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!
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 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
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 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.
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!
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!)
LAX 2023 Opens
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
Tournament: Wii Sports Boxing
Game Hunting Tips Q&A Panel with Caleb Ashton of Phoenix Resale
Q&A Panel with John Riggs of Rigg'ed Games
|8:00 PM- 9:30 PM||
Retro Pub Trivia
Tournament: Dreamcast "Pole" Calibur
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
LAX Friday Closes
LAX Saturday Opens
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Begins
|10:00 AM- 2:00 PM||
Tournament: DrMC Dr. Mario Bluegrass Regional Qualifying
Tournament: Nintendo Duck Hunt Shoot Out - High Noon
Costume Contest - Kids
Tournament: Power Pad Olympics
Tournament: Fire Mario Challenge (Kids and Adults)
BOOMSHAKALAKA: Q&A Panel with Tim Kitzrow
Costume Contest - Adults
Tournament: DrMC Bluegrass Regional Finals
Raffle Drawing - Must be present to win!
Tournament: Nintendo 64 Super Smash Bros
Tournament: Virtual Boy - Hyper Fighting
Tournament: Pinball Tournament Qualifying Ends
LAX Saturday Closes
LAX Sunday Opens
Tournament: Atari 2600 Mystery Game
Tournament: Mystery Arcade
Tournament: PC LAN Mystery Game
Collector Awards Presentation
LAX Closes - See you next year!
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|
|Hot Wheels Deluxe|
|James Bond 007 Premium|
|James Bond 007 Pro|
|Led Zeppelin Premium|
|Legends of Valhalla Deluxe Limited|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Pro|
|Back To The Future|
|Bow and Arrow|
|Bram Stoker's Dracula|
|Cactus Canyon Remake|
|Champions of Aeridath (2.0)|
|Elvira House of Horrors|
|Elvis Gold Edition|
|Guardians of the Galaxy PRO|
|Guns N' Roses|
|Ice Cold Beer|
|James bond pro|
|Last Action Hero|
|Ripleys believe it or not|
|Star Trek 25th Anniversary|
|Star Trek The Next Generation|
|Stellar Wars (new Code)|
|Strikes and Spares|
|Strikes N' Spares|
|The Big Lebowski|
|Tic Tac Toe|
|X's & O's|
|A Robot Named Fight!|
|Amazing Spider-Man 4 player|
|Asteroids Deluxe (cocktail)|
|Capcom vs Snk 2|
|Captain America and the Avengers|
|Dance Dance Revolution|
|Daytona USA full motion Deluxe|
|Donkey kong 3|
|Hatsune Miku Project DIVA|
|Hokuto no Ken|
|James Bond 60th Anniversary|
|Lethal Enforcers 2|
|Marvel vs capcom 2|
|Marvel VS Capcom 2|
|Marvel vs. Capcom 2|
|Moon Cresta (cocktail, dedicated)|
|Mortal Kombat 2|
|Mortal Kombat 3|
|Mrs. Pacman (cocktail)|
|Ms Pac-Man Cocktail|
|Ms. Pac-man (cocktail)|
|NBA Jam TE|
|Neo Geo 200 in 1|
|Nintendo Playchoice 10|
|Pac Man Plus|
|Pac-Man Battle Royal|
|Psychic Force 2012|
|Pump it up|
|San Francisco Rush dual|
|Soul Calibur, Tekken Tag|
|Spider-Man 4 player|
|Star Wars Penny Arcade|
|Star Wars Pod Racer|
|Super Mario Brothers|
|Taiko no tatsujin|
|Tekken Tag Tournament.|
|TMNT 4 player|
|Touhou Perfect Sakura Fantastica / DODONPACHI TRUE DEATH EXA LABEL|
|US Classic - Tiato Golf|
|Vs. Excitebike (upright, conversion)|
|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 free admission and be registered for prizes. To register your games or get more information about the process, please send an email to email@example.com. Restrictions apply.
Vendors for the 2023 event include: (subject to change)
Imported Japanese anime and video game related merchandise, as well as retro video games, TCG card game singles, and mystery boxes!
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
We sell 3D printed and laser cut items.
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!
Art prints, pins, stickers, charms, papercraft, and art commissions.
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!