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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!