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 are available NOW!

Tickets – Location – Lodging

Ticket options for 2024!

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

General Admission

Adults 18 and up Youth ages 11-17
Friday March 29th 2:00 pm -
$30 $20
Saturday March 30th 10:00 am -
$35 $20
Sunday March 31st (Easter Sunday) 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.


Marriott Logo

Lodging is available at a exclusive rate of $139/night (King) and $149/night (Doubles) at the Louisville Marriott East directly next door.

Note: Starting 1/1/24 a parking charge of $5/day per vehicle applies to all guests.

Hurry! The group rate is no longer available after 3/1/24.

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

Best Western Logo

A discounted rate is also available at the Best Western Louisville East just up the street from the Triple Crown.

Kings are $104/night and doubles are $129/night.

Contact the hotel directly via phone and mention the Louisville Arcade Expo to get this rate, its unavailable using online booking.

Best Western Louisville East - Front Desk (502) 499-0000


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.

  • 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.

2024 Special Guests

  • Nintendrew

    Come check out YouTube personality Nintendrew at the 2024 Louisville Arcade Expo!

    Nintendrew is a video game collector, indie developer, and YouTuber with a passion for strange and obscure corners of Nintendo history, the ups and downs of the retro game market, and DIY/how-to projects. With a professional background in game development, he has also published his cross-platform title, C.A.R.L., as a love letter to the classic games he grew up with. Keep an eye out for the Mario suit - you can't miss it!

    He'll be available all weekend at his table with merch and other fun things, so stop in and say hi.

    From Hobby to Career - Breaking into the Game Development Industry
    Nintendrew is here to answer your questions about getting into the video game industry and to share his own experiences and lessons learned through the process of developing and publishing C.A.R.L. (out now on PC and consoles!)
    Friday March 29 at 6:30 PM on the Main Stage!

    Nintendo Jeopardy! with Nintendrew
    Join us for a rousing session of challenging and obscure Nintendo trivia!
    Sunday March 31st at 1:00 PM on the Main Stage!

  • Retro Pub Trivia with The Trivia Nerd

    Are you a Nintendo know-it-all? A sage of all things Sega? Ready to throwdown and take the trivia crown?

    We have dozens of categories and questions awaiting you at the Retro Pub Quiz hosted by The Trivia Nerd! Prizes for our top teams, and prizes for randomly drawn winners!

    Gather your team and we'll see you at the Main Stage in Friday night at 7:30 pm!

2024 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 16 Qualify for Match Play Finals

    $10 per entry, tickets available in the Pinball Tournament Room. Admission to Louisville Arcade Expo required.

  • Dr. Mario DrMC Kentucky 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 8th 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 second annual DrMC Kentucky Regional Champion! The winner will receive a $300 cash prize, awesome trophy and a chance to win the top seed at The DrMC Championship at the TORG Expo in Columbus, OH coming later in 2024.

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

    Qualifying begins at 10:00 AM Saturday. Finals begin at 7:00 PM Saturday.

    The DrMC will be raffling off a boxed NES set with ROB the Robot and Zapper! Tickets are $10/each and available at their table. Must be present to win.

  • Mystery Game Fight Club

    Mystery Game Fight Club is a tournament organizer local to the Louisville area. Our specialty is competitions where every individual match is a different, randomly chosen game. Our tournaments include: Mystery Fighting Game, Mystery Puzzle Game, and Mystery ANY Game, among others! All weekend long we will have tournaments scheduled, as well as free play on the machine during down times and a dedicated Primal Rage arcade setup.

2024 Schedule of Events

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

Date Time Event
March, 2024
 2:00 PM
LAX 2024 Opens
 2:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
 6:30 PM- 7:30 PM
Panel: Nintendrew - From Hobby to Career - Breaking into the Game Development Industry
 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM
Retro Pub Trivia
 9:00 PM
Tournament: Wii Mystery Game
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pole Calibur - its Soul Calibur but with fishing controllers!
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
11:00 PM
LAX Friday Closes
March, 2024
10:00 AM
LAX Saturday Opens
10:00 AM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
10:00 AM
Tournament: Dr. Mario DrMC Kentucky Regional Qualifying Begins
12:00 PM
Tournament: Nintendo Duck Hunt Shoot Out - High Noon
 1:30 PM
Costume Contest - Kids
 2:00 PM
Tournament: Dr. Mario DrMC Kentucky Regional Qualifying Ends
 2:30 PM
Speedrun: Mario 64
 4:00 PM
Tournament: Fire Mario Challenge (Kids and Adults)
 6:00 PM
Costume Contest - Adults
 8:00 PM
Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!
 8:30 PM
Tournament: Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros
10:00 PM
Tournament: Barbie
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
11:00 PM
LAX Saturday Closes
March, 2024
10:00 AM
LAX Sunday Opens
12:00 PM
Tournament: Atari 2600 Mystery Game
 1:00 PM
Panel: Nintendo Jeopardy! with Nintendrew
 2:00 PM
Tournament: Mystery Arcade
 3:00 PM
Collector Awards Presentation
 4:00 PM
LAX Closes - See you next year!

The Games!

