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Introduction to ‘Frank’s Ranks’ – Test Games 4 Spreadsheets & Top 76 Games Rankings

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The Top 76 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 together, 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:  On 6-27-18 Test Location #1 received an E-Claw 900 2 Pl (Elaut), Funzone Crane (Elaut), and an Elaut Card Kiosk. Games that were removed to make space:  Mega Double Crane & Monster Crane. Connect 4 Hoops (Bay-Tek) is expected to be installed mid-July.  Connect4Hoops was the hit of Bowl Expo. TRR is looking forward to tracking the revenues of these new cranes for in our August edition.

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For this Report – Six (6) New Test Games were Installed that now have at least one complete week:

  • Dragon Hunter – Rank #21
  • SpongeBob Soccer Star (Updated) – Rank #43
  • Squiggle (Updated) – Rank #26
  • Crossy Road (Updated) – Rank #45
  • Cruis’n Blast SD #3 & #4 – Rank #64 & #76

Revenue Update – As TRR-FEC goes out, WE 6-22-18 shows Virtual Rabbids taking over the #1 Ranking.  Knock it Off Rotary moved up to the #8 Ranking from #33 because the Alpha Team found some new sweep motors.  Note that for the past 3 years Knock It Off Rotary has been in the Top 5 until 1 or 2 of its 4 player positions were out of order for the past two months.

June Observations

Virtual Rabbids Virtual Reality Sit Down 2 Pl (LAI) continues to be the hottest new game in the industry and is receiving lots of Buzz. Ranking at #2 overall for its initial 12 weeks is just amazing for a new game!  When you consider that Rabbids is the first ‘unattended virtual reality game’, that it doesn’t have any cost of sales, and it is an attraction grabber, Virtual Rabbids is now the focal point of the game zone.  In our real world, that would rank it as the #1 Game.

July Update: Virtual Rabbids grossed $5,500 WE 7-6-18 and Ranked #1 by far.  

OK. With that said I feel that I should also let you know the other side. Yes, this game is very pricey (like $50,000). Yes, it has a very low throughput per hour.  But when you look at its revenues and the people that are waiting in line to play at $5 a pop, the high price tag should not be a concern to the FEC’s that have the game space and traffic to support this game.

The Alpha/AEM Team believes that Virtual Rabbids can be improved with the following constructive criticism:

  • New players do not realize that they need to first select which ride they want and that involves using their Headset. Ride selection could be made much easier and faster if there were large buttons near each seat that could be pressed to select their ride.
  • The head straps on the VR headsets are too big! The headsets are adjustable with Velcro straps, but even when adjusted to the smallest setting the headsets are still too big for most players.  The players are actually tying knots into the straps to make the strap length smaller.
  • After the 3rd week we moved the game a little bit more away from the wall and thus were able to install the decorative ‘clouds’ on the sides. Perhaps this will attract more players???? [Yes it did!].

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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 May/June 2018

  • DC Comics Super Heroes 4 Pl at #1 is a must-have game.
  • Virtual Rabbids 2 Pl ranking #2 is the hottest new game. LAI says they are making them as fast as they can to keep up with demand. (See YouTube Video featuring Malcolm Steinberg, Chairman LAI).
  • SpongeBob at #4 is a ‘must have’ – ‘must have’ game.
  • Mega Triple Crane, Mega Stacker, and Big Choice Crane 2 Pl, all old games, keep surprising us all by ranking in the Top 13 overall.
  • Ticket Cranes Rank #8 & #14 (Update WE 6-22-18 Ranked #7 & #9): – Any Games Zone that has 30 games or more needs at least TWO Ticket Cranes, almost all large games zones with 50 or more games should have at least THREE says ‘Frank the Crank’.
  • Space Invader Frenzy Ranking #11 is another Top 15 Game that large games zones should have.
  • Ring Toss (Coastal) Ranking #9 has shown that it has ‘legs’ as well as great sounds.
  • Lane Master 2 Pl – Ranks #17 and has been a steady Top 20 earner since it was installed.
Read more  The Redemption & Family Entertainment Center Report - October 2018 Section 1

Advice:  If you are considering buying a new game and you have waited 12 months now to make a decision (and you do not have a lot of space) and you do not have a Sponge Bob Pineapple Arcade, 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!!!

