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Galloping Ghost Arcade, Brookfield

4.8
#26 of 97 in Fun & Games in Illinois
Entertainment Center Fun & Games
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  • Galloping Ghost is the largest retro arcade out there, with over 600 different games to choose from. Unfortunately, there are bound to be a few each trip that are out of commission... which was extrem...  more »
  • Found this arcade online and decided we woukd make the 3 1/2 hour trip to visit and play games.. omg it was so worth the trip! Its was 20 admission which at first i was like "20 bucks to play games" b...  more »
  • For $20 you get access to all the great stand up video games from yesteryear for all day! Missile Command, Defender, Rally X, Burger Time, Elevator Action on and on. There were games there I haven't s...  more »
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  • If you want a fun time at a reasonable price: come here. Pros: -an incredible expanse of games from oldies to modern, all of which are in great working condition. -20$/all day games -in a great location with a 24 hr pancake house across the street. Near the zoo so you can go to the zoo in the morning, then come to the arcade to top it all off -the game variety is amazing, spanning casual to competitive games -great atmosphere with an incredibly friendly staff Cons: -a mix of a pro and a con, due to the large number of games that they have, it can be a bit cramped, but then again, there are hundreds of games here, so take your pick on if it's a pro or a con Overall: If you're within the state of Illinois, this is a great place to step into the amazing world of video games and retro arcade games. This place has the best staff, a nearly impossible to beat price, and a great selection for anyone of any caliber to enjoy an afternoon here! Well done galloping ghost!
  • At $20 a pop, what you have to realize is that you are not paying for 100 games of Defender. You are paying entry to a museum erected in homage to the kids of the 80's. Nearly all of the exhibits are fully working, interactive and you get to actually PLAY THEM. I have been planning to go for nearly a year and finally made it down for Father's Day. There are so many games at this place! What an incredibly daunting task it must be to keep all of these running in tip top shape! Yet MANY of them do. Some of the machines are in EXCELLENT condition, and just a ton of fun to revisit. A few...those CRTs just don't hold up, and they can be very dangerous to handle and dispose of. It's clearly a labor of love for the people who own it and work there. It is deeply appreciated by this older nerd! The buttons on everything worked nearly flawlessly. Let's put it this way, I used to work in arcades in the early 90's maintaining these things. This arcade has a FAR higher percentage of fully working machines in it than any I worked in when it was easy to get spare parts! That is saying a LOT with nearly 600 GAMES! My hat is off. The people who work there are all extremely nice and professional. Great job guys!
  • This is place for those of us who grew up in the 80's playing video games. The games have definitely gotten better but it nice to know someplace has preserved the past. If you're a gamer that wants to take stroll down memory lane or introduce a new generation to the past, this is the place!
  • I've been here a few times in the past; this was my first since they upped the price and expanded to more sections in building. I think the new price is well deserved. It is always a wonderful time here and I think I had my most fun yet! Employees are friendly and quick to reset a machine if it gets wonky. Such a nice variety of games from old and new. Some of the rooms run on the hotter side which is unfortunate but honestly, they seem to do what they can (other rooms are cooler) and what else would you expect? If you are a fan of arcade games at all, this place is a must. Already planning another trip.
  • This place is awesome! I had a chance to swing by here and spend a few hours playing the same games I used to pump quarters into when I was young. If you can think of a cabinet game/arcade game, they probably have it. Well over 500 machines with more than a handful that only exist there. Entry price is fair given that every machine is on free play and you have in and out privileges for the day. I hope they have the opportunity to keep expanding. Great idea for fathers day!

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