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« on: May 24, 2017, 09:58:41 PM »

If you follow the Galloping Ghost Arcade FB group, I think even the hardest core arcade preservation enthusiasts would appreciate the story of their development of a dedicated Williams' Splat cabinet. It is an amazing story and they were able to create the cabinet for public play at their arcade.

As I have said before, their arcade has grown and improved by leaps and bounds since John visited there.

Recent additions, original, dedicated Fast Freddie, Q*Bert's Qubes, Bank Panic, and Super Punch Out! cabinets!! They also hosted the GGA BOTA tournament and it was a great experience! Aside from a ROM glitch on Zoo Keeper, all of the games were working great and, you guessed it, were in original cabinets. 

That is all... looking forward to my next visit.
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« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2017, 07:56:15 AM »

Great read.  They had some setbacks but with help from the right people and some luck they were able to overcome.  Clearly a labor of love as so much work was involved.

https://www.facebook.com/GallopingGhostArcade/posts/1356266844422372
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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2017, 10:05:16 PM »

They're full of surprises lately. Just revealed a restored, dedicated Reactor cabinet. They are closing in on 600 games (albeit some of the cabinets have two games and there are multi-slot Neo Geos). Guinness still recognizes FunSpot though for most video games at one location because they have the museum as well as the redemption games. I think GGA is still a ways away from that.
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