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Monthly Archives: December 2017

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Last Week in Review: December 18th to December 24th

Monday, December 18th:

  • Armor Attack (Cinematronics, 1980) added to the arcade floor



Tuesday, December 19th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: Invasion: The Abductors got a new control panel overlay! Big thanks to legendary developer George Petro of Play Mechanix for getting us the artwork.


  • Cabinet Upgrade: DeathSmiles gets a new monitor. Thanks to Seth Young



Thursday, December 21st:


Friday, December 22nd:

  • We had a limited run of Galloping Ghost Arcade Christmas ornaments!
  • Trivia Friday!
  • Question 1: What are 5 Capcom beat’em-ups we currently have on the floor of the arcade?
    • Any of the following:
      The Punisher, Knights of the Round, Alien Vs Predator, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Final Fight, King of Dragons, Captain Commando, Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom, Dungeons and Dragons: Shadows Over Mystara.
    • Kyle Rieger was the first to respond with 5 acceptable choices
  • Question 2: Who are the members of Team GGA’s Smash Brothers team? Name at least 2 of them, you may use their “gamertags” or real names.
    • The correct answer is any of these 2 of the 4 Smash Team: GGA NiTe, GGA Dan, GGA JJRockets, GGA Demitus
    • No one answered correctly to this one



Saturday, December 23rd:

  • GGA was joined  by legendary artist and game designer Brian Colin


Sunday, December 24th:

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade is running special hours for the holidays!



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Last Week in Review: December 11th to December 17th

Monday, December 11th:

  • Victory Road added to the arcade floor




Wednesday, December 13th:



Friday, December 15th:

  • The arcade is now open new winter hours: 11am-2am.


  • Trivia Time!
    • Question #1: What are 5 games we currently have on the floor of the arcade that use rotary-style joysticks?
      • Any of the following: Ikari Warriors. Victory Road, Heavy Barrel, Midnight Resistance, SAR: Search and Rescue, Gondomania, Time Soldiers, and Bermuda Triangle.
      • Matt Walters was the first to respond with 5 acceptable choices.
    • Question #2: Who are the winners of the Galloping Ghost Arcade’s “Gamer of the Year” award? Name all of them in order!
  • James White set the Aurcade High Score in Fast Freddie: 271,930


Saturday, December 16th:


Sunday, December 17th:

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Last Week in Review: December 4th to December 10th

Monday, December 4th:

  • Caveman added to the arcade floor. Big thanks to Jeff Lee for being here during the unveiling! It was the first game he ever worked on.
  • GGA’s own Tom Nieter, aka “GGA Wafflez” was interviewed by First to Ten on Galloping Ghost Arcade and the Chicago NetherRealm Studios Fighting Game Scene
  • James White set the Aurcade High Score in Black Widow: 509,875


Tuesday, December 5th:

  • Cabinet Upgrade: BioFreaks, the unreleased prototype from Midway.
    • Thanks to Rob Ooze for hooking us up with a ROM and hard drive upgrade, adding a full attract mode and major hitbox fixes.


Wednesday, December 6th:


Friday, December 8th:

  • Huge thanks to HandCrafted Grains for making our custom wood Galloping Ghost Arcade logo!

Saturday, December 9th:

  • Another successful GGA Swap Meet!


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Last Week in Review: November 27th to December 3rd

Monday, November 27th


Tom Nieter DEFENDED Jerimiah Smith VS. Super Mario Bros
Tom Nieter LOST Mases Hagopian Millipede
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Mike McCarthy Vampire Saviour
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Dan McCarthy G.I. Joe
Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jamie Tibbetts Juno First


Tuesday, November 28th


Wednesday, November 29th

  • Major Cabinet Repairs. Thanks Seth Young!:
    • Cruis’n USA
    • NHL Open Ice
    • Mr. Viking


Thursday, November 30th

  • GGA is hosting a weekly Injustice 2 Tournament Season: Ghost Battle Series
    • This is a weekly double elimination trounament.
    • $5 gets you in the door, doors open at 7pm.
    • Tournament is streamed on our Twitch Channel


Friday, December 1st

  • Galloping Ghost Arcade and Dock Mack featured on Mancow on WLUP! It’s the first thing on the show, check it out!


Saturday, December 2nd:


Mases Hagopian DEFENDED Jason Hodges Espgaluda
Mases Hagopian LOST Tony Cupello Championship Sprint
Tony Cupello LOST Jeremy Campbell Metal Slug 5
Jeremy Campbell LOST Bill Pacoc Guardians of The Hood
Bill Pacoc LOST Will Herd Thunder Force AC
Will Herd DEFENDED Chris Broderick Ultra Street Fighter 4
Will Herd DEFENDED Daniel Astaroth Black Tiger
Will Herd DEFENDED Jason Hodges In The Hunt
Will Herd DEFENDED Sean Khurana NARC
Will Herd LOST Bill Pacoc Jungle King
Bill Pacoc DEFENDED Tony Cupello Aero Fighters
Bill Pacoc DEFENDED Jason Hodges VS. Super Mario Bros
Bill Pacoc DEFENDED Daniel Astaroth MegaMan Power Battles
Bill Pacoc LOST Andrew Worcster G.I. Joe
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Jason Hodges Road Runner
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Sean Khurana First Funky Fighter
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Jeremy Campbell Congo Bongo
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Angel Vasquez Raiden Fighters 2
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Bryan Berg Twin Eagle
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Tony Cupello Art of Fighting 2
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Mases Hagopian Bad Dudes
Andrew Worcster DEFENDED Will Herd Rolling Thunder
Andrew Worcster LOST Daniel Astaroth Progear
Daniel Astaroth LOST Jason Hodges Samurai Showdown 3
Jason Hodges DEFENDED Jeremy Campbell U.N. Squardron
Jason Hodges LOST Catherine Bozzi Pepper II
Catherine Bozzi LOST Mases Hagopian Ninja Warriors


Sunday, December 3rd: