December 2017

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Coastal Amusements

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

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The Top 79 Redemption, Merchandiser, Video, & Novelty Combined List and Test Games Spreadsheets are 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 and spreadsheets is for you to see where your current games place or rank, divide the game revenues to those of your own games to determine the 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:  WE 12-22-17 and WE 12-29-17 are being compiled and include some interesting observations and 4 New Test Games:

Four New Test Games Were Installed and now have at least one complete week:

  • Scooby Doo (Bay-Tek) – $442 @ 27% Ranked #23;
  • Perfection (Bay-Tek) – $190 @ 30% Ranked #45
  • Tight Rope (Andamiro) – WE 12-29-17 (very strong week) $457 @ 22%
  • Hoopla (ICE) – WE 12-29-17 (very strong week) $1,212 @ 16%. Scooby Doo earned $1,354 @ 27% as a comparison.

 

 

Up to Date Observations

  • SpongeBob Ranked #1 WE 12-22-17 beating Wizard of Oz, Monster Drop Extreme, DC Super Heroes, & NFLPA Superstar by 33% to 100% in Revenue. The Crank has not yet figured out why this happens in some weeks and other weeks SpongeBob Ranks #10.  My only guess is ‘It depends on how many first-time players try it and just love it.’
  • Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl (‘Little Brother’) with the AEM recommended special set of ticket rolls continues (most of the time) to out-earn the Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl RFID by as much as 50% even though the win % on the 2 Pl RFID is 37% vs a much lower 25% on the 1 Pl (non-RFID).  With both cranes being in excellent locations in the Game Zone, it is just another reason why the general public just loves to win tickets rather than e-tickets.  However, WE 12-29-17 has the 2 Pl RFID out earning the 1 Pl by $64. My guess is that the 1 Pl was ‘down’ for several hours during that heavy week.  Yes, games do break sometimes!!
  • For WE 12-29-17 (Busiest week of 2017 and busiest all time) the Wizard of Oz 6 Pl Ranks #1, Monster Drop Extreme Ranks #2, and DC Super Heroes Ranks #3.

 

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Top 79 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 November/December 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:

  • NFLPA 2 Pl Ranks as high as #2, then drops to #5 and then to #10 but remains in the Top 10.
  • Big Choice Crane 2 Pl keeps surprising us all by Ranking #5 overall mainly due to Fidget Squidgets and Animals Balls prizes.
  • SpongeBob is a ‘must have’ game.
  • DC Comics Super Heroes is a must have game
  • Any Games Zone that has 30 games or more needs at least TWO Ticket Cranes, almost all large games zones should have at least THREE.
  • Space Invader Frenzy is another Top 10 Game that large games zones should have.
  • ICE Man is another Great Game!

Advice:  If you are considering buying a new game and you have waited 8 months to make a decision (and you do not have a lot of space) and you do not have 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 anytime soon!!!

SpongeBob Pineapple Andamiro

SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade

 

Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - December 2017 Section 1

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Games that Frank ‘the Crank’ Liked at IAAPA but has not tested Yet (No specific order):

  • Ring Toss (Coastal)
  • Cosmic XL Jumbo Crane (Elaut)
  • Flintstones Quarry Quest 6 Pl (Elaut)
  • Willy Wonka Coin Pusher 2 Pl & 6 Pl (Elaut)
  • SpongeBob Soccer Stars (Andamiro)
  • Virtual Rabbids – The Big Ride – VR/Video Simulator (LAI)
  • Injustice Arcade (Raw Thrills)
  • Family Guy Bowling (Team Play)

[If I missed any, blame it on the ‘walking pneumonia’ I had at the end of the IAAPA Expo].

