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

Hours
Adults 18 and up Youth ages 11-17
Friday March 29th 2:00 pm -
11pm
$30 $20
Saturday March 30th 10:00 am -
11pm
$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.

Lodging

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.

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

Featuring

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

(Special Guests will be posted soon!)

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 at the Info Desk. Admission to Louisville Arcade Expo required.

  • 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!

2024 Schedule of Events

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

Date Time Event
29
Friday
March, 2024
 2:00 PM
LAX 2024 Opens
 2:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM
Retro Pub Trivia
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
11:00 PM
LAX Friday Closes
30
Saturday
March, 2024
10:00 AM
LAX Saturday Opens
10:00 AM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
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
 8:00 PM
Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!
 8:30 PM
Tournament: Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros
10:00 PM
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
11:00 PM
LAX Saturday Closes
31
Sunday
March, 2024
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!

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
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 (2023 list below, 2024 list will be posted soon!)

------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
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Alien Poker
Arena
Back To The Future
Barracora
Beatles
Big Brave
Big Deal
Bow and Arrow
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Breakshot
Cactus Canyon Remake
Champions of Aeridath (2.0)
Cyclone
Devil Riders
Diner
Elvira House of Horrors
Elvis Gold Edition
Evolution
Frontier
Full Throttle
Ghostbusters
Godzilla premium
Godzilla Premium
Gold Wings
Gorgar
Grand Slam
Guardians of the Galaxy PRO
Guns N' Roses
Harbor Lites
Hot Shots
Hyperball
Ice Cold Beer
James bond pro
Last Action Hero
mandalorian
Mario Bros
Medieval Madness
Medusa
Monte Carlo
Munsters Premium
Operation: Thunder
Papillon
Playball
Ripleys believe it or not
Seawitch
Shaq Attack
Silver Slugger
Sinbad SS
Slugfest
Sorcerer
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
Taxi
Terminator 3
The Big Lebowski
The Sopranos
Tic Tac Toe
Time Machine
Torch
Truck Stop
Volcano
Walking Dead
Whirlwind
Wipe Out
Wolf Man
WWE LE
X's & O's

Arcade Games (2023 list below, 2024 list will be posted soon!)

A Robot Named Fight!
After Burner
Amazing Spider-Man 4 player
Arkanoid
Asteroids
Asteroids Deluxe (cocktail)
Capcom Bowling
Capcom vs Snk 2
Captain America and the Avengers
Castlevania
Centipede
Chunithm
Cobra Command
Dance Dance Revolution
Darkstalkers
Daytona USA full motion Deluxe
Deer Hunting
Domino Man
Donkey Kong
Donkey kong 3
Dragon's Lair
F-Zero AX
Frogger
Galaga
Galaxian
Gauntlet
Hatsune Miku Project DIVA
Hokuto no Ken
Initial D8
James Bond 60th Anniversary
Jubeat
Karate Champ
Kickthrough Racers
Killer Queen
Lethal Enforcers 2
Lindbergh
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
Mushihimesama
NBA Jam TE
Neo Geo 200 in 1
Nintendo Playchoice 10
Noirk
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
Polybius
Pop'n music
Popeye (cocktail)
Psychic Force 2012
Pump it up
Puzzle fighter
Robotron
San Francisco Rush dual
Scramble
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 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
Vindicators
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 expo@louisvillearcade.com. Restrictions apply.

Vendors

Vendors for the 2024 event will be posted soon. The 2023 Vendors listed below:

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.

TomaToda

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!