With thousands of games spread over more than 60,000 square feet of space, the MGC is your place to play! Best yet, leave your quarters at home, once you’re here – play these games FREE with your admission! (The only exception being the Crane Games.) Find a friend or make a new one and get your game on. Click on each photo below to find out more information about What To Play!
Play the classic arcade game of Air Hockey thanks to Gold Standard Air Hockey! Try their skills on one of the professional air hockey tables that Gold Standard is bringing, learn new skills, or just play for fun!
American Pinball’s Houdini: Master of Mystery is a beautiful game themed after Wisconsin-resident Harry Houdini! Discover Houdini’s tricks with some of the most unique pinball toys every put into a machine!
There is nothing quite like playing a game that you just walked up to in an arcade, and now you can leave your quarters at home and play more than 100 games thanks to arcades like Galloping Ghost Arcade, Star Worlds Arcade, the Garcade, Pixel Blast Arcade, and individual collectors! Looking to buy or sell or just share your own game? You can do that too!
Thanks to KingPin Games, the kids (and those young at heart…) can check out more than 20 Kiddie Rides! Enjoy them for free, and even purchase them to take home with you or put on location when the show is done! Want to reserve one for delivery at the show? Contact Chris at KingPin at (608) 393-2299 for current inventory and pricing!
Looking to check out the latest game systems like the Playstation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch? Then grab a controller and start playing as we have multiple copies of each console playable! We’ve also got an Xbox 360 network where you can challenge your friends to games like Halo 4 across the table!
While we wouldn’t usually highlight just a game or two, this is special. Galloping Ghost Arcade from Brookfield, Illinois will have both Rampage games on hand at the show… as well as the Rampage designer Brian Colin… on the weekend the blockbuster Rampage movie based on the game is coming out! Get to experience the game and meet the designer to find out what he thinks about his creation becoming a movie the weekend it is released, wow!
Play them before the Midwest Gaming Classic at the: Galloping Ghost Arcade
Remember what it was like when you got your first Commodore? Or maybe it was a Tandy? Early Apple computers? Rediscover your past, or learn about what gaming was like in the early days of computers. Explore dozens of different retro computers in the Museum and challenge each other to a networked game of Quake on an iMac in the Underdog Chamber!
Play games on the consoles of the past! If you can name a console, chances are it is on the floor and playable! Rediscover popular consoles of the past like the NES, Sega Genesis, Playstation 1 and N64, experience great consoles you may have missed like the Turbografx-16, Sega Saturn and Wii U, and even discover consoles you may have never heard of like the FM Towns Marty, Vectrex, Arcadia 2001 and even the Super A’Can… and while you’re at it, challenge a friend to a game!
Join Stern Pinball and Marco Specialties for the World’s Largest Pinball Machine Launch Party! Get the chance to be among the first in the WORLD to play the new IRON MAIDEN PINBALL! Stern Pinball will also have a bunch of their other titles on hand for you to try like Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman ’66, and more! Tell your favorite arcade which one you liked the most, or decide to get one yourself!
Super Smash Bros Amiibo Brawl
This exhibition brawl is all about meeting new friends and getting to try your Amiibo against them! A random chance determines what effects and items will be in play, matches will 8 way rounds with no points or rewards… Just one big free for all! The time for this will be extended if people keep wanting to play! This is held in the Video Presentations area.
Unreleased Arcade Video Games
Not just does Galloping Ghost Arcade of Brookfield, Illinois have the largest selection of games in the US, they also are the only place you can play unreleased arcade games like Primal Rage II and Beavis and Butthead… except for when they bring them to the Midwest Gaming Classic to share!
Check them out online: Galloping Ghost Arcade