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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:  Magic Floor Revenue Results.

The AEM Team researched revenues from the new Magic Floor game at 4 different locations and the results are very good.  Take a look below:

 

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Revenue Results for MagixFloor:

  •  Location A (Texas-Large FEC chain (700 centers) with 104 games): $0.63/play-$7,105 in 6 weeks = $1,184 / week avg.
  •  Location B (Texas-Large FEC chain (700 centers) with 77 games): $0.63/play-$10,512 in 18 weeks = $584 / week avg.
  •  Location C (Texas-large FEC chain (100 centers) with 145 games): $1/play-$2,235 in 4 weeks = $559 / week avg. Target age 21-35 years.
  •  Location D (Florida-FEC chain (60 centers) with 80 games): $1.75/play-$3,132 in 8 weeks = $$392 / week avg. Target age under 10.

 

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 Give a Thumbs Up to the following New Test Games and Old Work Horses (Must Have’s) based on their revenues during the months of September/October 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:

  • Monster Drop Extreme moves up to #1 from its customary #2 ranking where it has been for almost every week over the past few years.
  • Wizard of Oz 6 Pl drops 1 place to #2 but there is little doubt that when the peak weeks come, WOZ will assume its #1 Ranking as it proudly states, ‘I’m a 6 Player-I make more money when we are packed.”
  • SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade gets a #3 Ranking and remembers it is only a 2 Player that has to run against some much larger and taller workhorses. For 2 of the weeks, SpongeBob ranked #1 as a few groups of new players came in and played this game over and over and over. UPDATE  WE 11-1-17 SpongeBob once again Ranks #1 out earning WOZ by $712 and DC Super Heros by $636!
  • Ticket Time Double and Ticket Time 1 Pl took #4 and #5 respectfully but Rank #1 & #2 in the Merchandise Dispensing Category. At every one of our hundreds of locations, ticket cranes are always ranking in the Top 10, most often in the Top 5. Note that Ticket Time 2 Pl has to compete with its little brother Ticket Time 1 Pl. My take is that if little brother were not there, Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl would move up in the rankings to #3. Wow!!! Note that it was the Alpha/AEM Team that began using ticket bundles using a hit frequency of 1:3 or 1:4 in a modified Coast to Coast Candy Crane 5 years ago that was the ‘start’ of the ticket crane phenomenon. Today there are more than 15 companies making ticket cranes.

 

ICE Arcade, Amusement and Redemption Games

  • Space Invader Frenzy moved up two places to Ranks #6 and stays in the Top 10 since it arrived just after IAAPA 2016.
  • Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl (prototype designed by Frank ‘the Crank’ with Elaut 20 years ago as an improvement on Elaut’s old 4 player rotary ‘Fantasy Island’) drops from its usual #4 to #8, but has been in the Top 10 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.
  • DC Super Heroes surprisingly drops from the #3 Ranking to #9 but is still the leading contender for ‘Game of the Year 2017’. UPDATE: WE 11-1-17 DC Super Heros Ranks #2, back to normal.
  • Lane Master (a new test game) rounds out the Top 10 at #10, making it a contender for ‘Game of the Year 2018.
  • Three new Test Games just miss the Top 10 and get ‘Honorable Mention’: Ice Man-#11, Jelly Labs Minions-#12, and Spinner Frenzy-#13.
  • Bean Bag Toss gets #17 Ranking and continues to generate high revenues, making it a strong ‘buy’ candidate.
Read more  New Products & Technologies - The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - April 2016

 

 

 

Hint:  The answers are DC Super Heroes, Space Invader Frenzy, SpongeBob, 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 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!!!

