August 2017

 

Elaut Top Quality Entertaining The World AMUSEMENT & GAMING

 

In This Section.

 

ICE Arcade, Amusement and Redemption Games

 

Introduction to ‘Frank’s Ranks’-the Quadfecta of Spreadsheets

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Here’s the Ticket!

The Top 80 Redemption, Merchandiser, Video, & Novelty Test Games Spreadsheet and Combined List (that is how many games were in Test Location #1 in August) is put together from actual collections from games owned and operated by Alpha-Omega Amusements at FOUR of our contracted revenue-share centers in different areas of the U.S. The data is exactly as it is recorded by our staff and the FEC’s, so I know that the data is correct and is not changed in any way.

The purpose of the Lists is for you to see where your current games place or rank, divide the game revenues so they ratio to your game revenues, and check out where other games that you do not have might rank in your facility. It is also easy to pick out trends and stay on top of your ‘game’.

Update:  Air Hockey Tables Research and Triotech XD Dark Ride 8 Pl Revenue Results

The AEM Team researched air hockey models and results show that the Gold Flare Elite (Gold Standard Games/Shelti) is #1.

 

 

Revenue Results for TrioTech XD Dark Ride 8 Player:

  • Location A (USA): 36,922 Riders @ $6/ride = $221,532 Gross Revenue
  • Location B (Europe): 43,501 Riders @ $6/ride = $261,006 Gross Revenue

 

 

 

Top 80 Ranked Revenue Generating Games Combined List & Test Games Spreadsheet Covering 4 Test Locations

Hottest New Games – Thumbs Up 

The AEM/Alpha/AlphaBET Teams Gives a Thumbs Up to the following New Test Games and Old Work Horses (Must Have’s) based on their revenues during the months of July/August 2017- It is pretty difficult for a new game to break into the Top 10 as this ‘Elite’ group has remained pretty much the same over the past 2 years, but 2017 has shown four major exceptions.  See if you can pick them out:

 

  • Wizard of Oz 6 Pl retains its #1 Ranking as it proudly states, ‘I’m here to stay #1!’
  • Monster Drop Extreme remains at #2 where it has been for almost every week over the past few years.
  • DC Super Heroes retains the #3 Ranking and still is the leading contender for ‘Game of the Year’.
  • Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl (prototype designed by Frank ‘the Crank’ with Elaut 20 years ago as an improvement on Elaut’s old Fantasy Island 4 player rotary) locks in at #4 and now has been in the Top 4 for the past 3 years since it was loaded with rolls of tickets pushed up in the middle to form a cone shape. Over the past years, several companies have copied this concept with great success.
  • Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl continues to stay in the Top 5 and Ranked #5 for August. Note that it has to compete with its little brother Ticket Time 1 Pl that ranks #12.  My take is that if little brother were not there, Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl would move up in the rankings to #4 or even #3.  Wow!!!  Note that it was the Alpha/AEM Team that began using ticket bundles in a modified Coast to Coast Candy Crane 5 years ago that was the ‘start’ of the ticket crane phenomenon using a hit frequency of 1:3 or 1:4.  Today there are more than 15 companies making ticket cranes.
  • Space Invader Frenzy Ranks #8 for August and stays in the Top 10 since it arrived just after IAAPA 2016.
  • ICE Man’s rounds out the Top 10 at #10, making it a contender for ‘Game of the Year 2017.
  • Bean Bag Toss gets #13 Ranking and continues to generate high revenues, making it a contender for ‘Game of the Year – Honorable Mention’.
  • SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade gets a #15 Ranking at Test Location #1 and remembers it is only a 2 Player that has to run against some much larger and taller workhorses.
  • Bean Bag Toss gets #13 Ranking and continues to generate high revenues.
  • Jelly Labs Minions just arrived and ranked #19, a very good showing for a new game that the Alpha/AEM Team is still tweaking.
Read more  Gaining Customer Buy-In Is Key Driver To Family Entertainment Center Revenue Growth

 

 

Coastal Amusements

 

Despicable Me Jelly Lab Minion (Andamiro)

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Hint:  The answers are DC Super Heroes, Space Invader Frenzy, ICE Man, and Bean Bag Toss.  These are games you should not miss out on.

