Location: 135 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
In the next report in his series covering pinball locations in San Francisco, our roving reporter John finds an impressive collection of new Stern machines in a shopping centre.
In September 2012, I visited the San Francisco as my first stop of my trip to USA.
After visiting the China Town in the afternoon of my first day in SFO, I set off on the walk to the Metreon shopping mall for the first stop on my pinball journey.
It took me around 20 minutes to get from China Town to the Metreon. It wasn't a difficult walk for us, since the temperature was around 15°C.
The Metreon is a shopping centre with a cinema on the top floor. Based on my limited information, I only knew that some pinballs might be on the top floor of this building.
When I first arrived at the top floor, I found a small video game corner there. Logically, the pinballs should have been there. However, they were not there as expected.
Without any other options, I made one last search of the top floor before giving up. Luckily, I found seven pinball machines located in a hidden area opposite the game corner.
There was nobody playing pinballs, so I could play any I wanted.
The conditions of the pinballs were good, and it was easy to get high scores and replays.
I continued playing pinballs there until my wife forced me to go because the Metreon had nothing to interest her. So I had to go, even though my pinball needs felt unsatisfied.
General information about the Metreon is as follows:
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