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Monthly Archives: September 2017

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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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