SILVER BALL PLANET
Report by Stefan Riedler of RS-Pinball
Thinking of visiting the Silver Ball Planet pinball arcade in Osaka? It might not be as easy as you think, so Stefan Riedler - who has visited the location several times - has written this useful guide showing the best way to get there.
He also updates us on the most recent arrivals which he discovered at the arcade during his trip there in June 2017.
Step 1: Exit the airport on the 1ST FLOOR.
Step 2: Go to the BUS AREA.
Step 3: At BUS STATION C you can buy a bus ticket for Bus 7 which costs 1,550 Yen (around €13) and can be paid for by credit card. The timetable for Bus 7 can be found at kate.co.jp/en/timetable/detail/UH.
Step 4: When the bus arrives, enter and tell them you want to go to the SHINSAIBASHI area. The journey takes around one hour.
Step 5: Leave the bus at the second stop in Shinsaibashi, at the HOTEL NIKKO.
Step 6: Looking at the front of Hotel Nikko, turn LEFT.
Step 7: Walk two blocks to the APPLE STORE.
Step 8: Turn RIGHT following the front of the Apple Store.
Step 9: Walk around 250m and the BIG STEP shopping centre is on the right.
Step 10: Go right next to STARBUCK'S to the elevator.
Step 11: Take the elevator to the THIRD FLOOR.
Step 12: Exit the elevator to the RIGHT.
Step 13: You have arrived at the SILVER BALL PLANET PINBALL ARCADE.
The favourite games of the founder of the Silver Ball Planet Pinball Arcade, Yuske Namba, are Capt. Fantastic & the Brown Dirt Cowboy and Rolling Stones - older games but with great original artwork.
The seven machines marked as new arrivals at the Arcade are:
Here's a video showing all the games at the Silver Ball Planet Pinball Arcade.
© Pinball News 2017