What pinball machines, or other coin op games have had a place in your life?
Where were they?
A pizza parlor? An amusement park? A game arcade? A candy store?
There is a place in Las Vegas, Nevada, where you can play many pinball and coin op games from your past...
The Pinball Hall Of Fame.
No admission is charged. Simply pay per game as you always have, by dropping a quarter or two in the slot. Essentially it is a pinball dominated game room, with machines from across numerous decades. It is an incredible place.
No intimidation. It's not a sales office. Nobody will say boo to you. Just walk in, exchange bills for quarters in a change machine, walk around, be amazed and play.
The collection of machines slowly changes from time to time. Personally I very much enjoy the analog pinball machines of the 70s; those machines with rolling wheel numbers, prior to the digital displays which replaced them.
They have some of the oddball games of skill which I remember seeing most often at amusement park game rooms.
Recently I saw Missile Command and Asteroids there, as well as older electromechanical games from companies such as Chicago Coin. Remember Speedway?
As well, I saw Captain Fantastic (pinball) and KISS (pinball). I don't think that the KISS machine was there a few months ago, but it is there now.
The Pinball Hall Of Fame is located on Tropicana, approximately three miles east of The Strip (Las Vegas Boulevard).
If you were standing on Tropicana between NYNY and Excalibur, and went east, going past the MGM Grand and The Tropicana Hotel, past Hooters Hotel, and keep going that way for 3 miles, you will arrive at The Pinball Hall Of Fame. If you are a tourist and have a rental car, it is certainly easy and worthwhile to go.
3330 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, Nevada 89121
Check out the official website (after bookmarking this blog please)