JNC will bring “a whole range” of new and tested titles to EAG this year according to MD Tom Clarke, from the latest models of the popular Giant Prize Pod Pro to Eurotek’s Pharaoh’s Golden Tickets, all chosen by the Bristol-based distributor to make maximum impact on the arcade floor.
As EAG heralds the beginning of another positive year for the UK industry, JNC will return to the exhibition to showcase a vast range of new machines, alongside a carefully curated selection of firm favourites.
With the distributor’s own arcades able to demonstrate provable results from its products, JNC’s stand is set to offer visitors a group of machines that feature both innovative and popular mechanics.
“The new models of Giant Prize Pod Pro, with the new ticket payout system and colour range, are certainly ones to watch and are widely expected to build on their phenomenal introduction to the market last year,” said managing director Tom Clarke.
“Customers who had the original Prize Pods last year have already come back to buy more of the new models to further increase cashbox takings and customer attraction.” “We are also pleased to be showing off the new Mission 2 Mars whackers, the highly anticipated follow-up to the ever popular Rescue Firefighter range (from the same team behind Galaxy Garrison and Klobber the Robber.)”
“Mission 2 Mars allows two people to race against one another by trying to whack as many targets as possible to win tickets or capsules and help get their rocket to the top of the space-themed topflash first.”
Alongside the new whackers and prize pods, JNC will also be showcasing a range of products from its perennially popular selection of pushers, designed to bring the nostalgic classic to new audiences.
JNC have always had a leading reputation for hand-picking quality coin pushers for FECs, and this year sees them distributing Butterfly (6ply straight) by Harry Levy and Pharaohs Golden Tickets (4ply straight) from Eurotek.
“The latest instalment in the Lady Bug and Caterpillar range, Butterfly extends on the excellent build quality of its predecessors, including the centre lose holes and ticket jackpot feature, to offer a family-fun pusher with a visually-stunning butterfly top flash,” Clarke noted.
“Eurotek’s Pharaohs Golden Tickets carries a desirable footprint of 1.3m x 1.1m and has provided excellent cashbox figures to date, with players really engaging in the board game-styled ticket jackpot feature.”
“Golden Tickets caught our attention straight away, its distinctive Egyptian design and jackpot-based board game on the top flash highlighting why it has already filled cashboxes for customers.”
It is that recognition of the lasting appeal of classically entertaining titles that singles out JNC’s range, allowing arcades to install machines that combine the appeal of family gameplay and a unique experience not available at home.
“There’s a whole range of other new redemption machines which will keep customers busy on the stand. Games such as Devils Hunter, Pirates Fortune and MMA Speed Tester have been specially brought in to offer arcades the chance to offer customers interactive experiences that extend beyond their daily routine – and make them work hard for those tickets.”
Though EAG offers the chance to start the new year off with a bang, it also allows firms to look at the past year, and assess the direction for the upcoming season.
“We were pleased with customer responses across our new product lines during 2019, with Giant Prize Pods, Clown Wheel and Fantasy Bowling really adding value to a lot of FECs in 2019,” said Clarke.
“The IAAPA Europe show also demonstrated the strength of some of our new products in international markets, where we traditionally supply used machines that have been through the workshop process.”
“We’ve spent a lot of time in developing our workshop processes and our aftersales service, building on forty years of experience and recent customer feedback to help improve our standards on both new and used machines.”
“We are also looking to build on our global presence with the focus on growing international and domestic markets. This year sees JNC Sales exhibit at the Family Attraction Expo for the first time, with a range of machines that are perfectly aligned with the indoor play and holiday park landscape.”
As well as looking at the wider prospects for JNC’s expansion, ahead of EAG the firm is also keen to keep focused on ensuring its central distribution processes work as efficiently as they can be going into 2020, whatever it may bring.
“The government finally seems to be making progess with Brexit, although the full implications of this are yet to be confirmed across the industry,” observed Clarke.
“Our focus is on integrating any new systems into our own internal processes to continue to make it easy for customers to buy from JNC. With excellent value across one of the widest ranges of amusement machines, we are confident that we have all the ingredients to continue to excel here.”