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Top 10 Best Arcades in Singapore

The blinking lights, the psychedelic sounds, the incandescent neon lights; a trip to the arcade will always be nostalgic. For some of us, getting a high score is a rite of passage during the wild years of adolescence. Get your game on as Tropika Club brings you to the Top 10 Best Arcades in Singapore.

These are Tropika Club’s very own aggregated rankings, or ‘rankings of rankings’. We collect information from a variety of sources to ascertain the final rankings here. This is further refined through consulting the TripAdvisor rankings to decide the position of the choices here when there’s a tie.

Top 10 Best Arcades in Singapore
Top 10 Best Arcades in Singapore

No Time to Read? Here’s a Snappy Summary of This Article

  • Virtualand: A popular arcade chain with over 10 outlets across Singapore, offering a variety of games such as racing, shooting, music, and claw machines.
  • Timezone: Another well-known arcade brand with over 20 locations islandwide, featuring games like bowling, air hockey, basketball, and bumper cars.
  • Cow Play Cow Moo: A relatively new arcade that boasts the largest collection of claw machines in Singapore, as well as other games like fishing, whack-a-mole, and coin pushers.
  • Fat Cat Arcade: A retro-themed arcade that operates on a token system, where you can exchange tokens for prizes or snacks. It has games like pinball, Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Arcade Planet: A modern arcade that offers a mix of classic and new games, such as Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Jurassic Park, and Halo. It also has a VR zone and a karaoke room.
  • Prize Station: An arcade that specializes in prize redemption games, where you can win toys, plushies, electronics, and vouchers. It has games like Key Master, Barber Cut, and Stacker.
  • Game On: An arcade that caters to both casual and hardcore gamers, with games like Tekken, Mortal Kombat, FIFA, and NBA Jam. It also has a lounge area where you can chill and watch TV.
  • Fun Factory: An arcade that focuses on family-friendly games, such as mini golf, mini bowling, mini basketball, and mini soccer. It also has a play area for toddlers and a party room for events.
  • Fun Zone: An arcade that offers a variety of games for all ages and preferences, such as air hockey, foosball, pool, darts, and ping pong. It also has a snack bar and a function room.
  • Play United: An arcade that features both old-school and new-school games, such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Angry Birds. It also has a VR zone and a photo booth.

1. Timezone

Introduction: While it may seem like a stalwart among Singapore’s many arcades that came and left, Timezone actually first opened in Perth in 1978. As it grew across the world, it built a foothold in Singapore, with 13 location up and running today in Singapore.

Since its inception, it aimed its focus on family, becoming the first family-oriented video amusement facility in the region.

Offerings: It’s a blast from the past at Timezone, where you can enjoy the classics like table hockey and mini bowling alleys. Or go back to the future with their new VR rides and LED-lit bumper cars. If you’re up for daily free games and discounted gameplay, be sure to sign up for their Timezone Playwave Card online or in one of their locations. By signing up you’ll get to be the first to know about the latest games and promotions at Timezone too.

Location: Timezone has 13 locations across Singapore

Contact: N/A

Website: https://www.timezonegames.com/en-sg


2. Cow Play Cow Moo

Introduction: In this cheeky twist to a well-known Hokkien phrase, Cow Play Cow Moo will have you kick up a ruckus with all their claw machines. Their largest outlet made headlines in 2017 after it was refurbished, with the World’s Biggest Claw Machine at its entrance. Today, it has three massive outlets across the country.

Offerings: You can’t be blamed if you think there’s only claw machines at Cow Play Cow Moo with all the hype about its galore of claw machines. There are also over 200 games you can play there too. Be it if you’re up for fishing or Space Invaders, there are boatloads of fun in all three of their huge outlets.

