It’s always a good thing when we have more arcade game releases to discuss and to help keep track of that, I have created a page for all arcade game releases for 2010. I will try and keep that as up-to-date and accurate as possible.
Let me point out a couple of game releases that operators and players can now look forward to: First Andamiro’s Pump It Up! Jump. This is PIU for kids and while I saw it at IAAPA I never saw anyone playing the game (although I didn’t see a ton of kids there either). This is now available according to at least one distributor(others I’ve checked haven’t listed the game yet), BMI Gaming although they are not listing a price for the game at this time. If you have a venue that attracts a lot of kids then this could be a great game to have. It also shows the increased push from some development houses into the “Kidtainment” sector that we have discussed previously.
Next up, Incredible Technologies Silver Strike LIVE has a release date set for February 15th. I did have a chance to play this at IAAPA ’09 although I wasn’t terribly good at it. SSL is promising a number of online features and tournaments that are sure to attract adults to the game and as always IT games carry with them an excellent price tag. IT says that in testing the game has seen a 300%-400% increase in cashbox revenues over previous SS games so that is a major plus to consider as well. You can check out the press release on that after the break.
Silver Strike Bowling Goes LIVE February 15
National Test Results “Spectacular” – Orders Being Taken Now
(January 12, 2010 – Arlington Heights, IL) The next generation of the most successful video bowling franchise of all time – Silver Strike LIVE – is scheduled to ship to distributors and operators February 15.
According to Don Pesceone, senior vice president of sales at manufacturer Incredible Technologies, the ongoing national test has surpassed all expectations.
“We knew we had a winner,” he said. “But to see cashboxes increase 300% – 400% has been extremely gratifying. We can’t wait to start shipping the game to everyone in February. I encourage all our operators to order their updates today and to take advantage of our 12-month, 0% financing program.”
Silver Strike LIVE incorporates new features with proven winners from previous Silver Strike editions, and then adds the element of LIVE play creating an entirely new experience that is wowing test players from coast-to-coast.
- Live national contests for cash prizes or glory!
- Classic 10-frame 10-pin action on 3 different lanes!
- All-new Spare Challenge mode – another way to win!
- Customizable bowlers and balls!
- Awesome HD graphics!
Operators are urged to contact their distributor today to order Silver Strike LIVE Showpiece cabinets, or they can call the IT Sales Hotline at 800.262.0323 x 106 to ensure inclusion in the first shipment.
For more information and to view the new Silver Strike LIVE trailer, visit the game’s official website at www.silverstrikebowling.com.