 

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Top 76 Ranked Revenue Generating Games Combined List June 2018

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

Rank # Top 76 Combined  ALL Games Merchandise Dispensing Rank Video & Novelty Rankings 
Linked Game Rank As a Pair Combined 
1 DC Superheroes 4 Pl
2 Virtual Rabbids VR 2 Pl #1 VIDEO
3 Monster Drop Extreme
4 SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade 2 Pl
5 Wizard of Oz 6 Pl
6 Big Choice Crane 2 Pl Big Choice Crane 2 Pl 1
7 Willy Wonka 2 Pl
8 Ticket Time Double Crane – RFID Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl 2
9 Ring Toss
10 Mega Triple Crane-1 Bay Ticket Bundles Mega Triple Crane-1 Bay Tickets 3
11 SpaceInvader Frenzy 2 Pl
12 Big Bass Wheel #2 Linked #1
13 Mega Stacker Mega Stacker 4
14 Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 5
15 Ticket Monster
16 Big Bass Wheel #1 Linked
17 Lane Master
18 Wheel Of Fortune
19 Bean Bag Toss
20 Down the Clown #2 #2
21 Dragon Hunter
22 NFLPA Superstar 2 Pl
23 Down the Clown #1
24 Whack N Win 11 Ft.
25 Pirates Hook 4 Pl
26 Squiggle
27 Lets Bounce
28 Scooby Doo
29 Ice Man 2 Pl
30 Pop The Lock
31 Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked #3
32 Mega Double Crane Mega Double Crane 6
33 Knock it Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls Knock it Off Rotary w/Ticket Rolls 7
34 Gum Drop
35 Mighty Mini Rotary Mighty Mini Rotary 8
36 Monster Crane Monster Crane 9
37 Spinner Frenzy
38 Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked
39 Color Match Color Match 10
40 Typhoon Lagoon 2 Pl #2 VIDEO
41 Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl
42 Jersey Wheels
43 SpongeBob Soccer Star 2 Pl
44 Magic Shot (Replaced iCube) Magic Shot (Replaced iCube) 11
45 Crossy Road (Updated)
46 Spin N Win 6′ Dia.
47 Key Catcher #2 w/Ticket Strips Key Catcher 2 Pl w/Ticket Strips 12
48 Angry Birds
49 Air Hockey Firestorm
50 Snow Down 2 Pl
51 Photo Booth Sapphire Photo Booth Sapphire 13
52 Gold Fishing
53 Ocean Pearl 1 Pl
54 Crank It  Revolution 2Pl
55 Giga Crane 1 Pl Giga Crane 1 Pl 14
56 Ghostbusters
57 Black Hole Merchandiser Black Hole Merchandiser 15
58 Cruis’n Blast #2 #3
59 Pacman DLX 2 Pl #4
60 Hoop Fever #2
61 Flying Tickets
62 Cruis’n Blast #1 #5
63 Hoop Fever #1
64 Cruis’n Blast #3 #6
65 Hoop Fever #3
66 Moto Cross GP #2 #7
67 Snowboarders #1 #8
68 Launch Code
69 Skeeball #1
70 Skeeball #2
71 Snowboarders #2 #9
72 Moto Cross GP #1 #10
73 Skeeball #3
74 Minion Whacker
75 Skeeball #4
76 Cruis’n Blast #4 #11
77 Skeeball #3
**** 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 76 Games 76 Games
BEST WORKHORSES IN GREEN Rev/Game Rev/Game
NEWEST TEST GAMES IN YELLOW $546 $528
OTHER WORKHORSE GAMES 76 Games Low Week 76 Games Low Week
1st Test Location-High Volume Wk Ending Rev/Game Payout % Wk Ending Rev/Game Payout %
Air Hockey Firestorm 6-15-18 $288 6-8-18 $306
Angry Birds 6-15-18 $292 30% 6-8-18 $322 22%
Bean Bag Toss (New Test Game) 6-15-18 $656 27% 6-8-18 $648 31%
Black Hole Merchandiser (Set 6-7-17) 6-15-18 $219 11% 6-8-18 $220 13%
Big Bass Wheel A Linked 6-15-18 $710 26% 6-8-18 $686 35%
