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Despite the widespread uncertainty caused by Covid-19, by all accounts Amusement Expo International still proved a successful event, giving exhibitors a prime opportunity to showcase their latest product innovations in New Orleans from10-11 March. For thismonth’s new product round-up, Bryony Andrews, editor of GlobalAmusementsandPlay.com, spoke to a number of key industry players to find out which new launches garnered the biggest buzz with visitors...


Updated Sync Prima software


Lester Travasso, sales and marketing executive, Sega: Sega wrapped up a successful Amusements Expo. The amusements games developer claimed it had a better than expected show this year, presenting four units of Power Roll units with mega marquees that made quite the impression at the show. According to Travasso, the “jaw-dropping cabinet design, fun and intuitive gameplay attracted operators to open up a conversation about adding this to their parks, family entertainment centres or arcades.” Sega’sMission Impossible Arcade also


impressed visitors with its next-gen four-player super deluxe cabinet. The video game was continuously played thanks to the large 55” monitors, explosive sound and immersive gameplay. One of the most talked-about games at the show


New variation on Andamiro’s Soccer Safari


There are now three variations offered in Andamiro’s Soccer Safari family of compact soccer-shooting games for kids. The extended line includes the original two prize-vending models and a new ticket redemption version, which ships in a SpongeBob cabinet. The game sees players fi re mini soccer balls using two buttons and tries to defeat the moving goalkeeper to score: reaching the high-score value wins the ticket bonus or a prize. All models now benefi t from recently added modifi cations, made above and below the playfi eld, that improve the ball return and shooting processes.


was Shoot ItWin It, said Travasso. “This classically simple game see player shoot corks at targets to win prizes. Phenomenal reviews from players and operators Sega say Shoot ItWin It is a must-have for 2020.”


Steve Ignarski, national sales manager for Bandai Namco Amusement America Inc: Although the current climate is uncertain with less attendance than usual, it has not hindered us in surpassing our targets with plenty of customers at this year’s expo. The industry has resolutely come together for a positive show, acting creatively with adapted greetings and procedures in response to the Coronavirus outbreak. “Red Zone Rush brought


from Brunswick Bowling The latest release of comprehensive centre operating software Sync Prima from Brunswick Bowling Products has variety of new and enhanced features deisgned to drive revenue and streamline operations. The system is now available with Crown Advantage, an all-inclusive centre operating subscription that delivers cutting-edge Sync software updates, a robust cloud- based automated marketing platform, OpenLane mobile app, and Brunswick technical support—all in a single, easy-to-manage subscription.


Embedwins two awards There were two award wins for Embed at the Amusement Expo: the cashless management


in the usual flurry of players and we can confirm high purchase numbers have been maintained. As expected, the US debut of BallMadness inspired similar responses to its UK showcase – ample interest and a deep fascination into this unique and dynamic game.”


Retro-inspired Bug Blasting game from Sega


TomKane, director of export sales, Betson Enterprises Inc: “Despite the current health concerns and resulting drop in attendance, the Amusement Expo was certainly deemed a success. Betson exhibited four new Raw Thrills titles. The interactive VR unit, King Kong of Skull Island, garnished the lion’s share of the attention. The new redemption unit BUST-A-MOVE Frenzy was unveiled along with the completed versions of the Nitro Truck driving video and the Big Buck Hunter Reloaded, vastly expanded shooting unit. All four titles are demonstrating the strength of performance typical of Raw Thrills’ units.”


