampage World Tour, Zwackery, Spy Hunter, Discs of Tron, Sarge, Kozmik Krooz’r, Xenophobe, General Chaos, Demolition Derby, Spy Hunter 2, Max RPM, RC2 or International Team Laser.
      • Nathan Phillips was the first to respond with 5 acceptable choices.
  • Charlie Wehner set the GGA House High Score in Bump n Jump: 995,736
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Mortal Kombat 4: 7:14.79
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade World Record in Mystic Warriors: 266,610

Friday, August 4th:

Saturday, August 5th:

  • Dark Presence Day 2017! The first time the Dark Presence Alpha has been playable at the arcade!
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade World Record in Metal Slug 6: 4,069,240
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Solar Warrior (Xain’d Sleena): 488,120
  • Mases Hagopian set the Aurcade World Record in Terra Cresta: 247,000
SAGA OF THE HARDCOREBELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Shadi Barakat Astro Fighter
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED McCutty Mayhem Robo Cop


Sunday, August 6th:


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Last Week in Review: July 24th to July 30th

Monday, July 24th:

  • Mystic Warriors added to the arcade floor.
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Matt Walters DEFENDED Chris Plachy Warlords
Matt Walters DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Zombie Raid

 

Tuesday, July 25th:

 

Wednesday, July 26th:

  • Announcing the Summer Swap Meet on August 19th

 

Thursday, July 27th:

  • Trivia Thursday!
    • Question 1: Name 5 games that we have currently on the arcade floor where the player controls a helicopter.
      • We would have accepted any of the following:
        Apache 3, Super Cobra, Cobra Command, Chop Lifter, DonPachi (ship B), DoDonPachi (ship B), Hammer Away, Silk Worm, Thunder Blade, Twin Cobra, Twin Cobra 2, Sarge, Tiger Heli, Narc (special edition Roms)
      • Steven Lucas was the first to respond with 5 acceptable choices.
    • Question 2: Who was the first gamer at Galloping Ghost Arcade to win a manufacturers tournament?
      • The correct answer is Jeremiah Smith aka Gga Jeremiah who won our first manufacturers event which was Konami Week (March 23-30, 2014).
      • Kelly Velasco was the first to respond with the correct answer.
  • Max Haraske set the Aurcade High Score in Anteater: 183,380
  • Max Haraske set the Aurcade High Score in Popeye: 1,560,810
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Matt Walters DEFENDED Udey Kumra Metal Black
Matt Walters LOST Mases Hagopian Rival Schools

 

Friday, July 28th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Assault gets a new marquee
  • Cabinet upgrade: Sarge gets a new original marquee.
  • Another episode of the Official Galloping Ghost Arcade Podcast!

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Blue Print has a new marquee

 

Saturday, July 29th:

 

Sunday, July 30th:


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Last Week in Review: July 17th to July 23rd

Monday, July 17th:

  • Vigilante (1988) added to the arcade floor
  • New GoPro cameras are available at the front counter for anyone who wants to record arcade gameplay!

Tuesday, July 18th:

Wednesday, July 19th:

  • Announcing T20 2017!

     

  • Marco Gorajski set the Aurcade World Record in Granny and the Gators: 250,160
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade World Record in Laser Ghost: 226,500
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade World Record in Battle Shark: 6,925,330
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade World Record in Dynamite Duke: 421,930

 

Thursday, July 20th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Metamorphic Force has new side art
  • Cabinet Upgrade: Daioh gets a new cabinet, monitor and IL Sticks

  • Trivia Thursday!
    • Question # 1: Name 5 games that we have currently on the arcade floor that have live-action (not animated/anime) movies made about or inspired by them
      • Congrats to Tim Foley for his answer!
    • Question #2:  Who was the first gamer at Galloping Ghost Arcade to hold 2 GGA belts simultaneously? The belts are: Gamer of the Year, T20 Champion, 10X Champion, and Hardcore Champion.
      • The answer was Peter Gorz. No one got this answer
  • Max Haraske set the Aurcade High Score in Popeye: 1,312,320

Friday, July 21st:

  • Green River is back at the arcade and introducing Caruso’s Italian Soda in cherry and dark cream soda.
  • Chris Plachy set the Aurcade High Score in Metal Slug 6: 2,981,200
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Catherine Bozzi DEFENDED Chris Plachy VS Super Mario Bros.

 

Saturday, July 22nd:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Catherine Bozzi DEFENDED Matt Walters Cyberball

 

Sunday, July 23rd:

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Catherine Bozzi LOST Mike McCarthy DJ Boy
Mike McCarthy LOST Matt Walters Street Fighter
Matt Walters DEFENDED Catherine Bozzi Vulgus

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Last Week in Review: July 10th to July 16th

Monday, July 10th:

  • Metal Slug 6 added to the arcade floor

     

  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX: 143,497,700
  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade World Record in The King of Fighters XIII: 3,025,900
  • Jamie Tibbetts set the Aurcade World Record in Viewpoint: 275,580
  • Fred DeHart set the Aurcade High Score in Judge Dredd: 45,785
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Jeremiah Smith LOST Tom Nieter Defender
Tom Nieter LOST Mases Hagopian Real Ghostbusters
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Metal Slug 3
Mases Hagopian LOST Jamie Tibbetts Tapper
Jamie Tibbetts VS Matt Walters Star Castle
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Fred DeHart Assault

 

Tuesday, July 11th:

  • Jeffrey Lee (Creator of Q*bert) and Tom Malinowski (programmer of Argus) stopped by and Jeff brought new original Q*bert art which will be on display. Other original Jeff Lee art posters will be on sale along with Q*bert statues at the front counter.

Wednesday, July 12th:

  • Thanks to Paradise Arcade Shop for rushing in an order of 350x Cherry D44X microswitches.
  • Swapped the stick on Dragon Spirit to an Atari Ball Top. The audio is fixed and the monitor has been adjusted
  • Pit-Fighter got new side art

Thursday, July 13th:

  • The Quad Cade Tournament begins!
  • Crime Fighters upgraded to original cabinet.

Friday, July 14th:

  • Doc Mack and Seth Young were interviewed for an upcoming mini documentary
  • Doc and Seth put new T-molding on all the Nintendo Cabinets

     

  • Timothy Foley set the Aurcade High Score in Big Ben: 29,720
SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mike Rutledge LOST Paul Hinic Street Fighter
Paul Hinic DEFENDED Max Crater Raider
Paul Hinic LOST Catherine Bozzi Phoenix
Catherine Bozzi LOST Joel Luciano Columns
Joel Luciano LOST Paul Hinic Ghost Pilots
Paul Hinic LOST Jake Greening Mortal Kombat 4
Jake Greening DEFENDED Patrick Marvel VS Capcom
Jake Greening LOST Joel Luciano Giga Wing
Joel Luciano LOST Nick Reese Golden Axe The Duel
Nick Reese DEFENDED Karina Fast Freddie
Nick Reese DEFENDED Paul Hinic Kick
Nick Reese LOST Catherine Bozzi Kozmik Krooz’r


Sunday, July 16th:


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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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