Advice:  If you are considering buying a new game and you have waited 6 months to make a decision (and you do not have a lot of space) and you do not have a DC Comics or a Sponge Bob, you should label yourself as a ‘Primo/Prima Procrastinator’.  If you are waiting to get one at a low ‘used’ price, you may have to wait another 12 months as I do not see any sane person trading one in any time soon!!!

Other New Test Games that recently arrived at Test Locations

  • Luigi’s Mansion (Sega) – #2 Ranking Video Game in Test Location-Seasonal Location.
  • Walking Dead Environmental also doing well.
  • Black Hole Merchandiser – Received #8 Merchandiser Ranking for August
  • Bop 2 Win (Family Fun)
  • Prize Party 4 Pl (Sealy) – Doing very well.
  • Viking Hammer (Family Fun)

 

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Top 80 Ranked Revenue Generating Games Combined List August 2017

Test Location #1 – 80 GAMES TOTAL 

Apple Photo Booth-Air Hockey (Firestorm)-Video Games are Included

Special Games to Keep Track Of
Newest Games are Highlighted in Yellow
Frank ‘the Crank’ Designed Games

 Rank # Top 80 Combined  ALL Games Merchandise Dispensing  Rank  Video Game Rank
Linked Game Rank As a Pair Combined
1 Wizard of Oz 6 Pl
2 Monster Drop Extreme
3 DC Superheroes 4 Pl
4 Knock it Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls Knock it Off Rotary 4 Pl 1
5 Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl 2
6 Mega Triple Crane-1 Bay Ticket Bundles Mega Triple Crane-1 Bay Tickets 3
7 Mega Stacker Mega Stacker 4
8 Space Invader Frenzy 2 Pl
9 Big Bass Wheel #1 Linked #1
10 Ice Man 2 Pl
11 Big Bass Wheel #2 Linked
12 Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 5
13 Bean Bag Toss
14 Ticket Monster
15 SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade 2 Pl
16 Down the Clown #2 #2
17 Whack N Win 11 Ft.
18 Down the Clown #1
19 Jelly Labs Minions Jelly Labs Minions 6
20 Lets Bounce
21 Big Choice Crane 2 Pl Big Choice Crane 2 Pl 7
22 Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked #3
23 Mega Double Crane Mega Double Crane 8
24 Pirates Hook 4 Pl
25 Monster Crane Monster Crane 9
26 Jersey Wheels
27 Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked
28 Typhoon Lagoon 2 Pl Sit Down #1
29 Mighty Mini Rotary Mighty Mini Rotary 10
30 Color Match
31 Black Hole Merchandiser
32 Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl
33 Jewel Mine
34 Pop The Lock
35 X-Prize X-Prize 11
36 Spin N Win 6′ Dia.
37 Gold Fishing
38 Crank It  Revolution 2Pl
39 Crazy Tower 4 Pl
40 Spaceballz 1 Pl
41 Ocean Pearl 1 Pl
42 Angry Birds
43 Milk Jug #1
44 Rockin & Rollin
45 Giga Crane 1 Pl Giga Crane 1 Pl 12
46 Air Hockey #1
47 Flying Tickets
48 Screwball
49 Ghostbusters
50 Snow Down 2 Pl
51 Magic Shot (Replaced iCube) Magic Shot (Replaced iCube) 13
52 Key Catcher #1 w/Ticket Strips Key Catcher #1 w/Ticket Strips 14
53 Pharoahs Treasure Pusher 4 Pl
54 Milk Jug #2
55 Key Catcher #2 w/Ticket Strips Key Catcher #2 w/Ticket Strips 15
56 Pacman DLX #2
57 Minion Whacker
58 Cruis’n Blast #1 #3
59 Hoop Fever #2
60 Treasure Quest
61 Gear It Up 1 Pl
62 Disney Crossy Road
63 Deal Or No Deal Dlx w/Seat
64 Hoop Fever #1
65 Cruis’n Blast #2 #4
66 Circus Ball Drop
67 Skeeball #2
68 Moto Cross GP #1 #5
69 Hoop Fever #3
70 Moto Cross GP #2 #6
71 Skeeball #1
72 Super Cars #1 #7
73 Candy Crush
74 Super Cars #4 #8
75 Wheel Deal 3 Pl
76 Guitar Hero 2 Pl #9
77 Skeeball #3
78 Skeeball #4
79 Photo Booth Face Place Saphire
80 Launch Code
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Jurassic Park or Walking Dead.