 

 

Top 79 Ranked Revenue Generating Games Combined List December 2017

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 79 Combined  ALL Games Merchandise Dispensing Rank  Video Game Rank
Linked Game Rank As a Pair Combined 
1 SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade 2 Pl    
2 Wizard of Oz 6 Pl      
3 Monster Drop Extreme      
4 DC Superheroes 4 Pl      
5 NFLPA Superstar 2 Pl      
6 Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 1  
7 Space Invader Frenzy 2 Pl      
8 Big Choice Crane 2 Pl Big Choice Crane 2 Pl 2  
9 Mega Stacker Mega Stacker 3  
10 Ice Man 2 Pl      
11 Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl – RFID Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl 4
12 Mega Triple Crane-1 Bay Ticket Bundles Mega Triple Crane-1 Bay Tickets 5
13 Lane Master
14 Big Bass Wheel #2 Linked #1
15 Ticket Monster
16 Bean Bag Toss
17 Big Bass Wheel #1 Linked
18 Spinner Frenzy
19 Down the Clown #1 #2
20 Knock it Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls Knock it Off Rotary w/Ticket Rolls 6
21 Down the Clown #2
22 Lets Bounce
23 Whack N Win
24 Mega Double Crane Mega Double Crane 7
25 Pirates Hook 4 Pl
26 Jelly Labs Minions
27 Scooby Doo
28 Typhoon Lagoon SD 2 Pl #1
29 Monster Crane Monster Crane 8
30 Magic Shot (Replaced iCube) Magic Shot (Replaced iCube) 9
31 Giga Crane 1 Pl Giga Crane 1 Pl 10
32 Jersey Wheels
33 Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl
34 Angry Birds
35 Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked #3
36 Spaceballz 1 Pl
37 Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked
38 Air Hockey #1 – Firestorm #2
39 Gold Fishing
40 Mighty Mini Rotary Mighty Mini Rotary 11
41 Spin N Win 6′ Dia.
42 Color Match Color Match 12
43 Jewel Mine
44 Rockin & Rollin
45 Ghostbusters
46 Snow Down 2 Pl
47 Launch Code
48 Milk Jug #2
49 Pharoahs Treasure Pusher 4 Pl
50 Crank It  Revolution 2Pl
51 Black Hole Merchandiser Black Hole Merchandiser 13
52 Ocean Pearl 1 Pl
53 Minion Whacker
54 Photo Booth Team Play Photo Booth Team Play 14
55 Pacman DLX #3
56 Pop The Lock
57 Hoop Fever #2
58 Key Catcher 2 Pl w/Ticket Strips Key Catcher 2 Pl w/Ticket Strips 15
59 Wheel Deal 3 Pl
60 Perfection
61 Milk Jug #1
62 Cruis’n Blast SD #1 #4
63 Cruis’n Blast SD #2 #5
64 Hoop Fever #1
65 Guitar Hero
66 Deal Or No Deal Dlx w/Seat
67 Flying Tickets
68 Moto Cross GP SD #1 #6
69 Crazy Tower 4 Pl
70 Hoop Fever #3
71 Skeeball #2
72 Disney Crossy Road
73 Skeeball #1
74 Candy Crush
75 Skeeball #3
76 Moto Cross GP SD #2 #7
77 Super Cars SD #1 #8
78 Super Cars SD #4 #9
79 Skeeball #4
**** This Location chooses not to have a
Jurassic Park or Walking Dead.

 

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Test Games Spreadsheets Covering 4 Alpha-Omega Amusements Test Locations in 4 sections of the U.S.

