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Galloping Ghost Arcade unlocks your inner child

NB Bandera
Galloping Ghost Arcade opened on Aug. 13, 2010, offering hundreds of classic, retro games to choose from, including a separate building full of pinball machines as well.

Galloping Ghosts Arcade is an old-school arcade.

There is an admission cost of a $25 entrance fee for arcade machines. Galloping Ghost has a separate building only made for pinball machines that costs a separate $20 to play and they even have an offer of a $30 fee for both options.

The arcade is the largest arcade by volume in the world, with over 885+ machines to play from located at 9415 Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL. What makes it special is that the machines range being created in the 70s to the 2000s.

I went in for the very first time and was surprised by the amount of machines they had. There were a lot of machines available which was great because I could play for as long as I wanted especially when they didn’t require additional tokens.

They had well-known classic games: “Pac-Man,” “Donkey Kong,” “Dragon’s Lair” and so many more. I got the impression that the building went on forever like a maze. “Cliff Hanger” and “Street Fighter” were my favorite games to play.
Are you a pinball wizard? Then you will enjoy the Galloping Ghost Pinball building. With over 45 pinball machines in its halls, it is a wellspring of fun activities.

Going to the pinball machines at the nearest location was a blast as an avid fan of pinball. This was a dream come true. They had machines inspired by Elvria, Godzilla, Nightmare on Elm St., The X-File and even Led Zeppelin has a pinball machine.

It was also great to see displays of scores and records people got from each game, along with the year the record was made. Although it was challenging trying to beat them, it does get you motivated to keep playing.

\With the large number of machines, I felt like I missed a lot of good games. I thought that I could’ve played more, but I will most certainly return by coming back again with friends. Even though I’m not very good at gaming, I enjoyed improving my skills little by little.

The arcade was an ideal location to experience a sense of travel back in time . If you’re interested in retro games, or just want to have a good time, this is the perfect place for your friends and family.

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