March 29th - 31st, 2024

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An annual event featuring pinball, arcade games, console games, classic computers, cosplay, vendors, retro goodness

Online tickets will be available soon!


The 2024 show marks the thirteenth year of the Louisville Arcade Expo for an entire weekend full of retro excitement!

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 on FREE PLAY and every console you can imagine, the Louisville Arcade Expo is where you can relive all your memories. Best of all bring your family and show them how good you are at some real gaming.

Pinball and Arcade Video Games

Lots of games from the 60's to today on free play, so leave your quarters at home!

Classic Consoles

Everything from Pong to games made at the beginning of this century!

Classic Computers

All the games you love on the systems that you grew up on.


Come dressed as your favorite characters and enter our costume contests.


Saturday night enjoy some sweet music.


Looking for a hard to find classic game, or some great hand made gaming art? It's probably here.

2023 Special Guests

Tim Kitzrow

Don't miss your chance to meet the legendary voice of NBA Jam, Tim Kitzrow, at the Louisville Arcade Expo!

You've heard him in MLB SLUGFEST, NHL HITZ, NFL BLITZ, MUTANT LEAGUE FOOTBALL, pinball machines and much more.
Tim will be there all 3 days to sign autographs, meet and greet fans, and have some fun!

Be sure to check out his panel Saturday at 5PM on the Main Stage!


John Riggs

John Riggs is an internationally-tolerated YouTuber who talks all things retro gaming nostalgia from looking at all the 1-star and 5-star games on consoles, ranking games by publisher, video games released in different years, hunting for games at conventions as well as trying to fix broken games with Open Cart Surgery. He's even published his own game, Yeah Yeah Beebiss II, on multiple platforms including NES and Switch. Along with video games, he's a fine breakfast cereal connoisseur.

Appearing all 3 days of LAX 2023 - John will be hanging out at his table and giving an NES Hacking Live How To Q&A panel on Saturday March 11th.

In this panel, John Riggs will show you how to edit the graphics on most NES games by changing graphics, color and text based on input from the audience.

Phoenix Resale

Louisville Arcade Expo is proud to announce that Phoenix Resale the world-famous retro game Youtube channel, will be joining us this year! Phoenix Resale (aka Caleb Ashton) is passionate about preserving the nostalgia of classic gaming, and shares his knowledge and enthusiasm to the world through his Youtube channel. He'll be in his booth on Friday and Saturday for meets and greets and will be checking out all the great items our other vendors have to offer.

On Friday at 5:30, check out his "Game Hunting Tips" panel at the Main Stage:
Caleb has been hunting down underpriced games across the country for the last four years. During his panel he'll share some of his best tips for finding games to flip or to add to your collection and answer questions about hunting, collecting, reselling, video making and more!

2023 Tournaments

Pinball Tournament

Start your journey into competitive pinball!

Put up your best score on 6 machines to see how you stack up against friends and family and some of the top players in the world.

Best Card Format Unlimited Attempt Qualifing
Top 24 Qualify for Match Play Finals

$10 per entry, tickets available at the Info Desk. Admission to Louisville Arcade Expo required.

Dr. Mario DrMC Bluegrass Regional

Dr. Mario has been a beloved Nintendo puzzle classic game since its original release in 1990. In 2017, the DrMC crowned the first Dr. Mario National Champion at ReplayFX in Pittsburgh, PA. Now in its 7th year, the DrMC has expanded to a series of tournaments held across the United States.
We are looking for all Dr. Mario players, both skilled and novice, to join us at the Louisville Arcade Expo to crown our first DrMC Bluegrass Regional Champion! The winner will receive prizes as well as a chance to win the top seed at The DrMC Championship at the TORG Expo in Columbus, OH on November 11th and 12th.

Just $2 to enter, tickets at the Info Desk. Admission to Louisville Arcade Expo required.

Qualifying begins at 10:00 AM Saturday!

Finals at 7:00 PM Saturday on the Main Stage!

Mystery Game Fight Club

Mystery Game Fight Club is a tournament organizer local to the Louisville, KY area. Our events primarily revolve around competitions where each individual match of the tournament is a different game, chosen at random. We will be bringing a Windows PC loaded to the brim with titles across every age, along with a Primal Rage arcade supergun setup. During non-tournament hours, attendees will be able to walk up to the booth and free play any title they like.

Throughout the show, we will also be holding free-to-play, no-prize tournaments including:

  • Mystery Fighting Game Tournament (300 Fighting Games are possible! Different game every match)
  • Mystery Any Game (Many genres of game are available - racing, sports, High Score, puzzle, and more!)
  • Primal Rage Arcade (late hours)
  • And more!

2023 Schedule of Events

3 full days of retro and gaming fun!
(more events will be posted soon!)