VIDEO-AIR HOCKEY-NOVELTY            
BEST OF THE BEST WORKHORSES   79 Games     79 Games  
BEST WORKHORSES IN GREEN   Rev/Game     Rev/Game  
NEWEST TEST GAMES IN YELLOW   $483     $571  
OTHER WORK HORSE GAMES 79 Games Slow Week   79 Games Avg. Week  
1st Test Location-High Volume Wk Ending Rev/Game Payout % Wk Ending Rev/Game Payout %
Air Hockey Firestorm 12-22-17 $308 12-15-17 $364
Angry Birds 12-22-17 $348 21% 12-15-17 $442 25%
Bean Bag Toss (New Test Game) 12-22-17 $660 20% 12-15-17 $686 22%
Black Hole Merchandiser (Set 6-7-17) 12-22-17 $217 19% 12-15-17 $259 23%
Big Bass Wheel A Linked 12-22-17 $638 24% 12-15-17 $1,080 20%
Big Bass Wheel B Linked 12-22-17 $714 23% 12-15-17 $1,294 22%
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl w/ticket bundles 12-22-17 $778 37% 12-15-17 $1,324 33%
Candy Crush 12-22-17 $142 44% 12-15-17 $177 32%
Circus Ball Drop 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 12-15-17 $141 34%
Color Match 12-22-17 $281 * 12-15-17 $425 13%
Crank It Revolution 2 Pl 12-22-17 $228 16% 12-15-17 $429 34%
Crazy Claw 2Pl-Will Return Updated 12-22-17 12-15-17
Crazy Tower 4 Pl 12-22-17 $156 24% 12-15-17 $379 31%
Disney Crossy Road (Set up 2-8-17) 12-22-17 $148 28% 12-15-17 $210 23%
DC Super Heros 4 Pl (Set up 1-4-17) 12-22-17 $1,808 11% 12-15-17 $2,514 68%***
Down the Clown A 12-22-17 $588 17% 12-15-17 $615 19%
Down the Clown B 12-22-17 $568 17% 12-15-17 $720 17%
Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked 12-22-17 $322 17% 12-15-17 $868 31%
Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked 12-22-17 $344 38% 12-15-17 $628 27%
Flying Tickets 12-22-17 $163 14% 12-15-17 $211 29%
Gear It Up 1 Pl 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Ghostbusters 2 Pl 12-22-17 $263 7% 12-15-17 $300 6%
Gold Fishing 12-22-17 $306 26% 12-15-17 $392 20%
Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl 12-22-17 $353 12% 12-15-17 $490 10%
Hoop Fever Basketball A 12-22-17 $183 18% 12-15-17 $161 18%
Ice Man 2 Pl (Set up 6-7-17) 12-22-17 $844 19% 12-15-17 $1,010 18%
Jelly Labs Minions (Set up 7-28-17) 12-22-17 $446 29% 12-15-17 $464 23%
Jersey Wheels 12-22-17 $362 28% 12-15-17 $366 29%
Jewel Mine (Set Up 5-3-17)) 12-22-17 $264 33% 12-15-17 $374 19%
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls 12-22-17 $575 28% 12-15-17 $676 21%
Kung Fu Panda 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 12-15-17 Rotated Out
Lane Master (Set Up 9-13-17) 12-22-17 $731 28% 12-15-17 $823 28%
Launch Code-Being Redesigned On Site 12-22-17 $280 30% 12-15-17 $346 19%
Lets Bounce (New Test Game) 12-22-17 $563 23% 12-15-17 $621 22%
Magic Shot (I-Cube Conversion) 12-22-17 $381 39% 12-15-17 $313 80%
Milk Jug A 12-22-17 $189 15% 12-15-17 $251 18%
Milk Jug B 12-22-17 $245 14% 12-15-17 $248 14%
Minion Whacker 12-22-17 $209 13% 12-15-17 $214 15%
Monster Drop Extreme 12-22-17 $2,072 36% 12-15-17 $1,961 18%
NFLPA Superstar (Set Up 11-29-17) 12-22-17 $1,562 12% 12-15-17 $2,278 17%
Ocean Pearl 1 Pl 12-22-17 $210 25% 12-15-17 $330 29%
Pacman Dlx 2 Pl 12-22-17 $202 12-15-17 $274
Perfection (Set Up 12-13-17) 12-22-17 $190 30%
Pharaoh’s Treasure 4 Pl Pusher 12-22-17 $228 32% 12-15-17 $310 30%
Pirates Hook 4 Pl 12-22-17 $477 25% 12-15-17 $548 26%
Pop the Lock 12-22-17 $193 18% 12-15-17 $378 23%
Quik Drop New Model 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 12-15-17 Rotated Out
Rockin & Rollin (New Test Game) 12-22-17 $264 26% 12-15-17 $270 27%
Scooby Doo (Set Up 12-13-17) 12-22-17 $442 27%
Screwball 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 12-15-17 Rotated Out
Snow Down 2 Pl 12-22-17 $263 28% 12-15-17 $330 32%
Space Ballz 2 Pl 12-22-17 $336 27% 12-15-17 $291 28%
Space Invader Frenzy (Set up 1-4-17) 12-22-17 $1,046 33% 12-15-17 $1,198 25%
Spinner Frenzy (Set Up 9-7-17) 12-22-17 $636 23% 12-15-17 $836 24%
Photo Booth Team Play (New Test) 12-22-17 $207 25% 12-15-17 $261 25%
Spin N Win 6 Foot Dia  Wheel 12-22-17 $300 22% 12-15-17 $434 25%
Sponge Bob Pinapple Arcade 2 Pl 12-22-17 $3,068 30% 12-15-17 $1,150 36%
