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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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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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