The best arcades in Singapore
This Singaporean mainstay has locations all over the city but we suggest their massive flagship at Vivocity. On top of newfangled techologies like the 4-D rollercoaster, there's a distinctly old school carnival feel here with bumber cars, mini bowling and arcade-style basketball.
If you ask the hardcore Singaporean gaming contingent where's the best 'proper' gaming arcade in the city, they'll probably all point to Virtualand at NEX. It's particularly good for rhythm and racing games but also has a selection of casual games if you want to go slow and take things easy.
Yip, that's what it's actually called. Much like Timezone, the focus here is more on 'physical' arcade games – claw grabber things (that's its official name, probably) and gambling games where you can win tickets that you exchange for prizes. This is good first date material if you fancy something a bit different.
One of the cheapest locations on the list. You can indulge in some serious racing here as well as a fairly comprehensive selection of the latest fighting games and... skiing. Which is nice.
Okay, so this isn't strictly an arcade. But, it's so unique that it deserves a shout-out and the premise is fundamentally the same: play games in a public place with an optional social component. Okay, disclaimer over. So, what is Saint Games? It's a games cafe (cough, arcade). Grab a warm beverage, pull up a pew and challenge someone among the friendly regulars and newcomers to a game of Fifa or NBA or something else from the formidable selection of games across a number of consoles.
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