Sega Turns Spotlight On Redemption, Sports Games At IAAPA Expo

Posted On: 11/12/2018

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ORLANDO, FL -- Sega Amusements reports that it will showcase its latest redemption, sports and prize games in Booths 1506 and 1606 at the International Association of Parks & Attractions 2018 Expo here. The event is taking place from Nov. 13 through 16 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Pixel Chase is a brand-new skill-based ticket redemption game in a brightly LED lit cabinet. Players demonstrate their pitching skills by throwing as many balls as they can into the LED-illuminated target holes within the time limit.

Sega regional sales manager Vince Moreno explained that "Pixel Chase gameplay is just intuitive, and because it's skill-based fun, players want to have another go. The wide playfield encourages two players to team up, while the rapid ball return keeps up with them. Player are attracted to this 'modern retro' theme with bold bright large pixels."

Sega's Ball Runner is a brand-new redemption game designed on classic principles to entertain the whole family. It combines traditional rolling mechanics with a modern, bright digital lighting matrix. Players are challenged to slide balls along runners, up the playfield to hit illuminated targets and score points.

"Ball Runner is the kind of game that creates that spectacle at any location," according to Sega general manager Justin Burke. He observed that the mechanical and digital sounds attract the attention of potential players, who are further enticed by its low but wide playfield. "Due to the shallow depth, this game has a surprisingly small footprint," Burke explained.

Hot Racer appeals to the perennial childhood enthusiasm for playing cops. Young players can choose to control a police motorcycle or police car to chase the baddies in this colorful and simple ticket redemption game. For additional excitement, players can try to avoid the obstacles as they aim for the finish line. The handsomely-crafted car-shaped Hot Racer cabinet attracts players with LED-illuminated seat lighting, and the two 32-in. vertical screens come to life in attract mode.

Answering the demand of today's active lifestyle for sports games is Sega's Sonic-themed kids' basketball. The game is designed with a low playfield and two hoops at different heights, appealing to different players' ages and heights. The whimsical cabinet styling is enhanced by LED-illuminated edges, Perspex [acrylic] sides and colorful branding that stars Sonic, Sega's universally-recognized hedgehog hero.

Sega's Sonic sports-branded air hockey game was conceived to take the popular frictionless sport to a new level with patron-pleasing features such as chase lighting along the table edge, a sleek edge-lit top header and an "under-lit" playfield. Built for durability with a scratch-resistant playfield, this game typically performs better then generic models, according to the manufacturer.

Attractions Expo visitors will also have the opportunity to play the popular standard-size Sonic Basketball, which now comes with "reactive lighting" effects that make scoring more gratifying. Blue-and white Sonic All-stars branding and the cutting-edge lighting scheme appeal strongly to contemporary patrons.

Prize Arrow is Sega's hit prize vending game that's easy to understand and tests player's accuracy. With one touch of a button, the player launches the arrow towards a spinning wheel. If the release is timed just right, the arrow strikes one of eight slots, each corresponding to a prize. Burke explained that "this game is simple to grasp and has that 'one more try' gameplay appeal that makes it a winner. The size and look of it make it ideal for all locations."

Prize Arrow features a simple and intuitive one-button control panel, eight bright LED-illuminated targets, a dynamic spinning target to draw players' interest, regular and large prize holders and an anti-theft tilt protection system.