Location: 142 Albert Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
Date: 22nd November, 2014

Report by John

In November 2014, my wife and I took a trip to Australia (Sydney, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Cairns).  Brisbane was the third destination on our trip.

After unloading our luggage at the hotel, we immediately proceeded to the first pinball location - Timezone on Albert Street.

It took us around 10 minutes to travel from the Central Station to the Queen Street Mall.

Queen Street Mall in Brisbane
Queen Street Mall in Brisbane

Timezone is located in the middle of the Albert Street.

Timezone arcade
Timezone arcade

Timezone had four pinballs. They were:

  • Big Hurt (Gottlieb, 1995)

  • AC/DC (Stern, 2012)
  • The Lord of the Rings (Stern, 2003)

  • The Simpsons Pinball Party (Stern, 2003)

Timezone's four pinball
Timezone's four pinballs

This was the first time I had played the game Big Hurt.  It is one of the most amazing games I have seen.

Frank Thomas's Big Hurt
Frank Thomas's Big Hurt

Big Hurt's playfield
Big Hurt's playfield

It seems that the Brisbane Pinball Club holds a regular pinball tournament at Timezone on the last Sunday and Tuesday of each month. If I were living in Brisbane I would certainly like to join it.

Brisbane Pinball Club meetings
Brisbane Pinball Club meetings

As usual, Timezone has other fun games.  The ones my wife and I loved the most were Pac-Man Smash and Horse Play.

Pac-Man Smash and Horse Play
Pac-Man Smash and Horse Play

After playing the Pac-Man Smash with my wife for around 5 minutes, I was the eventual winner (the right player). (^o^) 

Winning score on Pac-Man Smash
The winning score on Pac-Man Smash

However, I sweated a lot and was totally exhausted. I needed to take a rest of a few minutes before finally departing. (/_\)

Additional information about Timezone on Albert Street is as follows:

  • Opening hours: 9am - midnight

  • Public transport: A 10-minute walk from Central Station

  • Admission fee: Free

  • Pinball cost: AUD1.00 for a 3-ball game

  • Website:  facebook.com/TimezoneBrisbane

  • Comments: The four pinballs were in above-average condition. 


Since this visit, Timezone has changed hands and is now called iPlay Australia.

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