Tag Archives: arcade

An updated stroll through Galloping Ghost Arcade

I managed to record a decent chunk of footage during my recent visit to Galloping Ghost Arcade, and this included a “quick” tour through the multiple rooms at the location. I say “quick” because, with 800 games, this still results in half an hour of footage as I merely walk by and announce the titles […]

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The Anniversary Exhibitions: SoulCalibur II and Puzzle Fighter

My wife and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Galloping Ghost Arcade – we started dating 15 years ago and have now been married for nine years. We originally met through playing DanceDanceRevolution, but there were other games we started playing together as well: Donkey Konga 3, The Urbz, Monster Hunter, Capcom Vs. SNK 2 […]

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The appeal of Jaleco’s Arm Champs II

Back in 2019 I did a livestream from Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, Illinois, and the highlight of this was playing a session of Jaleco’s Arm Champs II. I made a Twitch clip of me playing this game on the highest difficulty you can select in-game, and this has sat on my Twitch channel since […]

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Sampling the AntStream Arcade service

Just as digital purchases have muscled into the gaming scene, it’s an upcoming inevitability that cloud- or streaming-based gaming delivery will continue to slide onto the table. In a previous games writing endeavor, I had unlimited access to the digital landscape of GameTap – a service hosted online by Turner Broadcasting System (which explained why […]

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The mystery of Blanka

Street Fighter the Movie the Game released in arcades nearly 25 years ago, and it continues to be a game that sees new discoveries thanks to a dedicated playerbase. Most of this revolves around the crazy technology for the game, but we’re finding this includes secrets tucked away in the game. I was recently toying […]

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Merry Christmas 2020! (and happy birthday Robert Garcia)

It’s Christmas Day for the rotten year of 2020, so hopefully everyone is able to enjoy a silver lining as we approach the new year. For me, I decided to take a look at the much-touted “birthday bonuses” in SNK’s Art of Fighting 3. If the internal date of the MVS machine is set to […]

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‘Hero:’ Internal Atari documents provide details on the canceled Vicious Circle

My previous update to the Vicious Circle feature originally on GemuBaka mentioned developer Alexander Villagran, who mentioned working on an Atari title named “Hoop Fighter.” Having never heard of this game, I started doing online searches, and getting a specific string of words to give me a hit provided a full-on Atari document discussing the […]

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A breakdown of the canceled Vicious Circle (arcade)

**This feature was updated on Oct. 18, 2020, and Jan. 13, 2021, to add contributions including photos/videos of the Vicious Circle prototype board and a few comments/details provided by a couple of developers of the game. This additional content is highlighted below, following the list of finishing moves in the game (which has also been […]

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A March visit to Level 419

Just before the social distancing mandates set in, I was able to take in a fresh visit to Level 419 arcade in Northwood, Ohio, which allowed me to gather more media and get my hands on a few more rhythm game titles that are new to the area. First up is an updated walkthrough of […]

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Speedrunning on the Lex Express

Over the past couple of years, I can’t name a game I’ve sunk more time into than Midway’s WWF: Wrestlemania, usually billed as Wrestlemania the Arcade Game due to its more-accessible console ports. I was a big fan of the WWF (now WWE) through most of the 1990s, so, from the get-go, I had a […]

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