SAFFRON BAKERY CAFE May 18, 2013, 4:06 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago Our roving reporter John hears news of an elecro-mechanical pinball in Hong Kong, so he heads to Stanley Plaza in Dtanley to find out what they have.
ODAIBA May 18, 2013, 4:05 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago A year after his first visit to the Itchome Shopping Street in Odaiba, our roving reporter John returns to find some new titles amongst the ten pinballs to enjoy.
MIKADO GAME CENTRE May 18, 2013, 4:04 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago This time our roving reporter John visits Tokyo's shopping and fashion district to find three of the most popular Bally and Williams titles in great condition.
TAITO INN May 18, 2013, 4:03 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago Our roving reporter John shows us round another gaming centre in Tokyo and checks out their pinball section with three classic early '90s games.
TOY SAPIENS May 18, 2013, 4:02 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago Nestling among full-size and miniature models of Terminators and Marvel characters, John - our roving reporter - finds two pristine Stern pinballs in this most unusual toy store.
EBARA GAME CORNER May 18, 2013, 4:01 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago In his next report from Tokyo, our roving reporter John finds a 43-year-old single-player pinball in an arcade on the city's outskirts.
SHIBAMATA HIGH COLLAR ALLEY May 18, 2013, 4:00 am PDT 4 days, 20 hours ago Our roving reporter John brings us the first of a new batch of reports from Tokyo, and this time he visits the uniquely-Japanese High Collar Alley shopping centre.
CHICAGO BARCADE PINS HOPES ON PINBALL May 16, 2013, 2:00 pm PDT 6 days, 10 hours ago A major expansion sees a Chicago barcade build a new pinball arcade filled with the latest games, with support from Stern Pinball.
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Location: Melbourne, Australia
20c isn't there - that was the price for years in Australia.
I know a room of musical tunes
Some rhyme, some ching, most of them are clockwork
Let's go into the other room and make them work
Syd Barrett 1946-2006 RIP
Reproductions: Williams Wild Card, Gottlieb Volley, Rock-Ola World's Series, Chicago
Sorry about not having every currency listed, since I'm not a student of high finance. Most probably the amounts I did list aren't accurate, other than the US coins. Wolf, I'm sure if I had included "someone spotted me a game" as a choice you would have come up with something else to fuss about. :)
My first game was in 1982. Haunted House by Gottlieb. An all time classic, the music, the triple playfield, the eight flippers, the upside down basement. I loved it. And all for just 10p, which I guess was about 25 cents.
Now that would be a bit hefty,...the pricing when i discovered pinball (mid/late 70's) was [1DM - 2 Credits] [2DM - 5 Credits] [5DM - 14 Credits] which means 25DM would have been 70 Credits minimum (without a multiplier set like for the other coins) which again was almost twice as much than a Bally machine from that time would have displayed because of the max.credits-restriction of 40 Credits,...
Older games like Magnotron for instance (EM) still had a 50Pfennig slot even (50pf=half a DM) which gave 2 Plays for that, so either 50pf or 1DM per play was definitely a lot more appropriate than 25DM,...
And as for the question: I fear i dont remember that anymore, but i think my very first pinball game was when someone of my family was letting me play a few balls,...
Currently Owned Pinballs: SoccerKings/Zaccaria -<->- Raven/Gottlieb-Premier
For that reason I voted 25 cents. In the mid 70s it was the worth of about DM 0,50 (or 50 Pfennig). Pricing was just raised to DM 0,50 for one 5-ball-game. But there were still some tables around were you got 2 games for 50 Pf and even a few older for 20 Pf a game.
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