 

UNIS Bandit Express

 

Test Game Spreadsheet August 2017

BEST OF THE BEST WORKHORSES   80 Games     80 Games  
BEST WORKHORSES IN GREEN   Rev/Game     Rev/Game  
NEWEST TEST GAMES IN YELLOW   $1,051     $1,262  
OTHER WORK HORSE GAMES 80 Games Good Week   80 Games Good Week  
1st Test Location-High Volume Wk Ending Rev/Game Payout % Wk Ending Rev/Game Payout %
Air Hockey Firestorm 8-18-17 $588 8-11-17 $700
Angry Birds 8-18-17 $626 21% 8-11-17 $896 27%
Bean Bag Toss (New Test Game) 8-18-17 $1,710 25% 8-11-17 $2,091 25%
Black Hole Merchandiser (Set 6-7-17) 8-18-17 $874 18% 8-11-17 $850 18%
Big Bass Wheel A Linked 8-18-17 $2,060 24% 8-11-17 $2,744 26%
Big Bass Wheel B Linked 8-18-17 $1,870 35% 8-11-17 $2,730 21%
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl w/ticket bundles 8-18-17 $2,619 24% 8-11-17 $3,924 21%
Candy Crush 8-18-17 $263 27% 8-11-17 $272 30%
Circus Ball Drop 8-18-17 $342 33% 8-11-17 $455 36%
Color Match 8-18-17 $881 48% 8-11-17 $803 28%
Crank It Revolution 2 Pl 8-18-17 $720 22% 8-11-17 $900 23%
Crazy Claw 2Pl-Will Return Updated
Crazy Tower 4 Pl 8-18-17 $715 31% 8-11-17 $861 31%
Disney Crossy Road (Set up 2-8-17) 8-18-17 $407 26% 8-11-17 $650 26%
DC Super Heros 4 Pl (Set up 1-4-17) 8-18-17 $3,788 31% 8-11-17 $6,080 37%
Down the Clown A 8-18-17 $1,439 20% 8-11-17 $1,571 21%
Down the Clown B 8-18-17 $1,527 15% 8-11-17 $1,892 12%
Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked 8-18-17 $1,074 33% 8-11-17 $1,510 19%
Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked 8-18-17 $1,238 27% 8-11-17 $1,268 49%
Flying Tickets 8-18-17 $583 17% 8-11-17 $760 17%
Gear It Up 1 Pl 8-18-17 $418 19% 8-11-17 $560 18%
Ghostbusters 2 Pl 8-18-17 $572 24% 8-11-17 $680 22%
Gold Fishing 8-18-17 $762 26% 8-11-17 $918 26%
Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl 8-18-17 $845 24% 8-11-17 $1,086 26%
Ice Man 2 Pl (Set up 6-7-17) 8-18-17 $1,904 19% 8-11-17 $2,382 20%
Jelly Labs Minions (Set up 7-28-17) 8-18-17 $1,436 25% 8-11-17 $1,548 19%
Jersey Wheels 8-18-17 $1,130 34% 8-11-17 $1,370 34%
Jewel Mine (Set Up 5-3-17)) 8-18-17 $842 23% 8-11-17 $1,120 27%
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls 8-18-17 $2,647 28% 8-11-17 $2,868 27%
Kung Fu Panda 8-18-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 8-11-17 Rotated Out
Launch Code-Being Redesigned On Site 8-18-17 $119 20% 8-11-17 $184 22%
Lets Bounce (New Test Game) 8-18-17 $1,429 22% 8-11-17 $1,671 23%
Magic Shot (I-Cube Conversion) 8-18-17 $549 27% 8-11-17 $756 7%
Milk Jug A 8-18-17 $620 18% 8-11-17 $698 16%
Milk Jug B 8-18-17 $510 15% 8-11-17 $657 15%
Minion Whacker 8-18-17 $505 25% 8-11-17 $656 25%
Monster Drop Extreme 8-18-17 $5,346 15% 8-11-17 $4,448 14%
Ocean Pearl 1 Pl 8-18-17 $627 29% 8-11-17 $563 26%
Pacman Dlx 2 Pl 8-18-17 $506 8-11-17 $573
Pharaoh’s Treasure 4 Pl Pusher 8-18-17 $523 30% 8-11-17 $495 29%
Pirates Hook 4 Pl 8-18-17 $1,157 30% 8-11-17 $1,470 29%
Pop the Lock (Set Up 10-5-16) 8-18-17 $790 19% 8-11-17 $912 19%
Quik Drop New Model 8-18-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 8-11-17 Rotated Out
Rockin & Rollin (New Test Game) 8-18-17 $612 23% 8-11-17 $674 23%
Screwball (New Test Game) 8-18-17 $572 24% 8-11-17 $670 25%
Snow Down 2 Pl 8-18-17 $552 21% 8-11-17 $646 17%
Space Ballz 2 Pl 8-18-17 $657 38% 8-11-17 $876 33%
Space Invader Frenzy (Set up 1-4-17) 8-18-17 $2,318 20% 8-11-17 $2,436 34%
Sapphire Photo Booth-Apple 8-18-17 $125 25% 8-11-17 $345 25%
Spin N Win 6 Foot Dia  Wheel 8-18-17 $778 22% 8-11-17 $1,076 25%
Sponge Bob Pinapple Arcade 2 Pl 8-18-17 $1,566 46% 8-11-17 $3,452 31%
Stacker Mega 8-18-17 $2,376 17% 8-11-17 $2,498 32%
Ticket Monster 8-18-17 $1,590 24% 8-11-17 $2,070 25%