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

 

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Test Games Spreadsheets Covering 4 Test Locations

 

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   $426     $800  
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 10-20-17 $278 10-13-17 $372
Angry Birds 10-20-17 $406 26% 10-13-17 $530 24%
Bean Bag Toss (New Test Game) 10-20-17 $728 24% 10-13-17 $1,231 25%
Black Hole Merchandiser (Set 6-7-17) 10-20-17 $234 4% 10-13-17 $384 22%
Big Bass Wheel A Linked 10-20-17 $746 22% 10-13-17 $1,354 26%
Big Bass Wheel B Linked 10-20-17 $748 23% 10-13-17 $1,578 28%
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl w/ticket bundles 10-20-17 $1,165 27% 10-13-17 $1,907 24%
Candy Crush 10-20-17 $76 35% 10-13-17 $177 31%
Circus Ball Drop 10-20-17 $125 30% 10-13-17 $264 25%
Color Match 10-20-17 $264 9% 10-13-17 $461 11%
Crank It Revolution 2 Pl 10-20-17 $244 26% 10-13-17 $546 24%
Crazy Claw 2Pl-Will Return Updated
Crazy Tower 4 Pl 10-20-17 $202 30% 10-13-17 $368 32%
Disney Crossy Road (Set up 2-8-17) 10-20-17 $138 29% 10-13-17 $243 27%
DC Super Heros 4 Pl (Set up 1-4-17) 10-20-17 $848 39% 10-13-17 $3,752 33%
Down the Clown A 10-20-17 $468 17% 10-13-17 $856 17%
Down the Clown B 10-20-17 $686 19% 10-13-17 $1,115 16%
Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked 10-20-17 $444 44% 10-13-17 $816 29%
Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked 10-20-17 $326 16% 10-13-17 $810 28%
Flying Tickets 10-20-17 $182 21% 10-13-17 $365 26%
Gear It Up 1 Pl 10-20-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 10-13-17 Rotated Out
Ghostbusters 2 Pl 10-20-17 $285 30% 10-13-17 $435 27%
Gold Fishing 10-20-17 $303 20% 10-13-17 $482 24%
Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl 10-20-17 $295 22% 10-13-17 $436 23%
Ice Man 2 Pl (Set up 6-7-17) 10-20-17 $828 19% 10-13-17 $1,188 20%
Jelly Labs Minions (Set up 7-28-17) 10-20-17 $828 36% 10-13-17 $1,692 37%
Jersey Wheels 10-20-17 $304 29% 10-13-17 $672 27%
Jewel Mine (Set Up 5-3-17)) 10-20-17 $338 18% 10-13-17 $592 27%
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls 10-20-17 $911 24% 10-13-17 $1,813 28%
Kung Fu Panda 10-20-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 10-13-17 Rotated Out
Lane Master (Set Up 9-13-17) 10-20-17 $836 28% 10-13-17 $1,284 28%
Launch Code-Being Redesigned On Site 10-20-17 $218 15% 10-13-17 $448 20%
Lets Bounce (New Test Game) 10-20-17 $624 33% 10-13-17 $838 24%
Magic Shot (I-Cube Conversion) 10-20-17 $213 27% 10-13-17 $457 10%
Milk Jug A 10-20-17 $199 14% 10-13-17 $491 43%
Milk Jug B 10-20-17 $222 13% 10-13-17 $448 28%
Minion Whacker 10-20-17 $203 19% 10-13-17 $308 20%
Monster Drop Extreme 10-20-17 $1,802 19% 10-13-17 $3,888 38%
Ocean Pearl 1 Pl 10-20-17 $209 28% 10-13-17 $381 30%
Pacman Dlx 2 Pl 10-20-17 $199 10-13-17 $321
Pharaoh’s Treasure 4 Pl Pusher 10-20-17 $105 29% 10-13-17 $333 33%
Pirates Hook 4 Pl 10-20-17 $407 26% 10-13-17 $832 24%
Pop the Lock 10-20-17 $248 17% 10-13-17 $407 11%
Quik Drop New Model 10-20-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 10-13-17 Rotated Out
Rockin & Rollin (New Test Game) 10-20-17 $204 23% 10-13-17 $288 21%
Screwball 10-20-17 Rotated Out/Needed Space 10-13-17 Rotated Out
Snow Down 2 Pl 10-20-17 $255 27% 10-13-17 $450 17%
Space Ballz 2 Pl 10-20-17 $264 33% 10-13-17 $503 33%
Space Invader Frenzy (Set up 1-4-17) 10-20-17 $1,130 22% 10-13-17 $1,626 20%
Spinner Frenzy (Set Up 9-7-17) 10-20-17 $782 20% 10-13-17 $1,292 16%
Photo Booth Team Play (New Test) 10-20-17 $260 25% 10-13-17 $406 25%
Spin N Win 6 Foot Dia  Wheel 10-20-17 $310 23% 10-13-17 $828 30%
Sponge Bob Pinapple Arcade 2 Pl 10-20-17 $1,810 29% 10-13-17 $1,438 24%
Stacker Mega 10-20-17 $652 24% 10-13-17 $1,544 11%
Ticket Monster 10-20-17 $722 22% 10-13-17 $1,492 25%
