You’re never too old or too young to enjoy a good game. Check out our list of the best arcades in Singapore for fun times.
Remember when we used to hang out at the arcade after school and challenge each other to rounds of Dance Dance Revolution? Well, who said we needed to stop? Games are for everyone. Whether you’re looking to destress by blasting up some aliens, or you’re training to become the world’s top basketball (machine) player, we’ve got you. These are the best arcades in Singapore you won’t regret hitting up any day or age.
The best arcades in Singapore
If you’re a fan of the classics, Timezone is your best bet. Think mini bowling alleys, thrilling rounds of table hockey, and VR rides that’ll shake up your day. There are multiple outlets scattered across the island, but for the full experience, we recommend heading down to the VivoCity outlet, where you can run your friends down in flashing LED bumper cars. Or the biggest and newest location at Orchard Xchange, which features bowling, virtual reality games, bumper cars and party rooms for special occasions.
Timezone, multiple locations including Plaza Singapura and VivoCity
2. Cow Play Cow Moo
Out of all the arcades in Singapore, Cow Play Cow Moo operates the largest family carnival arcade. We’re talking more space and a wider variety of games (which means less chance of you feeling bored when you visit). Try a nostalgic round of space invaders or Daytona racing, plus plenty of prizes to be snatched up at giant claw machines.
Cow Play Cow Moo, multiple locations including Suntec City and Downtown East
3. Paco FunWorld
For family-friendly fun times, head to this arcade (it just opened a new location at i12 Katong Mall for all you east-siders). Challenge each other to a beat-driven dance-off, channel your inner fast and furious driver with races, and jump into the space-themed indoor playground compete with a ball pit. Don’t forget to level up your claw machine skills! You might just head home with a soft toy or two.
Paco FunWorld, multiple locations including Kallang Wave Mall and Bugis+
We can’t get enough of EDM games in Singapore, and Virtualand delivers just that. If you’re a fan of rhythmic games, pop by for rounds of Jubeat and Rhythm Vaders that will keep you on your toes and boppin’ to the beat. Want to test your skills further? Keep an eye out for the frequent tournaments it arranges, and clinch the title of gaming champion!
Virtualand, multiple locations including Nex and Bugis
5. Zone X
90s kids, where you at? We know you’re familiar with Zone X. Lace up your dancing shoes for a round of Pump It Up 2, or challenge your friends to a game of football or planet busters. Your childhood awaits!
Zone X, multiple locations including Eastpoint Mall and Changi Airport
6. The Wonderful World of Whimsy
You’ll feel like you’re stepping into a whole ‘nother world at Whimsy. This arcade doesn’t disappoint with its selection of games and range of over 500 items to be won! Think fun games like Midnight Tune Max 6, Air Hockey and Lane Master to keep you entertained all day long.
The Wonderful World of Whimsy, #02-22, Sembawang Shopping Centre, 604 Sembawang Road, Singapore 758459
7. Level Up
Check out Singapore’s one and only arcade bistro bar when you visit Level Up. Head to this retro space at Clarke Quay and take your time with friends up a notch with a fun array of drinking games, live music by local musicians, and delish bar bites with an Asian twist. Sounds like the perfect way to spend Friday night!
Level Up, #02-04, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
8. Zero Latency
Looking for a wild time? Sign up for a round of VR madness at Zero Latency. This virtual reality arcade features free-roaming, multiplayer games, plus the largest VR gaming arena in Singapore. Expect classic zombie games, exciting space adventures, and challenging puzzles that you can solve with friends.
Zero Latency, #03-346, between Tower 2 and 3, Suntec City Mall, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
It’s game on at the best arcades in Singapore! Before you leave, don’t forget to exchange those arcade tickets for cool prizes.
[This article was originally published in 2022 and updated in 2023 by Benita Lee.]