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 8-18-18 $1,802 27% $2,688 25%
Treasure Quest 8-18-17 $433 34% 8-11-17 $618 35%
Whack N Win 11 Ft. 8-18-17 $1,442 29% 8-11-17 $1,676 29%
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl 8-18-17 $6,592 32% 8-11-17 $6,156 23%
Typhoon Lagoon2 Pl Video 8-18-17 $944 8-11-17 $1,156
Crusin Blast SD A (Set Up 12-14-16) 8-18-17 $435 8-11-17 $540
Crusin Blast SD B (Set Up 12-14-16) 8-18-17 $392 8-11-17 $523
Super Cars #4 Linked SD 8-18-17 $263 8-11-17 $305
Moto Cross GP #1 8-18-17 $333 8-11-17 $433
* Calculation Error
**Game Down 1 or more days
2nd Test Location-West Coast 50 Games     50 Games    
DC Super Heros 4 Pl 8-18-17 $1,516 23% 8-11-17 $2,096 14%
Fishbowl Frenzy 8-18-17 $860 31% 8-11-17 $864 28%
FX Air Hockey 8-18-17 $126 8-11-17 $102
Gold Fishin 8-18-17 $365 21% 8-11-17 $368 19%
Jewel Mine 8-18-17 $445 23% 8-11-17 $457 23%
Luigi’s Mansion (Set Up 6-4-17) 8-18-17 $406 8-11-17 $387
Monster Drop 1 Pl 8-18-17 $1,013 29% 8-11-17 $316 39%
Pacman Smash 8-18-17 $199 22% 8-11-17 $225 23%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl A 8-18-17 $326 23% 8-11-17 $533 24%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl B w/Hopper 8-18-17 $93 *** 8-11-17 $105 ***
Quick Drop 8-18-17 $616 30% 8-11-17 $705 29%
Space Ballz 8-18-17 $514 25% 8-11-17 $696 30%
Super Big Rig 8-18-17 $243 19% 8-11-17 $245 19%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 8-18-17 $411 20% 8-11-17 $440 30%
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 8-18-17 $648 26% 8-11-17 $749 25%
Ticket Monster 8-18-17 $656 20% 8-11-17 $1,372 26%
3rd Test Location-Summer Season            
Baseball Pro Junior (Set up 1-31-17) 8-18-17 $559 20% 8-11-17 $518 19%
Big Bass Wheel Dlx 8-18-17 $2,712 29% 8-11-17 $2,356 29%
Big Wave Air Hockey (Set Up 6-10-16) 8-18-17 $260 8-11-17 $221
Crazy Tower (Set up 1-24-17) 8-18-17 $374 36% 8-11-17 $268 35%
Crusin Blast A 8-18-17 $325 8-11-17 $310
Crusin Blast B 8-18-17 $353 8-11-17 $326
Spin Zone Bumper Cars (6 Cars) 8-18-17 $1,700 8-11-17 $1,325
Fishbowl Frenzy 8-18-17 $1,096 23% 8-11-17 $1,016 37%
Ghostbusters (Set up 7-12-16) 8-18-17 24% 8-11-17 $455 28%
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling A Lane 8-18-17 $648 8-11-17 $623
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling B Lane 8-18-17 $903 8-11-17 $733
Hop Star 8-18-17 $277 19% 8-11-17 $200 27%
Lazer Frenzy Maze Attraction 8-18-17 Rotating to New Location 8-11-17
Space Invaders (Set up 1-24-17) 8-18-17 $517 8-11-17 $452
Superstar 8-18-17 $493 38% 8-11-17 $405 35%
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 8-18-17 $953 29% 8-11-17 $972 36%
Ticket Candy Crane OLD 8-18-17 $705 28% 8-11-17 $623 29%
Viking Hammar 8-18-17 $255 31% 8-11-17 $196 31%
Walking Dead AMC Video 8-18-17 $666 8-11-17 $484
Water Gun Fun 5 Pl (Set Up 11-23-16) 8-18-17 $1,977 28% 8-11-17 $1,808 27%
Whack N Win 11′ 8-18-17 $1,122 25% 8-11-17 $974 25%
Wizard of Oz 3 Pl 8-18-17 $2,540 20% 8-11-17 $1,758 17%
Jurassic Park Dlx. Video 8-18-17 $670 8-11-17 $540
4th Test Location-South Central 60 Games 1/2 of 2 Wks   8-11-17 1/2 of 2 Wks  
Angry Birds 8-18-17 $404 29% 8-11-17 $404 29%
Circus Ball Drop 8-18-17 $452 20% 8-11-17 $452 20%
Drop the Hook 8-18-17 $798 19% 8-11-17 $798 19%
Golden Empire 8-18-17 $306 24% 8-11-17 $306 24%
Pirates Hook 2 Pl 8-18-17 $614 12% 8-11-17 $614 12%
Prize Party (Set up 6-6-17) 8-18-17 $117 15% 8-11-17 $117 15%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 8-18-17 $1,118 6% 8-11-17 $1,118 6%
Tickets Tickets Tickets Crane 8-18-17 $1,408 12% 8-11-17 $917 21%
Ticket Crane-Old Candy Crane 8-18-17 $704 39% 8-11-17 $704 39%
Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - August 2017 Section 1

