Arcades in Singapore


Fun fact: Arcades were once banned in Singapore. Some felt the games were a bad influence, some said the time spent there was useless, but one thing’s for sure: we’re so glad those days are over.

While the nature of the games has changed over the years – now having both old-school carnival and new VR games – what doesn’t change is the timeless fun derived from playing with these machines with our friends.

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1. Cow Play Cow Moo


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Drawing your attention with their fancy neon lights and peculiar but witty name is Cow Play Cow Moo, one of Singapore’s largest arcades. A big area means there’s more space for more fun – the games range from fishing and Space Invaders to UFO catcher games.

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Each game needs about 3 tokens, but if you’re looking to control your spending, they also have many 1-token games. Each token costs 20 cents, but if you purchase $20 at one go, you’ll get an extra $5 worth of tokens. That makes each token just $0.16!

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They also have a truckload of claw machines, many of which carry licensed stuffed toys from Japanese brands like Sanrio.

Address: 8 Temasek Blvd, #03-372, Suntec City, Singapore 038988 | 1 Pasir Ris Close, #04-105, Downtown East E-Hub, Singapore 519599
Opening hours: 11AM-1AM, Daily

Phase 2 opening hours here.  


2. Arcade Planet


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A sister company to the well-loved Cow Play Cow Moo, Arcade Planet is another electrifying spot to have a go at rhythmic games. There are plenty of old school hits here that 90’s kids will recognise, from Dance Dance Revolution to Jubeat. Newer machines like Nostalgia Op.2 also fill the space if you’re looking to try something fresh.

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You may already be sold – but that’s not all. Other games here include Pokémon pinball, a 4-player Bishi Bashi machine that’s an upgrade from the usual 3-player version, and 40 claw machines to get addicted to.

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Games are priced from $1 and the variety of high-quality games more than makes it worth a trip.

Check out our full review of Arcade Planet.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-408/409 Suntec City (West Wing), Singapore 038983
Opening hours: 11AM -11PM, Daily
Website

Phase 2 opening hours here.


3. Arcade 1998


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At Arcade 1998, have a ball of a time playing the games, but know that’s not all. This arcade is known for its high frequency of prize-winners with plenty of players taking home Nintendo Switches, PS4s and giant plushies. Check their IG for proof that it’s not just a rumour!

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Machines here are mainly ticket-dispensing luck-based games, though there’s also skill-based claw machines and scissors machines where players use fine joystick movements to cut a string. Make sure to ready your phone to capture the moment you hit the jackpot!

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Each attempt at their claw machines will cost you from $1 each. Meanwhile, tokens for the arcade games are priced between $0.12 to $0.20 each, depending on how many tokens you’re redeeming.

JEM
Address: 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #05-05, Singapore 608549
Opening hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily

Tiong Bahru Plaza
Address: 298 Tiong Bahru Rd, Singapore 168732, #04-101
Opening hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 9862 4657
Website 

Phase 2 opening hours not affected


4. Fat Cat Arcade


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There’s a new arcade in town – Fat Cat Arcade , which opened just last year at 313@somerset, is centrally-located for a convenient meet-up with your arcade gang gang. An affordable hangout spot compared to other entertainment facilities in the area, this arcade has tokens priced from $0.16 to $0.25; and each game takes up 1 to 6 tokens. 

P.s. After, check out some of these wallet-friendly meal options in Orchard.

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They’ve also got another branch in Bedok, known to be the largest in the area, stocked with over 100 machines for Easties to go wild with. 

Almost all the classics you can think of can be found at both of their outlets. Think Bishi Bashi, Basketball Toss, Daytona and claw machines. For those gunning for the rewards, their prizes are also known to be pretty sweet – featuring board games like Monopoly and plushies of all shapes and sizes.

313@somerset
Address: 313 Orchard Road #05-05 Singapore 238895
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-11PM | Fri & Sat 11AM-1AM

Djitsun Mall Bedok

Address: 445 Bedok North Street 1, #02-01, Singapore 469661
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 11AM-11PM | Fri & Sat 11AM-1AM
Website

Phase 2 opening hours not affected.


5. Virtualand


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Bobbing your head and tapping your feet to EDM can be hard to resist, and that natural groove might just help you ace the many rhythm games Virtualand is popular for. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to be the first to know when Jubeat, Maimai and Rhythm Vaders will be dropping their latest tunes.

High-level arcade gamers, awaken your competitive streak at Virtualand’s game tournaments, and you might just walk away carrying the grand title of a gaming champion.

Each game costs from $0.50 to $2.

Note: Virtualand at Nex has a wider variety of games as many machines were moved over when other Virtualand outlets closed down. 

