AAA Editor Notes
Pinball Hall of Fame is e. of the Strip at 1610 E. Tropicana Dr. (just w. of Spencer St.). Pinball aficionados should head straight for this collection of more than 200 vintage machines and arcade games, most of them from the '60s, '70s and '80s, pinball's glory days. They include Night Rider, complete with buxom truck stop waitress artwork; Bally's Captain Fantastic, featuring the Rocket Man himself, Elton John; and the Wizard, with the Who's Roger Daltrey and Ann-Margret striking a provocative pose on the back glass. There are also more modern games, including Star Trek and Game of Thrones.Wonderfully cheesy pinball art graces machines with names like Kings & Queens, Aquarius, Star-Jet and Impacto. Rarities include Gottlieb's Challenger, a two-player, head-to-head machine with flippers at opposite ends of the table, and The Pinball Circus, a vertical machine. Handwritten index cards provide brief histories. Machines in various stages of disrepair await restoration. You'll also see classic arcade games (shooting gallery rifles, mechanical baseball) and early '80s video games like Space Invaders and Asteroids.