Lynda Brotherton, globalmarketing director, Intercard: “There was great interest at AMOA 2020 for Intercard’s


much-anticipated iReader Impulse,


Hit 80’s creepy-crawly blasting game Centipede Chaos, manufactured by ICE and distributed by Sega, is aiming to bring the classic arcade feeling back to arcades and FECs. Sega has identifi ed 80’s nostalgia as a growing trend for the modern player, and Centipede Chaos’s simple joystick controls, wave after wave of enemies and action all over the screen feeds into this demand. Centipede Chaos features intuitive gameplay, fun power- ups, easy-to-challenging bosses adding excitement and depth to the gameplay that keeps players coming back over and over. Three LED-lit stools with rumble feature provides comfort and encourages the friends to team up and keep continuing the game to defeat the fi nal Spider Boss – all in effort to win the mega ticket bonus.


a versatile hybrid card reader that is the first of its kind in the amusement industry. It accepts credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover) as well as stored-value play cards. This allows operators to leverage the burgeoning consumer use of credit cards for small transactions like game play. The Impulse is the future of amusement and visitors were impressed with the ease-of-use of the Impulse, which does not require the customer to download an app or set up a mobile wallet.”


Vladimir Avdeev, President at Boxblaster VR: “The Gold andMace game was the greatest hit on our Boxblaster VR attraction. Everyone who stopped by our booth at the Amusement Expo played it.Many players told me that unique, fun games like that come out once in a decade, and the excitement it stirs is why they enjoyed it so much.”


Jersey Jack Pinball and Guns N’ Roses have p launched a new pinball machine based on the irtual game card that can be added to the Apple Wallet or Google Pay and the Bling bar that showcased the company’s RF media and wearables. ReneeWalsh, CEO Solutions Group at Embed, commented: “This win is huge for us. It not only validates our company’s positions as an innovation leadermachine’s sound effects., thought-leader and marker-maker but also confirms that we are ‘the choice’ machine features


ward and the AMOA Operator’s Choice Award.Embed's show


resence st nd was dominated by itsMobileWallet, a v band’s ‘Not In This Lifetime’ tour. The new machine is available in three editions and was designed in conjunction with guitarist Slash, who also recorded a number of new riffs for the new machine’s sound effects. Designed around a 21-song Guns N’ Roses setlist, the pinball machine features


the power to transform the industry.”


innovate and drive development on products that have from the tour, as well as in-game sculptures including a screaming Axl Rose and Slash’s iconic top hat.


our Development team for passionately endeavouring to spotlights, and includes videos


for our customers, the operators. I’m also very proud of a concert stage and moving


LAI Games wins AMOA Innovator Award for HYPERpitch HYPERpitch is a single or double-player baseball-style pitching game that challenges players to compete for the fastest, most


New look for Clip ‘N Climb classics


Clip ‘n Climb has announced a refreshed, new look for its Jungle Vines and Morse Code Challenges, featuring new panels, exciting printed graphics and new, vibrant colours representing the Clip ‘n Climb brand. On the Morse Code Challenge, designed to appeal to climbers of all ages, guests enjoy climbing a Morse code message that spells out ‘Clip ‘n Climb is fantastic fun’. The Jungle Vines Challenge requires good balance, strong arms, steady legs and the ability to ‘hang out’ from the wall: strength combined with patience and determination to follow the routes indicated by the ball colour. It, too, comes with new panels – printed graphics give the illusion of climbing in a tropical jungle.


accurate throw. The skill game features dynamic lights that chase the ball down the HYPER Tunnel while explosive sound effects create an incredible sensation of power as the ball hits the target. Real-time sports commentary adds to the fun, competitive atmosphere as each player gets three attempts to pitch a ball at the bullseye. It’s an accessible, all-ages game that levels the playing field with its speed vs accuracy scoring system. Chris Brady, LAI Games VP of sales, commented: “We consider the AMOA Innovator Awardto be the premiere award in our industry, because it is voted on by operators. It is an honor for HYPERpitch to be chosen this year.” LAI Games has won numerous AMOA awards in the


past three years, for Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride, Let’s Bounce, HYPERshoot, and the Snapshot 2 photo booth.


This page is brought to you by Bryony Andrews, editor of GlobalAmusements andPlay.com, the industry's leading online publication for product news, innovator views, and in-depth features from the amusements, indoor play and adventure play sector. To submit your press release or product for consideration, please contact bandrews@datateam.co.uk.


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