Robot City Games

Robot City Games, Binghamton: Hours, Address, Robot City Games Reviews: 4.5/5

Robot City Games
4.5
Game & Entertainment Centers
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
About
Robot City Arcade is the biggest arcade in New York State! We don't have ticket redemption games, this is the real deal, you'll find more than 90 arcade games (including 16 some pinball) in a fantastic environment! Real, authentic games from the 70's, 80's. 90'S and beyond! We also have a full video game store with every kind of game you can think of from Atari and Nintendo to current generation systems!
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cuucuu4karaoke
Wilkes-Barre, PA28 contributions
May 2021
We were looking for something different to do so we made the almost hour and a half drive up to check the place out. It was a fun way to pass a couple hours of time. Due to COVID, you have to check in at the desk, provide your name, phone number and number of people in your party. They ask you to distance from others not in your party, but its a little hard to do when playing the games. It was cool playing some of the classics I used to play in the arcades back in the 80s and 90s. I could beat games like TMNT and the Simpsons…now I stink at them haha but they are still fun to play again. There is also a row of pinball machines if that’s your thing.

There is a token machine before entering the arcade and they do give extra tokens if you cash out higher denominations. I put a $20 in and I think I got maybe $3 or $4 extra dollars in tokens (sorry, I don’t remember).

The store has every type of system and game one can imagine. They even had old game guides and I saw a couple old issues of Nintendo Power for purchase.

While I would probably not make a special trip just to go there again, I would stop by if passing through on the way somewhere else. I think this place is geared more towards the locals. I think very young kids may get bored easily with the older style games. My son is 18 and when I offered to get more tokens, he said naw, he was good after we went through our $20 + the extra tokens.
Written May 10, 2021
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lori8146
goldens Bridge, New York, USA111 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We tried this on a rainy day, a last minute plan as we traveled past Binghamton. WOW! So many games from the 80 last and 90s, and even older. It was like a blast from the past! The games are very affordable, many of the older classics like Pac-Man are just 1 token. So many to choose from and pinball games too. A fun activity for adults and kids. We stayed until they closed and we are already planning a trip back!
Written April 16, 2021
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ChristineF4543
Wheaton, IL27 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We discovered this awesome video game place last year and we were excited to go again! The games are very affordable and will bring back lots of memories for those that grew up in the eighties. Also they have quite a large selection of pinball machines too. I would have given a five rating but a couple of the games ate tokens without playing. I should have notified the staff during our visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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KimberH0422
Wyoming, PA496 contributions
Aug 2019
My boyfriend and I made a trip to the Binghamton area to visit some breweries and heard about Robot City Games. We're glad we stopped in. Very nostalgic! The place is very clean and well organized. There is machine to get tokens to play the different games and cups to put your tokens in so it's easy to carry them around. Most games seemed to be 25 cents or 50 cents. Lots and lots of pinball machines and other games you'll remember from your childhood. There was a guy going around with a little vacuum making sure the place stayed clean. We were there on a Sunday afternoon and there were a good amount of people in there, but it wasn't so busy that you couldn't move around. They also have a restroom in the building. Just ask the people at the counter for the key. There were a few times that I put money in and the game didn't work. We'd definitely go back if we're in the area.
Written August 19, 2019
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Mistress M
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Couples
I've been on 2 first dates here, and I actually love it. Yeah some of the games don't work or don't respond well but that's part of the fun! I'll definitely be back more. It's a pretty great experience
Written February 17, 2019
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funkm0nkey
Amherst, MA2 contributions
Feb 2018 • Friends
I read some reviews before checking out this place on a recent road trip. It looks like many of these positive reviews were written a few years ago. And it's possible they set my expectations too high.

This retro game store is more like a museum. It was cool that they had so many fun games in stock -- until I realized why. They probably don't sell many at these prices. Robot City wanted $40 firm for every complete Nintendo and Sega game that commonly sells for $30 each online. Sold prices on eBay (or the website Pricecharting) are considered full price. Sure, they do offer a "buy 3 get 1 free" program, but that's a ridiculous gimmick when starting with overpriced items. I don't know anyone who's going to pay 30% markup for buying 1-2 games.

The arcade was also disappointing. At first they seemed to have some great titles that I remember playing in other arcades / barcades. But probably every other machine was broken. There were fuzzed-out screens, and joysticks that wouldn't respond if pushed. I tried the pinball games too. Unfortunately, they had the same problems. A lot of stuck flippers. If it were just one game, I probably would have told management, but clearly they don't seem to care about upkeep of the arcade.

Top top it all off, the guy behind the retail counter was rude, and acted like he couldn't show me anything because he wasn't the owner. Most of the decent games are kept behind glass, so there's really no choice but to deal with him. It was not a friendly experience overall. I wound up buying the exact same retro games locally instead -- at regular prices.
Written March 24, 2018
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BrigetteB
Burnt Hills, NY78 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
We stopped here on our way home from a PA mini-vacation. When we pulled up it looked like the place was closed. When we got inside, we were very impressed! There is a store area when you first walk in. You can buy pretty much any kind of console and/or game you could want for any of the older gaming systems. They have quite an extensive collection! The arcade is in the back and has some of the oldest arcade games I have ever seen. There are so many different choices. There were over ten pinball machines, many shooting games,and lots games from the 1980's. We are in our 40's and our children are 10 and 14 and we all had a blast and didn't want to leave! Many of the games are only 25 cents! The staff was friendly and very accommodating. My son asked the man behind the counter a ton of questions and he was so patient and helpful! I would definitely recommend a visit!
Written August 7, 2017
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dlelonek
East Meadow, NY246 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
The Robot City Games Arcade is a pleasant place but not in the best part of town. Sadly Binghamton is a depressed city and although Clinton Street is trying to make a comeback, I felt uncomfortable in the area, especially as night approached.
Written July 21, 2017
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Tim T
11 contributions
Jan 2017 • Friends
I've been going to robot city since it opened. This place is dope. You will be amazed at the quality of the refurbished arcade games. Best place for pinball.
Written January 27, 2017
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danasvenja
Ithaca, NY6 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
The place has awesome lights and games; I could get lost here for hours (again). The staff was friendly and there were other fun vintage shops to look at across the street while my kids played.
Written June 13, 2016
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