Some of you may remember that I was over in Sydney for Christmas and I mentioned that I visited a few arcades whilst I was out there. Well here is the first of two long over due reviews.
First up I came across Kingpin Bowling Lounge which was situated in Darling Harbour, Sydney. This place was obviously, as you can tell from the photos below, very new and had a really funky design and layout. Instead of the usual row of 30 odd lanes, this place had them broken up into sets of four which gave it a nice intimate feel.
Enough of the bowling and on to the games. The first thing that hit me was how spaced out all the machines were. They definitely could have put some more machines into the space they had. Maybe I’m just being greedy. As for the standard of the machines; they were in great condition, as you would expect from a newly opened complex. On offer were old favourites like Daytona along with some newer games like Mario Kart, Time Crisis 4, Warzaid, Superbikes and Alien Extermination. Also on site were a couple of other classics in the shape of a multi-game retro cocktail cabinet, a crane and a basketball shooting game.
This place is definatley worth checking out if your ever in the neigbourhood, especially if your out with a group of friends. A very cool place indeed!
Nice review, not sure if I’ll ever get a chance to visit Oz but if I do it’d be cool to check out some arcades. They definently could beef up their selection at this place although it’s obvious that the focus is on bowling and not arcade gaming. At least they do have some new games though.
Yeah it was a pretty nice place, look out for the up coming review of the other arcade I found. It was awesome, they had a pretty damn good selection for the size of the place.