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NAMCO PRIZE AMERICA BRINGS INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS TO LAS VEGAS

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - NAMCO Prize America has been enjoying an extremely successful first year. NAMCO's iconic Pac-Man character is still going strong and is now being introduced to a new generation with the success of the Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures TV series on Disney XD. Both the classic Pac-Man plush figures and the new Ghostly Adventures line-up of plush are filling up cranes and redemption counters across the country. "Our retail quality truly stands out among the other plush that is available. It's clear that the crane players are collecting all the characters because we've had so many customers request the plush assortments contain more ghosts characters," says Jim Wulfers, Sales Manager of Merchandise for NAMCO Prize America. "We listened to your feedback and have created a new Jumbo plush assortment that contains more ghosts," added Wulfers. More...


TAKE A TURN WITH TRIPLE TURN

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL- NAMCO's energizing new redemption game, Triple Turn, is now ready for shipping. The flashy, multi-tiered ticket dispensing game was first shown at the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2012 to the delight of the visitors. Attendants of the show lined up to see what the buzz was about at the NAMCO booth last November. The wait is finally over for the new game to be shipped. More...


NAMCO WELCOMES TWO NEW FACES TO THE COMPANY

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL- NAMCO America is excited to welcome two new members to the company. Tim Marlega has joined NAMCO America as the company's Product Promotions Specialist after the movement of Erik Gilly to the sales department. Tim is a graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, IL with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing and Management. Tim will focus on maintaining the company's e-Commerce website, market research/reporting, game testing/reporting as well as other functions of the Product Strategy department. "I am excited to jump into this new position and get the ball rolling," exclaimed Tim. More...


BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD FOR NAMCO'S DARK ESCAPE 4D

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Every year during IAAPA, dozens of new games are introduced to the amusement industry. Out of those dozens of games, one leaves IAAPA crowned the "best." The 2012 Brass Ring Award for Best New Product in the Arcade Video Game category goes to one game that exemplifies creativity and originality. This year the award went to NAMCO's new two-player shooter, Dark Escape 4D. Its unique and thrilling features have instantly created a buzz around the amusement industry. This is much more than a video game; it is an entertainment experience that bombards your senses. It has re-paved the path and created a new standard for video arcade games. More...


DUNK TANK PRIZE VERSATILITY IMPRESSES OPERATORS

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL - Operators across the country are being creative with their Dunk Tank Prize instant redemption machines. The game's versatility is what sets it apart from other instant redemption pieces. Dunk Tank Prize has shelves that can be configured to use up to six prize shelves or down to four shelves to accommodate larger items. More...


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'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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SUPER SIZE ME!
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 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...


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