Arcade games have been around for many years, while many of the arcade game centre have close down in the recent years, many of the arcade centre now bring in new ticketing dispensing arcade games that allows customers to change those tickets to a prize after playing. But what happen to the old arcade machines?
Event companies such as Gaming Lab, Carnival People and Big Top have a solutions to those retro arcade machines in Singapore. These companies offer arcade games rental to events, office, party spaces and even home use! During the pandemic, many people turns to gaming at their very own private home and office instead of going out.
In 2019, carnival people collaborate with party people and set up a party space called “arcade warehouse“, that introduce a large party space combines with these arcade machines for your guests to enjoy. Big Top also introduce a claw machines franchise that sells claw machines to people who are interested to set up a claw machine gaming retail shop. While Gaming Lab target those who wants to own an arcade game machines in their office or home.
By selling and renting these arcade machines, these retro games can be fit to operate for another 10 years or so. “As these are very rare retro machines, we are trying very hard to maintain these arcade games for the next generation to come” said one of the owner from Gaming Lab, an arcade rental specialist in Singapore. “There are many retro arcade games that we have throw away as there are no spare parts available in the market to fix any more.”
To those who love video arcade games, let’s do our part to support these companies who keep our memories alive by renting or purchasing an arcade machines from them, before these arcade games goes into extinction once and for all.