2024 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
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-------
Avengers Premium
Deadpool Premium
Foo Fighters Pro
Foo Fighters Premium
Godzilla Premium
Jaws Premium
Jaws Pro
James Bond 007 Pro
James Bond 007 Premium
Jurassic Park Premium
Stranger Things Pro
Stranger Things Premium
Venom Pro
Venom Premium
Addams Family
Addams Family
America's Most Haunted
Avengers Infinity Quest Pro
Back to the Future
Bad Girls
Beat the Clock
Big Brave
Cactus Canyon
Deadpool premium
Doctor Who
Family Guy
Fish Tales
Flip Flop EM
Game of Thrones Premium
Gaurdians of the Galaxy Prem
Ghostbusters Premium
Guns N' Roses
Harlem Globetrotters on Tour
Haunted House
Hot Tip
Johnny Mnemonic
Kiss Pro
Last Action Hero
Little Mac's Punchout
Lord of the Rings
Lucky Seven
Magic Castle
Medieval Madness
Monster Bash
No Fear
P3 (Weird Al, Lexy Lightspeed, Cannon Lagoon)
Pinball Magic
Queen Rhapsody Edition
Rick and Morty
Rocky and Bullwinkle
Roller Coaster Tycoon
Silver Slugger
Space Invaders
Speak Easy
Star Wars Episode 1
Star Wars Premium
Starship Troopers
Stranger Things Premium
Striker Xtreme
Strikes and Spares
Strikes N' Spares
Super Mario Bros.
Tee'd Off
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Prem.
The Godfather 50th Ann.
The Hobbit
The Shadow
The Who's Tommy
Theater of Magic
Twlight Zone

Arcade Games

A Robot Named Fight!
All Points Bulletin
Arch Rivals
Arkanoid Cabaret
Asteroids deluxe
Breakers Revenge
Bubble Hockey
BurgerTime Upright
Capcom Bowling
Capcom Vs SNK 2
Capcom vs SNK 2 (and others)
Cobra Command
Crazy Kong
Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme
Dig dug
Dodonpach True Death Exa Label/Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica
Donkey Kong (cocktail)
Donkey Kong Tabletop
Dragon’s Lair
Extreme Hunting
Extreme Hunting 2
F-Zero AX
Flash Beats
Grand Prix (EM driver)
Guilty Gear Strive (and others)
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA
Hydro Thunder
Hyper Bishi Bashi Champ
Kickthrough Racers
Kung Fu Master
Make Trax
Marvel Vs Capcom 2
Maximum Force
Metal Slug
Millipede Cocktail
Moon Cresta (cocktail)
Mortal Kombat 2 Plus
Mrs. Pac Man cocktail
Ms Pac Cabaret
Ms pacman
Mushihimesama (and others)
Neo Geo 4 cart
Pit Fighter
Pole Position Upright
Popeye Cocktail
San Francisco Rush
Sega Turbo
Sonic The Fighters
Space Ace
Speed Freak
Star Wars
Star Wars Penny Arcade
Stinkoman 20X6 - LAX custom level
Street Fighter 2 Super Turbo
Taiko no Tatsujin
Team Quarterback
Tekken 8 (and others)
Tetris The Grand Master 2 PLUS
Title Fight
Trophy Hunter
Twinkle Star Sprites
UN Squadron
US Classics Golf
Vs red tent
VS Red Tent
World Kicks

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 2024 event include: (subject to change)

1cc Gaming

A collection of cleanly packaged and restored vintage gaming items, mostly Japanese imports.

Anime Haus

Japanese anime and video game merch, retro games, keychains, figures, foam cosplay replicas, and more

Bardic Kitty

Bardic Kitty makes chainmail jewelry and accessories as well as other types of jewelry. I'm also an artist in the traditional sense and will be offering art prints for sale. Custom work will also be available in the form of both jewelry and drawing commissions.

Card N All Gaming & Repair Ltd. Co.

Video games, trading cards, collectibles, plushies.

The Curvy Crafter/Bella's Baubles/Kid Suds

We sell jewelry, soaps, and home decor.

Doki Doki Games

Selling old video games, accessories and toys

Liboly, LLC Games & Toys

Selling Funko! Pops, older console video game systems and games (Playstation & Nintendo), and perhaps some arcade and pinball parts and misc other toys.

The Lost Empires

Vintage computer and gaming systems, gaming collectables and arcade magnets

Odie's Dead Media

Selling personal collection of retro through modern games and consoles. Also will have other dead media like VHS, Vinyl, Movies, and other wares.

Pik N Choose Games & Collectibles

Retro Video and New Video games- From Atari, Nintendo and Sega all the way to PS5 and XBOX one. Anime Toys Plush and Collectibles- Like Pokemon Cards and Marvel Figures

Steven Beezer

Comics, art prints, original art.


Handmade accessories and manufactured artwork inspired by anime and games

Tony's Collectables

Funko Pops action figures

Triple G Gaming

Vinyl, video games, consoles, retro toys, goods

Vintage Gamers

Bringing a couple thousand vintage console video games and other game items to sell at each show. We also have arcade and pinball manuals and some pinball parts for sale.