I just got back from another trip to Vegas and the PHoF. I have been there at least 15 times, and I have to to call BS on girloveswaffles and anyone else who disses. I was there yesterday, and there were only about 10 machines ooo, about 15 had issues but were still fun and playable, and the vast majority that I played (dozens, including wood rail machines like Ace High from the fifties), as well as watched people play, worked beauty. And there are at least 175 pins there.
There ain't no kind of emphasis on Stern either. I played Cyclone (my new fave--anyone in Cali have one for sale?), Comet, Ace High, Grand Prix, Fireball, Canada Dry(!), Black Hole, Black Knight (and BK2K), Impacto, Kingpin, Lawman, Meteor, Nugent, Popeye, Royal Flush, Funhouse, Space Station, Space Mission, two out of the three Star Trek machines they have, and a dozen others I can't think of right now. They all played great. Who cares if there are a bunch of non-pins too? Tell me you can't rock a little Defender or a little Bulldozer game. Or a claw machine that always wins? Or Runts for a quarter? Or Cactus Cooler and Squirt in the soda machine? Plus, the whole vibe is just so happy. While I was there last time, a limo full of guys pulled up and took all kinds of pics of themselves out in front, and then a million more as they rocked the place for hours. I watched family after family come in on Sunday after church or whatever, and smile the whole time.
I go to Vegas for three things: Craps (don't pass/don't come only, thank you very much), PHoF, and the restaurant Firefly. I always come home happy.
PHoF is a must-go for any pinhead. They also have an annex at the Riveria at the end of the strip. There they have about 20+ pins, including such beauties as Triple Action and Taxi.
They just bought the lot next door (cheap) where there used to be a strip club. They are talking about expanding. It sound promising. Yesssssssss.
PHoF is the real happiest place on Earth.
(The ONLY negative I can think of is that they don't raise the backend of the older machines enough. I would jack them all just a tad to speed up play a bit. Still... that's nitpicking.)