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Canberra Gaming Arcades?

By stonedwookie - 28 June 2009 32

Since intencity was cut in half at belconnen mall the arcade scene in canberra has been pretty lame.

Anyone know of any other good arcades around canberra?

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figwhistler 6:40 pm 18 Dec 10

Canberra really needs a gaming arcade. Without it, what else can we do in the city centres besides shop and eat? -.- A Timezone, Galaxy World or a revamped Intencity would be awesome.

I wanna make a TTT2 scene happen here!

Holden Caulfield 10:21 am 09 Aug 10

…oh, and Sega Rally Championship, of course.

Holden Caulfield 10:21 am 09 Aug 10

Mad Dog McCree at Happy Days in Civic was, erm, I think the term these days is, fully sik!

Bring back Phillip Amusement Cetre, tha place rocked on a Friday night – very strict dress code though. No flannel, no heavy metal t-shirt, no skin tight blue jeans, no entry.

Lazy I 11:57 pm 08 Aug 10

dvaey said :

grunge_hippy said :

why go out and pay $1 or more for 30 seconds of a game when you can get a better experience at home with xbox’s playstations and wii’s etc…

Or for those who dont want to spend a weeks food budget on a computer game disc, MAME will let you play all your favourite old arcade games for free, and you dont even need a super expensive console either.

Paying money for a games console isnt a much better investment than paying money for a go on an arcade game. You still cant do anything but game with it.

BerraBoy68 said :

I can’t understand why anybody would want to visit an arcade any more.

Must be like those same people who’ll go spend $7 to hire a new release DVD or spend $30 on the new Britney Spears CD or Hollywood movie, when there are cheaper (sometimes free) alternatives.

..and by free you mean ‘pirated’. Sure there are a few that have been released for free.. but 99.9% of the MAME roms out there are commercial… you can’t really price compare it to paying for something legitimately.

Metro was the arcade in Woden interchange, spent some money there.. especially when Mortal Kombat 2 and Daytona were released. The arcades were awesome in Canberra before they got commercialised like Intencity in Belconnen. Still remember when Mortal Kombat 2 was released, the crowd around it lasted for weeks, Daytona and cruising USA were the same, you’d just go and watch it for the awesome graphics 🙂

ErkzO 10:52 pm 08 Aug 10

JVAL said :

Pretty sure there was a Time Zone in Woden in the mid 90’s too. Good Times

Yeh, that place was isane. Good old times from when I was a wee kid.

JVAL 10:03 am 22 May 10

Combat Zone was the one next to Coles back in the 90’s, and there was Metro at the woden bus interchange that held up until 2000 then closed, the short lived Matrix.net at the Hyperdome where St. George Bank is now. It’s sad about Intensity, probably won’t be long before that vanishes completely either. Pretty sure there was a Time Zone in Woden in the mid 90’s too. Good Times

bd84 11:07 pm 20 Jan 10

Hells_Bells74 said :

When I worked in a Mawson, twenty years ago I used to hang out sometimes at a downstairs arcade at Mawson shops, is that long gone now?

I still miss Pot Black!

Probably died about 20 years ago.. lol

Hells_Bells74 5:08 pm 20 Jan 10

When I worked in a Mawson, twenty years ago I used to hang out sometimes at a downstairs arcade at Mawson shops, is that long gone now?

I still miss Pot Black!

motleychick 4:08 pm 20 Jan 10

Capital Funland in Garema Place. Haven’t been there for a few years but they are still around. They have pool tables as well.

ErkzO 2:39 pm 20 Jan 10

Any one know of any arcades in canberra with DDR machine/s?. I know the tugerannong bowling alley has one.

cooko 12:51 pm 09 Jul 09

You can still play Galaga at Theo’s Take Away in Kambah for 20c.

Only difference if that my knees now won’t fit under the machine.

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