Shang Tsung Takes Shape at Galloping Ghost Arcade

Patrick McCarron

TRMK Admin, Co-founder
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Over the weekend our friends at the premier arcade destination in Chicago, <a href="">Galloping Ghost Arcade</a>, had a few small tournaments for <b>Mortal Kombat 2</b>, <b>Killer Instinct</b> and <b>Super Street Fighter IV</b>. A surprise guest, none other than <b>Shang Tsung</b> himself, <b>Dr. Philip Ahn M.D.</b>, showed up to visit some fans. Here is a picture we took of him posing next to the <a href="">Mortal Kombat 2</a> cabinet:

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Among the chaos I got a few minutes to talk to him and pick up a bit of history on his involvement in <a href="">Mortal Kombat 2</a>. He told me how he got the role when his friend and former training partner <b>Ho Sung Pak</b> (Liu Kang) introduced him to <b>Ed Boon</b> while touring the game studio. Ed liked his look and asked him to be in the game as the younger version of <b>Shang Tsung</b>. The filming of his role of <b>Shang Tsung</b> was less than five hours long. He also joked that he can actually not grow a goatee like Shang Tsung, the one they used for filming in-game was all makeup. Also if any of you were wondering what type of doctor he is, he said he's a Family Practitioner in Chicagoland. Imagine having him as your doctor, would he look like someone else each time you went to see him?

Also on hand was <a href="">Marcus Leshock</a> from WGN, who <a href="">did an excellent segment</a> on both the arcade that also features a small interview with Dr. Philip Ahn MD as well. You can check the segment out below:

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One of the co-owners of <a href="">Galloping Ghost Arcade</a>, Doc Mack, told me they have grand plans for the upcoming <a href="">Mortal Kombat (2011)</a> game including a massive custom cabinet along with many tournaments. So be sure to <a href="">become a fan of them on Facebook</a> to keep up to date with their latest happenings including updates on their own arcade fighting game <a href="">Dark Presence</a>. We will also be announcing any future tournament details here on TRMK as well.

Thanks to reader <a href="">@SimonDIvanoff</a> for uploading the WGN video.
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Nice! Didn't know that Dr. Ahn lived in the Chicago area. Now I need to travel to this arcade and feel like I'm 10 again!