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    surprise to me was the addition of a new Stern Pinball Kiss which was added during my final few hours at SBP Amazingly it would seem that I am the very first player of the game A brand new Kiss is added to the line up The new game s playfield The cabinet artwork I had no idea about the rules of the game so I was trying my best

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/silverballplanet/index5.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    so naturally there is an impressive range of flipper games starting with the largest production pinball Hercules Right the the front is Hercules Behind Hercules are four rows of top quality games The Lord of the Rings leads off this row of seven pinballs Backing onto these are seven more starting with the new Star Trek LE Facing the row above are these eight pins Backing onto those above is another row of eight pinballs The pinballs were in very good condition and the whole area was brightly lit to really show off the nice clean playfields You may have noticed how each machine features either a PinGulp cup holder on one of the legs or a separate adjacent cup holder on a stand to make sure you re never far from refreshments Nearly all the games also feature a swipe card reader next to the coin door Pinballz Kingdom operates a cashless policy for their games so you can buy a play card and add more credits at a card machine Cards can be recharged with cash or credit debit cards This Williams StrikeMaster only accepts a swipe card However many machines also or only take tokens as payment so you can change cash and card credits for tokens if you prefer The familiar token machine This Strikes Spares is tokens only It s hard to roll a swipe card down the playfield so this Stern built Simpsons Kooky Carnival is also token play only Cash is still king though so if you need some there s an ATM too No family entertainment centre would be complete without the opportunity to win physical or virtual armfuls of tickets which can be exchanged for either top brand merchandise or cheap junk at the redemption centre The redemption centre 80 000

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    Narawa station it was around 5 30pm and it was becoming dark However we still needed a 15 minute walk along a road before we arrived at the restaurant You can imagine how scary it was on the way to the restaurant Inside K s Pit restaurant An American style diner has to have a pinball There was a Jack Bot pinball inside the restaurant The working condition of the pinball was very good but unfortunately the dot matrix display was only about 30 visible So I had no idea about my scores and all I could do was to try my best to play the machine The restaurant s Jack Bot machine The Jack Bot had a clean working playfield Unfortunately the display did not work The bar was a very relaxing place for drinks and meals We ordered a jar of beer noodles and fried rice An all American meal Surprisingly my wife did not push me to go this time because she also enjoyed staying there Inside the restaurant We finally left the restaurant at 8pm The next day we took an early flight back to Hong Kong as a full stop to our journey Here is some additional information about K s Pit Address 5 214 18 Transportation By Meitetsu train from Nagoya station to Nakawa station takes 40 minutes plus another 15 minute walk from the station Narawa station Website www kspit com Comments The food and drinks were delicious However the machine s dot matrix display was only 30 visible Update October 2015 The only changes since my last visit to K s Pit restaurant in April 2012 are Business hours have been changed to midday to midnight closed on Tuesday The new opening hours The current game is Star Wars Data East 1992

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/kspitrestaurant/index.html (2016-04-27)
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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    Poker Tour Surprisingly the three pinballs were all in good condition The Lord of the Rings The Sopranos World Poker Tour The replay score on World Poker Tour was set to a low value so it was not difficult for me to get two replays a special and the replay score each game I used one 100 Yen coin to play for more than two hours Eight credits from replays

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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    two hour s drive Arrival at Saloon Their ten pinballs were located near the entrance of Game Corner OXO Williams 1973 Close Encounters of the Third Kind Gottlieb 1978 Joker Poker Gottlieb 1978 Flash Williams 1979 moved from Neverland Xenon Bally 1980 moved from Neverland Banzai Run Williams 1988 Radical Bally 1990 moved from Neverland Gilligan s Island Bally 1991 moved from Neverland The Addams Family Bally 1992 Spider Man Stern 2007 Seven of the ten pinballs at Saloon Flash Xenon Joker Poker Spider Man Gilligan s Island The Addams Family and Banzai Run The other three pinballs Radical Close Encounters of the Third Kind and OXO All games were in good condition This was also my first time seeing Joker Poker in Japan Joker Poker It was also the first time I had ever seen OXO OXO Mr ITO and IK were working hard with their favourite games Games in Saloon Mr ITO demonstrated how to get super high scores on Spider Man Top score on Spider Man Other than pinballs Saloon has other games to enjoy More games in Saloon Here is some additional information about Saloon Opening hours 3pm 3am Tuesday to Friday 1pm 3am on Saturday