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Tower 3 & 4 #03-372, 038988

Contact: N/A

Website: https://www.facebook.com/CowPlayCowMoo/



3. Virtualand

Introduction: Since 1999, Virtualand has pride themselves on the ability to present the latest video and simulation games directly from the big game developers we all know and love. Growing to 8 amusement centres in Singapore in present-day, Virtualand is also the only arcade operator in Singapore that offers LAN gaming in addition to arcade games.

Offerings: Many rhythm fanatics have gone through the rites of passage of JuBeat, Mai Mai, and Dance Dance Revolution at Virtualand. Virtualand also hosts regular game tournaments to add a healthy dose of competition among their legions of loyal customers,

Location: ​Virtualand has four locations across Singapore

Contact:  N/A

Website: https://www.facebook.com/virtualand.sg/


4. Level Up

Introduction: Amidst the thumping beats of Clarke Quay, Level Up definitely stands out as a great hangout spot. Situated on the second storey of a conserved shophouse, it boasts spectacular views of Singapore River as well as a whole array of arcade games splashed across 6,400 square feet. It’s not all just fun and games at Level Up, it aims to create a comfortable, relaxing space that inspires conversations.

Offerings: Level Up features classic games take will you back to the 80s and 90s. You won’t get enough of retro classics like Space Invaders, Pacman, Street Fighter, and Metal Slug. For those eager to show some muscle, show your prowess at their air hockey tables, foosball table, or their basketball machine. Want something a little more casual? Head over to the beer pong for some fun with your friends.

Location: 3A River Valley Road, #02-04, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020

Contact:  +65 6266 2276

Website: https://1-levelup.com/home


5. Hollywood China Arcade

Introduction: This is probably one of the best-kept secrets at Universal Studios Singapore (USS). Hidden behind a restaurant faćade at the Hollywood Zones, it was once a restaurant before it was retrofitted. Once you step inside its moody lighting, it’s like stepping into another universe where you can spend your hours of fun here endlessly.

Offerings: Just like how the street is filled with old-world glamour of New York, the Hollywood China Arcade transports you back in time with arcade classics like Daytona, Super Mario and table-hockeys.

Location: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Contact:  +65 6577 8888 (Universal Studios Singapore)

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollywood-China-Arcade/329647897694043


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6. ZoneX

Introduction: 90s’ kids would definitely have stepped into one of their outlets before. ZoneXPreviously the Paw Pet-radise Cafe, the I.N.U Cafe & Boutique is now a sqanky hangout. Its high ceiling and minimalist furniture lends it an air of sophicitication. And the large windows let in a flood of natural light.

Its adjoining boutique serves up serious style for your furkid, collaborating with unique brands for an eclectic assortment of pet accessories and lifestyle products.

Offerings: Their kitchen serves up fiery Tze Char dishes such as Curry Chicken with Rice, Fried Salted Egg Squid, and Bak Kut Teh. Meanwhile, your pet can relish in treats such as the Shepherd’s Pie and the Homemade Waffles If its a hot day out, there’s even frozen treats for your furkid.

Location: They have 3 locations in Singapore.

Contact:  N/A

Website: https://www.zonex.com.sg/


7. Prize Station

Introduction: Giant plushies on top of their claw machines welcomes you to play at Prize Station. First started in 2005 at Bugis Plus, they have opened another outlet at Junction 8 as well.

Offerings: The stakes are high at Prize Station. With unbelievable prizes ranging from Apple products to adorable Pokémon plushes, every round at their claw machines is a heart-pounding one.

Location: Bugis Plus, #03-25/26, 201 Victoria Street, Singapore 188067

Contact:  N/A

Website: https://www.facebook.com/prizestation.sg/


8. Fat Cat Arcade

Introduction: Fat Cat Arcade knows you just want to have fun! They have tokens as low as 16 cents each, so they’re definitely one of the more affordable arcades in Singapore. They just opened their largest arcade in the East at Djitsun Mall. But their outlet at 313@Somerset is their crown jewel, with over 9,500 feet of space devoted for fun.