Stacker Mega 12-22-17 $920 13% 12-15-17 $1,126 32%
Ticket Monster 12-22-17 $714 24% 12-15-17 $986 24%
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 12-22-17 $1,173 25% 12-15-17 $1,425 25%
Treasure Quest 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space25% 12-15-17 $344 24%
Whack N Win 11 Ft. 12-22-17 $548 36% 12-15-17 $874 36%
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl 12-22-17 $2,122 24% 12-15-17 $1,844 39%
Typhoon Lagoon2 Pl Video 12-22-17 $440 12-15-17 $552
Crusin Blast SD A 12-22-17 $187 12-15-17 $195
Crusin Blast SD B 12-22-17 $187 12-15-17 $200
Super Cars #4 Linked SD 12-22-17 $114 12-15-17 $134
Moto Cross GP #1 Linked SD 12-22-17 $180 12-15-17 $166
* Calculation Error
**Game Down 1 or more days
*** Many Card Sets Redeemed
2nd Test Location-West Coast 50 Games Slow Week   50 Games Avg. Week  
DC Super Heros 4 Pl 12-22-17 $566 8% 12-15-17 $804 8%
Fishbowl Frenzy 12-22-17 $250 24% 12-15-17 $366 35%
FX Air Hockey 12-22-17 $71 12-15-17 $63
Gold Fishin 12-22-17 $149 19% 12-15-17 $201 28%
Jewel Mine 12-22-17 Rotated Out/Need Space 12-15-17 $365 20%
Monster Drop 1 Pl 12-22-17 $116 31% 12-15-17 $140 21%
Pacman Smash 12-22-17 $135 22% 12-15-17 $128 22%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl A 12-22-17 $295 24% 12-15-17 $242 34%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl B w/Hopper 12-22-17 $121 45% 12-15-17 $152 35%
Quick Drop 12-22-17 $14** 17% 12-15-17 $214 35%
Space Ballz 12-22-17 $156 28% 12-15-17 $256 23%
Super Big Rig 12-22-17 $94 18% 12-15-17 $147 18%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 12-22-17 $286 24% 12-15-17 $215 25%
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 12-22-17 $330 20% 12-15-17 $508 23%
Ticket Monster 12-22-17 $988 28% 12-15-17 $170 ** 30%
3rd Test Location-Summer Season 50 Games Slow Week   50 Games Slow Week  
Baseball Pro Junior (Set up 1-31-17) 12-22-17 $93 15% 12-15-17 $72 11%
Bean Bag Toss (Set up 12-5-17) 12-22-17 $126 16% 12-15-17 $172 34%
Big Bass Wheel Dlx 12-22-17 $474 30% 12-15-17 $468 31%
Big Wave Air Hockey (Set Up 6-10-16) 12-22-17 $70 12-15-17 $52
Crusin Blast A 12-22-17 $84 12-15-17 $89
Crusin Blast B 12-22-17 $117 12-15-17 $79
Spin Zone Bumper Cars (6 Cars) 12-22-17 $300 12-15-17 $495
Fishbowl Frenzy 12-22-17 $276 24% 12-15-17 $214 35%
Ghostbusters (Set up 7-12-16) 12-22-17 $107 25% 12-15-17 $72 39%
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling A Lane 12-22-17 $108 12-15-17 $135
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling B Lane 12-22-17 $218 12-15-17 $213
Hop Star 12-22-17 $75 14% 12-15-17 $56 18%
Lazer Frenzy Maze Attraction 12-22-17 Rotating to New Location
Magic Floor 12-22-17 $52 22% 12-15-17 $66 20%
Space Invaders (Set up 1-24-17) 12-22-17 $93 12-15-17 $122
Superstar 12-22-17 $119 23% 12-15-17 $125 30%
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 12-22-17 $194 18% 12-15-17 $204 38%
Ticket Candy Crane OLD 12-22-17 $81 17% 12-15-17 $122 28%
Viking Hammar 12-22-17 $6** 30% 12-15-17 $84 26%
Walking Dead AMC Video 12-22-17 $149 12-15-17 $125
Water Gun Fun 5 Pl (Set Up 11-23-16) 12-22-17 $558 24% 12-15-17 $489 26%
Whack N Win 11′ 12-22-17 $170 20% 12-15-17 $145 17%
Wizard of Oz 3 Pl 12-22-17 $432 23% 12-15-17 $338 13%
Jurassic Park Dlx. Video 12-22-17 $171 12-15-17 $217
    Slow Week   Slow Week    
4th Test Location-South Central 60 Games 1/2 of 2 Wks   60 Games 1/2 of 2 Wks  
Angry Birds 12-22-17 $186 26% 12-15-17 $186 26%
Bop 2 Win 12-22-17 $115 28% 12-15-17 $115 28%
Circus Ball Drop 12-22-17 $240 20% 12-15-17 $240 20%
Drop the Hook 12-22-17 $162 16% 12-15-17 $162 16%
Golden Empire 12-22-17 $204 23% 12-15-17 $204 23%
Pirates Hook 2 Pl 12-22-17 $66 9% 12-15-17 $66 9%
Prize Party (Set up 6-6-17) 12-22-17 $322 22% 12-15-17 $322 22%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 12-22-17 $72 15% 12-15-17 $72 15%
Tickets Tickets Tickets Crane 12-22-17 $234 16% 12-15-17 $234 16%
Ticket Crane-Old Candy Crane 12-22-17 $222 17% 12-15-17 $222 17%
Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - October 2017 Section 2

