Vortex Gaming
Vortex Gaming
4.5
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Situated on the first floor within Resorts World, Vortex is their exclusive family entertainment centre. From exciting VR Sphere rides to new takes on old-school classics like Pacman, Space Invaders, and Candy Crush Saga, Vortex Gaming offers something for everyone...
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Eliza Delilah
Birmingham, UK36 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Good gaming arcade. We visited due to having a good Groupon voucher and had a brilliant time. Good variety of games and loads of rewards to get in exchange for tickets!

As it's in resorts world, I would say to prepare for it being a bit busy. It was pretty crowded and a bit messy (people leaving empty cups on machines etc). But other than that, fantastic little place.
Written May 2, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we'll be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. We hope to welcome you back again soon!
Written May 3, 2022
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Baneesha
2 contributions
Jan 2020
I don't know if its just the fact that we had a fantastic host but from start to finish Vortex were brilliant. From booking, ordering additional pizza (as we are vegetarian) instead of burgers and the actual party they fully ensured that we had value for money. Phoebe our host was amazing and really seemed to care that our little boy had a good time. For example, because it was a busy Saturday afternoon, and the VR was busy, they allowed all kids an extra half an hours play. They also allowed all parents and party members unlimited access to the VR. The food was lovely. good chips and amazing pizza. The fruit selection they provide includes raspberries, strawberries and blueberries. They also ensured we had a place to base ourselves during the additional half an hour. All the kids loved it. It is a little expensive however cuts out soooo much party stress.
They provide the party bags, and the birthday boy got his own backpack. Phoebe was brill and would definitely recommend!
Written January 23, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we're so glad that you had a great birthday party and that you thought the food was amazing and enjoyed your vegetarian options. We will pass on your feedback to Phoebe as we're sure that she'll be glad to know that you had a great day. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Written January 27, 2020
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Lewis
93 contributions
Jan 2020
If you use a Groupon you can get 2 people for 1 hour, unlimited plays on the arcade games for around £15. However, you don't win tickets. Otherwise you will have to buy tokens to play on machines with each machine costing 2-5 tokens.

Types of games include skiball, basketball, air hockey (modified version), racing games and shooting games. It's smaller than you think but you could spend 1-2 hours here easily.

I can see why the reviews say it's great for birthdays.
Written January 29, 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Lewis. We're glad you enjoyed your time at Vortex using a Groupon experience. We hope to see you again soon.
Written January 30, 2020
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David Fox
4 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
Visited on 17/02/2023

The establishment: It's ok for young kids Upton about 12, easily got bored after 30 minutes but that's probably due to us being used to a bigger establishment from where we live up north.

The card system is dodgy. We weren't fully informed on how it worked and on many occasions double tapped the card readers thinking we had to collect our points after playing by tapping.....but it automatically added points to the game, so what was happening was that we were tapping to play again.

The offers: We paid for 80 tickets to our point card but weren't told about the free drink refill.

The staff: When it came to redeem our points for prizes the 3 staff were more bothered talking to each other rather taking notice of its punters. Despite it just being me and my daughter we had to wait for the staff to stop talking in order to be noticed!! Unprofessional to say the least.

The prizes: Cheap tat that costs a fraction if you outright bought it yourself.

Verdict: Could be better if the staff could engage but overall 'Meh'
Written March 14, 2023
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mandaloui
Swindon, UK24 contributions
Oct 2021
This was a groupon deal that I found, we wanted something to do with the kids when the weather wasn't so good. I wasn't sure what to expect but it was a great deal. You use a contactless card to go around the machines and click on each to play using about 5 credits each time. £10 gets you 40 credits. If you are good at the games you earn tickets that are stored on your card then at the end you can exchange them for a small gift. We really enjoyed our time here and would highly recommend it.
Written November 7, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a nice review. We are so happy to hear that you and the kids enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
Written November 8, 2021
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Birthday party mum
1 contribution
Mar 2020
Vortex made sure two excited seven year olds had a dream birthday party yesterday. It was well organised, with a brilliant host who was authoratitive when needed (excitement levels were high), made sure everyone knew what they were doing, and were having a great time. Happily, the buffet that included chips, pizza, burgers, cheese and pineapple and fruit (there was more - but those were the things I helped finish off 😊 ) was really good . At the end, the guets got a vortex water bottle, and the birthday boys got a cool backpack. Everyone also left with balloons. So yes, fab party. And actually, apart from eating, i did very little, so thanks to everyone at Vortex, especially our host.
Written March 7, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear that you all experienced a dream birthday party and enjoyed the food and birthday goodies! We'll be sure to pass the feedback onto the team and we hope to welcome you again soon.
Written March 9, 2020
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Jcnc2004
2 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited today and I never usually feel inclined to leave a review
However they exceeded my expectations with the covid pandemic in terms of hygiene.
The games were great my children had a wonderful time.
This trip was made more memorable by the man who looked after us. I didn't catch his name but I believe he might have been Spanish ( forgive me if this is wrong) he had long hair and was the most helpful, friendly person we could have wished for.
He made the experience what it was.
Written August 20, 2020
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We're so happy to hear that you and your children enjoyed their visit and you were happy with our new safety measures. We'll be sure to pass on your kind words to the team. Thanks for taking the time to leave your feedback and we hope to welcome you for another fun visit in the future.
Written August 24, 2020
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Parminder V
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
Had my sons 10th birthday there and they looked after us well, the party rooms are nice and everything is taken care of. This year they put effort into adapting to dietary needs and Shaun and Sigito went out of their way to help. Highly recommend this place.
Written January 26, 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad to hear that you had a great time and that everyone was able to enjoy the food. We'll pass on your feedback to Shaun, Sigito and the team as we're sure they'll be glad to hear that you had a great time. We look forward to welcoming you again.
Written January 27, 2020
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Simon
Stourbridge, UK3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Myself and 2 children (11 & 14) visited. As a one-off to see what this was all about Vortex Gaming is fine.
First off, all staff that I spoke to on arrival or for help with VR games or tokens etc really were super helpful and cheery, can’t praise them enough. Whole look of the place is great. Games-wise if you’re looking for a decent arcadey gaming experience then this isn’t it. There’s only half a dozen real arcade machines and the rest are ticket winning randomness. If you’re just looking to kill an hour and spend some cash for some tat then this is your bag.
VR stuff is cool but just ‘on rails’ and I was looking forward to the Pac Man air hockey table but it wasn’t there :-(
This place could really be a great half day or so out if they expanded & beefed up on the real gaming machines like an old school arcade.
Saying that, young kids will love it. Do what I did, grab that Groupon offer and try it out, I’m wearing the Hulk Hogan bandana that I used my tickets for right now.
Written July 28, 2021
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Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we'll be sure to pass your feedback on to the team. We hope to welcome you all back soon!
Written July 29, 2021
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SMarshie
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Visited today for my sons birthday. The staff on arrival were so friendly and welcoming and made him feel really special. Huge thanks to the guys working this morning, you’ve made a 6 year old very happy!
Written July 3, 2022
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Thank you for the review. We're so happy to hear that your son had a great time celebrating his birthday with us. We hope to see again for some more gaming soon.
Written July 6, 2022
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Vortex Gaming is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Mon - Thu 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM


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