I was in Vegas for a week during the World Series of Poker and found some time for my wife and I to play a little pinball. We played at the PHOF and at NYNY (and just a bit at the Rio).
We always stop here when in Vegas usually its not crowded and this past Sunday traffic was fairly light. Every time we come we find a few games with some issues, but for the most part we can find enough playable games to enjoy ourselves. This time was different, with the exception of GB, every game I put money into (pin or video) had some sort of problem.
I tried to play:
spyhunter video- weapons van button would not work making the game unplayable
Kiss premium- bad switch in genes head, trough opto issue
WW- several switches not working, cant advance through game
Tron LE- multiple ball launches, slings not working
RS- dozer didn't work, mini flipper didn't work, display issues
Bally Kiss- unplayable
Totan- stole .75
Those were the first 6 games I tried to play, I was then able to play GB but I think it was running different code than the one at NYNY but Im not sure. GB played ok.
I am very thankful to Tim for allowing the public to enjoy his collection but man he sure needs some help in there.
My wife and I playing GB at PHOF...
Next I played at the Rio only because I found a Stern Kiss in the Kiss store in the Masquerade area of the Rio. Played great.
Every one was gorgeous with a few mods on each game, best routed line up I have ever seen
The operator of the games was there working on the ST , I introduced myself and quickly found out he was very friendly and loved to talk pinball. Interestingly enough he told me IM was the best earner in that current line up.
I finally got to play a WOZ that actually worked, the one at the PHOF has never worked correctly every time I have been there. I really want to like this game but so far I cant get into it...I will keep trying
Comparing GOT and GB side by side was an eye opener, GOT looks barren and boring. GB just screams fun and I'm not even a fan of the theme...the game is a blast, my wife and I both loved it and we will probably own one soon. I also want to point out that the GB at NYNY has a center post installed which made it a bit more fun to play than the GB at the PHOF which was more of a drain monster.
GOT vs. GB