Generation after generation, a place that will never fail to put a smile on any kid’s (and grown-ups’) face is the arcade! With claw machines, video games, and prizes to be redeemed, it’s also an ideal family date location – it can even be a whole day out adventure! Here are some of the best arcades and gaming centers in Singapore that you and the little ones can hit up. Vroom, beep beep, swoosh… here we go!
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There are 7 Cow Play Cow Moo arcade outlets all around Singapore, each offering unique experiences that range from claw machines, car racing games and kid-friendly shooter games. Put your best skills forward to either score tons of tokens to redeem prizes from their large collection of offerings, or plush toys directly from their UFO claw machines.
Cow Play Cow Moo, multiple locations, cpcm.com.sg
With 14 outlets in Singapore, Timezone is the largest arcade chain in Singapore. Some outlets even close at midnight so you can clock in hours of fun till late! For a guaranteed blast, head down to their VivoCity outlet that has bumper cars, racing games and mini-bowling – collect tickets after each game to try and score exclusive prizes. What’s more, there are also rooms to celebrate your kiddo’s birthday with up to 30 guests!
Timezone, multiple locations, www.timezonegames.com
Level Up stands out among every other arcade, because it doubles as a bar as well. While kids can get busy with classic games like Time Crisis and Air Hockey, parents can wind down with the venue’s selection of bar grub and drinks. Besides the fun and games, don’t leave without taking some photos in front of their adorably- designed walls that include neon lights and murals of video games characters.
Level Up, 3A River Valley Rd, #02-04 Block A, Singapore 179020, +65 6266 2276, 1-levelup.com
No matter if you’re 6 or 60 years old, Zone X will promise a thrilling time with their wide options of game machines. Music lovers can showcase their rhythm and moves with dancing games like Let’s Go Island or Pump It Up Prime 2, while card game enthusiasts can enjoy the fan-favorite Hero of Robots. If you and the kids frequent the arcade, consider getting the MIP card which will give you credits according to your top-up amount and slightly cheaper games.
Zone X, multiple locations, www.zonex.com.sg
Old meets new at New World Carnival, where there are both classic arcade machines and futuristic VR games. Try your hand at the basketball machine, coin pusher or claw machines from 15 cents per game or 40 tokens for SG$10. Once you’re done, give the VR arcade games a go, with options like a roller coaster, racing and the kid-friendly Baby Bear machines. With tons of options here, plan ahead for a whole day of non-stop action!
New World Carnival, 313 Orchard Rd, #03-31, 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895, +65 6970 0691, newworldcarnival.com
With tokens costing as cheap as 50 cents, you and your little one can head to Virtualand for a quick game experience. The arcade is also popular for their dance and rhythm games like Jubeat and Rhythm Vaders so you can show off your best moves and poses. There are even tournaments and championship matches with winners taking home prizes. For the most options of machines, visit their outlet at Nex.
Virtualand, multiple locations, www.facebook.com/virtualand.sg
From a neighborhood arcade in Sembawang, Whimsy has since expanded to 4 outlets around Singapore. Their machine games are catered for the young ones since they’re easy to play, such as Air Hockey, Midnight Tune Max 6 and Lane Master. The best part? Accumulate the tokens from the endless hours of fun and pick out a prize from their selection of over 500!
Whimsy, multiple locations, www.facebook.com/whimsytopgunleisure
Prize Station is one of the most affordable arcades in Singapore, where you can put your luck and skill to the test by trying out their claw games. If you’re feeling competitive, you can also challenge your family and friends to the electronic basketball stations or the racing machines for a fun battle to see who comes out tops. The best part? They’ve got massive life-sized soft toys to win for showing off your arcade skills!
Prize Station, 201 Victoria St, #03-25 /26, Bugis+, Singapore 188067, www.facebook.com/prizestation.sg
For guaranteed fun for the whole family, head to Paco Funworld tucked away in Kallang. Little kids can enjoy the mini train rides that the arcade offers, while adults can try their hand at the classic carnival games. There are also claw machines of multiple sizes, which make for perfect practice to master the skill and become a pro at it. Prizes like iPads and stuffed toys are up for grabs!
Paco Funworld, Stadium Pl, #01-59/02, Kallang Wave Mall, Singapore 397628, www.facebook.com/pacofunworld
There’s no denying that there is a charm about claw machines, and you’ll find plenty of them at Cranelab in Ang Mo Kio. The arcade space has prizes that are updated weekly so you can always try winning something new, with plushies in the shape of everything from unicorns to durians that appeal to all ages. There are also Taiko no Tatsujin drum games for alternative fun.
Cranelab, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, AMK Hub, #B1-29, Singapore 569933, www.facebook.com/cranelab
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