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 10-20-17 $1,033 24% 10-13-17 $1,944 23%
Treasure Quest 10-20-17 $99 25% 10-13-17 $358 23%
Whack N Win 11 Ft. 10-20-17 $495 30% 10-13-17 $941 29%
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl 10-20-17 $1,738 18% 10-13-17 $3,446 27%
Typhoon Lagoon2 Pl Video 10-20-17 $418 10-13-17 $622
Crusin Blast SD A 10-20-17 $183 10-13-17 $324
Crusin Blast SD B 10-20-17 $191 10-13-17 $309
Super Cars #4 Linked SD 10-20-17 $120 10-13-17 $209
Moto Cross GP #1 Linked SD 10-20-17 $137 10-13-17 $236
* Calculation Error
**Game Down 1 or more days
2nd Test Location-West Coast 50 Games     50 Games    
DC Super Heros 4 Pl 10-20-17 $1,914 27% 10-13-17 $1,180 19%
Fishbowl Frenzy 10-20-17 $216 25% 10-13-17 $334 37%
FX Air Hockey 10-20-17 $27 10-13-17 $108
Gold Fishin 10-20-17 $208 29% 10-13-17 $166 25%
Jewel Mine 10-20-17 $289 36% 10-13-17 $376 40%
Luigi’s Mansion (Set Up 6-4-17) 10-20-17 $229 10-13-17 $306
Monster Drop 1 Pl 10-20-17 $219 25% 10-13-17 $234 25%
Pacman Smash 10-20-17 $162 22% 10-13-17 $194 22%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl A 10-20-17 $525 23% 10-13-17 $161 46%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl B w/Hopper 10-20-17 $75 83% 10-13-17 $324 46%
Quick Drop 10-20-17 $283 40% 10-13-17 $542 33%
Space Ballz 10-20-17 $134 38% 10-13-17 $414 23%
Super Big Rig 10-20-17 $199 19% 10-13-17 $241 19%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 10-20-17 $404 32% 10-13-17 $351 25%
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 10-20-17 $745 24% 10-13-17 $833 23%
Ticket Monster 10-20-17 $874 29% 10-13-17 $1,042 22%
3rd Test Location-Summer Season   Slow Week     Slow Week  
Baseball Pro Junior (Set up 1-31-17) 10-20-17 $123 18% 10-13-17 $127 15%
Big Bass Wheel Dlx 10-20-17 $386 33% 10-13-17 $862 29%
Big Wave Air Hockey (Set Up 6-10-16) 10-20-17 $78 10-13-17 $95
Crazy Tower (Set up 1-24-17) 10-20-17 $34 23% 10-13-17 $64 28%
Crusin Blast A 10-20-17 $91 10-13-17 $139
Crusin Blast B 10-20-17 $95 10-13-17 $139
Spin Zone Bumper Cars (6 Cars) 10-20-17 $345 10-13-17 $555
Fishbowl Frenzy 10-20-17 $154 38% 10-13-17 $256 25%
Ghostbusters (Set up 7-12-16) 10-20-17 $216 15% 10-13-17 $167 13%
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling A Lane 10-20-17 $138 10-13-17 $165
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling B Lane 10-20-17 $228 10-13-17 $270
Hop Star 10-20-17 $49 16% 10-13-17 $82 19%
Lazer Frenzy Maze Attraction 10-20-17 Rotating to New Location
Space Invaders (Set up 1-24-17) 10-20-17 $88 10-13-17 $119
Superstar 10-20-17 $122 0% 10-13-17 $248 60%
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 10-20-17 $222 31% 10-13-17 $307 28%
Ticket Candy Crane OLD 10-20-17 $158 30% 10-13-17 $214 37%
Viking Hammar 10-20-17 $79 29% 10-13-17 $66 26%
Walking Dead AMC Video 10-20-17 $182 10-13-17 $180
Water Gun Fun 5 Pl (Set Up 11-23-16) 10-20-17 $417 26% 10-13-17 $552 31%
Whack N Win 11′ 10-20-17 $217 29% 10-13-17 $288 25%
Wizard of Oz 3 Pl 10-20-17 $442 15% 10-13-17 $574 13%
Jurassic Park Dlx. Video 10-20-17 $138 10-13-17 $184
Slow Week Slow Week
4th Test Location-South Central 60 Games 1/2 of 2 Wks   10-13-17 1/2 of 2 Wks  
Angry Birds 10-20-17 $183 24% 10-13-17 $183 24%
Circus Ball Drop 10-20-17 $252 20% 10-13-17 $252 24%
Drop the Hook 10-20-17 $63 9% 10-13-17 $63 9%
Golden Empire 10-20-17 $306 24% 10-13-17 $282 21%
Pirates Hook 2 Pl 10-20-17 $94 12% 10-13-17 Out of Order
Prize Party (Set up 6-6-17) 10-20-17 $203 12% 10-13-17 $635 10%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 10-20-17 $135 22% 10-13-17 $159 24%
Tickets Tickets Tickets Crane 10-20-17 $418 20% 10-13-17 $418 20%
Ticket Crane-Old Candy Crane 10-20-17 $317 16% 10-13-17 $317 39%
Read more  Top 80 Ranked Revenue Generating Games – The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report – June 2016

