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Old 04-29-2013, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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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?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:37 AM
 
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I drove by that place yesterday... it was completely packed. I need to stop in sometime soon.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Reno
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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 don't think it's generally considered a top attraction, but it should be. It's a great place. It's not especially convenient for tourists (East Tropicana and Spencer), but I have friends from California who go there every time they visit Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Pinball Hall of Fame Pinball Museum, Nevada NV, Tim Arnold
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball...

No really, I've been playing pinball since I was a kid. I'm pretty good at it, too. My machines of choice are High Speed, Addams Family, Attack From Mars, and Medieval Madness. I've "won" both Attack from Mars (lucky day for me) and multiple times on High Speed.

I can play two of my favorites at the Hall of Fame. Eventually, I plan on buying my own pin -- probably High Speed because it isn't stupid-expensive like the others. (If I'm not mistaken, the other three are the three most expensive pins. Just my luck. Hey, at least one of my top four is reasonable.)

One of the big roadblocks for my dreams of pinball ownership is Virtual Pinball, which is so good that it almost makes owning the real thing unnecessary. Almost. And the fact that we're talking several thousand dollars for a good machine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Giethoorn, Netherlands
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I actually preferred the old location -- I try to avoid streets with "E." in front of them

But it's a beautiful attraction and not as well-known as it should be, to locals or tourists.

My favorite is Twilight Zone! Terminator 2 is great too.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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The old location was also East of the Strip -- approximately 1/4 mile away. I've been to both locations perhaps a dozen times -- Mostly to see what they have, hoping they have a High Speed machine in. They currently have High Speed 2 and Attack from Mars. I think they also have an Addams Family. But I've never seen Medieval Madness there.

Last time I was there, a few weeks ago, I know I saw a TZ machine.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I actually preferred the old location -- I try to avoid streets with "E." in front of them

But it's a beautiful attraction and not as well-known as it should be, to locals or tourists.

My favorite is Twilight Zone! Terminator 2 is great too.
I wound up on "H" street and Lake Mead at night. That part of town was a bit scary actually.

It is a very nice attraction, My first machine got jammed and they gave me 0.50 cents back. I played Gun's and roses pinball next. Pinball and old-school arcade games create such fond memories for many of us and it's great a space is devoted to this pastime.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:38 PM
 
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I don't think it would be considered a "top" attraction because most tourists don't consider much of anything beyond the strip or Fremont street. I've been there however, as I am a big pinball fan and arcades are a dying breed. The selection of games is great.

I didn't find it hard to get there (took a bus from near the Tropicana) but I ended up taking a cab back because I didn't want to wait for a bus when I wasn't sure when it was coming. I called the cab from the Crown and Anchor bar and had a beer while I waited.

BTW they lend out some of thier machines to the Riviera so they can put them in their arcade. Last time I was in Riviera they has a few oldschool pinball machines like Taxi and some video games like Donkey Kong. The arcade there is generally cleaner and nicer than the one across the street at Circus Circus, though their selection isn't as big.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:49 PM
 
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Love this place, used to frequent this establishment all the time when I lived in Vegas. You can get $5 in quarters and play pinball and other older arcade games for hours on that $5. Good times, anyone who loves pinball or video games in general needs to check this place out. Brings back many memories from when I was a kid.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:12 PM
 
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Ever since I was a young boy, I played the silver ball...

No really, I've been playing pinball since I was a kid. I'm pretty good at it, too. My machines of choice are High Speed, Addams Family, Attack From Mars, and Medieval Madness. I've "won" both Attack from Mars (lucky day for me) and multiple times on High Speed.

I can play two of my favorites at the Hall of Fame. Eventually, I plan on buying my own pin -- probably High Speed because it isn't stupid-expensive like the others. (If I'm not mistaken, the other three are the three most expensive pins. Just my luck. Hey, at least one of my top four is reasonable.)

One of the big roadblocks for my dreams of pinball ownership is Virtual Pinball, which is so good that it almost makes owning the real thing unnecessary. Almost. And the fact that we're talking several thousand dollars for a good machine.
from soho down to brighton I must have played them all

Do they have a website where they list their games? There is a game Mini Pool that i haven't played in decades.

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