Big Bass Wheel B Linked 6-15-18 $788 23% 6-8-18 $806 22%
Big Choice Crane 2 Pl 6-15-18 $1,348 25% 6-8-18 $1,114 29%
Candy Crush Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Circus Ball Drop Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Ring Toss (Set Up 4-4-18) 6-15-18 $881 31% 6-8-18 $890 22%
Color Match 6-15-18 $383 46% 6-8-18 $334 3%
Crank It Revolution 2 Pl 6-15-18 $274 20% 6-8-18 $377 32%
Crazy Claw 2Pl-Will Return Updated
Crazy Tower 4 Pl-Small Unit Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Crossy Road Updated (Set Up 5-2-18) 6-15-18 $306 31% 6-8-18 $402 33%
Disney Crossy Road (Set up 2-8-17) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
DC Super Heros 4 Pl (Set up 1-4-17) 6-15-18 $4,094 26% 6-8-18 $1,386 32%
Down the Clown A 6-15-18 $582 18% 6-8-18 $750 21%
Down the Clown B 6-15-18 $654 19% 6-8-18 $756 27%
Dragon Hunter (Set Up 5-23-18) 6-15-18 $630 20% 6-8-18 $559 8%
Fishbowl Frenzy A Linked 6-15-18 $466 18% 6-8-18 $778 44%
Fishbowl Frenzy B Linked 6-15-18 $390 34% 6-8-18 $548 14%
Flying Tickets 6-15-18 $181 30% 6-8-18 $232 16%
Gear It Up 1 Pl Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Ghostbusters 2 Pl 6-15-18 $243 7% 6-8-18 $286 21%
Gold Fishing 6-15-18 $276 25% 6-8-18 $332 21%
Grand Piano Keys 2 Pl 6-15-18 $354 26% 6-8-18 $331 26%
Gum Drop (Set Up 1-24-18) 6-15-18 $462 31% 6-8-18 $430 25%
Hoop Fever Basketball A 6-15-18 $169 18% 6-8-18 $195 18%
Hoopla (Set Up 12-20-17) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out 13%
Ice Man 2 Pl (Set up 6-7-17) 6-15-18 $496 14% 6-8-18 $674 16%
Jelly Labs Minions (Set up 7-28-17) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Jersey Wheels 6-15-18 $346 24% 6-8-18 $474 23%
Jewel Mine (Set Up 5-3-17) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl w/Ticket Rolls 6-15-18 $463 28% 6-8-18 $544 21%
Kung Fu Panda Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Lane Master (Set Up 9-13-17) 6-15-18 $699 29% 6-8-18 $840 27%
Launch Code 6-15-18 $148 26% 6-8-18 $170 30%
Lets Bounce (New Test Game) 6-15-18 $508 21% 6-8-18 $549 20%
Magic Shot (I-Cube Conversion) 6-15-18 $322 16% 6-8-18 $305 30%
Milk Jug A Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Milk Jug B Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Minion Whacker 6-15-18 $114 9% 6-8-18 $140 12%
Monster Drop Extreme 6-15-18 $1,940 20% 6-8-18 $1,824 44%
NFLPA Superstar (Set Up 11-29-17) 6-15-18 $584 32% 6-8-18 $262 29%
Ocean Pearl 1 Pl 6-15-18 $276 33% 6-8-18 $210 29%
Pacman Dlx 2 Pl 6-15-18 $201 6-8-18 $240
Perfection (Set Up 12-13-17) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Pharaoh’s Treasure 4 Pl Pusher Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Pirates Hook 4 Pl 6-15-18 $525 29% 6-8-18 $346 22%
Pop the Lock 6-15-18 $476 16% 6-8-18 $465 48%
Quik Drop New Model Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Rockin & Rollin (New Test Game) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Scooby Doo (Set Up 12-13-17) 6-15-18 $500 31% 6-8-18 $652 32%
Screwball Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Snow Down 2 Pl 6-15-18 $284 14% 6-8-18 $279 9%
