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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:49 PM

Galloping Ghost Arcade opened up last month. This is one of the most impressive/awesome arcades I've been to in a loooong time.
http://www.gallopingghostarcade.com/

All of the cabinets are set for free play! $15 admissions gets you all day access to all of the games. You're free to walk in and walk out as much as you like. Great refreshments and an awesome atmosphere.

The cabinet range is crazy. Some of my favorites were Time Crisis, Puzzle Fighter 2, Dig Dug, Silent Scope and House of the Dead. Full game list in the link below.
http://www.galloping.../games_list.htm

They have console rooms that can be rented out for private events. All of the details are listed on their website.

Pretty awesome stuff! If you're in the area, I highly suggest you check them out!
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 08:28 PM

Quite a list. TMNT~ Awesome~
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:08 PM

This is an hour drive from my house.

I will be there.

We need to set up a gathering there.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:16 PM

Dude, agreed.

You can do private events there in the console rooms. The owners are super cool. I was chatting with them for a while. I'm sure they'd be happy to setup a private event for the ACen crew.
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Posted 06 September 2010 - 09:16 PM

Going to have to try and go down, close to me tired of going to Haunted Trails, really sucks if you don't want to play mini golf or ticket redeminsion scam games
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Posted 07 September 2010 - 07:20 AM

I won't lie, I geeked when I saw this place. Very friendly staff, they listen to suggestions, and they keep switching out the cabinets to keep new content flowing. All of you be jealous, if I really wanted to I could walk there.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 09:15 AM

View PostSongstressLenne, on 07 September 2010 - 07:20 AM, said:

I won't lie, I geeked when I saw this place. Very friendly staff, they listen to suggestions, and they keep switching out the cabinets to keep new content flowing. All of you be jealous, if I really wanted to I could walk there.

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 08:28 PM

Me tooooo
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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:59 PM

The people there must really like fighting games! They had like every SNK fighting game, not that I would complain.
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:11 PM

meet-up. make it happen.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:41 PM

To everyone that has gone their is their parking off street or what? everytime i pass by their i see none but then again i am driving so that would make it hard to look that well
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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:54 PM

There is a very tight spaced parking lot next to the chinese food place. You can park there for the arcade. That's about all the parking they have though (that I know of.)
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Posted 11 October 2010 - 12:48 AM

My thoughts:
$15 is steep. Considering I can spend $10 and be at an arcade for a few hours, this is kind of too much.

A lot of those games I've played at other arcades or I'd play once and that's it.

I found the more popular games, monitors or speakers tended to be crappy, especially fighting games. On the bright side, the controls (for the most part) worked.

There's a real tool that works there that thinks he's totally hot shi+ at Super SF4...problem is with their "cabinet" is that
1)American style sticks that are reaaaaly stiff (YMMV, it's not my cup of tea though)
2)Laaaaaaaaaaaaggy. Like seriously. You'd think it's input lag with the way it lags but it's just that bad.
3)The guy's a one trick pony.

Otherwise I had fun with Time Crisis, PlayChoice cabinet (on a completely washed out cab), and some old fighters. And Terminator 2 (MAN I hate that game).

A lot of games weren't working at all, kind stupid seeing that many cabinets that had this "COMING SOON" sign on it out on the floor...should just leave it off or all in the corner.

I went there once, had fun but don't really feel the need to go back. The Chinese place next door is pretty good though.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 02:22 PM

FROM THE SITE "The GALLOPING GHOST ARCADE provides a video gaming experience like no other!
We are Illinois' LARGEST video arcade, and currently have over 160+ games to play and will have
about 220 games once everything is up and running!
Unlike most arcades, we do not use quarters or tokens.
All of our games are set to FREE PLAY!
We charge a $15 door fee and then you can come in and play ALL the games for as long as you want!"


With this place being right in Brookfield this sounds awesome. Me and Fray are checking it out tomorrow. And they have some awesome classic games. AvP, X-MEN (i hope the 6-player one), ORIGINAL Mario Bros. (not super) and so so so many more, they are almost at 200 games. Just thought this was a nice find and something cool to share. For those that live in or close to Brookfield, they offer memberships if you plan on regular visits ^__^

Also, they are developing their own game using image capture (ala MK2) and even have Philip "Shang Tsung" Ahn working in it ^___^

http://gallopingghostarcade.com/

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 04:07 PM

Went there a few weeks ago and it's pretty sweet--esp. if you've gotten bored with GameWorks. Their X-Men machine is the 4 player version, though. On the other hand, they do have the TMNT and Simpsons arcade games. :thumbup:
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:33 PM

I just learned about this place yesterday on kotaku.com yesterday. I never knew it existed! Here's the link. Its worth taking a look!

http://kotaku.com/57...-gamers-buttons

I wanted to play Moon Patrol btw.

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 06:36 PM

Thread Merged.

I haven't been back there since I first posted about it. I need to get back there.
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:23 PM

Sorry Red, didnt see this one

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Posted 01 December 2010 - 09:38 PM

Down for this.

Also I have a car, and live literally RIGHT off the Oak Park green or blue line, so would be willing to drive up to 4 people.
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 10:23 PM

View Postredx1, on 01 December 2010 - 06:36 PM, said:

Thread Merged.

I haven't been back there since I first posted about it. I need to get back there.



I was wondering where all of those posts above Edgar's came from...
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Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:31 PM

View PostEdgar Roni Figaro, on 01 December 2010 - 09:23 PM, said:

Sorry Red, didnt see this one

It's all good. The topic was pretty buried. I only remembered it because I created it xD
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Posted 02 December 2010 - 10:24 PM

Went there last month. The place is awesome. Easily used $100 worth of credits in arcade games for $15.
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:28 AM

How close to the Hyatt is this?
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:38 AM

why is it I leave IL and all the cool stuff i wished for suddenly springs up?
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Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:06 AM

View PostNaruto9thDemon, on 03 December 2010 - 06:28 AM, said:

How close to the Hyatt is this?



It's about a 30-45 minute drive, depending on traffic.

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Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:16 AM

I'll try to stay and extra day to check this out cause honestly I haven't been to a good arcade in a few years.
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