An update to the Galloping Ghost Arcade, with an opening date and video

Shaggy July 14, 2010 3

(Thanks to Shane Muir and Aaron Auzins for the info)

A short time ago we revealed that a new arcade location was in the works in Brookfield, IL USA. You can read that initial story here in case you missed it. Every new arcade that opens is good news for us and the GGA has the extra touch of being run by an indie arcade developer (Galloping Ghost). The location will be the launch location for GG’s Dark Presence and Conquering Light fighters but it will also be home to hundreds of other great games from years past. We have a look at how the arcade is progressing thanks to one of the guys working there, Shane Muir. They currently have a little over 80 out of 217 games up and running, with a lot of time being spent on repairing everything from control panels, to monitors, PCBs, buttons, joysticks, etc. It reminds me of when I was working on an arcade location project with an ex-partner about a year ago with tons of broken games to fix and figure out. It was a daunting task (even more so where PCB repairs are beyond me) but the end result is always worth it, although the project I was working on didn’t come together in end unfortunately. If you live in or anywhere near the area, the Galloping Ghost Arcade will be opening on Saturday August 14th. It should be quite a sight to see(and play) all of those games up and running.

At the end of the video Doc Mack also mentions what arcade games you will see at the GarasuNoShiCon 2010 convention this weekend.


3 Comments »

  1. Z July 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Wow, that’s only 15 min. from my house. I will see if I can stop in for a sneak peak 🙂

  2. Joy August 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm - Reply

    What are the hours for Brookfield location?

  3. Ed August 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Visited yesterday. There’s a heavy emphasis on fighting games, which aren’t for me, but there are plenty of other classics to warrant at least one trip. Even if you have to travel a decent distance, it’s worth it just for the “wow!” effect walking around the place. They have a great Ms. Pac Man (tight controls, bright screen), so I was happy. Must’ve played it for at least an hour. Their website address is attached. Great potential here, and it will only get better as time goes on and they bring more games online (I’m waiting for Tron and especially Q*bert!).

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