Best of Show Arcade Machines Award (BOSA) for 2014 Annouced
The third annual Best Of Show Arcade Machines Awards (BOSA) for 2014 as presented by BMIGaming.com and The Stinger Report has recently announced the recipients for this year.
The BOSA Awards recognizes the best of new arcade machine innovations and applications, as seen within the global amusement industry throughout 2013. The awards note creativity, innovation and originality in new machines introduced to the amusement and arcade sectors.
It has quickly become a noted ”mark of excellence” within the amusement industry as shown b y the strong response from amusement and arcade industry. Growing in size each year, the BOSA Awards continues to chart new arcade gaming trends and use of innovative new technologies that shape the entertainment arena.
After an exhaustive review of the latest arcade machines, including new products released at the recent IAAPA Amusement Expo in Orlando, FL, and through an arduous voting process, the 2014 BOSA Award winners have been announced. Each category has only the potential for games to be awarded a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal, or “Notable Mention” Award.
The BOSA Awards finalists were judged internally by the staff at both BMIGaming.com and The Stinger Report, based on products reviewed in 2013 and at the IAAPA Amusement Expo.
Finalists for the Best Of Show Arcade Machine Awards are assigned weighted point scores by our panel of judges using all of these six factors: Game Originality, Game Uniqueness, Game Playability and Enjoyment, Market Relevance, Earning Potential and Pricing.
Category One : Video Arcade Games
Gold Medal Award - " Mach Storm Arcade " | Video
Incredible 180° dome display offers exhilarating jet simulator battles by Bandai Namco Games
Silver Medal Award - " Batman Arcade "
Save Gotham City as the “Dark Knight” in this Batmobile driving arcade game by Raw Thrills
Bronze Medal Award - " Overtake Arcade "
New over-the-top, high octane street racing/stunt driving video arcade game by Wahlap Tech
Notable Mention Award - " Mario Kart Arcade GP DX "
Revised model of this venerable racing video game with online play by Bandai Namco Games
Category Two : Videmption Arcade Games
Gold Medal Award - " Jetpack Joyride Arcade "
Jet your way to glory in this new arcade version of the mobile app by Adrenaline Amusements
Silver Medal Award - " SpongeBob SquarePants - Hit The Beat ”
Fun and unique “kid-friendly” rhythm game featuring SpongeBob by Andamiro Entertainment
Bronze Medal Award - " Monopoly Arcade "
The classic board game brought to real life in a fantastic videmption game by ICE Games
Notable Mention Award - " Rail Rush Arcade "
Popular mobile game app plays better in this big screen arcade game by Coastal Amusements
Category Three : Redemption Arcade Games
Gold Medal Award - " Lobster Robot " | Video
Unique robotically-controlled ball drop redemption arcade game from Andamiro Entertainment
ilver Medal Award - " Down The Clown "
New carnival-style throwing-knock down ticket redemption arcade game from ICE Games
Bronze Medal Award - " ICE Ball FX "
Alley rollers jump into the 21st century via a colorful LED light-show upgrade by ICE Games
Notable Mention Award - " Snow Down Arcade "
Catch the most snowflakes (minus the cold) in this innovative game by Jennison Entertainment
Category Four : Physical / Sports Arcade Games (New Category)
Gold Medal Award - " Galaxy Collision Quad Air " | Video
Competitive and highly unique 2, 3 or 4-player square air hockey game - By Barron Games
Silver Medal Award - " DiscGlo Shuffle "
Unique virtual shuffleboard / bowling game with color-changing LED lighting from Arachnid