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    The pinball was merely in a playable condition It seems it lacked any regular maintenance and the ball had been badly worn New balls please I also found another game Jacks Open Gottlieb 1977 in the centre It is one of my favourite games but it was totally non functional which was quite disappointing Jacks Open but it can t be played Here is some additional information about the DEEP

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  • Pinball News - First and Free
    anxiety Frequently participating in pinball tournaments would be too much for me I noted that there was pinball news and league information posted on a notice board inside Neverland I believe that Neverland is a core element of Japanese pinball In fact I hope that there will be someone in Hong Kong to hold regular tournaments in the future Pinball information and flipper skills The 2012 league rankings The Japan Pinball Wizard 2012 tournament results Other than the six pinballs there is also a mini pinball and some assorted video games The mini pinball game Other games Other games Other games We stayed there for more than six hours and left around 5 30pm However the story was not over since we were continuing to our next pinball location Zools Darts and Music We would have dinner and pinball more play there UPDATE February 2014 One morning during the Chinese New Year holidays in February 2014 I re visited Neverland game arcade The updated list of pinballs is Batman SS Stern 2008 The Champion Pub SS Bally 1998 Dr Dude SS Bally 1990 Quicksilver SS Stern 1980 Xenon SS Bally 1980 Hot Tip EM Williams 1977 All six pinballs at Neverland Players enjoying the machines Mr Horiguchi introduces some ladies to pinball Mr Sato playing Quicksilver Since my last visit in February 2013 Hot Tip Xenon and The Champion Pub had been introduced into Neverland Hot Tip Xenon The Champion Pub Of these the one I loved the most was the Hot Tip I got the high score 1 after spending two hours playing this pinball I believe that this record will soon be easily broken by some good players of Neverland John s high score on Hot Tip This time I met both Mr Sato and Mr Horiguchi in Neverland Mr Sato is one of the major pinball operators in Japan and he is famous for supplying good quality pinballs Mr Sato introduced me the special features of the electromechanical Hot Tip pinball Only 1 300 EM Hot Tip models were produced in June 1977 while 4901 solid state models were made It was one of the last batches of EM pinballs produced anywhere in the world This machine is almost 40 years old but it was still possible to keep it in good condition although it is not an easy task Hot Tip Mr Horiguchi is the Vice President of TPO Tokyo Pinball Organization Country Director forJapan of the IFPA International Flipper Pinball Association and also a staff member of Neverland He showed me schedule of 2014 pinball events in Tokyo Pinball events for 2014 In addition he also showed me all of the Japanese pinball tips manuals he produced when he was still working for Data East pinball They are quite amazing Japanese pinball manuals Mr Horiguchi and I had a one to one tournament on the Hot Tip pinball As expected I was totally defeated One to one tournament with Horiguchi san Finally Mr Horiguchi made

    Original URL path: http://www.pinballnews.com/sites/neverland/index.html (2016-04-27)
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    not easily located by a foreigner like me Beer Café Zinc s front view The opening hours and the menu I was the first one of our group to arrive at the Beer Café and by 6pm there were few other guests there yet The bar area A Medieval Madness pinball there was in the bar and it was in excellent condition The two flippers were powerful enough to reach every part of the playfield o Medieval Madness I got high score 1 without any difficulty However this was soon replaced by newer high scores made first by Mr IK and then ZZY My early high score There was a total of four Japanese pinball friends who also showed up that night They were Mr Ito ZZY who also visited at Neverland that morning Yasuda and IK We were playing the pinball while drinking the beer and enjoying the snacks One of the drinks and one of the dinner snacks A competition with Mr Yasuda and ZZY Another competition with Mr ITO and IK We stayed at the Beer Café Zinc until 9 30pm but the story did not end there we continued on to the next pinball location the Mikado at Takanobaba for our favourite game Attacks from Mars General information about the Beer Café Zinc is as follows Transportation A 10 minute walk from north exit of JR Nakano station or Nakano subway station Telephone 03 5343 2164 Business hours 11 30 15 00 17 00 05 00 Mon to Sun Pinball cost 100 Yen USD1 0 per 3 ball game Website r gnavi co jp g225500 Comments Machine was in excellent condition UPDATE September 2015 The only change since my last visit to Zools bar in February 2013 is that current game is High Speed 2 The

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