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Wizard Pins – Round 2

Wizard Pins – Round 2

We’re throwing out another set of 4 wizard challenges, each with its own enamel pin reward. This time out, the designs are by comic book artist Mathew Hoddy (http://mkhoddy.tumblr.com/) and can be claimed by scoring the right amount of points on a machine, taking a...

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The Brisbane Pinball Masters 2017

The Brisbane Pinball Masters 2017

Pinball wizards, fanatics and cultists! The Brisbane Masters, our cities biggest pinball event is happening around the corner from the Netherworld this year at our pals bar The Mill on Constance from Friday the 21st to Sunday the 23rd of July.   A variety of events...

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Choose Your Own Netherworld Adventure

We allowed a team of film students from the JMC Academy to dig into the Netherworld archives recently and the strange, unusual widescreen VHS they uncovered in its darkest corners unveiled a shocking collection of secrets. They've uploaded a series of these...

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Tales Of The Netherworld

In the lead up to and the mayhem of opening Netherworld, we were keen to introduce the venue as the monster filled cantina we had in our heads with a video. Over a beer and a silly chat, our mate Arika Crotty pitched a short to us that would be that thing. We’re not...

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Arcade Armageddon

Arcade Armageddon

Last weekend saw our first dedicated arcade event, Arcade Armageddon. We had some truly world class arcade players fly in from around Australia and New Zealand plus lots of local home grown talent from right here in Brisbane. We set up Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Galaga,...

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Wizard Pins

Wizard Pins

Starting this week, we're introducing something to the Netherworld we call 'Wizard Pins'. Once every now and then, an artist will create a set of new enamel pins for a series of machines. Then, all you need to do to gain one of these is clock a particular score on its...

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Holy Mechanical Marvel, Batman!

Holy Mechanical Marvel, Batman!

BAM! ZAP! KAPOW! Jimmy and I were pretty excited last week to pick up Stern’s latest pinball offering based on the classic adventures of the dynamic duo, Batman ’66, released late in 2016! They’re celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the incredibly silly, pop...

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We Created A Monster

We Created A Monster

Bloody hell. We weren’t quite prepared for it, but it seems Brisbane was ready for an arcade bar. We’ve just hit the one month mark (already) and have had a hell of a time finding our feet and getting a feel for the odd creature that Netherworld will evolve into over...

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Beware The Netherworld

Beware The Netherworld

Welcome to the Netherworld, a scrawled, messy fan letter to the things we loved growing up and still do to this day – classic gaming, genre movies, pinball, monsters and board games. My first console was a Master System II. I’d champion through ‘Alex Kidd In Miracle...

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