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Poison Girl barcade in Houston TX

By HighProtein

5 years ago

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#78 5 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Looks like they've updated their lineup since I visited last summer. But how sad that the best pinball lineup in America's 4th largest city is in such dismal condition.

I would rank Poison Girl as somewhere around the 3rd best lineup (not including private collections), but first? Maybe in the dank bar category.

#85 5 years ago
Quoted from TopMoose:

Getting around is difficult in Houston. My business travels usually only take me to the city center or the southern and western suburbs, so I haven't made it up to the Game Preserve. Next time I'm in town, where do you recommend I go?

I didn't realize you were not a native, so maybe PG is the best place for you. That said, I prefer Joystix (first and last Friday of every month) and The Game Preserve has a nice lineup (membership based). Also, the Lonestar Pinball Museum, is really cool (great atmosphere) and worth a visit (bit of a drive to Hockley).

Edit: Not to mention Brian's collection (may be invitation only, although you could always just show up on his doorstep). Are you really up to 37 games?

#100 5 years ago

Looks like the wife and I might make Joystix this Friday. Grandma's in town, so the baby is taken care of.

#130 5 years ago

Went to Joystix last night with the wife and had a good time. There were a lot of couples and groups of friends there. I didn't see many families at all, which I think is kind of a bummer. But with all the cussing, liquid cigarette smoking (which was almost as smelly as a real cigarette), overcrowding, etc. I can understand why.

This is a great place to play the newer games. All of the Sterns were fun (seemed like they had about 20 Sterns). And I got a lot of time on WOZ (had two versions, one 75th), which I hadn't played much before. They have some awesome newer vids and skill games as well, along with some great classics. I had never played Discs of Tron before, but I got some time on it and really enjoyed it.

The classic Bally/Williams are somewhat neglected. CFTBL, MB, CV - flipper problems. NGG, CC - resets. I think MM, Comet and WD were the only classics I played that worked. Many other classics were either turned off or sitting there with a ball trapped (Congo, amongst others).

All in all, it's a great place if you want to play a lot of games for 15 bucks and are willing to accept the bad with the good (downtown, large crowds, limited hours, etc.).

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