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#04-08, Parkway Parade 80, Marine Parade Road Singapore 449269
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Audrey Oh
Listing created by Audrey Oh on May 19, 2012    

Established in 1978, the first Timezone Family Entertainment Centre (FEC) opened in Perth, Western Australia. Unlike the traditional pinball parlors and pool halls of the era, Timezone was the first family oriented video amusement facility. This family emphasis is still a key focus of the brand today. Following its success in Australia, Timezone group of FEC went international in 1995. Today, Timezone has established strong foothold in more than 200 locations, operating in Australia, India, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam. In Singapore, Timezone has become the leader in the interactive games industry with 20 outlets around the island. The Timezone experience is ever changing and growing to stay abreast of entertainment trends. Presented with the up-market fit-out, a bright, colorful and cozy ambience is created for family entertainment. Customers get to win fabulous prizes from the extensive range of unique and branded quality products from its prize counters. Equipped with the latest and hottest games, Timezone offers its customers from all walks of life a truly fun-filled experience.

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Hurts your moneybags

This is a place for gamers to go crazy and have lots of fun! The games are thrilling ,exciting, and the graphics are pretty good. However, one game would cost you an average of $1.20, some even $2.50 depending on the type of game you play. Some of these games even last for half a minute. By the time you're through with playing, you realise all your cash is gone.
Another thing I hate about timezone is that the prizes are all old and filthy. After spending tens of dollars at the place, you would expect better prizes. Almost every time I collect my prize, the items are covered in dust.
Here's a tip: Don't exchange your ticket stubs for food prizes. Most of the time, the snacks have already gone soft and are on the brink of expiring.

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Enjoy yourself until you see the cash you spent.

Who wouldn't like to spend time having fun at the arcade, playing virtual racing or throwing hoops, or whacking objects, and so on? Whether you are alone or with some friends, it's always a good idea to go into the arcade once in quite some time to just enjoy and de-stress yourself if there's a need, otherwise just to have pure fun!

I like going to arcades for games that you can compete with others without needing to know much skills on how to play the game. In other words, being able to have fun without having to know how to play, or just simply being a first timer. It's so fun to just be high with your friends and laugh and shout as you are having a blast playing the different games at the arcade, or trying to show off your gaming talents, whatsoever.

However, the damage happens once you decide to stop playing, or run out of tokens, and come to realize how much you've spent just at the arcade. It can be a big blow sometimes, especially if you found yourself playing a lot. So be sure to play responsibly, and by this I mean do not splurge on gaming without making a conscious choice (and also like seriously don't try to go into the arcade feeling tipsy or something like that)!

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fun place but will cost you alot

Timezone is a place that can help strength family or friends bonding and it is fun with exciting games for all teenagers. Personally whenever I went to timezone, I liked to play the racing car which allowed me to challenge with my friends to see who win. This could help us to strength our friendship and also get a feel of how driving is like as you can change the mode to manual. Another game I like to play was the one that required you to throw balls and killed the monsters that displayed on the screen. It is games that can help you relieved stress just imagine the monster is something that you do not like.

I still remember very clearly during my secondary school days I really loved to go timezone and play with my friends after school. The sad thing is that they are always changing the card until now I still kept the very first card they used which cannot be used anymore. The card could allow gaining the points and after that you can changed for a prized. The prized are not really great though, it just those pens, notebook then as for those expensive prized you have to gain many points which I think it is very hard. The expensive prize means you have to spent more money which I think it is not really worth it. Now to think of it I really wasted a lot of money on Timezone which makes me quite regret.

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fun in collecting, not fun in spending

I remember I had spent lots of parents’ money by playing the same game (bowling) over and over again when I was young. What I like to do that time is to collect lots and lots of “tickets” and exchange them for big prize like soft toys, but I only can exchange them with stickers, those stickers are still nicely kept in my drawers.

Those were the memories of childhood, but now I really hate those loud noises and I was surprised how I spent my childhood days playing there. Also, it really cost a lot of money to just play games; I would rather use that money to eat.

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Burning a hole in your wallet is not fun at all!

In my opinion, Timezone has long worn out it's welcome and it's novelty has long faded. Here's a fast fact: The arcade games which they offer at a ridiculously high price are widely available across Singapore at arcades located at Marina Square and Iluma for half the price!!

I've never seen the sense in paying to play at Timezone even though I frequent arcades on quite a few occasions. The atmosphere is always cramped and too loud, whereas other arcades I've been to offer more to me in terms of game variety.

I have always recommended my friends and family members against visiting Timezone as I do not see the point in watching them literally 'burn' their money away.

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Fun with a hefty price

Timezone is THE arcade in Singapore with many branches strategically placed in shopping malls oft-visited by youths. There, you would find what you were expecting for like Daytona, Para-para and DDR dance machines, prize-catching machines, shooting, bowling, basketball, whack-a-mole games and the likes. Recently added are also the neoprint machines to complete the experience. However, neoprint machines at Timezone are often found to be very dismal on the inside with litter and dirt marks over.

The last time I've been there, all I can think of is how much Timezone has morphed into a profit-guzzling company aimed at exploiting pocket-money. The games are ridiculously priced now even with inflation. With $5, it'll equate to probably 2-3 games played within a span of 10 minutes tops.

In addition, customer service is drab. When enquiring the retail store person about the rules or how-to to the game, she simply gave us a brief 2-lined reply, looking rather "sian" with me. In a nutshell, the money I paid for that game was wasted - $2 lost within less than a minute. I'm just thankful that the allure of arcades does not entice me at this age anymore.

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One stop fun station

Timezone, that was the place that me and my friends would always go during the holidays to have fun and challenge each other. Timezone is located all over Singapore and with a member card, you get to play the arcade games at a cheaper price! However, the cost of a member card is not cheap and hence me and my friends would always share a card to play the games there.

If you are looking for a place where both guys and girls can have fun in it will be Timezone. Guys would usually love to play in the arcade and for girls, there are neoprints machine available to take pretty pictures too! What i usually play in Timezone is “Daytona” and “Bishi-bashi”. Both games allow more than two players to join in the game together! I really liked how “Daytona” allows up to 10 players in one game and you can challenge each other in the same game with the 10 machines available!

However, prices to play a game in the arcade are not cheap unless you’re able to “live” long enough in the game to play enough to worth your money. It’s fun and all but i wouldn’t recommend it as a place to be in frequently.

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(Updated: May 20, 2012)


Although I am 20 this year, I still enjoy visiting arcades once or twice a month to play the games there. Nothing beats the old-school games that you have grown up playing. Timezone is always my most trusted choice when it comes to arcades. Some people might have the stereotype that arcades are not safe or recommended for children to be at. After seeing some other arcades, this is true. However, I can assure you that Timezone is the best and safest place to have your arcade dosage at. If you are a parent, Timezone is extremely safe for you and your children to be at.

During weekends, there is a deal where you top-up an amount on your card and receive that same amount for free. So, if you top up $50, you will get another $50 free, which makes the total $100. Isn't that a great deal? I forgot if there's a fixed amount or if it applies to any amount. The games there are really fun although I have met incidents where the machine deducted credit for my card but couldn't start the game. I told the staff and she promptly refunded the credit back to my card and apologized for not informing me about the malfunctioning machine. Good service there. Unlike most arcades, Timezone has a huge array of gifts that you can exchange for with your points accumulated from your gaming performances. Stationary, food, drinks, toys and educational games, just to name a few.

If you are craving for old-school arcade games, definitely head down to Timezone!

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