Posted tagged ‘Arcade Redemption’

New redemption – Free Fallin

April 30, 2009

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I remember seeing this briefly at ATEI and having a little play on it. It’s defiantly one of this addictive one more go, I can do better, types games which always make a great redemption piece. Free Fallin is a gravity defying test of hand-to-eye co-ordination, asking players to stop a ball in mid-descent amongst a chute of ticket values following its cascading fall though a pinboard at the top of the playfield. Hitting the midway marker wins you the bonus jackpot.  The game comes in 2 sizes; a 2 1/2 metre standard and a 3 1/2 metre deluxe

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Redemption Education

October 20, 2008

Ever thought that playing redemption games could teach you anything? No? Me neither. But below is an interesting piece on how a parent has actually noticed the way there kids play redemption games, and how it can teach them how to invest thier money. It’s quite an interesting way to look at it, but one that seems obvious to me, now that it’s been pointed out.

[via Three Thinking Hats]

I mentioned in a previous post how I am teaching my eldest daughter about money, saving, and frugality using a “money jars” system. I have been looking for a good way to introduce the concept of investment, risk, and return to her but I realized yesterday that one of her favorite pastimes is providing her with a great introduction to the subject.

Every big mall in Indonesia, and pretty much all over Asia, has a video arcade. In Indonesia, the biggest chain of these arcades is called Timezone. A lot of the games give out tickets based on how well you have performed in the game. A large number of the games are games of chance, for example; the kind of game where you have to press a button that drops a ball into a spinning wheel of fortune which, depending where it falls, could either win you one ticket or one hundred. Some of the games are more skill or reaction time focused such as hitting moving crocodiles on the head with a mallet or metal fish with a magnetic fishing rod.

At the end of your session in the arcade, you can take your collected tickets and exchange them for toys and knick-knacks at the main desk. The more tickets, the nicer the gift. If you are feeling particularly frugal, you can save up your tickets over the months and go for a particularly large item (the biggest thing I ever saw being collected was a portable air conditioner for about 15,000 tickets which must have taken years to save up for). 

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Redemption Seminar at ATEi 2009

September 2, 2008

I am always reading about seminars that take place at events such as E3 and GDC and I am always eager to hear what some of the these industry experts have to say on different subjects, as well as hearing thier different experiences in games development. So I was pleased to hear that there is a seminar planned for ATEi 2009 all about redemption. Now this is not necessarily the kind of thing I would get excited about. However, it is a part of the arcade biz that I know little about and therefore I am looking forward too hearing what is said. Hopefully this will go down well and we see more of this type of thing from the ATEi.

[via Coin-Op News]

Organisers of ATEI, which takes place at London’s Earls Court Exhibition Centre across 27-29 January, have added business knowledge enrichment to the programme of activities scheduled for the 2009 edition with the announcement of a high profile Redemption Seminar, offering show visitors valuable insight and operational tips on what an increasing number of amusements operators are discovering as their fastest-growing profit centre. Read on…..

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Hip Hop Scotch – Namco’s foot controlled redemption game

August 27, 2008

First there was Taito’s Space Invaders ‘Beat The Attackers’, then someone made an unauthorized foot-controlled Frogger game and now Namco is joining the foot-controlled redemption/video mix with this new title called Hip Hop Scotch. It certainly is an eye-catching game just due to it’s size and shape but I’m not exactly sure how it works with a playfield that size and only three buttons. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this at AMOA, as I also wouldn’t be surprised to see this trend of video-based redemption to continue.

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Hip Hop Scotch – Namco's foot controlled redemption game

August 27, 2008

First there was Taito’s Space Invaders ‘Beat The Attackers’, then someone made an unauthorized foot-controlled Frogger game and now Namco is joining the foot-controlled redemption/video mix with this new title called Hip Hop Scotch. It certainly is an eye-catching game just due to it’s size and shape but I’m not exactly sure how it works with a playfield that size and only three buttons. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this at AMOA, as I also wouldn’t be surprised to see this trend of video-based redemption to continue.

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