An ASI preview from Betson with Guitar Hero and DDR:X action

Shaggy February 5, 2009 6


Speaking of arcade shows (see our AOU post below this one), ASI/AMOA is just around the corner as well in Las Vegas come March and distributor Betson has already sent out a release showcasing some of the titles they plan on bringing there, which also provides us some stills for Guitar Hero Arcade and DDR:X. Big Buck Safari Deluxe will be there too and some redemption games but I wonder why H2Overdrive isn’t on the list yet.  Despite that, I imagine that it will be at the show since that will be very close to it’s release date.  Hit the post break for the run-down from Betson (with some more pictures) or discuss it on the forums.

Guitar Hero® Arcade

Raw Thrills, Konami & Activision collaborate to bring one of the hottest entertainment franchises to Coin-Op – Guitar Hero® Arcade! This 2-player upright cabinet has been developed and designed to draw fans and players out of their homes and into locations where a commercial arcade version can be found.

Guitar Hero® Arcade offers players the chance to select their favorite song from a library of 50 popular titles. Choose either lead or bass guitar and rock with your favorite band. A 32” LCD monitor allows the player to join the band on stage and the High-Def Graphics give the players an in-your-face experience, unique to arcade play. Equipped with 2 Enduro-AX Industrial strength guitars, an 8 speaker sound system and over 400 LEDS Guitar Hero® Arcade will turn any location into a concert hall.

With a little promotion, operators can increase weekly revenue by turning any night at their locations into a profitable Guitar Hero® Arcade competition night!

Guitar Hero Arcade is sure to become an instant hit with Event & /Rental companies. This “concert in a box” is certain to be an entertainment option for many Sweet Sixteen’s, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduation parties & Weddings.

For more information or for a distributor referral, call Betson at 201-438-1300, ext. 3408; email; website

Big Buck Safari Deluxe

Creating a follow-up game to the hugely successful Big Buck Hunter Pro was a challenge that Play Mechanix relished! To do this, Play Mechanix transports the players from the woods and mountains of North American to the deepest darkest depths of an African Safari.

Featuring 5 new big game animals, 15 new breathtaking African hunting sites and 15 all new Bonus Rounds, Big Buck Safari offers players plenty of new targets to hone their sharp shooting skills. A 42” LCD, with vibrant high-def graphics, brings to life the thrill of this big game hunting adventure. Big game hunting on the big screen is sure to produce big time revenues!

The new deluxe game is also CoinUp ready and available for online tournaments and game management. CoinUp which has been successfully helping hundreds of Big Buck Hunter pros earn approximately 27% more revenue than non-connected machines. Safari is sure to give even the most avid Buck Pro players a new and challenging experience.

For more information or for a distributor referral, call Betson at 201-438-1300, ext. 3408; email; website

DanceDanceRevolution X

The revolution started many years ago when Konami announced the release of the

DanceDanceRevolution. Now 10 years later Konami is ready to deliver another winner. DanceDanceRevolution X the latest installment in the hit series will incorporate game elements from previous versions as well as new songs and game challenges that will appeal to fans of all ages.


Sporting a totally re-designed cabinet which features a 37” LCD flat panel monitor, new lighting treatments and a powerful sound system DanceDanceRevolution X is built to turn any location into one of the hottest clubs in town. With a library of over 400 songs, combing today’s popular music with some of the most requested DDR tunes from over the past ten years.

New players as well as older fans of the previous releases will find plenty of music that they can dance and sing to. Not just an arcade game, DanceDanceRevolution X has made an impact on the health and fitness industry combing video game entertainment with an aerobic workout. DanceDanceRevolution X is sure to have a little bit of something for everybody.

For more information or for a distributor referral, call Betson at 201-438-1300, ext. 3408; email; website


Hollywood Reels, Jennison’s first entry into the redemption market proved to be a big hit. Praised for its attractive presentation and unique gameplay, one might think it was beginners luck. However, one look at Intermission proves that luck had little to do with their initial success.


The theme and gameplay of Intermission takes the players into the Hollywood Reels Movie Theater and right up to the concession stand. Players will try to score their favorite movie snacks (soda, popcorn and candy bar) by rolling their coins through the revolving frames. Each snack has a snack frame and its own ticket value. Successfully getting the coin through the frame will activate that snack on the playfield, alerting the player to try for the other snack frame. Upon successfully collecting all three snacks, the player will win the JACKPOT!

In just a short time, Jennison is carving out a nice little niche as a designer of quality, attractive and high earning redemption amusement devices.

For more information or for a distributor referral, call Betson at 201-438-1300, ext. 3408; email; website

Vegas Pusher

Recognizing the need for a lost cost, multi-station coin pusher, Jennison developed a unit could do just that. The result of the design and testing has produced the Vegas Sensation.


Featuring an attractive, neon-lit rotating marquee that can be seen from anywhere in the facility, the six-player Vegas Sensation is designed to attract players. They will quickly notice a flashing light rotating around the roulette playfield at each player station. The player attempts to guide their coins around the pegs and through the green poker chip. Passing a coin through the green poker chip will stop the roulette ball on a ticket value, and the player will receive value. The roulette ball may also stop on the jackpot Bonus whose value is displayed on 3 three-color, dot matrix displays on the marquee.

Finally, the coin will drop onto the pusher playfield. There the proper placement of the coin may create additional ticket rewards when the other coins are pushed off the playfield ledge and into the coin bin, awarding the player additional tickets and adding to the replay value of this stylish piece.

Vegas is the complete package, low cost, attractive presentation, high replay value and high earnings.

For more information or for a distributor referral, call Betson at 201-438-1300, ext. 3408; email; website


  1. bacon February 5, 2009 at 10:16 pm - Reply

    no ubeat????


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