Mini Virtual Rabbids Debut Highlights LAI Games Exhibit At EAG Expo

Posted On: 1/11/2020

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LAI GAMES TOY FRENZY

LONDON, England -- A new compact model of LAI Games’ acclaimed Virtual Rabbids will take center stage in the company’s display at the upcoming Entertainment, Attractions and Gaming Expo here. The show is set for Jan. 14 through 17, and LAI Games will showcase its latest products in the Harry Levy Amusement Contractor Ltd. (Broadstairs, England) booth, #600 in the EAG exhibit at the ExCeL exhibition center here.

Visitors to the Harry Levy booth at EAG will get their first look at Mini Virtual Rabbids, which combines a lower-profile compact screen with the award-winning play action of the original Virtual Rabbids. This streamlining makes it an attractive choice for pubs and other locations with limited ceiling height. On display will be the complete series of Virtual Rabbids experiences, of which there now are six: the original three, and the three new ones introduced last summer.

Among the new LAI Games equipment that will make its European debut at the EAG International Expo is Toy Frenzy, a “family-friendly” shooting-gallery design that enables as many as three people to compete or collaborate in the task of liberating suspended toys by firing blaster cannons at their suspension cords.

The manufacturer explains that the simple gameplay appeals to a young, energetic audience, while the recognition of strategic approaches to winning larger rewards makes the game interesting to a wider demographic. “Familiar characters and vibrant, high-definition graphics combined with intuitive gameplay, gives Toy Frenzy major curb appeal,” LAI Games said. “Brilliant lights, sounds and force feedback stimulate and reward the senses, creating an addictive replay value that keeps players glued to the game.” Toy Frenzy, which is now shipping from the manufacturer's Dallas, TX, warehouse, is described online at www.laigames.com/toy-frenzy.

Other LAI products premiering in the European market at EAG include the competitive target-shooter Outnumbered and the ball-throwing challenge Hyperpitch. Outnumbered

is designed to drive traffic back to a venue through its companion mobile app, Weapon Forge. Players unlock new in-game content after each stage, which they can use to create and upgrade custom weapons in the app. Progress is saved, and by using the app to log in at the cabinet, players can pick up where they left off and use their new weapons in the game, creating a recurrent incentive for repeat gameplay.

Hyperpitch is a one- or two-player baseball-themed pitching game designed to be equally rewarding whether played individually or with a friend. Each player gets three pitches to hit the bullseye, in a contest of speed against accuracy.

It features dynamic chase lights that track the ball’s progress through a “hyper tunnel” while explosive sound effects induce a sense of power as the ball hits the target. This creates a social competitive atmosphere that draws a crowd and has players lining up for their turn to pitch.

LAI Games, a subsidiary of Helix Leisure, has been a leader in the interactive entertainment and game industry for more than 60 years. The company develops, manufactures, and sells coin- and card-operated virtual reality, prize merchandising, video and ticket redemption games, photobooths and novelties. The company maintains a website at laigames.com.