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Old 04-29-2013, 06:40 PM
 
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Recently having visited your wonderful city once again, I finally went to the Pinball Hall of fame in Paradise and was amazed at the machines there and how well they were maintained. Got to play one from 1957 that still worked. And they even had old school video games like Joust and Donkey Kong! This museum/game facility is great but had few people visiting and does not seem to be well known. Is this at all considered a top attraction in Las Vegas? How long has it been open?

I have to admit that EVERY trip to Las Vegas includes 4-8 hours of play at the museum. My problem is that I can easily get 8-10 credits on a number of the Gottlieb machines and spend far to long on 3-5 machines.

For those who are truly serious about ELECTRO-MECHANICAL machines from Bally's, Gottlieb, and Williams, you will find few better locations in the US to play the machines.

While the place is often referred to as a museum, you actually get to play all of the machines. And there are CUSTOM machines that you will NOT see elsewhere.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:34 PM
 
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Great place to waste a few hours. Did like the old location as I would go have breakfast at Putters prior to the HOF opening but there is no place else where you can play a wedgehead, woodrail, EM or SS machine. My son likes to play the Super Chexx hockey while my daughter plays Medieval Madness.

Scoop, if you haven't already done so get The Pinball Arcade app. ATM is the free table of the month but you can get a pack of tables for $5. I've got TOM, TOTAN, Black Hole and Ripley's Believe It or Not.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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I LOVE this place. This is the sort of place we locals should be supporting. I'm 49 and take my 24 year old son there, at first he marvels at how archaic the video games are, but soon gets into them. Then I get to kick his a$$ at pinball. Great afternoon show of superiority to the next generation!
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:53 AM
 
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Fun place but not easy to get to the location, perhaps better signage upfront especially for those from out of town.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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Scoop, if you haven't already done so get The Pinball Arcade app. ATM is the free table of the month but you can get a pack of tables for $5. I've got TOM, TOTAN, Black Hole and Ripley's Believe It or Not.
I have Virtual Pinball. It's as close as you can get to the real thing without shelling out a few week's pay. I also have a great MAME setup.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:52 AM
 
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I have Virtual Pinball. It's as close as you can get to the real thing without shelling out a few week's pay. I also have a great MAME setup.

Virtual Pinball is great for desktop play, especially with all the tables available, but if you want tablet play , nothing better than that Pinball Arcade app (android, dont know about Iphone). can also play on your phone but the small screen is a hindrance to decent play
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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I'm "Mr. No Monthly Payments" remember? I have neither a tablet nor a cell phone.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:58 PM
 
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How many tables do you have Scoop? I see some people on VP forums have nearly 300 tables

I was going to build a cabinet with a 2-screen setup and get a Pinball Wizard controller but I am so busy with my business that I'm ok playing on the tablet for now.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:26 PM
 
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Why, I have only the copyright-free tables, of course.


All. Of. Them.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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I haven't been there when it is packed, but it is always well-inhabited.

Addams Family was down two weeks ago, but I can't imagine it'll stay down for long. That has to be a favorite.

Twilight Zone
Theater of Magic (if I have lots of time to kill)
Monopoly
and some of the classic video games is where I put my coin.
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