Bandai declares ‘busiest ever’ IAAPA
New launches included Rabbids Hollywood and TMNT
Bandai Namco has declared this year’s IAAPA show, where it unveiled a number of key launches, as its biggest ever.
New products included Jumbo Jumpin Jackpot, which builds on the success of the original Jumpin Jackpot skipping game – but is 50 per cent bigger and brought up to date with LED technology and linkable game play.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a four-player fighting game with a 55 inch screen – featuring the latest character graphics and voices. “The customer reaction to this title was incredible at IAAPA” claimed James Anderson, sales and commercial director at BNAE.
Other highlights of the BNAE stand at IAAPA included Rabbids Hollywood from Adrenaline Amusements, a four player shooting game designed as a centerpiece attraction with a giant 120 inch projection screen.
From Andamiro – SpongeBob Soccer Stars features a football lever that allows the player to kick the ball and attempt to score against Squidward in goal.
“This follows on from the success of the SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade closed loop pusher, from Andamiro, which has been one of the best selling titles of recent years,” added Anderson. “SpongeBob and football in one game is a fantastic combination.”
Finally, the firm said feedback from customers about the AI Solve VR product – We Play VR – was positive. The final version of Alien Invasion was on show for customers to try out as well as a prelude to the third game for the attraction – Clock Tower.
“This year’s IAAPA was probably the busiest we have ever encountered – I have never known the stand be so busy. The whole team had an excellent show,” concluded Anderson.