Trip to the Galloping Ghost Arcade

 Once I saw this sign I knew we finally made it to the Galloping Ghost Arcade. It was quite the trip since we had to take a fairly long train ride to get to Chicago.
Once I saw this sign I knew we finally made it to the Galloping Ghost Arcade. It was quite the trip since we had to take a fairly long train ride to get to Chicago.
You can see Primal Rage II in this shot. Very few of these boards are still around since they were only made as prototypes. Also Sega Sonic the Hedgehog is the giant blue cabinet. To bad the trackballs weren't really working.
You can see Primal Rage II in this shot. Very few of these boards are still around since they were only made as prototypes. Also Sega Sonic the Hedgehog is the giant blue cabinet. To bad the trackballs weren't really working.
All kinds of fighting games. This was mostly the Mortal Kombat Area even if you can't see MK1-3 in this shot. Even though the moves were simple it took a bit to pull off a few special moves on the spot.
All kinds of fighting games. This was mostly the Mortal Kombat Area even if you can't see MK1-3 in this shot. Even though the moves were simple it took a bit to pull off a few special moves on the spot.
The Outfoxies was a weird but cool game. The lightguns you see on the side wren't actually light guns. You just pull the trigger to shoot the gun that your 2D character picked up. The environments that the characters fight in were unique and all of them blew up in some nice ways.
The Outfoxies was a weird but cool game. The lightguns you see on the side wren't actually light guns. You just pull the trigger to shoot the gun that your 2D character picked up. The environments that the characters fight in were unique and all of them blew up in some nice ways.
Unfortunately it wasn't working but this Space Harrier side art is awesome.
Unfortunately it wasn't working but this Space Harrier side art is awesome.
Heavy Barrel and other top down shooters.
Heavy Barrel and other top down shooters.
Super Monkey Ball has a banana controller...
Super Monkey Ball has a banana controller...
Prepare to Joust!
Prepare to Joust!
Star Wars side art, also on the side you can see the Star Wars Trilogy machine. It seemed like it was played a lot going by how loose the stick was.
Star Wars side art, also on the side you can see the Star Wars Trilogy machine. It seemed like it was played a lot going by how loose the stick was.
A better shot of the Mortal Kombat row.
A better shot of the Mortal Kombat row.
Speed Racer
Speed Racer
F 14 Tomcat pinball mahcine, it turns out I'm not very good at playing Pinball.
F 14 Tomcat pinball mahcine, it turns out I'm not very good at playing Pinball.
Donkey Kong side art
Donkey Kong side art
Mortal Kombat actor signatures
Mortal Kombat actor signatures
Discs of Tron and Outrun side art
Discs of Tron and Outrun side art
Funhouse Pinball machine
Funhouse Pinball machine
Ah yes the classic shooter row. I put a lot of time into Galaga at my local arcade.
Ah yes the classic shooter row. I put a lot of time into Galaga at my local arcade.
A row of lightgun games. Now that I think about it I didn't play very many of these while I was there.
A row of lightgun games. Now that I think about it I didn't play very many of these while I was there.
The rest of the Mortal Kombat actor signatures
The rest of the Mortal Kombat actor signatures
So many arcade machines...
So many arcade machines...
Terminator 2 Judgement day. I don't think I ever got past the protect the truck level.
Terminator 2 Judgement day. I don't think I ever got past the protect the truck level.
Satan's Hollow, had to take a picture for the name alone.
Satan's Hollow, had to take a picture for the name alone.
Unfortueitly they didn't have Black Knight 2000.
Unfortueitly they didn't have Black Knight 2000.
Now that I look at this Ms Pac Man side art that ghost is kinda creepy
Now that I look at this Ms Pac Man side art that ghost is kinda creepy
This game is so dumb but that is why I like it so much. Time Traveler
This game is so dumb but that is why I like it so much. Time Traveler
Friday The 13 Pinball
Friday The 13 Pinball
Silent Scope
Silent Scope
Interstellar Side Art
Interstellar Side Art
Wide shot of a few pinball machines
Wide shot of a few pinball machines
Alien 3 side art?
Alien 3 side art?
I didn't know Paper Boy had a handlebar controller
I didn't know Paper Boy had a handlebar controller
Creature of the black lagoon pinball machine. I thought I would be good at this one since I played The Pinball Arcade but nope.
Creature of the black lagoon pinball machine. I thought I would be good at this one since I played The Pinball Arcade but nope.
Q Bert Side Art
Q Bert Side Art
Tapper and woodcutter side art
Tapper and woodcutter side art
A assortment of arcade machines
A assortment of arcade machines
Tetris arcade is a thing.
Tetris arcade is a thing.
Hydro Thunder and Crusin World
Hydro Thunder and Crusin World
random video game posters
random video game posters
You can't really tell but this is a Mappy machine
You can't really tell but this is a Mappy machine
Gain Ground a arcade machine run by floppy disc
Gain Ground a arcade machine run by floppy disc
I'm sure everyone wants to go to Crime City.
I'm sure everyone wants to go to Crime City.
TENGAI
TENGAI
Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun
Ikaruga and Radiant Silvergun
Goro Statue and other game related stuff
Goro Statue and other game related stuff
Twilight Zone Pinball
Twilight Zone Pinball
Shang Shung's Fight night V happened a week before we went to the GGA.
Shang Shung's Fight night V happened a week before we went to the GGA.
Arm Champs II Turns out my friend is slightly stronger than I am. 91 vs 105
Arm Champs II Turns out my friend is slightly stronger than I am. 91 vs 105
Spy Hunter Side Art
Spy Hunter Side Art
In The Hunt with a custom marquee. Although if that somehow sprung a leak I'm pretty sure the machine would be dead.
In The Hunt with a custom marquee. Although if that somehow sprung a leak I'm pretty sure the machine would be dead.

Although I tried I couldn't even get close to taking photos of every single arcade machine at the GGA. It was a fun time and anyone that wants to revisit the past by going to a arcade again the Galloping Ghost Arcade should be at the top of your list.

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