Get your game on
This summer, escape from the heat and grab your gaming consoles for some indoor fun.india Updated: Jun 12, 2012 00:13 IST
Indulge in some hi-tech fun with gaming zones across the city, which boast of new-age gaming gear, exported from around the world. These indoor entertainment centers are a perfect place to hang out with friends. Opt for conventional favourites like air hockey and bumper cars, or get more adventurous with mini roller-coasters or an indoor jungle safari. Avoid the scorching heat, walk in to a gaming arcade and grab your consoles for a fun day out.
This place is popular for Jungle Safari (Rs 80 per head), which gives you a sense of walking in the wilderness, complete with sound effects of the jungle. If you are a fan of casinos, try Colourama — a game similar to roulette, but with colours instead of numbers. There are also more than 40 video games including car racing, arm wrestling and football. You can also enjoy a ride on bumper cars (Rs 40) or air hockey (Rs 60).
Where — West Gate Mall, Rajouri Garden
Timing — 11am to 10pm
The USP of this gaming arena is that you can enjoy bowling (Rs 150), pool (Rs 160 for 60 minutes), air hockey (Rs 40), video games and food — all under one roof. They offer special discounts during Happy Hours (Mon—Thurs, noon till 6pm). When you get tired of gaming, head to the café to enjoy salads, soups, breads and beverages.
Where— Vasant Square Mall, Vasant Kunj
Timing— Noon till 10 pm
Go for this gaming zone’s most unique offering, the mini roller-coaster. There are also more than 65 video games including The Guitar Hero Arcade and mini-basketball. You can redeem the points you earn while gaming in exchange for soft toys, stationary and more.
Where — Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj
Timing — 11am to 11pm
This gaming zone comprises of an eight lane bowling alley, 40 arcade games, air hockey and pool tables. You can get a game card made (minimum balance Rs 100) to start playing. Test your strength with a game of King of Hammer — one of the most popular games in the arena. You can also try your luck at The Tower of Hanoi and win prizes like mobile phones, DVD players, digital cameras and more.
Where — Pacific Mall, Tagore Garden
Timing — 10am to 11pm
If you thought Essex Farms only has a good game of bowling to offer, then you are mistaken. Apart from a six lane bowling alley, they have four pool tables (Rs 150 for 30 minutes), two air hockey tables (Rs 40), bumper cars
(Rs 40), 20 video games including indoor basketball, indoor fishing and more.
Where — Essex Farms, Aurobindo Marg
Timing — 11am to 11pm