Andamiro Debuts SpongeBob's Pineapple Arcade
Updated: Jul 21, 2018
New pusher/card game is expected to reach record popularity highs among players
GARDENA, CA--June 21, 2015-- Nickelodeon's durable cartoon celebrity has starred in several popular coin-operated games. Now he's making a return appearance in Andamiro USA Corp.'s brand-new prize redemption piece, SpongeBob's Pineapple Arcade.
SpongeBob's Pineapple Arcade is a tokens-and-cards pusher in which the player rolls tokens down the playfield into moving pineapple targets. The pineapples (which resemble SpongeBob's famous sea-pineapple domicile) drop tokens, cards and bonus tokens onto the playfield.
Collectible cards also are distributed around the playfield; the player attempts to knock these cards off a support tray. There are nine collectible cards. A player can trade cards for tickets, or hold them until all nine have been collected, a feat rewarded with a super bonus.
Andamiro USA president Satinder Bhutani said that "We placed our two-player test SpongeBob unit on location in May 2016 in an FEC with all of the latest and greatest available today, and I'm happy to confirm that the only our game beating it is a six-player piece." SpongeBob's Pineapple Arcade had a $1,975 weekly average over the five-week test, Bhutani reported.
Andamiro USA vice-president Drew Maniscalco, who has been involved in four of the five SpongeBob SquarePants arcade games that have entered the market, observed that SpongeBob is an "evergreen" licensed character. The amiable poriferan's enthusiastic and diverse fan base covers a very wide demographic, he said. "I have seen players of all ages playing the game."
A successful arcade license, three of the five SpongeBob legacies sold more than 1,000 units, according to Maniscalco. He anticipates that Andamiro's adaptation will more than equal that performance. "The players are going to go crazy when they see SpongeBob character cards. They are beautifully designed and are imprinted with fun facts about the characters in the SpongeBob SquarePants saga.
Andamiro USA Corp. will begin shipping SpongeBob's Pineapple Arcade in August 2015.
ABOUT ANDAMIRO USA CORP: Based in Gardena, CA, Andamiro USA Corp. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Andamiro Co. Ltd., a Korean game manufacturer founded in 1992. Andamiro designs and produces ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers and sports games, along with the Pump It Up dance simulator line. Andamiro opened its U.S. office in 2000 in southern California. It has since brought to market dozens of high earning arcade titles that operate in a wide variety of entertainment destinations. For more information, please visit www.andamirousa.com.