PDA

View Full Version : Name and shame: Poorly maintained pinball tables.



NextWish
13th January 2007, 11:58 AM
Intencity, located in the Macquarrie Shopping Center (Sydney, AUS) is the first contestant:

1) Six months ago - Things hole started to malfunction and their six was to super glue a square tazo from a chip packet over the hole.
2) The flippers need a complete rebuild
3) The bookcase is broken
4) Every time you make the upper ramp shot the electronics used to signify a free game activate, meaning if you can actually make the shot due to the shitty flippers the machine is loud as hell - it does have a plus side, that being ramp combos have never sounded soooo good.
5) Balls get stuck when going down the right outlane and you have to slap the crap out of the table, risking a tilt.
6) Usual broken switches....



http://sa.nextwish.org/Hosted/DSC00091%231.jpg
http://sa.nextwish.org/Hosted/DSC00090%231.jpg
http://sa.nextwish.org/Hosted/DSC00089%231.jpg

http://sa.nextwish.org/Hosted/DSC00092%231.jpg

LOTR4U
13th January 2007, 07:17 PM
Yeah, already told that smacktard owner the machine stuffed. Lost 2 bucks in there and he said "thanks for telling him it was broken"..........

Um an the $2.00 dollars I just lost :unsure

durrrrrrr i can offer you $2 worth of credit on another machine. WTF
That response was so SMACKTARDISH it weren't funny.! :x

GEE
30th January 2007, 01:47 AM
I saw a Shaq near Maryborough recently where the operator had BOGGED UP WITH PUTTY one of the upkicker holes...!

You'd think it would have been easier to just repair the upkicker.

Oh, and the right flipper was completely broken, which is a bit of a problem given that all balls launch initially onto the right flipper.

mamejay
30th January 2007, 11:58 AM
Not sure if its there still but at Barcode at the Crown casino they have a Stern Playboy. Its totally ****ed. I could not believe it. The playfield is black. Looks like someone poured a drink all over it and the dirt is just sticking to everything. Flippers stick.
I can't believe a machine that is so new was in such poor shape. Anyone else see that one?

stu
30th January 2007, 01:37 PM
how long ago you at barcode....me thinks it's no more now

i think they are changing it into something else

Mr_Staypuft
30th January 2007, 02:23 PM
Barcode is no longer at Crown.

It's now in King Street, near Melbourne's famous "Inflation" nightclub.

(Sadly, it's also near a whole bunch of strip clubs,
which means you have to avoid a bunch of dickheads whilst on a pinball crawl)

jumpydoctor
30th January 2007, 05:42 PM
GEE
I saw a Shaq near Maryborough recently where the operator had BOGGED UP WITH PUTTY one of the upkicker holes...!

You'd think it would have been easier to just repair the upkicker.

Oh, and the right flipper was completely broken, which is a bit of a problem given that all balls launch initially onto the right flipper.

Yes Yes Yes
This is a top contender for the crapper of the year, has been like this for ages and the rest of the machines there are on par. At the Matilda near Gympie, worth it to pull in for a laugh to ease the tension of a long drive.

Shibster
1st March 2007, 02:03 PM
Werribee 10 Cinema.

Stargate and Independance Day

Weak Flippers and balls get caught all over the place.....meaning you need to smack the shit out of them to get them to work.

Also the ID day has the works coin mech in the world.....always jammed with coins.

Shame Shame Shame

con
1st March 2007, 05:31 PM
Princes Entertainment Centre Carnegie Melbourne

Addams family - poor condition, dirty playfield, bumpers dead, weak flippers, general illumination -non existant, centre scoop loose,
machine not levelled correctly ( leaning left), broken swamp upstand
targets.

Indiana jones - a bit better than the rest. left flipper sticks, miniplayfield dead, bumpers weak

South park - waste of money, rooted to much stuffed to mention

Tales of The Arabian Nights - rooted dmd display, broken centre ramp, faulty genie magnet, not levelled correctly

Overall pinballs are in a sad state i am amazed there still operating as
jont is like a ghost town, tightarse operator!

TheYellowDart
1st March 2007, 09:48 PM
Galaxy World on the top level of Market City in Haymarket, Sydney.

World Poker Tour machine has a fairly dirty playfield, a few quite worn rubbers (the rubber behind the centre drop targets looks like it's going to snap any second) and a quite annoying issue where it thinks that there's one extra ball on the table than there is during a multiball, so sometimes during a multiball when you run out of balls the machine just sits there thinking there's still one out there.

Shibster
5th March 2007, 01:59 PM
Pipeworks Lesuire Markets Coburg......

Judge Dredd

The most dirty machine i have seen.

Playfield grapichs? What playfield graphics....the machine is soooo dirty the playfields black.

Hit Left Ramp? with what? the flippers so weak it struggles to move at all....

Steer Clear!

hamish_nz
5th March 2007, 02:13 PM
worst I have seen where in Cabramatta the arcade across from the station.

TZ with a wooden drawer handle for a shooter.
all where filthy most where broken alot of machines.
30+

fatgal65
5th March 2007, 08:02 PM
:D couln't help ourselves called in on The Shaq at Gympie Matilda on our weekend roadtrip. The bog has been replaced by milk bottle and clear silican gave it a go any way flippers both working but very soft, made a basket and in shut down and whent into test mode:unsure :unsure so we moved onto Point Blank it has a gourgeous pink sheen to the screen and the guns only work about 2 inches off the screen and to reload you need to shoot over your shoulder:D :D :D my vote is for Gympie Matilda for the worstest ever

The Pinny Parlour
5th March 2007, 10:19 PM
worst I have seen where in Cabramatta the arcade across from the station.

TZ with a wooden drawer handle for a shooter.
all where filthy most where broken alot of machines.
30+

http://www.timegoneamusements.com.au/

TimeGone Amusements
Shop 26 Railway Parade (between Arthur & Hughes Streets)
Cabramatta NSW 2166