BANDAI NAMCO Amusement Europe (BNAE) enjoyed a particularly positive EAG show at Excel last week.
“We had a very busy stand throughout the show and our visitors were of a high quality. This year we took the decision to show not only a large number of new products but also some of the ‘ever-greens’ which are still in our catalogue and performing very well. This seemed to really pay off for us,” says BNAE Commercial & Sales Director James Anderson.
BNAE showed the two-player version of Halo: Fireteam Raven, which made its European debut plus 65-inch screen, compact 4-player versions of Tomb Raider and Rabbids Hollywood. In addition, Super Bikes 3 – the latest instalment of the incredible Superbikes series was extremely popular with visitors to the stand.
From Apple Industries, Marvel Adventure Lab proved a great success. This photo machine has a new feature that transforms photos into a comic strip panel, involving characters such as Spider-Man and The Avengers. Customers enjoyed a collection of crane products from The Really Big Crane Company – especially when they appreciated their value for money.
Triotech’s 10th Anniversary edition Typhoon simulator was shown for the first time in Europe and has an upgraded 4k display and 10 new ride films for users to enjoy – housed in an eye-catching new red cabinet.
The two-player DC Comics pusher continues to impress and customers also enjoyed the Batman Vs Joker Laughing Madness Slimline Air Hockey with multi-puck feature.
For redemption, Jumbo Jumpin from BANDAI NAMCO captured imaginations, as did Blox Breaker – the new redemption title from Adrenaline Amusements, where players throw balls that continue into the digital realm on screen. Andamiro’s WWE – Superstar Rumble, where players must aim and fire metal balls at the WWE Championship belt – was also a great success.
The newly designed AI Solve 3mx3m arena, along with the new multi-player game ‘Star Defence’ was constantly in play throughout the show.
For prize, to compliment the top-rated and high-earning Halo: Fireteam Raven machine, BANDAI NAMCO had a full range of gift and plush featuring the top brand. “We had a lot of interest in our Shazam and Minecraft ranges head of the new movies,” said John Beresford, who is new to the prize division and joined Darrell Simmonds at the show. “We also took a lot of orders for electrical products and confectionary and our new selection of inflatable balls for cranes, with a redemption twist.”
Steve Short from BANDAI NAMCO, Management Solutions showed the new TOOLKIT features from Embed at this year’s EAG. “The interest in cashless solutions is growing,” he said. “We had a lot of interesting conversations about the TOOLKIT central games management feature, which will make operators’ lives much easier. People particularly liked The Assistant mobile App, which would allow them to manage TOOLKIT remotely and on the go.”