Growing up in the ’80s, monster trucks were enjoying their heyday. Even though I never had the pleasure of witnessing a monster truck car crushing event, I knew about the Bigfoot truck. It was just one of those things that you somehow learned about, probably through toy commercials on TV and hype generated through your friends.
Now that iconic monster truck is headed to arcades in the form of Bigfoot Crush by UNIS. This is a kid-focused game that:
…lets kids drive their own monster truck, crush cars and perform incredible stunts!
Race the monster trucks along the course and drive over cars through different terrains. Players can gain points by collecting coins and bonus objects while avoiding obstacles along the way. Simple game controls include a steering wheel and a gas pedal to control speed. With numerous cool looking monster trucks to choose from, fans can select the one they love!
While I imagine that this will work with tickets, redemption isn’t mentioned in the press release. I know that some will scoff at kiddie games, but it’s a pretty solid market where the games tend to earn really well when placed into the right venue.
Here’s the cabinet; The design follows a similar idea behind UNIS’ kiddie games like Duo Drive, where they have their own version of the “Twin Cabinet,” just made for the kiddos. Apart from the LED lighting and exhaust pipe details, this one also has buttons on the steering wheel, which might be how you activate stunts – or a boost.
Here’s the full press release; What do you think about it?
(As a quick sidenote, I will have more info on the return of Elevator Action: Death Parade, now christened as Elevator Invasion, here soon. That’s another game UNIS is working on, but with Taito in that case.)
UNIS Debuts licensed monster truck game, BIGFOOT® CRUSH
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The most recognized name in monster trucks, BIGFOOT® is now a licensed game by UNIS!
“We are so excited to be working with UNIS on this awesome project – the kids, and their parents, are
going to LOVE this game!” says Ann C. Trent, President/CEO of BIGFOOT 4X4, Inc.
Designed for the younger monster truck fans, BIGFOOT ® Crush is an action-packed racing game that
lets kids drive their own monster truck, crush cars and perform incredible stunts!
Race the monster trucks along the course and drive over cars through different terrains. Players can gain
points by collecting coins and bonus objects while avoiding obstacles along the way. Simple game
controls include a steering wheel and a gas pedal to control speed. With numerous cool looking
monster trucks to choose from, fans can select the one they love!
BIGFOOT ® Crush can be played by one or two players at a time. The game features two vertically
mounted 32” screens allowing for competitive play when two player mode is selected. First truck to
finish race the wins the game! The seats are wide enough that a parent may be able to join in on the fun
too! Perfect game for the entire family.
“We are thrilled to partner with BIGFOOT® on our new game, BIGFOOT ® Crush!” says UNIS general
manager, Steven Tan. “This is a great license and a solid anchor for us in our next generation of family
Rev those engines and let’s crush some cars!
BIGFOOT ® Crush will debut at the UNIS Showcase 2020 virtual show. For sales questions, please contact
UNIS Technology Ltd. is one of the largest amusement game manufacturers in the industry. Founded in 1993, UNIS technology develops, manufactures, and sells amusement equipment to over 60 countries worldwide. The company has a long record of innovation, and its comprehensive product range includes redemption games, kiddy rides, indoor/outdoor rides, and recently, home consumer products as well. UNIS’ success is driven by their commitment to creating fun, entertaining games that excite and challenge players of all ages.
More information can be found at www.unistechnology.com
About BIGFOOT 4X4
BIGFOOT, The Original Monster Truck®, originally created by Bob and Marilyn Chandler to promote their 4WD business, was named 1 of the “Top 5 Marketing Vehicles of All Time,” and its worldwide notoriety spawned the entire Monster Truck Industry.
The BIGFOOT fleet has 50 National Championships, numerous world records, made appearances in over 25 countries, and creates over 4 million live impressions every year. More than 20 BIGFOOT vehicles have been constructed over the years, including the World’s ONLY All-Battery-Powered Monster Truck. The team currently runs 8 BIGFOOT trucks, has sold almost 10 million BIGFOOT toys worldwide since 2010, and BIGFOOT Plaza on I-44 in Pacific, MO sees over 40,000 cars per day.
More information can be found at www.bigfoot4x4.com