New Releases: The Hobbit Pinball; Galaga Assault

arcadehero February 12, 2016 1
New Releases: The Hobbit Pinball; Galaga Assault

February generally isn’t a time where a lot of  new releases take place in our business but that doesn’t keep them from ever happening.

New Games For The Modern Arcade Market

The Hobbit Pinball – If there was an exact announcement about this game shipping out I missed it but from a number of social media postings, Jersey Jack Pinball has shown that different locations have begun receiving their Hobbit pinball machines. Here is some of the evidence from ‘out in the wild’:

There are more examples on their Twitter feed but that should suffice. It is good to see the game hit the market after the long development period – so of course we know look with anticipation to their 3rd machine which is being developed by Pat Lawlor 😀

Galaga Assault – We received a press release about this one today which was a little surprising as it has been showing up at a number of places including Level 257 but this should make it ‘official’. Galaga Assault, which was filmed at IAAPA 2015 is shipping out now. I did hear that the version at Level 257 was setup to run in Amusement Mode and not tickets mode so that might be of interest to gamers that wanted the deeper video arcade version.


Here is the press release – it is also worth noting that Bandai Namco Amusements finally has a Twitter feed, generally anything like that from Namco has been the home console side of the company.


CONTACT: Nathan Nissen Date Marketing Coordinator


ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL – BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America is happy to announce that Galaga Assault is now shipping! For those who have been Galaga fans for decades and for the ticket redemption rookies who may be playing Galaga for the first time, Bandai Namco and Raw Thrills have joined forces again to present GALAGA ASSAULT. Galaga Assault has an all new “add ships” feature that allows the player to buy more ships and expand to an armada of up to 12 attacking ships. Destroy a wave of enemy ships for a chance to defeat the mothership and win the bonus!

Automatically post your high score to Facebook with Galaga Assault’s unique QR Code scanning feature. With stunning 42″ 1080p HD visuals and blazingly colorful LED cabinet lights, this will be the most fun you’ll ever have shooting down aliens and winning tickets!

For more information on Galaga Assault and other games from BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America, please visit or contact your local authorized BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America distributor.

See Galaga Assault in action:

About BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America, Inc. BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America, Inc. (BNAA) is a subsidiary of BANDAI NAMCO Holdings (USA) Inc. BNAA uses cutting-edge technology and advanced electronics to take their coin-operated video games far beyond traditional entertainment. BNAA is the premier manufacturer of coin-operated arcade games & attractions ranging from the hottest video games like Star Wars: Battle Pod, Time Crisis 5, and Mario Kart DX to popular redemption games like Goal Line Rush, Jumpin’ Jackpot and Whack’em Funky Gators. For the greatest arcade gaming fun, BANDAI NAMCO Amusement America is your answer!

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  1. SaraAB87 February 20, 2016 at 8:40 am - Reply

    We already have Galaga Assault at our Dave & Busters.

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