Andamiro Introduces ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Arcade Game

Posted On: 10/30/2019

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GARDENA, CA -- Andamiro has unveiled a ticket redemption game inspired by Universal Pictures' blockbuster Jurassic Park franchise. It's called “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” and is slated for shipment in mid-November.

Named for the fifth film in the series, which premiered last year, the new game is Andamiro's second licensed Universal title. The first was “Despicable Me Jelly Lab,” released in 2017 and still in production.

Like the genetic engineers portrayed in the movies, Andamiro's designers set out to create a "bigger, badder and better" attraction. It is one of the largest games built by Andamiro, measuring 55” W. x 118” D. x 85” H., similar in volume to two 10-ft. skee-ball alleys. It's designed for one- or two-player enjoyment, with two tracks that offer independent play.

The imposing size is enhanced by what the manufacturer calls a "super-bad" look, with meticulous detailing and a roaring soundtrack. To meet the demanding requirements of Universal, Andamiro created a game as spectacular as the Jurassic Park movies, closely following the films’ imagery. It's designed to look, sound and feel like a Jurassic Park theme park.

Those attributes make the game stand out, catching the attention of passers-by and offering an entertaining skill challenge. "With one push, the game is done, and tickets are won," Andamiro said.

Gameplay is described as "simple and addictively fun." The player presses the start button and a model toy off-road vehicle rolls to the starting-point of one of the railed tracks. The player propels the vehicle up the track, trying to align with the BIGWIN! marker to win the bonus.

There are seven ticket-point zones along the tracks, differentiated by colors, and an "out" terminus in the backboard. Tickets are won when a truck stops at any of these positions. A low ticket value can be awarded when a truck is pushed too hard and hits "out." The position of the BIGWIN! bonus marker changes with every turn.

According to the manufacturer, what makes the game so much fun is that the player actually grips and pushes the truck without the intervention of a lever, plunger or other controller. The playfield is mostly open. Acrylic side and front windows prevent people from reaching over to cheat; motion sensors in the playfield area also can detect abuse and disable the game.

Tickets are won with every play, with a value based on where the truck stops. When it lands on the BIGWIN! marker, the bonus is won, and a victory song and light show are activated to celebrate "escape success!"

"When people ask me to describe JWFK's gameplay, I say ‘it has the elements of a shuffleboard table and a skill stop game wrapped up in an exciting action movie,’" said Andamiro USA marketing manager Nick Montano. "As for how to play: don't push too hard, or too softly."

"Some 300 million people bought tickets to the five Jurassic Park movies," observed Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco. "And how many more watched it on TV or video? It's one of the most-recognized entertainment brands in the world, and we are proud to partner with Universal to bring it to arcades."

Michael Crichton's best-selling novel, Jurassic Park, was published in 1990 and turned into a movie by Steven Spielberg in 1993. Crichton's sequel, The Lost World, became a movie in 1997. Jurassic Park III rounded out the first trilogy in 2001.

The franchise's second trilogy continued the narrative developed in the initial series. It began in 2015 with the release of Jurassic World, followed by Fallen Kingdom three years later. The third installment, tentatively titled Jurassic World III, is expected to open in July 2021. It will feature original Jurassic Park stars Sam Neill, Laura Dern and Jeff Goldblum, along with Jurassic World's Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong.

"The five Jurassic Park films had worldwide box office sales of $5 billion in total," Maniscalco observed. "And Andamiro's game is being released 18 months ahead of what is expected to be the biggest blockbuster in the franchise's 27-year history. It's going to be an epic asset and long-term earner for operators."

Andamiro's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom began testing in arcades in July 2019, and consistently ranked in the top 2%. It makes its official debut at the 2019 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Expo in Orlando, FL, where Andamiro will exhibit in booth # 1300. Information may be requested by emailing to sales@andamirousa.com or calling (310) 767-5800.

Andamiro Co. Ltd. designs and manufactures ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers and sports games, along with the world-famous Pump It Up music and dance simulator line. It was founded in 1992 in South Korea and maintains offices, development studios and manufacturing plants in Seoul's high-tech area. Andamiro USA Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary based in Gardena, CA, was established in 2000.