March 10th - 12th, 2023

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

Online tickets are available NOW!

Tickets – Location – Lodging

Ticket options for 2023!

Kids 10 and under are always free with paid adult admission!


General Admission

Hours
Adults 18 and up Youth ages 11-17
Friday March 10th 2:00 pm -
midnight
$30 $20
Saturday March 11th 10:00 am -
midnight
$35 $20
Sunday March 12th 10:00 am -
4:00 pm
$20 $15
Weekend Friday, Saturday, Sunday $65 $40

Tickets are available both online and at the door.

Where is it?

We're at the Triple Crown Pavilion near Hurstbourne and I-64.

Lodging

Marriott Logo

Lodging is available at a exclusive rate of $149/night at the Louisville Marriott East directly next door.

Come stay the weekend, check in Friday - check out Sunday!

Hurry, as this rate is only available thru February 9th, 2023 and not sold out!

Featuring

The 2023 show marks the twelfth 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.

Cosplay

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

Music

Saturday night enjoy some sweet music.

Vendors

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

Special Guests

(Special Guests will be posted soon!)

2023 Schedule of Events

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

Date Time Event
10
Friday
March, 2023
 2:00 PM
LAX 2023 Opens
 4:00 PM
Tournament: Atari 2600 Mystery Game
 7:00 PM- 8:45 PM
Retro Pub Trivia
 9:00 PM
Tournament: Street Fighter 2
10:00 PM
Tournament: Dreamcast "Pole" Calibur
12:00 AM
LAX Friday Closes
11
Saturday
March, 2023
10:00 AM
LAX Saturday Opens
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)
 6:00 PM
Costume Contest - Adults
 7:00 PM
Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!
 7:30 PM
Tournament: Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros
12:00 AM
LAX Saturday Closes
12
Sunday
March, 2023
10:00 AM
LAX Sunday Opens
12:00 PM
Tournament: NES Mystery Game
12:30 PM
Tournament: XBox 360 LAN Mystery Game
 1:30 PM
Tournament: Galaga 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!

(2022 Game List - 2023 Games will be posted soon)

Console and Computer Games

System Released     Games to Play
Atari 2600 1977 Pitfall, Outlaw, Combat, Video Pinball
Intellivision 1979 Everything
Commodore 64 1982 Paradroid, Ghostbusters, M.U.L.E.
Apple IIe 1982 Oregon Trail, Printshop
Colecovision 1982 Tapper, Smurfs, etc
Vectrex 1982 Armor Attack, 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, Parasol Stars
Super Nintendo 1991 Super Mario Kart, Super Mario World, NBA JAM TE
Philips CD-i 1991 Zelda Wand of Gamelon, Link: Faces of Evil
Neo Geo AES 1991 Samurai Shodown 2
Neo Geo CD 1993 Wind Jammers
Sega Saturn 1995 Daytona USA, Panzer Dragoon, etc
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 Ikaruga, Marvel vs Capcom 2, Virtua Tennis, Last Blade 2, Crazy Taxi
Sony Playstation 2 2000 Katamari Damacy, Psychonauts, DDR
Microsoft Xbox 2001 Halo
Nintendo Gamecube 2001 F-Zero GX, Mario Kart Double Dash, Super Smash Brothers Melee
Microsoft Xbox 360 2005 Halo 3, Fez
Nintendo Wii 2006 Super Mario Galaxy, Wii Sports, Just Dance
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

Pinball Games

Aliens
America's Most Haunted
Baby Pacman
Bride of Pinbot
Centaur
Champions of Aeridath
Cheetah
Cirqus Voltaire
Dr Who
Electra
Expo
Family Guy
Farfalla
Flash
Fish Tales
Godzilla Pro
Godzilla Premium
Granny and the Gators
Hyperball
Indiana Jones (Williams)
Jokerz!
Jungle Queen
Jurassic Park (PRO)
Led Zeppelin (PRO)
Lethal Weapon 3)
Prospector
Mandalorian Pro
Mandalorian Premium
Medusa
Meteor
Road Show
RUSH
Safecracker
Speakeasy
South Park
Spooky
Super Mario Bros
Stargazer
Starship Troopers
Steamboat Willie
Strikes and Spares (Bally)
Surf Champ
Surf Champ Custom
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles PRO
Terminator 2
Time Fantasy
Theatre of Magic
Twilight Zone
TX Sector
Walking Dead (PRO)
Whirlwind (2.0)
World Cup Soccer '94
Wolfman

Arcade Games

Arkanoid Revenge of Doh
Asteroids
Ataxx (Leland)
Big Event Golf
Capcom Bowling
Capcom vs Snk 2
Carnival
Castlevania
Cuphead
Crazy Kong
Donkey Kong
Donkey Kong Jr
Deer Hunting
Final Fight
Fix It Felix
Galaga
Gate Of Doom
Hokuto no ken(Fist of the North Star)
Ladybug
Mario Bros.
Marvel VS Capcom 2 New Age of Heroes
Moon Patrol
Mortal Kombat 2 Plus
Mortal Kombat 4
Ms Pac Man
Namco 20th Anniversary Collection
NBA Jam
Neo-Geo
NFL Blitz / NBA Showdown
Nibbler
Pac Man Battle Royale
Playchoice 10
Polybius
A Robot Named Fight
Steet fighter 2 Super Turbo
Silent Scope II
Star Wars Penny Arcade
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (4 player)
Tekken 5 Dark Resurrection
Toy Bizzare
Un Squadron
Victory Road
Vs Super Mario
X-Men (6 Player)

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 a free admission and be registered for prizes. To register your games or get more information about the process, please send an email to expo@louisvillearcade.com. Restrictions apply.




Vendors

2022 Vendors listed below - 2023 Vendors will be posted soon!

Anime Haus

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

As Found Arcade Machines

Unique Arcade and Pinball Machines for sale, with parts, artwork and accessories!

Bardic Kitty

Bardic Kitty creates unique chainmail jewelry, dicebags, and more. Also has a large selection of both original and fan art prints.

Card N All Gaming

Retro and modern video games. Handheld games and consoles. Collectables, memorabilia, and plushies of video game characters and games.

Gary Graves

100s of video games and game systems, console and handhelds!

Gunma Gaming

Selling video games from extreme retro to latest gen. We will have systems and accessories as well! Lots of really nice CIB stuff this year!

Ideal Custom Engraving

Arcade related laser engraving items.

The Lost Empires

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

Perlers and Prints

Perler bead sprites and artwork by Travis Murphy (instagram @professortrav) and art prints by Logan Box (instagram @logan.box.art) featuring video game, anime, and comic book characters.

Pik N Choose Games & Collectibles

Video games toys and collectibles

Smidge

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

Steven Beezer

Comics, art prints, original art.