Space Ballz 2 Pl Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Space Invader Frenzy (Set up 1-4-17) 6-15-18 $810 26% 6-8-18 $936 18%
Spinner Frenzy (Set Up 9-7-17) 6-15-18 $402 18% 6-8-18 $392 19%
Sponge Bob Soccer Star (Set Up 5-23-18) 6-15-18 $327 21% 6-8-18 $354 20%
Squiggle Updated (Set Up 5-23-18) 6-15-18 $515 18% 6-8-18 $268 22%
Photo Booth Face Place Sapphire (New) 6-15-18 $280 25% 6-8-18 $355 25%
Spin N Win 6 Foot Dia  Wheel 6-15-18 $298 19% 6-8-18 $476 29%
Sponge Bob Pinapple Arcade 2 Pl 6-15-18 $1,908 27% 6-8-18 $1,060 47%
Stacker Mega 6-15-18 $766 11% 6-8-18 $900 11%
Ticket Monster 6-15-18 $724 25% 6-8-18 $840 27%
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl w/ticke rolls RFID 6-15-18 $899 29% 6-8-18 $735 21%
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl – Alpha Ticket Rolls 6-15-18 $758 23% 6-8-18 $1,093 26%
Treasure Quest Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Virtual Rabbids VR (Set Up 4-4-18) $2,185 Video 6-8-18 $1,820 Video
Waterfall Ring Toss (Set Up 4-4-18) Rotated Out/Needed Space Rotated Out
Whack N Win 11 Ft. 6-15-18 $551 26% 6-8-18 $762 33%
Willy Wonka 2 Pl (Set Up 1-24-18) 6-15-18 $1,258 32% 6-8-18 $1,806 30%
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl 6-15-18 $1,406 17% 6-8-18 $1,900 17%
Typhoon Lagoon2 Pl Video 6-15-18 $362 6-8-18 $422
Crusin Blast SD A of 4 Linked 6-15-18 $171 6-8-18 $207
Crusin Blast SD B of 4 Linked 6-15-18 $203 6-8-18 $214
Snowboarders #1 Linked (Set Up 4-4-18) 6-15-18 $159 6-8-18 $151
Snowboarders #2 Linked (Set Up 4-4-18) 6-15-18 $131 6-8-18 $134
Moto Cross GP #1 of 2 Linked SD 6-15-18 $128 6-8-18 $140
* Calculation Error
**Game Down 1 or more days
*** Many Card Sets Redeemed
2nd Test Location-West Coast 50 Games Rev/Game Payout % 50 Games Rev/Game Payout %
DC Super Heros 4 Pl 6-15-18 Not Collected This Week 6-8-18 $1,806 23%
Fishbowl Frenzy 6-15-18 6-8-18 $470 36%
Air Hockey Shelti (Set Up 5-14-18) 6-15-18 6-8-18 $109
Gold Fishin 6-15-18 6-8-18 $234 28%
Jewel Mine Rotated Out
Monster Drop 1 Pl 6-15-18 6-8-18 $530 26%
Pacman Smash 6-15-18 6-8-18 $184 23%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl A 6-15-18 6-8-18 **123 7%
Pharoahs Treasure 4 Pl B w/Hopper 6-15-18 6-8-18 $441 25%
Quick Drop 6-15-18 6-8-18 $444 27%
Space Ballz 6-15-18 6-8-18 $264 35%
Super Big Rig 6-15-18 6-8-18 $222 19%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 6-15-18 6-8-18 $222
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 6-15-18 6-8-18 $397 19%
Ticket Monster 6-15-18 6-8-18 $1,134 24%
3rd Test Location-Summer Season 50 Games Slow Week – Seasonal 50 Games Slow Week – Seasonal
Baseball Pro Junior (Set up 1-31-17) 6-15-18 $226 16% 6-8-18 $195 16%
Bean Bag Toss (Set up 12-5-17) 6-15-18 $346 25% 6-8-18 $354 28%
Big Bass Wheel Dlx 6-15-18 $1,132 32% 6-8-18 $718 26%
Big Wave Air Hockey (Set Up 6-10-16) 6-15-18 $114 6-8-18 $99
Crusin Blast A 6-15-18 $118 6-8-18 $128
Crusin Blast B 6-15-18 $137 6-8-18 $142
Spin Zone Bumper Cars (6 Cars) 6-15-18 $720 6-8-18 $760
Fishbowl Frenzy 6-15-18 $752 25% 6-8-18 $328 36%
Ghostbusters (Set up 7-12-16) 6-15-18 $119 25% 6-8-18 $124 25%
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling A Lane 6-15-18 $313 6-8-18 $243