Offerings: After you enter the arcade under their humongous sign, play to your heart’s content with over 100 amusement machines at Fat Cat Arcade. Then vie for one of their 500 types of prizes available at their redemption store.

Location: 445 Bedok North Street 1, #02-01, Singapore 469661 | 313 Orchard Rd, #05 – 05, Singapore 238895

Contact:  N/A

Website: https://fatcatarcade.com/


9. Zero Latency

Introduction: Step into new fantasies with Zero Latency, theirAnyone who’s anyone that’s living around Kovan would have heard this name before. With its snug atmosphere, you and your furkid will bound to feel at home as you enjoy great company and great food. Though your pet isn’t allowed inside the café, you and your furry friend can definitely hangout at the outdoors alfresco area.

Offerings: They’re out to bring the next level of virtual reality gaming to you with state-of-the-art wireless technology and wireless tracking. They have multiple types of games such as Sol Raiders, Outbreak Origins, Zombie Survives, Singularity and Engineerium.

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard #03-346/347 Suntec City Mall Singapore 038983

Contact:  +65 6931 0331

Website: https://www.zerolatencyvr.com.sg/index.php


10. Saint Games

Introduction: Touting themselves as Singapore’s 1st Video-Games Café, Saint Games aims to encourage people of all ages to enjoy videogames and all kinds of digital entertainment as a wholesome, healthy activity. In the ten years since their inception, they’ve moved between The Cathay, Bugis Plus, Cineleisure, before calling Kallang Wave Mall their home.

Offerings: They provide customised packages because they know every gamer is different. You only need to decide what game you want to play and how long you want to play. From FIFA to Band Hero, you can have hours of fun at Saint Games with your loved ones.

Location: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #02-09, Singapore 397628

Contact:   +65 8754 8365

Website: http://stgamescafe.com/


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11. V-Room

Introduction: Speed into new adventures at V-Room. You can always find the latest in Virtual Reality, where their high-end VR equipment lets your truly dive into the gameplay. The rooms there all connected too, enabling for an immersive experience during multiplayer play.

Offerings:  You need to sign up for a lifetime membership (at only $5) before you enter. But with that, you get access to all of their games, from solving puzzles to playing multiplayer role-playing games. With their lifetime membership, you get to accumulate stamps with every hour you play and then redeem them for free drinks and further discounts.

Location: 277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway, #02-02, Singapore 238858

Contact:  +65 6677 8478

Website: https://v-room.sg/


12. Holey Moley

Introduction: Tucked in one of the shophouses at Clarke Quay, hours will fly by at Holey Moley. One part mini-golf course and one part bar, their kooky interiors are hued with vibrant colours where fun seems to be infused at every corner of the bar and golf course.

Offerings: Their 27-hole, mini-golf course is a labyrinth chock-full of pleasant surprises and pop culture references. And this strain of offbeat humour can be seen in their massive cocktails and Jenga blocks. You and your friends can chomp down on bar bites, pizzas, burgers, or hotdogs.

Location: 3B River Valley Rd, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024

Contact:  +65 3129 0000

Website: https://www.holeymoley.com.sg/


13. Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok

Introduction: On the top of the verdant contours of Bukit Batok, the Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok has welcomed countless families on their well-deserved staycation, as well as thronging teens that head there for a swim, a bowl, or their gym. But there lies a glittering arcade too!

Offerings: From just 50 cents, you could be racing on Daytona USA, hunting on Jambo! Safari, or fishing for the most adorable plushie on their claw machines!

Location: 91 Bukit Batok West Avenue 2, Singapore 659206

Contact:  +65 6513 7490

Website: https://www.cscbukitbatok.sg/Civil-Service-Club-Bukit-Batok-Club-House-Home-Corporate-Events-Family-Recreation


14. Jakarta Radiant World

Introduction: Experience fun as rambunctious as the Indonesian capital at Jakarta Radiant World. Besides their amusement centre at Kallang Wave Mall, the company can also prepare events, and provide carnival games and amusement rides too.

