Do you remember arcades in shopping centers and malls filled with video games and pinball machines? Did you ever play Adventure on the Atari 2600? How about making a greeting card with an Apple II and using Print Shop? With hundreds of Arcade and Pinball machines set on Free Play, and every console you can imagine up to 1999, the Louisville Arcade Expo is where you can relive you memories. Best of all, bring your family and show them how good you are at some real gaming. Kids 10 and under are free with a paid adult admission.
|Pass Type||Pre-Register Price||Door Price|
This year we have switched to a new ticketing system to hopefully make things easier for everyone. We encourage everyone to pre-register as it makes it easier on us to run the show and just worry about keeping the games running!
(Kids 10 and under get in free with an Adult paid admission)
1776 Plantside Dr, Louisville, KY 40299
The 2018 show marks the eighth year of the Louisville Arcade Expo. The location is the Triple Crown Pavilion on 1776 Plantside Drive, right behind the Ramada Plaza near Hurstbourne and I-64. Other than games on free play, there will be seminars, vendors, a costume contest and gaming tournaments.
We have a great rate at the Ramada of $79.95... click HERE to book a room for the weekend. The Ramada also has a free shuttle from the airport, so fly in and have a good time all weekend.
A weekend full of retro excitement!
Lots of games on free play and pinball tournaments ran by our friends at PAPA pinball.
Everything from Pong to games made at the beginning of this century!
All the games you love on the systems that you grew up on.
Come dressed as your favorite characters and enter our costume contest.
Friday and Saturday night enjoy some fine gaming inspired acts.
Looking for a hard to find classic game, or some great hand made gaming art? It's probably here.
As usual we have some special gaming related guests and activites planned for the weekend!
At our show we bring all of the console and computer games, and a lot of the arcade games, but we also rely on collectors to bring their games to share with people as well. So some of the games will be for sale or for trade, and some will just be there for you to play and enjoy. We have also learned through the years that just because we expect a game to show up, doesnt mean it will, because a lot of these are old and might break right before the show, or life happens and a game can't make it for some other reason. With all that being said, here is a tentative list of games we expect to have at the show. There are a lot of people who just tell us they are bringing X numbers of games as well and not a title, so dont look at this as a definitive list. All we can say is, we think this year will be awesome, and there will be plenty of games and things for you to enjoy. Many more games then are on this list should be at the show.
|System Name||Manufacturer||Year Release||Games to Play|
|Pong system - Wonder Wizard||Wonder Wizard||1976||Pong|
|Atari Pinball system||Atari||1977|
|Atari 2600||Atari||1977||Pitfall, Outlaw, Combat, Video Pinball|
|Nintendo Color TV-Game 15||Nintendo||1978||15 Variations of Pong|
|Atari 5200||Atari||1982||Ms Pac Man|
|Atari 7800||Atari||1986||Food Fight|
|Atari XEGS||Atari||1987||Bug Hunt, Miner 2049er|
|Colecovision||Coleco||1982||Tapper, Smurfs, etc|
|Cassette Vision Jr||Epoch||1981||Yosaku|
|Super Cassette Vision||Epoch||1983||Punch Boy|
|Vectrex||General Consumer Electronics||1982||Armor Attack, Minestorm, Fortress of Narzod|
|Emerson Arcadia||Emerson||1982||Tanks a LOT|
|Famicom||Nintendo||1983||Crisis Force, Gradius II, Contra,|
|Famicom Disk System||Nintendo||1986||Mario 2 (The Original from Japan)|
|NES||Nintendo||1985||Punch Out, Contra, SMB, Excitebike, Jackal, Blades of Steel, etc|
|Sega Master System||Sega||1986||ThunderForce, Ninja|
|PC Engine||NEC||1987||Dodgeball, Dragon Saber, etc|
|Sega Genesis||Sega||1989||Streets of Rage 2, Sonic, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Fix it Felix Jr|
|Turbo Grafx 16||NEC||1989||Bonk's Revenge, Parasol Stars|
|Supergrafx||NEC||1989||Ghoul's n Ghosts|
|Super Nintendo||Nintendo||1991||Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, NBA JAM TE|
|Philips CD-i||Philips||1991||Zelda Wand of Gamelon, Link: Faces of Evil|
|Neo Geo AES||SNK||1991||Samurai Shodown 2|
|Neo Geo CD||SNK||1993||Wind Jammers|
|Sega CD||Sega||1992||Sonic CD, Surgical Strike|
|3DO||3DO||1993||Way of the Warrior|
|Pioneer Laseractive||Pioneer||1993||Pyramid Patrol|
|Atari Jaguar||Atari||1993||Kasumi Ninja, etc|
|Sega 32X||Sega||1994||Mortal Kombat II, Space Harrier|
|PC FX||NEC||1994||Battle Heat|
|Sega Saturn||Sega||1995||Daytona USA, Panzer Dragoon, etc|
|Playstation||Sony||1995||Incredible Crisis, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, etc|
|Virtual Boy||Nintendo||1995||Wario Land, Mario Tennis|
|BS Satellaview||Nintendo||1996||BS Zelda|
|Nintendo 64||Nintendo||1996||Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, Super Smash Bros|
|Nintendo 64 DD||Nintendo||1999||Mario Artist|
|Sega Dreamcast||Sega||1999||Ikaruga, MvsC2, Virtua Tennis, Last Blade 2, Crazy Taxi, etc|
|Back To The Future|
|Black Hole pinball|
|Black Knight Pinball|
|Bride of Pinbot|
|Bugs Bunny Birthday Ball|
|Dialed In LE|
|Eight Ball Deluxe|
|Freddy: Nightmare on Elm Street|
|Game of Thrones|
|Gottlieb Ship Ahoy (Buccaneer)|
|Gottlieb Spring Break|
|Guardians of the Galaxy|
|Hard Bodies Pinball|
|Lethal Weapon 3|
|Pirates of the Carribean LE|
|Playboy (Data East)|
|Revenge From Mars|
|Rocky and Bullwinkle|
|Star Trek Pro (Stern)|
|Star Trek the Next Generation|
|Strikes N Spares|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles|
|Total Nuclear Annihalation|
|Williams Tradewinds (1961)|
|World Challenge Soccer|
|Asteroids Deluxe - has Asteroids and Lunar Lander|
|Capcom Vs Snk 2|
|Crystal Castles cocktail|
|Donkey Kong Jr|
|golden tee 2005|
|House of the dead 4|
|Initial D Stage 3|
|Killer Instinct 1|
|King of Fighters 99|
|Marvel Vs Capcom 2|
|Ms Pac Man|
|Ms. Pacman cocktail|
|Nintendo VS Excite Bike|
|Pac Man with speedup|
|Pole Position 2|
|Space Invaders Deluxe|
|Street fighter 2|
|VS Super Mario Bros|
|Wizard of Wor|
Are you planning on bringing a full sized Arcade Video Game or Pinball Machine to the show? Thank you! Without people like you the show would not happen. For every day the game is at the show on free play you will receive a free admission and be registered for prizes. If you plan on bringing something, or have questions, send an email to email@example.com