IAAPA 2014 opened it's doors this week and the show so far has left people more than satisfied with a range of product debuts and loads of conferences - there was something there for everyone.
The show's attendance was up from last year, which is always great news for a show, with 19,100 qualified buyers, 30,000 total registered visitors, and 1,004 exhibiting companies. This wasa big show, and a big shwo means a lot to cover.
Coin op appears to have taken quite a large focus this year, with reports saying the sector took up a large portion of the floor. This was reflected in the huge number of product debuts and amusement machines on the floor included video redemption, kiddie rides and games, prize machines and merchandise, pinball games, photo booths, table games, driving games, and shooters.
So let's cover some of the machines seen at this year's IAAPA 2014 exhibition!
One of the bigger debuts was Jersey Jack's The Hobbit pinball machine! The reactions to the machine so far at the show seem to be very positive with many people praising the game and the Jersey Jack Team on their machine. Holovis also went big with their machine, The Lost Cove.(Videos and photos below).
Like we previously reported, Andamiro showcased their new PRIME software at the show, set up in an older cabinet for players to test it. Reports from the booth have said that visitors to the booth are loving the new game and have high hopes for PRIME in the US.
UNIS had on display the super popular Batman driving game, Aliens Armageddon, Armed Resistance, and loads of kiddie redemption games and kiddie rides, including previously reported on games, such as Safari Ranger.
Sega had their super cute Hello Kitty kiddie air hockey table on display, as well as their super popular Plants vs Zombies game, and also the highly anticipated new driving game Showdown! There has been a lot of talk about this machine leading up to IAAPA and the reaction to the game so far appears to be positive. They also had their transformers machines on show, including their new Super Deluxe Transformers machine(Photos below).
Stern was at the show as well, exhibiting their awesome new range of pinballs The Walking Dead. The range included the Pro and Limited Edition pinballs. Chicago Gaming was also present with their remake pinball, Medieval Madness. (Photos below).
Injoy Motion featured their popular game Allied Tank Attack at the show, and Baytek showed of their licensed Flappy Bird arcade machine, as well as a new edition to their product line up - Hopshot, a game based on the classic chalk-drawn sidewalk game, Hopscotch. (Photos below). Coastal Amusements also showed some fun new games, including a video redemption game called Yahtzee, Subway Surfer, Temple Run 2, and SharpShooter.
Speaking of Flappy Bird, Adrenaline Amusements had their own version, Flappy Ticket on show, as well another mobile app based game, Candy Crush Saga. Candy Crush Saga has been dominating the mobile app scene globally for quite sometime now, and mobile-app-arcade-game machines have proven quite popular with players. For anyone who doesn't know this game is similar to bejeweled with levels having to be completed in challenging ways to progress.
Bandai Namco Games had their much-talked-about Star Wars Battle Pod on show this year, alongside a slew of other new and popular games that are sure to sell in the West, including Mario Kart GP DX, Super Alpine Racer, Deadstorm Pirates Special Edition, and Lost Land Adventure (which also uses the increasingly popular dome screen cabinet). (Photos below)
The Hobbit video (sourced from @JJPinball):
The Lost Cove by Holovis (sourced from Holovis1):
Showdown video (sourced from SegaAmusements):
Some information sourced from: https://twitter.com/arcadeheroes.