OWL Magazine Korea

“Osaka America-mura Pinball Specialty Arcade ‘Silver Ball Planet'”

America-mura in Osaka is a place that combines the atmosphere of Seoul’s Hongdae and Itaewon in South Korea. Among the establishments, there is a shopping mall called “Big Step,” which is also a landmark in America-mura. At Big Step, you can find an arcade, but it’s not like typical arcades with various gaming machines. Instead, there is an arcade exclusively dedicated to the genre of “pinball.”

“Osaka America-mura, Pinball Specialty Arcade”

Pinball is a game played on an inclined table with various paddles, where the player launches a ball to bounce it off obstacles, aiming to hit standing targets or land the ball in specific holes. From the early days of pinball to modern versions, it has evolved into a sophisticated game.

In America-mura, Osaka, you can find an arcade specializing only in pinball games, named “Silver Ball Planet.” The store is located on the 3rd floor of the “Big Step” building, and its distinctive atmosphere makes it easy to identify right from the entrance.

“An arcade handling various types of pinball games exclusively”

The arcade focuses solely on pinball games, and as soon as you enter, you can encounter various pinball machines. The interior reveals a spacious area with a variety of pinball machines on display.

It’s a unique space offering a view not commonly found elsewhere, especially for enthusiasts who love pinball games. The place provides a special environment where you can enjoy pinball games with different concepts.

I happened to visit this place by chance and was amazed to discover the diverse types of pinball games available. With such a wide range of options and concepts, it’s worth stopping by if you’re in the vicinity.

“Osaka America-mura Pinball Specialty Arcade, Silver Ball Planet”

  • Address: 3F, 1 Chome-6-14 Nishishinsaibashi, Chuo Ward, Osaka, 542-0086, Japan
  • Phone Number: +81662585000
  • Website: http://www.silverballplanet.jp/
  • Business Hours: 11:00 – 20:00