Date Time Event
March, 2023
 2:00 PM
LAX 2023 Opens
 2:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
 4:00 PM
Tournament: Wii Sports Boxing
 5:30 PM
Game Hunting Tips Q&A Panel with Caleb Ashton of Phoenix Resale
 7:00 PM
Q&A Panel with John Riggs of Rigg'ed Games
 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM
Retro Pub Trivia
10:00 PM
Tournament: Dreamcast "Pole" Calibur
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
12:00 AM
LAX Friday Closes
March, 2023
10:00 AM
LAX Saturday Opens
10:00 AM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
10:00 AM- 2:00 PM
Tournament: DrMC Dr. Mario Bluegrass Regional Qualifying
12:00 PM
Tournament: Nintendo Duck Hunt Shoot Out - High Noon
 1:30 PM
Costume Contest - Kids
 2:30 PM
Tournament: Power Pad Olympics
 4:00 PM
Tournament: Fire Mario Challenge (Kids and Adults)
 5:00 PM
BOOMSHAKALAKA: Q&A Panel with Tim Kitzrow
 6:00 PM
Costume Contest - Adults
 7:00 PM
Tournament: DrMC Bluegrass Regional Finals
 8:00 PM
Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!
 8:30 PM
Tournament: Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros
10:00 PM
Tournament: Virtual Boy - Hyper Fighting
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
12:00 AM
LAX Saturday Closes
March, 2023
10:00 AM
LAX Sunday Opens
12:00 PM
Tournament: Atari 2600 Mystery Game
 1:30 PM
Tournament: Mystery Arcade
 2:30 PM
Tournament: PC LAN Mystery Game
 3:00 PM
Collector Awards Presentation
 4:00 PM
LAX Closes - See you next year!

The Games!

2023 Game List

Console and Computer Games

System Released     Games to Play
Atari 2600 1977 Pitfall, Outlaw, Combat, Video Pinball
Commodore 64 1982 Paradroid, Ghostbusters, M.U.L.E.
Apple IIe 1982 Oregon Trail, Printshop
Colecovision 1982 Tapper, Smurfs, etc
Vectrex 1982 Minestorm, Fortress of Narzod
Atari 800XL 1983 Ms. Pac-Man
Nintendo NES 1985 Punch Out, Contra, SMB, Excitebike, Jackal, Blades of Steel, etc
Sega Genesis 1989 Streets of Rage 2, Sonic, Golden Axe, Altered Beast, Fix it Felix Jr
Turbo Grafx 16 1989 Bonk's Revenge
Super Nintendo 1991 Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, NBA JAM TE
Philips CD-i 1991 Link: Faces of Evil
Neo Geo AES 1991 Samurai Shodown 2
Neo Geo CD 1993 Wind Jammers
Sega Saturn 1995 Daytona USA
Sony Playstation 1995 Incredible Crisis, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, etc
Nintendo Virtual Boy 1995 Wario Land, Mario Tennis
Nintendo 64 1996 Mario Kart 64, Goldeneye, Super Smash Bros
Sega Dreamcast 1999 Last Blade 2, Crazy Taxi, SF3 Third Strike, SF Alpha3, Typing of the Dead, Jojo's Bizarre Adventure
Sony Playstation 2 2000 Katamari Damacy, Psychonauts
Microsoft Xbox 2001 Halo, Halo 2
Nintendo Gamecube 2001 Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Brothers Melee
Microsoft Xbox 360 2005 Halo 3, Fez, WWE All Stars, Forza 4 Racing Sim
Nintendo Wii 2006 Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports, Just Dance
Nintendo WiiU 2012 NES Remix, Duck Hunt HD, Nintendo Land
Microsoft Xbox One 2013 Rare Replay (Battletoads, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Killer Instinct Gold, Perfect Dark Zero)
Nintendo NES Classic 2016 Kirby's Adventure, Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda
Nintendo SNES Classic 2017 Super Mario World, Mega Man X, Donkey Kong Country, Kirby Super Star
Nintendo Switch 2017 Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, TMNT: Shredder's Revenge, Mario Kart Live Home Circuit, Hyrule Warriors

