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Last Week in Review: October 30th to November 5th

Monday, October 30th:

  • We added the never before seen Spectre Files – Deathstalkers to the arcade floor over the weekend!
    • A fully filmed FMV B-horror movie adventure game, started by Rampage legend Brian Colin and Bally Midway in 1984 that was never finished.
    • Game Refuge and Galloping Ghost Productions collaborated to finish and build a complete game and cabinet!

 

  • We added Skull & Crossbones (Atari 1989) to the arcade floor!
  • Huge thanks to Jeffrey Lee, legendary game artist and creator of Q*Bert, who dropped off new autographed Q*Bert art prints!
  • Huge thanks to Brian Colin who gave us this new Rampage poster he created, now framed on display at the arcade!

 

Tuesday, October 31st:

 

Wednesday, November 1st:

  • We found this sticker on our Superman cabinet
  • The first issue of Old School Gamer Magazine is out! Thanks to Ryan Burger! Featuring a 3 page article on Galloping Ghost Arcade and coverage on Kombat Kon! We had Q*bert creator Jeff Lee, and Mortal Kombat actors Daniel Pesina, John Parrish, and Anthony Marquez checking out the issue!

 

Friday, November 3rd:

 

Saturday, November 4th:

 

 

 


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

Monday, October 23rd:

  • Chiller added to the arcade floor
  • Galloping Ghost Coins are now available!
  • Sold at the front counter in convenient 5x coin holders
    • The coins are good at Galloping Ghost Arcade as well as various arcade locations such as Underground Retrocade, Pixel Blast Arcade, and Chicago Street Pinball Arcade, can be used towards  admission, snacks, or merchandise
    • Also accepted at arcade vendors like Prince Arcades, Troy Smith & Paradise Arcade Shop towards purchasing merchandise and full arcade cabinets!
    • We will be offering exclusive items and experiences ONLY to those with coins.
    • Will also be accepted at all upcoming Galloping Ghost Productions affiliates, including Galloping Ghost Gama and Galloping Ghost Reproductions.
    • In classic arcade tradition, you can always use them to say you have “next” on an arcade machine!
  • The 4th American Horror Scoring Arcade Tournament starts!

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Chris Plachy LOST Mases Hagopian Tetris

 

Tuesday, October 24th:

 

Thursday, October 26th:

  • Thanks to Alex Ross and Kenn Kooi for providing us this incredibly rare original cabinet side panel art for the unreleased prototype Judge Dredd game!
  • This happened at the Galloping Ghost Productions office! Fortunately no one was hurt and no arcade machines were damaged!

 

 

Saturday, October 28th:

  • Despite some unseen issues literally crashing our venue, the GGA Swap Meet was still on!
  • The GGA Swap Meet featured a special guest and special event! Arcade Legend Brian Colin presents a fully playable cabinet of the unreleased FMV game: Spectre Files: Deathstalker!

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Tom Nieter Track & Field
Mases Hagopian LOST Josh Herout Kung Fu Master
Josh Herout DEFENDED Jacob Marousk Cruisin USA
Josh Herout DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Double Dragon
Josh Herout DEFENDED Eddie Perez Two Tigers

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

Monday, October 16th:

  • The First Funky Fighter added to the arcade floor

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Jamie Tibbetts LOST Mases Hagopian Missle Command
Mases Hagopian LOST Chris Plachy World Heroes
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Karate Champ
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts War Gods

 

 

Tuesday, October 17th:

 

 

Friday, October 20th:

  • GGA sends out a huge thanks to everyone who came out to the Galloping Ghost Arcade Discussion Panel at the Pinball Expo in Chicago. Big thanks to Robert Berk for the invitiation!
  • Big thanks to Yoshihiko Sato! Who helped us get the First Funky Fighter cabinet here from Japan.
  • We got 25x K7000 monitor cap kits, and our Master Tech Seth Young is putting them to good use! Captain America and the Avengers, Samurai Showdown VI, Dungeons and Dragons – Tower of Doom/Shadows Over MystaraStreet Fighter Zero 3 Upper, and Aero Fighter/Aero Fighters Special have all been upgraded and look great!
  •  Big thanks to Bryan MacLeod Armitage of Paradise Arcade Shop, Troy Smith, and Andrew L. Cox, for their generosity and effort in donating this Steel Gunner cabinet to the arcade!

 

SAGA OF THE HARDCORE BELT
CHAMPION RESULT CHALLENGER GAME
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Mercs
Chris Plachy DEFENDED Eddie Perez Dragon’s Lair

 

 

Sunday, October 22nd:


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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

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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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