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

Monday, April 2nd: 

  • Sly Spy (1989, Data East) added to the arcade floor

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
Champion Result Challenger Game
Mases Hagopian LOST Chris Plachy SVC Chaos
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts D & D Tower of Doom
Chris Plachy LOST Geoff Lucas Street Fighter Zero 2 Alpha
Geoff Lucas DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Pac Man
Geoff Lucas DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts King of Fighters 13

 

 

Wednesday, April 4th:

 

 

Thursday, April 5th:

 

  • Shadi won this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2 Season 5 Round Robin!

 

Friday, April 6th:

 

 

Saturday, April 7th:

  • Special Thanks to our local Galaga Champs Mark Schult and Jon Klinkel! They went to the Galaga World Championship in Santa Fe and brought back to GGA this autographed poster and maquee!

 

  • NEW RECORD ADMISSIONS! 925 people in a single day!

 

Sunday, April 8th:

 

 


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Last Week in Review: March 26th to April 1st

Monday, March 26th:

  • DepthCharge (Gremlin, 1977) added to the arcade floor.

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mike McCarthy DEFENDED Chris Plachy Rip Off
Mike McCarthy LOST Mases Hagopian Arena

 

Saturday, April 31st:

 

Sunday, April 1st:

  • James White set the GGA House High in DepthCharge: 3,680
  • Michael Seidelman set the Aurcade High Score in Victory Road: 142,600
  • Announcing GGA’s own GHOST COIN PUSHER coming soon to Galloping Ghost Arcade! Follow us for more details on April 31st.

 


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

Monday, March 19th:

  • Mach Breakers – Numan Athletics 2 (Namco, 1994) added to the arcade floor!

 

Tuesday, March 20th:

 

Wednesday, March 21st:

 

Thursday, March 22nd:

  • GGA Regular and Galaga World Champion Contender Mark Schult featured in an article in The La Porte County Herald-Argus
  • Congrats to GAMA Shady for winning this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2


Friday, March 23rd:

  • Tatsunoko vs Capcom (Capcom, 2008) added to the arcade floor.
    • Special thanks to Troy Smith, Paradise Arcade Shop, Seth Young, and Brandon Diaz for helping bring this rare game to GGA’s floor!

 

Saturday, March 24th:

  • Congrats to Norbert for winning the GGA Tatsunoko vs Capcom Arcade Tournament!

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
VACATED to House Pro for Inactivity
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mike McCarthy DEFENDED Norbert Vale Timber

 


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

Monday, March 12th:

  • Hopping Mappy (Namco, 1986), added to the arcade floor

 

  • Joust 2 is now back up and running, thanks to Doug Fox. He’s available for arcade and pinball service and repair and now takes Ghost Coins

 

 

Tuesday, March 13th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Saturday Night Slam Masters gets a new big size marquee! Big thanks to Jeremy Fox of Prince Arcades!

 

Wednesday, March 14th:

  • Arcade Developer Legends Scott Pikulski (CarnEvil, Pigskin Football) and Jack E. Haeger (Joust 2, CarnEvil, NARC, Strike Force and more) visited the arcade.
    • Jack brought an original painting of Sinistar he did back when he created the character!
    • Jack E. Haegar is now on our wall of industry celebrities that have visited the arcade!

 

Thursday, March 15th:

  • Joust world record holder Lonnie McDonald visited the arcade! We streamed him playing Joust as he gave live commentary tips and tricks

  • Decay won this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2

 

Friday, March 16th:

 

Saturday, March 17th:


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

Monday, March 5th: 

  • Crazy Climber 2 (Nichibutsu, 1988) added to the arcade floor

 

Tuesday, March 6th:

 

Wednesday, March 7th:

 

Thursday, March 8th:

  • GGA Jeremiah won this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2

 

Friday, March 9th:

  • Galloping Ghost Live Podcast with special guest Scott Lambert

 

Saturday, March 10th:

  • Special Hardcore Belt Event – Austin Creed aka Xavier Woods from the WWE came out to the arcade and we had a special Hardcore Belt event where he held the belt for 10 games in a row! Only losing it to Sam Hoffmaster!

