Pinball and I

By DirtyDeeds

June 13, 2012

8 years ago

We had two 'pinny parlours' in Werribee - "The Woggies" and 'The Aussies". Both were cool hangouts for us local teenagers. The air was full of underage cigarette smoke, the sounds of Playboy, Space Invaders and Don't Stop Til You Get Enough. The oldest pinnys had no flippers, just playfields full of holes - you could win money on them. Kids would crowd in around Lost World and watch a couple of young guns go head to head. One day Flash arrived - I was in awe! As time went by and we grew up, some of us never grew out of playing the pinnies. I still can't walk by a pinball arcade without going in, and raided the mortgage so I could buy an AC/DC LTBR LE to stand beside my other machine - 'Shark' by Hankin. Happily the missus wanted a 'more friendly' pin so we got a Gilligan's Island. Then I won a WWE in a national final. Then we got a Ghostbusters, then a Rocky and Bullwinkle, then an Aerosmith. What's next?! Lots I hope... Actually, we just got a BreakShot, it's quite unusual and great fun. There's something magical about the lure of a wild silver ball .. . I think I'll go have a game now...

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8 years ago

You are right, video games do not compare to Pinball! Enjoy your pin, but now you will have the urge to buy another! Have fun.

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