Location: 4th floor of RaRa Building, 2-1-5 Sanno, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Report by John
During the Chinese New Year holidays in February 2013, I visited Tokyo with my wife on my leisure trip.
On day two, we first visited the Banana Punch Karaoke Restaurant (バナナ パンチ レストラン) in the morning. We arrived at it's home - the RaRa building - around 10:30am, but the Banana Punch was not open yet. So, we had to stay in the McDonalds in the basement for a further 30 minutes.
I ran into Banana Punch on the fourth floor at 11:00am sharp, before any other guests had arrived.
There were four pinballs there: Apollo 13 (Sega), Independence Day (Sega), Twister (Sega) and Goldeneye (Sega). Unfortunately, the Apollo 13 and Twister were out of order at that moment. I was quite excited since I had never seen either a Twister or a Goldeneye before.
The working conditions of both Goldeneye and Independence Day were acceptable. In particular, the 2 flippers of the Independence Day were very powerful, although the 2 slingshots were very weak. In fact, weak slingshots favoured me, since it wasn't easy for the ball to go down the outlanes. So it was not difficult for me to get replays.
I stayed there for ninty minutes, and left around 12:30pm for my next pinball location, Playground 20 at Ebisu(恵比寿) of Shibuya-ku (渋谷区).
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