Offerings: Behind the bright entrance lies a galore of claw machines. You can find classic games like Bishi Bashi and electronic basketball as well.

Location: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #01-49, Singapore 397638

Contact: N/A

Website: http://jakartaradiantworld.com/


15. OmOcha!! World

Introduction: Seems like the Easties will have the last laugh here. OmOcha!! World adds to the already impressive list of arcades in the East. Along with the other fun-filled stores at KINEX, OmOcha!! World is full of thrills at prices that won’t break your bank.

Offerings: If you’re done with claw machines, you can try their newer games, which includes Pokémon Tretta and Strong Animal Kaiser M4. Here you need to go big: if you exchange $20 worth of token, you get 20 extra tokens!

Location: 11 Tanjong Katong Road, One KM Shopping Mall, #02-04/05/06, Singapore 437157

Contact:  +65 6547 1190

Website: https://www.facebook.com/OmOchaWorld/


Conclusion

If you’re looking for some fun and entertainment, you can’t go wrong with visiting an arcade. Arcades are places where you can play all kinds of games, from classic to modern, and win prizes or just have a good time. Whether you’re with your friends, family, or date, there’s an arcade for everyone in Singapore. Here are our top 10 picks for the best arcades in Singapore:

  • Virtualand: This is one of the most popular arcades in Singapore, with over 10 outlets across the island. You can find all kinds of games here, from racing to shooting to music to claw machines. You can also collect tickets and redeem them for prizes at the counter. Some of the outlets even have a card system where you can store your credits and tickets on a card and use it at any Virtualand arcade.
  • Timezone: This is another well-known arcade brand in Singapore, with over 20 locations islandwide. You can enjoy games like bowling, air hockey, basketball, and bumper cars here. You can also use a card system to play and redeem prizes. Some of the outlets have special features like a laser maze, a VR zone, or a party room.
  • Cow Play Cow Moo: This is a relatively new arcade that opened in 2017, but it has quickly become a favourite among claw machine lovers. It boasts the largest collection of claw machines in Singapore, with over 300 machines and thousands of prizes to choose from. You can also play other games like fishing, whack-a-mole, and coin pushers here.
  • Fat Cat Arcade: This is a retro-themed arcade that operates on a token system, where you can exchange tokens for prizes or snacks. It has games like pinball, Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Dance Dance Revolution. You can also enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and decor here, with neon lights, graffiti walls, and vintage posters.
  • Arcade Planet: This is a modern arcade that offers a mix of classic and new games, such as Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Jurassic Park, and Halo. You can also experience VR games here, or sing your heart out in the karaoke room. You can use a card system to play and redeem prizes here as well.
  • Prize Station: This is an arcade that specializes in prize redemption games, where you can win toys, plushies, electronics, and vouchers. You can play games like Key Master, Barber Cut, and Stacker here. You can also use a card system to play and redeem prizes here too.
  • Game On: This is an arcade that caters to both casual and hardcore gamers, with games like Tekken, Mortal Kombat, FIFA, and NBA Jam. You can also relax in the lounge area here, where you can chill and watch TV. You can use a card system to play and redeem prizes here as well.
  • Fun Factory: This is an arcade that focuses on family-friendly games, such as mini golf, mini bowling, mini basketball, and mini soccer. You can also find a play area for toddlers and a party room for events here. You can use a card system to play and redeem prizes here too.
  • Fun Zone: This is an arcade that offers a variety of games for all ages and preferences, such as air hockey, foosball, pool, darts, and ping pong. You can also find a snack bar and a function room here. You can use a card system to play and redeem prizes here too.
  • Play United: This is an arcade that features both old-school and new-school games, such as Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong, and Angry Birds. You can also try VR games here or take photos in the photo booth. You can use a card system to play and redeem prizes here too.

