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Flash Back, Melbourne
« on: July 06, 2011, 08:33:45 PM »
Here is a couple of picks taken from a magazine I have on how to beat Space Invaders, it has a couple of picks of Flash Back that was on Bourke st Melbourne around late 70s to the early 80s. I went to this place in my younger days and still have a token from there when I playd the machines.
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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2011, 08:39:06 PM »
I used to go there as well great place and so many memories, late 70s early 80s in those days there were quite a few pinny places around in the city!

Boy I miss those great simple days....where did they go???

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2011, 08:57:25 PM »
Looks cool but I don't miss them days at all....  Early 80s all I wanted was out of dads ball bag lol. !*!

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2011, 09:01:54 PM »
What Daniel you were still jumping from ball to ball in the 70s/80s.......mmmmm now we know how you got so interested in toys with balls eh!!??

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2011, 09:42:46 PM »
Great pictures thanks I spent many a days playing there and all the other city hang outs  #@#

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 04:18:37 PM »
how remembers
leisure centre...
southern cross bowl...
chaddie bowl...
oakleigh wog shops...
great times in the 70,s

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2012, 09:04:55 PM »
I to used to hang around here a lot, I remember they had an Atari Hurcules
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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2012, 09:16:30 PM »
Looks cool but I don't miss them days at all....  Early 80s all I wanted was out of dads ball bag lol. !*!

when were you born?? i didnt get out of the ball bag till 81 i guess as i came along in 82 lol ahaha

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2012, 09:40:05 AM »
I went into a TimeZone or maybe was an intensity the other day and there was no pinnies to be seen. A sad sight indeed. Guess I missed the golden age of pinball halls.

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2012, 12:01:30 PM »
I went into a TimeZone or maybe was an intensity the other day and there was no pinnies to be seen. A sad sight indeed. Guess I missed the golden age of pinball halls.

i was there i think **).i now have my own "pinball hall" /parlour,like many others here.
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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2012, 11:51:26 PM »
Oh the joy.... used to go their  and play on a Friday night. 2 floors of nothing but pinball's.

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2012, 12:13:07 PM »
Oh the joy.... used to go their  and play on a Friday night. 2 floors of nothing but pinball's.
that'd be nice to one day be able to do that again.
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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2012, 12:56:30 PM »
Wish I grew up back then. I had playtimes and timezones when I was younger that had a few pins, some good shooting games but mainly redemption crap. The timezone near me currently has a lotr limited edition and a deceptions transformers limited. The transformers is out of order and the lotr has a dodgy plunger but is playable. Sad they don't get more seeing as they get played a fair bit compared to most of the crap in that place.

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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2012, 02:48:47 PM »
Love looking at the old photos of the arcade places. ^^^I still have the same first four arcade machines in the second photo in the shed.
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Re: Flash Back, Melbourne
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2012, 03:14:00 PM »
I remember them like yesterday. Wall to wall pinballs and no video crap. Those were the days.

Flashback in Elizabeth St had the infamous "out of order" on the SYSY80 machines - Black Hole, Spirit and Haunted House. I used to catch a train into the city in the early 80's to play these games, as Dad's Business NEVER sited any Gottliebs after the issues with SYS1 machines. Just Ballys and Sterns. So I used to travel into the city to play the "other" games.

I went to the movies over the school holidays. The arcade at Epping Plaza was a ghost town. Full of redeption rubbish and dedicated video machines. The cinema is full of kids, and the arcade was a ghost town. One pinball - big Buck Hunter. How bloody stupid to site a game like that in an arcade ?

The "good old days", you had to line up your 20 cent piece and wait your turn. Videos killed arcades. Now we have a generation of kids stuck to computer screens !
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