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PAC-MAN'S 30 YEAR JOURNEY BACK TO THE TOP

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Over 30 years ago, Pac-Man exploded onto the arcade game industry with such success that it was awarded the "Most Successful Coin-Operated Game" by Guinness World Records. The popularity of Pac-Man has never faltered and now, after a 30-year career munching dots, Pac-Man is back at the top of the charts with Pac-Man Battle Royale. More...


NAMCO America Adding To Product Strategy

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO America is proud to announce that Erik Gilly has joined the company in the role of Product Promotion Specialist in the company's Product Strategy department. Erik is a graduate of Eastern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing with a Minor Degree in Advertising. Erik is no stranger to NAMCO America as he has worked for the company as a temp for the past few months. More...


NAMCO America, Growing To Serve You Better

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO America is pleased to announce an expansion in the service department. Neil Goheen has joined the company in the customer service department as a bench technician. Neil, a coin-op industry veteran from Waukegan Il., has spent the past 6 years working in the technical department for Dell Electronics, the designers of NAMCO America's "Jumpin' Jackpot" and "Flamin' Finger" redemption games. Neil will be working together with the BANDAI NAMCO Games technical group in Japan and other service partners to help provide the highest level of technical service to NAMCO America's customers. This step will help reduce the amount of repairs that need to be shipped to Japan for service, thereby reducing turnaround time and overall costs for customers. NAMCO America is committed to providing quicker response and lower cost repairs for their customers. Eliminating the freight costs back and forth from Japan will be one step towards that goal. More...


NAMCO America's Dead Heat 42" Coming Soon

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO America's Dead Heat, the high earning driving game that has been a best seller for months, is now going to be available in a stunning new cabinet sporting a 42" monitor. The HD graphics displayed in the 42" screen provides an image that is so vibrant the players are transported into the driver's seat for the ride of their lives. More...


BARBERCUT LITE WINS THE "OPERATOR'S CHOICE" AWARD

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - BarBerCut Lite, one of the top merchandisers for the past two years, has won the 2012 "OPERATORS CHOICE" Award for Best Redemption Game. The award, sponsored by PlayMeter Magazine, is voted upon by operators from all over the country. The award was presented to John McKenzie and Frank Cosentino of NAMCO America at the recent Amusement Expo in Las Vegas.
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Pac-Man Battle Royale Deluxe is in stock and shipping now!

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - The first production release of the Pac-Man Battle Royale Deluxe units were so much in demand that the units sold out before NAMCO America officially unveiled it to both US and international buyers at IAAPA Attractions Expo 2011. The deluxe units have been out in the field for the last 1.5 months and the performance is off the charts! The collection reports being reported put Pac-Man Battle Royale at or near the top of the location against attractions with far heftier price tags. The deluxe cabinets officially launched in December to great fanfare with launch parties in 20 different Dave & Buster's locations across the US. The two-day launch event saw Pac-Man Power Girls appearing in locations from Times Square in New York to San Diego, California. Guests at the launch party locations were greeted by a Pac-Man Power Girl and were given free game swipes to try out the new multi-player game. Players at the event were also given limited edition Mardi Gras beads emblazoned with the iconic Pac-Man logo. Photos of the launch parties can be seen on the official Pac-Man Battle Royale Facebook page at www.facebook.com/PacManBattleRoyale More...


Namco adds Tech Support Guru

NAMCO America is pleased to announce that Joe Blackwell has joined our family in the role of Tech Support Specialist. More...


BarBerCut Lite Calibration Video available

Attention BarBerCut Lite owners: You can now watch a video on how to properly calibrate your BarBerCut Lite machine. Only members to NAMCO America's website are able download/view the calibration video. The video can be found in the "Manuals Archive" section found on the front page.

If you are not a member, please register to become one. Once the registration process is completed, you can view all previous and current game manuals along with service updates in addition to the BarBerCut Lite calibration video. More...


NAMCO America Introduces iPad / iPhone promo apps for Pac-Ma

Namco America is excited to announce their first iPad / iPhone app specifically designed to drive players to a game location. In conjunction with the release of Pac-Man Battle Royale, the free iPad demo will be available from the iTunes store on January 28th. Players who download the app will be introduced to the new hit video with a 1 round teaser game. After the round they are directed to the Pac-Man Battle Royale Facebook fan page where they can find the "Real Deal" in a game location near them. Going live in mid February, the iPhone app will have the game demo and a location finder that will use the iPhone to direct them to mapping that will lead them to a nearby location. Operators can register their locations or players themselves can "drop a pin on the map" and register new locations that they find. More...


Pac-Man Battle Royale: The Wait Is Over

January 21, 2011 - Elk Grove Village, IL - The highly anticipated coin-op game, Pac-Man Battle Royale, is now shipping. The internet was abuzz when news leaked of a trademark filing for "Pac-Man Battle Royale" back in December 2009. Speculations and discussions were rampant as to what type of game this could be. A teaser video announcing the arrival of Pac-Man Battle Royale was released on Namco America's YouTube channel in February 2010 and received over 12,000 views in 24 hours. Namco America kicked off the celebration of Pac-Man's 30th birthday at Amusement Expo 2010 in Las Vegas with the public debut of Pac-Man Battle Royale. Show attendees eagerly lined up to be one of the first to play the game with a "Hands-On" video on YouTube reaching over 41,000 views. Over 45,000 attendees in the console and mobile gaming world were introduced to Pac-Man Battle Royale at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles. Of all the console and mobile games on hand at E3, an arcade game stole the show. Some gaming blogs went as far as to say that playing Pac-Man Battle Royale was "their favorite experience" of E3 2010. More...


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