So there you have it – our top 10 best arcades in Singapore. Whether you’re looking for some nostalgia or some novelty or some thrill or some chill or some skill or some thrill – you’ll find it at these arcades. So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends or family or date or yourself – and head down to one of these arcades today! And don’t forget to share your experience with us at Tropika Club Magazine – we’d love to hear from you!


FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What are the benefits of visiting an arcade in Singapore?

A: Visiting an arcade in Singapore can be a fun and entertaining way to spend your time, whether you’re with your friends, family, or date. You can play all kinds of games, from classic to modern, and win prizes or just have a good time. You can also enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere and decor of some arcades, or experience the latest innovations and technologies of others. Arcades can also help you relieve stress, improve your hand-eye coordination, and socialize with other gamers.

Q: How much does it cost to play at an arcade in Singapore?

A: The cost of playing at an arcade in Singapore varies depending on the type of game, the arcade brand, and the location. Generally, most arcades operate on a card or token system, where you can load credits or buy tokens to play games. The price of credits or tokens can range from $0.16 to $1 per piece, depending on the arcade. Some games may require more credits or tokens than others, depending on the difficulty or popularity of the game. Some arcades may also offer discounts or promotions for bulk purchases or memberships.

Q: What are some of the best arcades in Singapore?

A: There are many arcades in Singapore that cater to different preferences and tastes. Some of the best arcades in Singapore are:

  • Virtualand: A popular arcade chain with over 10 outlets across Singapore, offering a variety of games such as racing, shooting, music, and claw machines.
  • Timezone: Another well-known arcade brand with over 20 locations islandwide, featuring games like bowling, air hockey, basketball, and bumper cars.
  • Cow Play Cow Moo: A relatively new arcade that boasts the largest collection of claw machines in Singapore, as well as other games like fishing, whack-a-mole, and coin pushers.
  • Fat Cat Arcade: A retro-themed arcade that operates on a token system, where you can exchange tokens for prizes or snacks. It has games like pinball, Pac-Man, Street Fighter, and Dance Dance Revolution.
  • Arcade Planet: A modern arcade that offers a mix of classic and new games, such as Mario Kart, Guitar Hero, Jurassic Park, and Halo. It also has a VR zone and a karaoke room.
  • Prize Station: An arcade that specializes in prize redemption games, where you can win toys, plushies, electronics, and vouchers. It has games like Key Master, Barber Cut, and Stacker.
  • Game On: An arcade that caters to both casual and hardcore gamers, with games like Tekken, Mortal Kombat, FIFA, and NBA Jam. It also has a lounge area where you can chill and watch TV.
  • Fun Factory: An arcade that focuses on family-friendly games, such as mini golf, mini bowling, mini basketball, and mini soccer. It also has a play area for toddlers and a party room for events.

Q: How can I find an arcade near me in Singapore?

A: You can use our handy map to find an arcade near you in Singapore. Simply enter your location or use your current location to see the nearest arcades around you. You can also filter by arcade brand or game type to find your preferred arcade. You can also click on the arcade name to see more details such as address, opening hours, phone number, website, and reviews.

Q: How can I book an arcade for a party or event in Singapore?

A: If you want to book an arcade for a party or event in Singapore, you can contact the arcade directly to inquire about their availability and rates. Some arcades may have a dedicated party room or function room that you can rent for your occasion. You may also need to pay a deposit or a minimum spending amount to secure your booking. You can also check out our guide on how to plan an awesome arcade party for more tips and ideas.

Q: How can I stay updated on the latest news and promotions from arcades in Singapore?

A: If you want to stay updated on the latest news and promotions from arcades in Singapore, you can follow their social media pages or subscribe to their newsletters. You can also check out our blog at Tropika Club Magazine for more articles on arcades and other lifestyle topics. We also have a Tropika Club Deals platform where you can find exclusive discounts and offers from various arcades and other merchants in Singapore.

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