They say that a picture tells a thousand words. Based on that adage, this article would be over 42,000 words! Luckily for you all, we won’t bore you with too many words and allow the photos to speak for themselves.
First, let’s set the scene: when we travelled to the US and Canada last August, we found quite a few interesting places – A Gamer’s Paradise was one very interesting place that we did visit. Adjacent to the Pinball Hall Of Fame on East Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas, one cannot miss A Gamer’s Paradise (Ed: If you have, then you missed out!). Entering this store was like stepping back to the local entertainment and gaming stores we frequented back in the 80s and early 90s – there was Sega, Nintendo, Atari, Commodore, Coleco and all other classic gaming brands from the good old days. Oh yeah, there was also pinball and arcade games to take up your time if you are done shopping for your retro goodies.
Not only did we have a few pinball games and pick up a few games for the Atari Jaguar and Sega CD, we were drooling at the museum pieces in the glass cabinets. So, without further ado, we present A Gamer’s Paradise for your viewing pleasure!
Yours truly with the abandon arcade machine – what wonders will await us inside?
Hello more paradise!
So that’s how the North American Dreamcast kiosks look like!
Oh my, that is one seriously huge N64 kiosk!
Play some arcade machines while browsing for your retro goodies
If you prefer pinball, then you are in luck too!
The great wall of Sega!
Always look up, you never know what you might miss!
What do we have up here then? Whoa!
Is that Keith Courage for the TurboGrafx-16 down there?
Whoa, Jaguar merch!
What to do first – play pinball or check out those NES carts?
Look at those shelves! Oh yeh, check out Samus!
Do my eyes deceive me, is that a Philips Videopac 7000 (aka: Magnavox Odyssey 2)?
Did someone say they need Odyssey games? Here you go
Williams’ SlugFest for $1500! Bargain!
We’d like to stick around with these awesome pixelated magnets!
Ello, ello, ello, what do we have up here then…
Play me! Well, that’s what it says!
Let’s check out this glass cabinet then!
Oh my, a Quiz Wiz! Even Donkey Kong seems to like it!
I’d love that gorgeous Tele-Games and Sega Pico!
A very intelligent vision!
Oo’er, those are lovely comp
We’ll start at the bottom – oh Galaga!
Now that is a cheap Famicom 20th anniversary Game Boy Micro
Here come the Atari 8-bits!
Oh yes, the Atari 800 lurking in the background!
Mattel’s ill-fated Aquarius
More exotic old school gear to drool over!
Um, this SNES Counter Tester system is beyond beautiful!
Last museum glass cabinet. Let’s take a closer look…
Oo’er, a Wondermega, I mean a JVC X’Eye
A Magnavox CD-i! Did Philips know about it? *wink*
The Atari monstrosity!
*Gulp* Sega Channel on the CDX! Wow!
As we exit A Gamer’s Paradise, we wave goodbye to the lonely arcade machine