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Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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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