Pinball Games

------NEW GAMES-------
Elvira Premium
Godzilla Premium
Hot Wheels Deluxe
James Bond 007 Premium
James Bond 007 Pro
Led Zeppelin Premium
Legends of Valhalla Deluxe Limited
Mandalorian Premium
Mandalorian Pro
Oktoberfest Deluxe
Scooby Doo
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pro
Alien Poker
Back To The Future
Big Brave
Big Deal
Bow and Arrow
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Cactus Canyon Remake
Champions of Aeridath (2.0)
Devil Riders
Elvira House of Horrors
Elvis Gold Edition
Full Throttle
Godzilla premium
Godzilla Premium
Gold Wings
Grand Slam
Guardians of the Galaxy PRO
Guns N' Roses
Harbor Lites
Hot Shots
Ice Cold Beer
James bond pro
Last Action Hero
Mario Bros
Medieval Madness
Monte Carlo
Munsters Premium
Operation: Thunder
Ripleys believe it or not
Shaq Attack
Silver Slugger
Sinbad SS
Speak Easy
Special Forces
Star Trek 25th Anniversary
Star Trek The Next Generation
Star Wars
Steamboat Willie
Stellar Wars (new Code)
Strikes and Spares
Strikes N' Spares
Terminator 3
The Big Lebowski
The Sopranos
Tic Tac Toe
Time Machine
Truck Stop
Walking Dead
Wipe Out
Wolf Man
X's & O's

Arcade Games

A Robot Named Fight!
After Burner
Amazing Spider-Man 4 player
Asteroids Deluxe (cocktail)
Capcom Bowling
Capcom vs Snk 2
Captain America and the Avengers
Cobra Command
Dance Dance Revolution
Daytona USA full motion Deluxe
Deer Hunting
Domino Man
Donkey Kong
Donkey kong 3
Dragon's Lair
F-Zero AX
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA
Hokuto no Ken
Initial D8
James Bond 60th Anniversary
Karate Champ
Kickthrough Racers
Killer Queen
Lethal Enforcers 2
Mario Bros
Mario Brothers
Marvel vs capcom 2
Marvel VS Capcom 2
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Maximum Force
Millipede Cocktail
Missile Command
Moon Cresta (cocktail, dedicated)
Mortal Kombat 2
Mortal Kombat 3
Mr.Do cocktail
Mrs. Pacman (cocktail)
Ms Pac-Man Cocktail
Ms. Pac-man (cocktail)
Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga
Neo Geo 200 in 1
Nintendo Playchoice 10
Out Run
Pac Man Plus
Pac-Man Battle Royal
Pac-Man/Galaga Combo
Pac-Man/Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga
Pit Fighter
Playchoice 10
Pole Position
Pop'n music
Popeye (cocktail)
Psychic Force 2012
Pump it up
Puzzle fighter
San Francisco Rush dual
Soul Calibur, Tekken Tag
Sound Voltex
Space Ace
Spider-Man 4 player
Star Wars
Star Wars Penny Arcade
Star Wars Pod Racer
Super Mario Brothers
Taiko no tatsujin
Tecmo Knight
Tekken 3
Tekken Tag Tournament.
Tempest (upright)
Time Pilot
TMNT 4 player
Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica / DODONPACHI TRUE DEATH EXA LABEL
Two Tigers
UN Squadrom
US Classic - Tiato Golf
Vs. Excitebike (upright, conversion)
X-Men 6 player
Zombie Revenge

Bringing a Game?

Would you like to bring a full sized Arcade Video Game or Pinball Machine to the show? Got some you'd like to sell? Bring 'em out!

For each day the game is at the show on free play you will receive free admission and be registered for prizes. To register your games or get more information about the process, please send an email to Restrictions apply.


Vendors for the 2023 event include: (subject to change)

Anime Haus

Imported Japanese anime and video game related merchandise, as well as retro video games, TCG card game singles, and mystery boxes!

Bardic Kitty

Bardic Kitty makes beautiful chainmaille jewelry and has a variety of art prints available.

Card N All Gaming & Repair Ltd. Co.

Video games, trading cards, collectibles, plushies.

Ideal Custom Engraving

Making and stuff nobody knew they needed! Arcade themed engraving of acrylic, glass, cups, wood and more!

The Lost Empires

Vintage hand held games and computer systems, Coleco table tops and other game related merchandise.

Odie's Dead Media

Odie's will have games and systems ranging from the Atari to Current generations, retro gaming accessories, and also other older media such as CEDs, Blu-Rays, records, and more!

Pik N Choose Games & Collectibles

Video games toys and collectibles

Q&L Creations

We sell 3D printed and laser cut items.

Rusty Shackles

Rusty Shackles is a retro gaming fan artist who is most associated with his covers for the Hardcore Gaming 101 series of books, as well as work with clients such as 80s Mania Wrestling Returns and 1-900 Hot Dog. He has sold art at numerous gaming shows throughout the midwest, but considers the Louisville Arcade Expo his "home" and cannot WAIT to return to it in 2023!

Smidge Fidge

Art prints, pins, stickers, charms, papercraft, and art commissions.

Steven Beezer

Comics, art prints, original art.


WHAT UP. I make anime, video game, and kawaii inspired handmade accessories along with some illustration stuff. I also have an obsession with hamsters so come visit my booth to find hamster keychains!

Triple G Gaming

100s of video games and game systems, consoles and handhelds! 100s of vinyl and 45s!