Andamiro trials Avengers-themed coin pusher with personal player shields
Andamiro USA has announced that trials for its new Marvel’s Avengers coin pusher will be ready to begin in late July. Andamiro USA is testing a model with a superhero collectible card series featuring nine Avengers, and another model that operates without cards. Both versions incorporate ticket redemption play and have two player stations.
Avengers is a feature-rich, rapid-fire coin pusher inspired by the Infinity Stones storyline in the “Avengers” movies by Marvel Studios. It is the first arcade game developed under the Andamiro-Disney creative alliance formed in 2019. Players fire tokens at a moving target wheel to win tickets and other rewards, and to populate the pusher playfield. The game’s main objective is to “push” the Infinity Stones, which also reside on the playfield, off the ledge. A Bonus Spin game is enabled when one stone is dropped; the Super Bonus game turns when all six Infinity Stones are collected.
The Avengers test involves about a dozen games that will evaluate revenue capability, ranking among comparable games and ticket payout percentages, as well as mechanical dependability. Trials will be conducted by distributors and amusement operators in a cross-section of arcade locations across the country.
A brief test earlier this year at two locations in southern California which signaled a precedent for success: Avengers was the number one ranking redemption game at one venue, and number three at the other.
“Our initial test, prior to the pandemic, revealed we had a blockbuster game on our hands,” said Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco. “Marvel’s Avengers is one of the world’s most recognisable entertainment properties and Andamiro’s designers really wrapped their minds around the brand to create a brilliant and fun arcade adaptation. This is an exciting game for players, and it’s expected to be very strong earner for operators, so we decided to begin the second trial program during the reopening phases of the American economy. We want to give players something special to come back to.”