JNC has long been one of the leading names in the redemption market and a spate of new releases means this is unlikely to change any time soon. Managing director Tom Clarke and sales executive Sam Coleman speak to Coinslot about their focus on redemption and how their products appeal to all ages in an expanding market.
The redemption sector once again proved its value at the EAG, commented JNC’s Sam Coleman, with growing consumer demand and subsequent release of new, innovative units proving a boon.
“JNC has really focussed on bringing in redemption machines that appeal to the whole family,with games such as Fantasy Bowling and Pumpkin Party offering competitive interaction from children through to grandparents,” he said.
The view was echoed by MD Tom Clarke who was particularly enthused by the cost effectiveness of his company’s offering. “We’re really pleased to be distributing new lines that add value to the arcade floor without having to break the bank – Giant Prize Pod at just £2,495 and the ball-shooters from £995 typify this.”
Whilst redemption has long been a mainstay of the JNC product portfolio, a dedication to constantly updating holdings has paid dividends. Clarke commented on two recent additions that have been of great success.
“Fantasy Bowling and Forest Bowling, our two latest bowling games, have been extremely popular,”he explained.“Forest Bowling was specifically designed for young children with its smaller lanes and interactive characters, whilst Fantasy Bowling offers a slightly longer bowling area so is ideal for older children and adults.Both offer the added chance to win extra tickets with bonus games based on player performance, which is a really attractive feature.”
Coleman added:“Giant Prize Pod also enjoyed a successful debut earlier this year. With a large toy inside a uniquely-looking cabinet, the Giant Prize Pod is a visually stunning feature piece that is bound to get arcade customers talking as they bid to cut the cuddly toy from the string, and the pod-shaped cabinet design means it is one of the easiest prize games to position in almost any part of an arcade.”
In a world where children are brought up with smartphones and video games consoles, the physical engagement of redemption units offers experiences that cannot be replicated at home. Such has understandably been a key driver of the sector’s success and is something that can be seen in clear focus throughout the JNC product line.
“You only have to see the way people have taken to playing Pumpkin Party to recognise the importance of physical engagement in today’s arcade games,” said Coleman.
“There is a general consensus that arcade machines must now offer an experience than customers perhaps wouldn’t get in the comfort of their own homes, so a game like Pumpkin Party that encourages players to compete against the clock to knock down as many characters as they can by throwing the balls is a simple yet hugely effective gaming experience.”