Kōrero: Arcade, computer and video games

Pinball machine, Midnight Espresso, 2012 (2 o 2)

Pinball machine, Midnight Espresso, 2012

Although pinball machines were trumped by the arrival of video games in the 1970s, they never went away, and experienced a revival in the 1990s. Midnight Espresso, a well-known café in Wellington’s Cuba Street, had a pinball machine from 1989. The first machine there was 'Skyrocket' and players got five balls for 20 cents. In 1989 the takings from the pinball machine paid for the café's rent each week.

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Photograph by Alexander D. Wright

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Arcade, computer and video games - Arcade games: 19th century to 1960s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/39310/pinball-machine-midnight-espresso-2012 (accessed 22 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, i tāngia i te 5 Sep 2013