 

 

Test Location #1 Top 15 Merchandisers August 2017

Game Name Revenue Cost of Prizes Win % Prize Item Ranking Combined
Big Choice Double A $1,198.00 $282.00 23.54%  My Little Pony Hot Item
Big Choice Double B $460.00 $179.82 39.09% Marvel
Big Choice Total $1,658.00 $461.82 27.85% #21
Giga 1 Pl $840.00 $177.66 21.15% Power Puff Girls #42
Mega Double A $682.00 $109.60 16.07% Bears
Mega Double B $850.00 $68.80 8.09% Pets incresing the pressure
Mega Double Total $1,532.00 $178.40 11.64% #23
Mega Triple A $528.00 $140.76 26.66% J.W
Mega Triple B $1,236.00 $238.00 19.26% Treasure Chests
Mega Triple C $1,024.00 $207.48 20.26% Tickets-100/150’s
Mega Triple Total $2,788.00 $586.24 21.03% #11
Monster Crane $960.00 $266.00 27.71% Minions 16″ #36
Key Catcher 1 $657.00 $111.72 17.00% Ticket Strips #58
Key Catcher 2 $716.00 $225.72 31.53% Ticket Strips #54
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl $4,107.00 $29.64 28.34% Ticket Rolls #4
Mighty Mini Rotary $1,352.00 $416.10 30.78% Tickets + Toys #27
X-Prize $1,016.00 $193.81 19.08% Ticket Bricks #33
Color Match $1,008.00 $51.26 5.09% #34
Mega Stacker $3,254.00 $1,292.18 39.71% Ticket Bricks #6
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl $3,164.00 $771.59 24.39% Ticket Rolls #7
Magic Shot $948.00 $150.00 15.82% #36
DC Super Heros $5,990.00 $1,204.45 20.11% #2
Wizard of OZ 6 Pl $6,300.00 $2,045.31 32.47% #1
Sponge Bob Pineapple 2 Pl $2,230.00 $599.11 26.87% #14 still testing settings
Black Hole Merch. $914.00 $100.00 10.94% $25 and $1 prizes #38
Jelly Labs Minions $1,818.00 $600.91 33.05% #17

 

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