Virtualand Serangoon

Address: 23 Serangoon Central, #04-65, Nex, Singapore 556083
Opening hours: Sun- Thurs: 1030AM-1159PM | Fri, Sat, PH Eve: 1030AM-1AM
Telephone: 66342623

Virtualand Tiong Bahru
Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Rd, #04-101, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 11AM-10PM | Fri, Sat, PH: 10AM-11PM | Sun: 10AM – 1000
Telephone: 68831618

Virtualand Bugis
Address: 201 Victoria Street, Bugis+, #05-04/05/06, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs: 11AM – 10AM | Fri, Sat, PH Eve: 11AM – 1130PM
Telephone: 66342623

Phase 2 opening hours here.


6. Timezone


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Turn back time with Timezone, where you can play classic favourites like table hockey and newer features like VR rides and mini bowling alleys. At their latest Vivocity Flagship outlet, you can even find flashy LED-lit bumper cars!

To enjoy benefits like daily free games and discounted game plays, sign up for their Timezone Playwave Card ($10) online or in stores. You’ll also be the first to know the latest games and promotions.

You can also enjoy further discounts with their standard promos. For every $20 top-up, you get a $3 bonus, $30 top-up for a $6 bonus and $50 top-up for a $12 bonus. For seasonal promos and 1-for-1s, check out their Hot Deals page here.

To add on to that, they also have special bundles so you can play to your heart’s content without busting your wallet:

At Timezone Rush (Vivocity):

Value Fun Pass ($28)  – 1 hour playtime

  • Unlimited Yellow Reader Games
  • 12 other games of your choice*
  • 2 attractions (Rainbow Reader Games)

Mega Fun Pass ($38) – 2 hour playtime

  • Unlimited Yellow Reader Games
  •  24 games of your choice*
  •  4 attractions

At Timezone Outlets:

Value Fun Pack ($16) – 30 minutes playtime

  •  Unlimited yellow card reader games
  •  Unlimited red card reader games
  • Preloaded 100 e-tickets

Super Fun Pack ($20) – 60 minutes playtime

  •  Unlimited yellow card reader games
  • Unlimited red card reader games
  • 4 blue card reader games
  •  2 green card reader games

Check out the list of Timezone outlets and their opening hours here.

 Phase 2 opening hours here.


7. Zone X


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90s’ kids should be familiar with Zone X, which has brought in new games like the dance simulation game Pump It Up Prime 2, collectible card battle game Hero of Robots Ver. 10 Planet Buster, and World Club Champion Football 2016-2017.

The price of one game is from $1.20 onwards, but hard-core arcade-goers can sign up for their MIP card ($85.60) for $85.60 worth of credits and cheaper game prices – usually about $0.20 less. There’ll also be holiday promos going on almost every month – check them out on their Facebook page.

Changi Airport outlet:
Address: 65 Airport Boulevard #B2-23 Changi Airport Terminal 3 Singapore 819663
Telephone: 65427041
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10AM-11PM | Sun: 10AM- 23:00 | Sat: 10:30 – 23:00

Check out the list of Zone X outlets and their opening hours here.

Phase 2 opening hours here


8. Prize Station


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Put your toy catching skills to the test at Prize Station, where you might be lugging home lots of Pokemon plushies to brag about. While the claw machines are the main highlight in Prize Station, you can also find other standard arcade games like electronic basketball and car-racing machines.

Each game play costs about $1 to $2.

For ticket redemption, head to their sister arcade, Paco FunWorld, located in the same building, at unit #05-07⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣.

Address: 201 Victoria Street, Bugis+ #03-25/26, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: 11AM – 10.30PM

Find out more about their other outlets here.


9. Hollywood China Arcade


*Hollywood China Arcade is closed during Phase 2, until further notice. More updates here.

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We know USS for their theme park rides and Halloween Horror Nights, but few have heard of Hollywood China Arcade, tucked away in its Hollywood Zone. Opened in October 2017, this arcade replaces a former restaurant and features a range of games – from Mario Kart car-racing machines to the classic table-hockey.

Each game credit costs $1. For every $10 top-up, you get 2 bonus credits. $30 top-up, 10 bonus credits and a $50 top-up will give you 25 bonus credits.

For USS Annual/Season Passholders, you’ll get more free credits. Buy $10 worth of credits for 8 bonus credits, $30 for 20 bonus credits and $50 for 50 bonus credits!

Note: prices are for off-peak days (weekdays) and are subject to change by the park.

Address: USS Hollywood Zone
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM


Play arcade games in Singapore


Arcades make a great spot for a group activity, romantic date, or even a solo day out – so bid goodbye to loitering aimlessly around malls with this list of arcades in Singapore!


Original article published by Charlotte Chong on 27th April 2018. Last updated by Kezia Tan on 17th July 2020.