Andamiro Unveils SpongeBob-Themed ‘Whacker’ Game For Arcades

Posted On: 1/13/2020

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GARDENA, CA -- Andamiro has announced the introduction of Krabby Patty Party, a “whacker” game that invites players to take on the role of SpongeBob SquarePants as the short-order cook in the Krusty Krab restaurant. Hand-and-eye coordination are challenged as the player endeavors to serve as many patties as possible to the denizens of Bikini Bottom. A patty is served by whacking it with a spatula.

Krabby Patty Party is the successor to Order Up, Andamiro’s first whacker game, which was introduced in 2017. Both are based on Nickelodeon’s long-running “SpongeBob SquarePants” animated TV show, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year, and both offer classic mallet-game play. The mallet in this case is SpongeBob’s spatula; the pop-up targets are Krabby Patties, which emerge at random from six positions on the playfield. A player who successfully completes a series of five whacking combos wins more tickets and enters the “rapid whack” stage, in which even more tickets can be won.

“Krabby Patty Party is Andamiro’s fifth SpongeBob title and the sixth game in our Nickelodeon family,” said Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco. “We’re committed to continuing our support for the classic mallet category and very excited about strengthening our relationship with Nickelodeon. Together, Andamiro and Nickelodeon are delivering best-in-class arcade games and brand equity to the operator community.”

Last summer, Nickelodeon commemorated 20 years of SpongeBob SquarePants with the “Best Year Ever” tribute. SpongeBob launched July 17, 1999, and has reigned as the No. 1 kids’ animated series for almost two decades, inspiring a Tony award-winning Broadway musical and major film releases. A new SpongeBob movie, “Sponge On The Run,” will open in theaters in May.

Andamiro’s Krabby Patty Party is available as a ticket redemption game or non-ticket amusement-only device. It can be purchased in one-, two- and four-player cabinet configurations; the multi-station options include enhanced marquees and can be ordered with different character graphics for each station. A single unit measures 29.1” W. x 35” D. x 62.9” H. (68.1” H. with the topper). According to the manufacturer, Krabby Patty Party not only features Andamiro quality, but also the lowest price tag in its category, with an operator cost 20% to 35% less than competing whacker games.

It boasts Bikini Bottom cabinet graphics, lively music and SpongeBob’s vocal interjections. Gameplay and ticket redemption features are operator-adjustable.

Krabby Patty Party is sold through Andamiro distributors and will begin shipping in mid-January. Information may be requested by emailing to sales@andamirousa.com.

Andamiro Co. Ltd. designs and manufactures ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers, and sports and videogames, along with the world-famous Pump It Up music and dance simulator line. Andamiro 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 of Andamiro, was established in 2000 in southern California. Andamiro has brought to market more than 100 amusement machine titles that operate in a variety of entertainment destinations. The MLB Players Association, NFL Players Inc., Nickelodeon (Viacom), Universal Studios, The Walt Disney Co. and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. are among Andamiro’s licensing partners. The company is online at http://www.andamiro.com/en.


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Andamiro’s new Krabby Patty Party “whacker,” available in ticket redemption and non-ticket amusement-only versions, is offered in (from left) one-, two- and four-player cabinet configurations.  The multi-station assemblies include larger eye-catching umbrella marquees.