CLARENCE, NY -- Innovative Concepts in Entertainment has advanced and expanded the production schedule for its new Harpoon Lagoon game, a four-player video redemption piece with small footprint that made its domestic debut late last fall.
Launched domestically at the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions' 2012 exposition in Orlando, FL, and internationally at the European Amusement and Gaming expo in London this January, Harpoon Lagoon preorder activity has been stronger than anticipated, according to ICE sales vice-president Joe Coppola.
"We knew we had a great earner with the early test results that we received," Coppola reported. "We tested at five different family entertainment centers, and at every location, it was placing within the top eight. We didn't expect the game to catch fire so quickly."
Harpoon Lagoon is on track to be one of the top redemption games of 2013, the ICE executive predicted. "It just has tremendous player appeal, and the fact that it's four-player centerpiece game makes it very attractive for any redemption location."
Harpoon Lagoon occupies very little floor space and attracts players of all ages because of its intuitive game play. Players -- any number from one to four, taking position on opposite sides of the cabinet -- aim and shoot harpoons at various fish on screen, and remain alert for the lurking jellyfish to emerge from the treasure chest to offer a chance to win the super bonus.
The game's 47" horizontal LCD delivers stunning graphics, and LEDs at each corner of the cabinet produce a glowing, "floating" effect that beckons players. The game features operator-friendly double ticket bins and precision controls and, according to ICE, it's easy to set up.
Coppola reported that the first units have just left ICE's Clarence, NY, factory and operators who want one or several for the upcoming season should place their orders quickly with their authorized ICE distributor, or with the manufacturer by calling (716) 759-0370.