Arcades in Singapore

Arcades in SingaporeImage adapted from Virtualand SGZone X Singapore  & OmOcha World

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.

1. Virtualand

Virtualand - arcade games

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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. 

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

Tiong Bahru outlet:
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

Bugis outlet:
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

2. Timezone

Timezone - bumper cars

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.

3. Hollywood China Arcade

Universal Studios Singapore - hollywood china arcade

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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

4. 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

5. Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok

Civil Service Club arcade - daytona

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The next time you’re out at the Civil Service Club @ Bukit Batok to gym, swim, or bowl, don’t forget to also head to their arcade for some extra fun. They’ve got car racing machines like Daytona USA, video games like Jambo! Safari where you drive to rescue animals, as well as toy catchers, all from just 50 cents!

Address: 91 Bukit Batok West Avenue 2 Singapore 659206
Opening hours: Mon – Thu: 0930hrs – 0100 | Fri: 0930hrs – 0200 | Sat & PH Eve: 0830 – 0300h | Sun & PH: 0830h – 0100

6. Zone X

Zone X - car-racing arcade game

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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.

Ang Mo Kio outlet:
Address: 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, #04-02A, AMK Hub, Singapore 569933
Telephone: 68532081
Opening hours: 1030AM-1030PM

Chua Chu Kang outlet:
Address: 21 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4 #05-03/04, Lot 1, Singapore 519599
Telephone: 67643351
Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10AM – 1030PM | Sun: 10AM – 12AM | Sat: 1030AM – 11PM

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

7. Jakarta Radiant World

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Relatively new to Singapore’s arcade scene, Jakarta Radiant World is the new secret hideout for arcade fanatics. While the area may be a little squeezy, you can still expect your favourite arcade staples like basketball throws, Bishi Bashi, and of course, plenty of claw machines.

Psst…the grip of the claw machines here are said to be much stronger than at other areas. If you’ve always been hopeless at catching those soft toys, you might stand a better chance here.

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You’ll need 1-4 tokens for one game, and each token costs 50 cents. However, redeem $20 worth of tokens in one shot, and the price of each token will be brought down to just 40 cents.

Address: 1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #01-49 Singapore 397638
Opening hours: 11AM-10PM

8. Prize Station

Prize Station - entrance

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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.

Prize Station - claw machines

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

9. OmOcha!! World

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Easties can get their arcade fix without travelling too far out at One KM’s OmOcha!! World. Besides classics like prize catchers, fishing games and other ticket redemption games, they also have some new ones such as Strong Animal Kaiser M4 and Pokemon Tretta.

omocha world - animal kaiser

Image credit: OmOcha World

Each game requires 1-6 tokens. One token costs $0.20, but exchange $20 at one go and you’ll get 20 extra tokens! That means 1 token is just $0.16. On special occasions which usually happen once every month, exchange $20 and you’ll extra 50 tokens!

Address:11 Tanjong Katong Road, One KM Shopping Mall #02-04/05/06 Singapore 437157
Telephone: 65471190
Opening hours: 11AM-1030PM, Daily

Play arcades 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!