 

 

Ranking & Revenues of Top 15 Merchandise Games & Prizes in Each Bay

Game Name Revenue Cost of Prizes Win % Prize Item Ranking Combined
Big Choice Double A $886.00 $88.00 9.93% Fidget Squidgets
Big Choice Double B $588.00 $120.60 20.51% Animal balls
Big Choice Total $1,474.00 $208.60 14.15% #5
Giga $400.00 $84.00 21.00% Chrismas #37
Mega Double A $314.00 $63.75 20.30% Chrismas Minion/Bears
Mega Double B $561.00 $116.10 20.70% Rudolph/Pets
Mega Double Total $875.00 $179.85 20.55% #15
Mega Triple A $95.00 $16.50 17.37% My Little Pony
Mega Triple B $409.00 $100.00 24.45% Treasure Chests
Mega Triple C $293.00 $59.28 20.23% Tickets-100/150’s
Mega Triple Total $797.00 $175.78 22.06% #20
Monster Crane $500.00 $76.00 15.20% Minions 16″ #30
Key Catcher 2 Pl $230.00 $47.88 20.82% Ticket Strips #59
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl $676.00 $139.08 20.57% Ticket Rolls #23
Mighty Mini Rotary $538.00 $121.15 22.52% Tickets & Toys #29
Color Match $425.00 $13.66 * Ticket Bricks #36
Mega Stacker $1,126.00 $356.27 31.64% Ticket Bricks #11
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl $1,425.00 $353.21 24.79% Ticket Rolls #5 – 1 Pl does better!!!!!
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl – RFID $1,324.00 $433.08 32.71% Ticket Rolls #6 – Both in great spots
Magic Shot $313.00 $250.00 79.87% Nothing to worry about. Best Players showing off #48
DC Super Heros 4 Pl $2,514.00 $1,707.40 67.92% 19 Duel sets turned in 13 were saved up from previous weeks.% #1
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl $1,844.00 $725.15 39.33% #4
Sponge Bob 2 Pl $1,150.00 $416.75 36.24% #10 – #1 Rank WE 12-22
Black Hole Merch. $259.00 $60.00 23.17% $15,$10and$2 prizes #55
Jelly Labs Minions $464.00 $107.81 23.24% #32
NFLPA Superstar 2 Pl $2,278.00 $425.68 18.69% Doing great #2
Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - February 2018 Section 1

 

 

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