Highway 66 Mini-Bowling B Lane 6-15-18 $508 6-8-18 $400
Hop Star 6-15-18 $206 19% 6-8-18 $119 36%
Lane Master (Set Up 5-8-18) 6-15-18 $436 29% 6-8-18 $353 26%
Lazer Frenzy Maze Attraction Rotating to New Location Rotated Out
Prize Arrow (Set Up 4-1-18) 6-15-18 $604 41% 6-8-18 $292 38%
Superstar 6-15-18 $219 49% 6-8-18 $273 16%
Target Bravo Operation Ghost 3-31-18 6-15-18 $156 6-8-18 $138
Tickets-Tickets-Tickets Crane (AOS) 6-15-18 $554 32% 6-8-18 $319 20%
Ticket Candy Crane OLD Converted 6-15-18 $352 31% 6-8-18 $285 33%
Walking Dead AMC Video 6-15-18 $271 6-8-18 $216
Water Gun Fun 5 Pl (Set Up 11-23-16) 6-15-18 $804 27% 6-8-18 $684 27%
Whack N Win 11′ 6-15-18 $623 31% 6-8-18 $438 24%
Wizard of Oz 3 Pl 6-15-18 $884 18% 6-8-18 $1,144 21%
Jurassic Park Dlx. Video 6-15-18 $383 6-8-18 $287
Slow Week Slow Week
4th Test Location-South Central US 60 Games Rev/Game Pay % 60 Games Rev/Game Pay %
Angry Birds 6-15-18 $317 26% 6-8-18 $317 26%
Circus Ball Drop 6-15-18 $406 23% 6-8-18 $406 23%
Golden Empire 6-15-18 $326 23% 6-8-18 $326 23%
Pirates Hook 2 Pl 6-15-18 $499 13% 6-8-18 $254 11%
Prize Party (Set up 6-6-17) 6-15-18 $345 11% 6-8-18 $345 11%
Super Star (Set Up 11-9-16) 6-15-18 $360 16% 6-8-18 $255 16%
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl 6-15-18 $1,038 15% 6-8-18 $1,038 15%
Tickets Tickets Tickets Crane 6-15-18 $310 34% 6-8-18 $554 26%
Ticket Crane-Old Candy Crane Converted 6-15-18 $392 20% 6-8-18 $367 37%
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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 $746.00 $188.00 25.20% Figet Squidgets
Big Choice Double B $602.00 $144.00 23.92% Pokemon
Big Choice Double Total $1,348.00 $332.00 24.63% #7
Giga Crane 1 Pl $274.00 $81.00 29.56% DC Big Head #55
Mega Double A $143.00 $27.00 18.88% Bears
Mega Double B $323.00 $98.90 30.62% Pets
Mega Double Total $466.00 $125.90 27.02% #33
Mega Triple A $268.00 $53.44 19.94% DC Small
Mega Triple B $369.00 $70.14 19.01% Treasure Chests
Mega Triple C $239.00 $40.28 16.85% Tickets-100/150’s
Mega Triple Total $876.00 $163.86 18.71% #9
Monster Crane $422.00 $143.00 33.89% Dogs #37
Key Catcher 2 Pl $296.00 $66.12 22.34% Ticket Strips #48
Knock It Off Rotary 4 Pl $462.50 $128.82 27.85% Ticket Rolls #34
Mighty Mini Rotary $429.00 $105.45 24.58% Ticket Cones + Toto Card #36
Color Match $383.00 $176.22 46.01% #40
Mega Stacker $766.00 $85.79 11.20% Ticket Bricks of 2000 Tickets #12
Ticket Time Crane 1 Pl $758.00 $174.80 23.06% Ticket Rolls – Alpha Set #13
Ticket Time Crane 2 Pl RFID $899.00 $260.71 29.00% Ticket Rolls – Smart Set #8
Magic Shot $322.00 $50.00 15.53% #45
DC Super Heros 4 Pl $4,094.00 $1,046.22 25.55% #1
Wizard of Oz 6 Pl $1,406.00 $233.09 16.58% #5
Sponge Bob 2 Pl $1,908.00 $524.55 27.49% #4
Black Hole Merchandiser $219.00 $24.00 10.96% $25, $5 & $2 prizes #58
Willy Wonka 2 Pl $1,258.00 $396.67 31.53% Increasing Set Value – Easier #6
NFLPA Superstar 2 Pl $584.00 $187.19 32.05% Received and installed new Power supply but I don’t see how this will help my problem as there is no control. #23
** Calculation Error
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