Terminator Salvation now sampling; H2Overdrive sees first player to reach Fleet Admiral rank

Shaggy February 19, 2010 0

Here’s some news out of the Raw Thrills’ camp today, with two press releases on two separate products.

First off Terminator Salvation will be shipping out in limited quantities to certain locations with the game hitting full production in March. The reported test location earnings have been quite good (between $983 and $805 a week at one US theater; $1395 1 week at a Japanese arcade, etc). These earnings which were released to distributors caused a “fury of sales orders” for the game worldwide; it also is at AOU 2010. As far as the sampling goes, I have heard of two places that are getting the game in my state prior to the full release, I imagine that such is the case in other places as well so if you’re looking to play the game, you might get lucky and find one within this next week.

Also H2Overdrive, which was released last summer is still making news, with a player in Texas achieving a rank in the game that so far, no one else has managed, Fleet Admiral. The reason why this is news is that it takes between $500-$600 of money spent on the game to reach this rank. It certainly helps that H2Overdrive is arcade exclusive but this also is testifies to the replay value of the game. Betson is also reporting that the game has sold almost 2000 units since last June, which is pretty solid for video in coin-op.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Everyone loves Terminator Salvation™

Carlstadt, NJ – February 16, 2010 – PlayMechanix™, game studio of the highly successful Big Buck Series is about to raise the bar on arcade shooters with its latest release Terminator Salvation™. Betson Enterprises, the worldwide-exclusive distributor of Terminator Salvation™, debuted the 42” deluxe game at the 2009 IAAPA Trade Show to the delight of attendees from around the world.

This is a special project for George Petro, President of PlayMechanix, who was the director for the development team at Midway Games that brought the smash hit arcade shooter Terminator 2 Judgment Day™ to us back in 1991. “I have waited a long time to bring this product to the market and thanks to today’s technology and an incredibly talented development team; we are able to bring the T-800 to life like never before!” Stated Petro, everyone loves the Terminator.

Your browser may not support display of this image.Even the cabinet of this new shooter will set a new standard. At the top of the marquee is a replica of the Terminator T-800 head with glowing red eyes that appear to be watching the players every move.  The specially designed recoiling guns offer different feedback effects for the many special weapons that can be obtained during play, giving the players unparalleled realism. Last but not least, is the faux neon treatment that gives this cabinet an ominous, but very cool effect. Needless to say, the 42” LCD Panel creates a movie theater-like presentation.

Early collection reports from around the globe, United Kingdom, Japan and the United States confirm what Petro claims, “EVERYONE really does love the Terminator!” These collection reports have prompted a fury of sales orders from operators worldwide. “It has been quite sometime since we have seen the excitement of a game like Terminator Salvation™ translate into hefty sales orders from operators and our distributor partners,” stated Bob Boals, Executive Vice President of Betson Enterprises. “The timing for the release of this product could not be any better!”

About PlayMechanix™

George Petro, a former game designer for Midway Games founded PlayMechanix™  in 1995. In a little over a decade, PlayMechanix™ has created over 30 titles for the Arcade, Bar and Casino industries including the best-selling video hunting series Big Buck Hunter, Big Buck Safari, and Deal or No Deal and many more. PlayMechanix™ has also created an on-line tournament system for use with Big Buck Hunter Pro and beyond. PlayMechanix™ recently merged with Raw Thrills.

About Betson Enterprises

Headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, Betson Enterprises with 11 distribution offices nationwide is the leading distributor of coin operated amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts, and service in the United States. With over 75 years of experience and leadership in the coin-operated industry, we will help you make informed decisions that are best for your business.

Betson offers entertainment and vending solutions for your business through our relationships with the operator community. For locations looking for a simple and profitable solution or vendors looking for equipment that fits any situation, Betson Enterprises can help you. Betson Enterprises has an industry proven reputation for quality and customer focus. For more information on Betson Enterprises, visit www.betson.com, email us at mailto:info@betson.com or just call 1-800-524-2343. Download our current Betson product catalog at http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/1/24957/44024/pub/index.html

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H2Overdrive™  Commissions First Fleet Admiral

Carlstadt, NJ – February 16, 2010 – Betson Enterprises, a leading distributor of coin operated amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts and service is thrilled to report that the Raw Thrills, Inc. top ranked watercraft racer, H2Overdrive™ is making waves at arcades all over the globe.

H2Overdrive™ was designed for both gamers and casual players. For the gamers, H2Overdrive™ challenges players to unlock certain “achievements” during their game play allowing them to advance their way to the top rank of Fleet Admiral. A keypad entry feature on H2O allows players the ability to store their watercraft upgrades and achievements, in the machine at the location. This feature creates repeat traffic to the location, player loyalty to the machine and ultimately increased revenue for the operator. Recently, the highest rank obtainable, Fleet Admiral, was achieved on this incredibly popular deluxe driver at a Main Event facility in Texas.  For a player to obtain the Fleet Admiral ranking, one must spend an estimated  $500 – $600. “That type of investment of time and money by the player, speaks volumes of the entertainment value that players are getting from another Raw Thrills product”, marveled Tony Maniscalco, of Betson Enterprises. Casual players find the simple yet competitive game play addicting.

Since the release of the game in late-June 2009, H2Overdrive™ has sold close to 2000 seats worldwide. “With tremendous player appeal, game play depth and strong collection reports, H2O is poised to capture sales this spring for summer placement”, stated Maniscalco.

About Raw Thrills

Former Midway game designer Eugene Jarvis founded Raw Thrills Inc. in 2001 to create the next generation of arcade game entertainment. After creating content for IGT, Raw Thrills has gone on to design and release the best selling titles Target: Terror, The Fast and the Furious, The Fast and the Furious Super Bikes and The Fast and the Furious Drift.

About Betson Enterprises

Headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, Betson Enterprises with 11 distribution offices nationwide is the leading coin operated distributor of amusement and vending equipment, coin operated parts, and service in the United States. With over 75 years of experience and leadership in the coin-operated industry, we will help you make informed decisions that are best for your business.

Betson offers entertainment and vending solutions for your business through our relationships with the operator community. For locations looking for a simple and profitable solution or vendors looking for equipment that fits any situation, Betson Enterprises can help you. Betson Enterprises has an industry proven reputation for quality and customer focus. For more information on Betson Enterprises, visit www.betson.com, email us at mailto:info@betson.com or just call 1-800-524-2343. Download our current Betson product catalog at http://flipflashpages.uniflip.com/1/24957/44024/pub/index.html


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  1. arcads4ever February 19, 2010 at 10:03 am - Reply

    thats really cool especially for an arcade game to sell that much. I think sega, namco and other arcade manufactures have alot to learn from rawthrills how it started off so small to making its way up the ladder and I think rawthrills just get better and better. now all they need to do is come up with games that are totally original with unique control ideas like what the japanese come up with then they’ll be my favourite arcade manufacture 🙂

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