If you love pinball and live within a few hours of Newcastle (Australia, I add for our UK readers) – get.in.your.car.now.
For the next 50 hours, Newcastle (& nearby Caves Beach) will host more quality pinball action that Australia’s seen in years.
Want to try Stern’s barely-even announced brand new STAR TREK pinball?
What about a limited edition Wizard of Oz?
If you’d like to be one of the first people in NSW to try them, they’re 2 of 6 games that were unveiled this afternoon at The Commonwealth Hotel in Cooks Hill.
Luke Phillips of LA Games says the full lineup is as follows:
- Wizard of Oz (LE)
- Star Trek (Stern’s latest release)
- AC/DC (fully loaded)
- NBA by Stern (very rare pin)
- Xmen Wolverine (LE)
- Family Guy
- Simpsons Pinball Party
And a short time ago today, he shared the following photo.
The Cooks Hill Hotel has a fully licensed bistro with great food (I’ve been there before) and the area is kid friendly too.
Luke says this pinball setup is a permanent fixture at the pub, and “There’ll be 5-6 pins there at all times.”
So now, the Cooks Hill Hotel joins Pizza & Pinball in Broadmeadow as two permanent high-quality pinball venues in the Newcastle area.
And for another, bigger pinball experience this weekend… there’s Pinfest 2013.
Read all about it (including the full list of games!) right here.