Andamiro partners with MLBPA for Bobblehead Baseball launch
Andamiro and the MLB Players Association have teamed up to present a new baseball video game for arcades and family entertainment centres. Bobblehead Baseball is Andamiro’s latest video redemption game and first licensed title from MLB Players Inc., a subsidiary of the MLBPA.
Andamiro’s new “videdemption” game pits arcade gamers against the bobble-headed avatars of MLB’s biggest stars in this fast-action video game that awards tickets. Bobblehead Baseball began shipping industrywide in August following a Dave & Buster’s chain-wide deployment that began in May. The new game rolls out with 21 MLB stars: eight pitchers and 13 batters.
The action begins when the game selects the pitcher, and the player picks their batter. There are three adjustable difficulty levels (easy, normal and hard). Bobble-headed pitchers throw fastballs, curveballs or changeups, while batters aim their swings at seven outfield targets with ticket values. To win the Super Bobblehead Bonus, players should aim for the letters that spell G-R-A-N-D—S-L-A-M. But avoid hitting the out markers! Three outs end the game, naturally.
To encourage repeat participation, the grand-slam bonus is progressive, preserving the most recent spelling status until the big-ticket prize is won and reset. Adding to the excitement, a Home Run Chance booster alternates positions in front of the targets. Hitting a homer boosts points by 200. When a game is over, points are converted to tickets.
“We were very pleased by all reactions to Bobblehead Baseball at this year’s trade shows,” said Drew Maniscalco, Andamiro USA president. “Baseball means summer. And America’s pastime creates a good feeling in everyone…and who doesn’t love a bobblehead?”