 

HARDCORE BELT SMACKDOWN SPECIAL: XAVIER WOODS SAGA
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Mike McCarthy
Dodonpachi Daioujou
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Shadi Satans Hollow
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Jeremy Fox Crazy Climber
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Andrew Fox Fatal Fury 2
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Kevin Jimanez
Street Fighter Zero 3 Upper
Xavier Woods DEFENDED George Gaynor
Breakers revenge
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Steve Austin
Arkanoid Revenge of Doh
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Hulk Hogan
Indiana Jones & the Temple of Doom
Xavier Woods DEFENDED The Rock Mutation Nation
Xavier Woods DEFENDED Fill Pops
King of Fighters 99
Xavier Woods LOST Sam Hoffmaster Time Traveler
Sam Hoffmaster DEFENDED Fill Pops Turkey Shoot

 

 

 


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Last Week in Review: February 26th to March 4th

Monday, February 26th:

  • Ninja Spirit (1988, Irem) added to the arcade floor

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Fatal Fury 3
Chris Plachy LOST Jamie Tibbetts Super Muscle Bomber
Jamie Tibbetts DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Cyberball

 

Tuesday, February 27th:

 

Wednesday, February 28th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Solar Fox now has original style joystick

 

  • This week’s Who’s That?! With Tommy Wafflez! Zerst Kvit

 

Thursday, March 1st:

  • GGA Shady won this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2

 

Friday, March 2nd:

 

Saturday, March 3rd:

 


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

Monday, February 19th:

  • Hard Drivin’ (Atari, 1989) added to the arcade floor.

 

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED John Ocampo Dragon Spirit
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Metamorphic Force
Marco Gorajski LOST Mases Hagopian Vanguard
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED John Ocampo Bucky O’Haire
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Chris Plachy King of Fighters 97
Mases Hagopian LOST Steven Silent Scope
Steven LOST John Ocampo Rolling Thunder 2
John Ocampo DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Pulstar
John Ocampo LOST Chris Plachy Hammer Away

 

Tuesday, February 20th:

 

Wednesday, February 21st:

  • Announcing new hours at Galloping Ghost Arcade: Now open every day from 11am-2am!

 

 

Thursday, February 22nd:

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade featured on Chicago’s WGN News in a piece on the resurgence of the modern arcade!
  • GGA Shady won this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2

 

Saturday, February 24th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Solar Fox gets a new black light.

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Chris Broderick Dodonpachi
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Tim Broderick Super Punch-Out

 


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

Monday, February 12th:

  • Eco Fighters (Capcom, 1994) added to the arcade floor

 

  • GGA Tech Seth Young did a complete repair of the Dig Dug joystick

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mike McCarthy LOST Marco Gorajski Mario Bros.
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Red Baron
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Sonic Championship

 

Tuesday, February 13th:

  • Fallen Angels got a region change from Japanese to English.

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 14th:

 

Thursday, February 15th:

  • Pete Hahn set the Aurcade High Score in Yi Ar Kung-Fu: 3,866,600
  • McCutty Mayhem won this weeks Ghost Battle Series: Injustice 2

 

Saturday, February 17th:

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED John Ocampo Captain Commando
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED William Ocampo Gauntlet
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Michael Ocampo Twinklestar Sprites
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Nathan Ocampo Vigilante
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Jim P47 Phantom Fighter
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Dan Alien Syndrome
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Chloe Black Widow
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Catherine Bozzi Bonanza Brothers
Marco Gorajski DEFENDED Matt Blood Brothers

 

Sunday, February 18th: 

 


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

Monday, February 5th:

  • Yie Ar Kung-Fu (Konami, 1985) added to the arcade floor

 

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Sean Quigley Bloodstorm
Mases Hagopian LOST Mike McCarthy Punch-Out

 

Tuesday, February 6th:

 

Saturday, February 10th:

  • Nemesis was repaired via replacing ROM sockets. We are offering a tech demonstration on how to do this at our Swap Meet on February 17th.

 

 

 

 


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Last Week in Review: January 29th to February 4th

Monday, January 29th:

  • Ribbit (Sega, 1991) added to the arcade floor

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mike McCarthy LOST Mases Hagopian Mario Bros.
Mases Hagopian DEFEND Chris Plachy Missile Command

 

Tuesday, January 30th:

 

Wednesday, January 31st:

 

Thursday, February 1st:

 

Friday, February 2nd:

 

Sunday, February 4th:

 

 

 


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