Andamiro Unveils Ticket Man, Its Latest 'Coin Catcher' Arcade Game

Posted On: 9/12/2019

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GARDENA, CA -- New from Andamiro is Ticket Man, a redemption game for arcades that extends the company's Coin Catcher series. Coin Catcher designs incorporate Andamiro's magnetic retrieval mechanism that picks up ferrous metal tokens (Krypto Coins in the Ticket Man model). The new game is slated for shipment in late October.

Krypto Coins are redemption currency with a ticket value on the obverse side and a barcode (storing that information) on the reverse. Players use Ticket Man's magnetic powers to pick up the coins.

Andamiro's Coin Catcher system features a revolving drum that holds as many as 2,000 coins. Players move a joystick to guide Ticket Man over the vat full of coins and press a button to drop the magnet to pick up the coins. The magnet then returns to the home position, where the coin "catch" is positioned above the prize hole and released. Up to five coins can be retrieved at once.

"You've done an amazing job, these are so heavy," Ticket Man commends the player who wins a coin.

Krypto Coins are made of galvanized ferrous metal and have a diameter of 1.45" (37mm), the same specification as Andamiro's NFLPA and SpongeBob coins.

Andamiro offers a dual-cabinet solution that uses unifying marquees to seamlessly merge two machines into a single attraction. The operator simply banks two games for a larger side-by-side presentation that doubles the superhero excitement.

During its first test run in a gameroom with 100-plus pieces, Ticket Man operated alongside Andamiro's Redeem Machine kiosk that was able to validate various game cards and Krypto Coins. "The game and ticket fulfillment combination functioned soundly -- and players responded positively to the self-service option," according to Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco.

Ticket Man's revenue ranked between nine and 20 among all games over a nine-week period. During the final three weeks of that initial trial, Andamiro tested two Ticket Man games side by side, and the dual format propelled the game to the No. 2 earnings spot.

"We put Ticket Man through other tests in different location types around the country, and it consistently was a top-ranking earner," Maniscalco added. "Player reactions and collections have been outstanding. As a homegrown trademarked product, we are very proud of Ticket Man and look forward to a successful run."

Andamiro's Redeem Machine is a self-service kiosk that validates and secures new redemption media formats -- collectible cards, character coins like Ticket Man Krypto Coins, tokens and chips --mthat are featured in today's top games. The Redeem Machine centrally secures valuable redemption currency, prevents theft, defeats counterfeiters and reduces labor costs for gameroom operators.

Andamiro is planning to offer two Ticket Man versions. An enhanced version will be equipped with a self-redeeming mechanism that will allow players to reinsert won coins into the machine and add the ticket values from those coins to their card accounts. This self-redeeming model uses the same barcode-reading validation system featured in the Redeem Machine kiosk. The alternative basic version will not have the self-redeeming feature, and is suitable for operations that prefer traditional counter service or modern automated redemption enabled by a kiosk. The game ships with 2,000 Krypto Coins included.

Ticket Man measures 31" W. x 41" D. x 84" H. (75" H. without the marquee). Andamiro's rugged game cabinet is adorned with cityscape graphics reminiscent of the comic books and superhero TV shows of the 1950s.

Scheduled to ship in late October, Ticket Man is marketed in the U.S. by Andamiro USA Corp. and sold by the company's distributors. Andamiro USA is a subsidiary of Andamiro Co. Ltd., a Korean game manufacturer founded in 1992. Andamiro makes ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers, sports games and videogames, including Pump It Up dance simulators.

Additional information about Ticket Man may be had by calling Andamiro USA at (310) 767-5800 or emailing to sales@andamirousa.com .

MAGNETIC ATTRACTION: Andamiro's new Ticket Man redemption game challenges players to drop a magnetic pickup into a rotating vat of "Krypto Coins" and win tickets based on the number of coins picked up. At upper left (above) is a display of coins showing ticket-value barcode on reverse side; below left is a chart showing coin values as represented on the obverse. Ticket Man is Andamiro's latest Coin Catcher design, slated to ship late in October.