Pinball in Canberra?

phototext 14 January 2009 29

Might be the warm weather reminding me of lazy summer days of my youth, I have a hankering to play some pinball.

Anyone know if there any decent machines to play in our fine town?


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zllauh zllauh 2:47 pm 07 Jul 15

forget about the places. Pinball championship is here fellas ! wooh :p
got the news from riotact , lets see who is going to be the undisputed champion 😀

Zed Zed 7:56 pm 17 Jun 15

If you’re in Canberra and like pinball check out vicecityplayers.com

See you soon at the 2015 ACT Pinball Championships!

Z

staria staria 9:30 pm 15 Jan 09

Not quite as exciting, and a bit OT, but anyone remember those old “desk” games? I remember there was a pacman one down the old fish and chip shop growing up… used to beg dad to play, but was turned down – 40c a pop was a bit too steep! :o)

Mick Mick 4:06 pm 15 Jan 09

I have always wanted to start a Pinball devotees website and try to list locations for pinballs around Canberra and/or oz.

I have played the Indy machine at Zone 3 to death (and it did actually die, but may be back now). The 2 machines in Intencity in the mall are almost always dead. (World Cup 96 and Space Jam) I love the Lord of the Rings machine which was down in the Hyperdome movie theatres for a while. Capital Funland has a few in Civic, but last time I was there, the AMF Bowling in Belco didn’t have any.

I too used to love flogging the Getaway II machine at AMF Bowling in Belco. The soundtrack rocked! The Gunners machine is definitely a favourite, also the Junkyard one, which I haven’t seen for ages.

One day I’ll buy one for home 🙂

peterh peterh 9:34 am 15 Jan 09

BOZO said :

Actually it was High Speed II The getaway. Excellent machine with the Turbo boost loop!

thanks for refreshing my memory. used to spend a lot of money at time out in belco on that one.

There is or was a guy in latham that owned KC’s Virtual reality, he used to show us the new pinnies as he got them. got to play T2 before it was released.

BOZO BOZO 9:13 am 15 Jan 09

Actually it was High Speed II The getaway. Excellent machine with the Turbo boost loop!

BOZO BOZO 9:11 am 15 Jan 09

I’m pretty sure it was Getaway II that had the ZZ top soundtrack.

peterh peterh 9:00 am 15 Jan 09

what was the one that had zz top’s La grange as it’s soundtrack?

Danman Danman 7:06 pm 14 Jan 09

Ahh yes – Fish Tales was its name –

peterh peterh 5:35 pm 14 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

You still got it Peter?

nah, my mate had it. he took it with him when he moved to port macquarie. it is a tempting reason to visit when i am up there next.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 5:29 pm 14 Jan 09

You still got it Peter?

peterh peterh 5:04 pm 14 Jan 09

tylersmayhem said :

try a few garage sales, a mate picked up the handpainted kiss pinnie, complete with the backdrop and autographs from the band members… for $200.00

Holy crap – when?! It’s interesting that while the Kiss machines were one of the most produced games, they are also one of the most sort after.

back in the 90’s. he managed to get it restored with some contacts from Timeout at belco mall.

cost him next to nothing. it was a good pinnie to play, being a 20c model. (we just ran up a heap of credits with the door open)

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 4:30 pm 14 Jan 09

try a few garage sales, a mate picked up the handpainted kiss pinnie, complete with the backdrop and autographs from the band members… for $200.00

Holy crap – when?! It’s interesting that while the Kiss machines were one of the most produced games, they are also one of the most sort after.

tylersmayhem tylersmayhem 4:28 pm 14 Jan 09

$6400 for the Gunners machine. I know what I’m buying when I get a new house.

All I’d say dudes is also keep a reasonable budget ready for maintenance. These puppies are old ands do breakdown, and are not always easy to fix. If you were to pay those clowns out in Mitchell to fix a pinny or arcade machine, you’d go broke quickly!

BOZO BOZO 4:09 pm 14 Jan 09

$200 for a Kiss pinny is a bargain. The current going price for a working one is closer to $5,000

justbands justbands 3:46 pm 14 Jan 09

> Gilligans Island or Gone Fishing are my 2 favourites – but gone fishing was my alltime fave.

I don’t recall Gone Fishing. I remember Fish Tales..that was my favourite.

peterh peterh 3:43 pm 14 Jan 09

Holden Caulfield said :

Thanks for the link H1NGO, my previous work had a very old skool machine (only went up to 10,000) and I’d love to get an old rattler for my garage.

try a few garage sales, a mate picked up the handpainted kiss pinnie, complete with the backdrop and autographs from the band members… for $200.00

Danman Danman 2:47 pm 14 Jan 09

Gilligans Island or Gone Fishing are my 2 favourites – but gone fishing was my alltime fave.

phototext phototext 2:34 pm 14 Jan 09

Looks like I’ll have to pay Belconnen a visit.

Cheers folks.

Skidbladnir Skidbladnir 1:12 pm 14 Jan 09

Nothing beats the Twilight Zone machine.

Pinball as a whole was before my time really, but even I know that…

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