 

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Test Location #1 Top 15 Merchandisers October 2017

 

Game Name Revenue Cost of Prizes Win % Prize Item Ranking Combined
Big Choice Double A $682.00 $144.00 21.11% Figet Squidgets
Big Choice Double B $316.00 $79.20 25.06% Animal balls
Big Choice Total $998.00 $223.20 22.36% #8
Giga 1 Pl $352.00 $102.00 28.98% Sport Mix #29
Mega Double A $171.00 $24.66 14.42% Bears
Mega Double B $210.00 $30.10 14.33% Pets
Mega Double Total $381.00 $54.76 14.37% #28
Mega Triple A $162.00 $18.90 11.67% Weez
Mega Triple B $325.00 $76.00 23.38% Treasure Chests
Mega Triple C $279.00 $49.40 17.71% Tickets-100/150’s
Mega Triple Total $766.00 $144.30 18.84% #14
Monster Crane $270.00 $28.50 10.56% Minions 16″ #40
Key Catcher 2 Pl $200.00 $27.36 13.68% Ticket Strips #55
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl $910.50 $220.78 24.25% Ticket Rolls #9
Mighty Mini Rotary $318.00 $57.05 17.94% Tickets + Toys #32
X-Prize $124.00 $23.60 19.03% Ticket Bricks #70
Color Match $264.00 $24.39 9.24% Ticket Bricks #41
Mega Stacker $652.00 $805.70 123.57% Ticket Bricks #20
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl $1,033.00 $252.51 24.44% Ticket Rolls #7
Ticket Time Double Crane $1,165.00 $310.82 26.68% Ticket Rolls #6
Magic Shot $213.00 $0.00 0.00% #49
DC Super Heros 4 Pl $848.00 $326.45 38.50% #10
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl $1,738.00 $313.96 18.06% #2
Sponge Bob $1,810.00 $529.85 29.27% #1
Black Hole Merch. $234.00 $10.00 4.27% $25,$10 & $1 prizes #46
Jelly Labs Minions $828.00 $295.35 35.67% #11

 

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