There was a time in the 90s when arcades were smaller and it cost $0.20 per play. Your mother, eager to catch up with her friends without you fidgeting about, dumped you at the arcade with $2.00. Your time there is directly proportionate to how long you can make that $2.00 last. You quickly became adept at stretching your mother’s dollar.
Now that you are all grown up though, you won’t have to worry about running out of coins. After moving from one end of Basement 1 to the other, Timezone at Westgate Mall is bigger than ever. Beautifully renovated with neon lights and some of the newest arcade games in town, it looks just as slick as the trendiest of cafés. Isn’t it great that Timezone managed to get this done just in time for the December holidays?
Keep your shoes on – there’s no need to change shoes for social bowling. Also, the shortened lanes make it easier to score!
Surely, you don’t expect your kids to hang back at the arcade while you have all the fun? With Mini Bowling, they’d be able to score their own strike, too. The lighter, smaller bowling balls will also be easier for Grandma and Grandpa to handle, if you decide to bring them to the arcade.
Other new additions include a Roll-a-ball Derby machine and a Batman-themed Air Hockey machine, both of which are suitable for kids.
If you want to introduce your kids to some of the hottest games when you were growing up, how about an updated version of Space Invaders?
For more intermediate gamers and adults, there’s also first person shooter games like Halo: Fireteam Raven. Enjoy an intense session of gaming behind 330cm long screens!
Timezone regulars will know that, instead of a coin stamped with the arcade’s logo, Timezone’s patrons use a Power Card. Simply tap at a designated spot on the machine and you’re ready to play! Like credit cards, there are different tiers of privileges associated with your Power Card. Spend as little as $10 to get a regular Power Card or as much as $5,000 on a platinum Power Card.
If you’re curious about the privileges a VIP Timezone member receives, here’s a handy chart from Timezone.
When it’s time for some family fun, Timezone at Westgate is clearly the perfect place to be.
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