Timezone Central Park
Throw it back to your childhood with Street Fighter, pinball and laser tag.
Australia is all about the kidult craze. We've got trampoline gyms and bouncing castle obstacle courses, Holey Moley mini golf bars and its arcade sibling Archie Brothers, along with Australia's biggest game of hide and seek.
Among all these fancy new ways to throw it back to your childhood, it's no surprise that Timezone Australia is still going strong. The nostalgic mega-arcade has launched its tenth location in New South Wales, this time in Chippendale's Central Park shopping centre. This outpost joins George Street's Event Cinemas as the second Sydney CBD location, and was chosen because of the concentrated student population in the area.
Open from 10am seven days a week — and staying open until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays — the new site stocks all your old favourite games, from Street Fighter and Big Buck to pinball, street basketball and laser tag. Timezone has some new games in the mix too, including a Walking Dead spin-off and a Tetris-like one that uses holographic technology. It also features Dance Cube, an electronic dance game that's only available at Central Park, plus The Sound Stage, which is basically a mini karaoke booth for two players.
Plus, in lieu of the paper tickets you remember, gamers collect points on a power-card tap system, which you can use toward those poorly made prizes you'll invariably break or misplace. Game on.