Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Marking its second year, and having generated a strong industry and fan following, BMI Gaming and The Stinger Report are pleased to announce the 2013 Best of Show Arcade Machine Award (BOSA) winners.
The BOSA has become a rallying point in spearheading both innovation and originality within the amusement and attraction sector. After an exhaustive review of the latest new arcade machines represented at the recent IAAPA Amusement Expo in Orlando, Florida, and through a very arduous voting process between The Stinger Report and BMIGaming.com judging teams, the 2013 BOSA winners have been revealed.
The BOSA Awards are split into three product categories, 'Video Arcade Games', 'Videmption Arcade Games' and 'Redemption Arcade Games' that chart both new and important arcade machine products invented within the amusement industry recently, broken down into three awards of Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals, and a 'Notable Mention' Award.
The criteria used to determine the 'Best Of Show' Arcade Machine Awards are 'Game Originality', 'Uniqueness', 'Market Relevance', 'Earning Potential', Pricing and the all-important 'Fun Factor', and all arcade games reviewed by our judges are assigned weighted scores in these six areas.
Growing in size each year, the BOSA will continue to chart new gaming trends and use of new and innovating technology that shape the digital out-of-home entertainment arena.
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Category One : Video Arcade Games
Gold Medal – Dark Escape 4D (Bandai Namco Games) | Video Clip - The marriage of the latest physical effects with a compelling and unique “horror” themed game play offers some real thrills in small theater-style arcade machine package.
Silver Medal – Winter X Games SnoCross (Raw Thrills) | Video Clip - High-octane snowmobile racing arcade game with a highly physical driving position supported by the latest social networking infrastructure achieves a new level of player competition.
Bronze Medal – Dream Raiders (SEGA Amusements) | Video Clip - Creating a compelling mix of motion simulator effects with an original arcade shooting theme, wrapped in a highly attractive and eye-catching cabinet which is designed to appeal to first-time video arcade game players.
Notable Mention Award – The Swarm 3D (Global VR) - Breaking into the realm of stereoscopic 3-D (using RealD 3D glasses), with the marriage of a compelling shooting arcade game combined with an immersive widescreen presentation.
Category Two : Videmption Arcade Games
Gold Medal – Sea Wolf 55 (Coastal Amusements) | Video Clip - Taking the original 1970’s classic video battle game to a new level of player excitement with a new presentation and outstanding design to make a ‘super-sized’ redemption extravaganza.
Silver Medal – Harpoon Lagoon (ICE Games) | Video Clip - The combination of simultaneous four-player action on a compelling 47’’ flat-screen table-top display, along with addicting game play and graphics, singles this game out for special attention.
Bronze Medal – Temple Run Arcade (Coastal Amusements) | Video Clip - Taking the highly popular iOS game app into the arcade game arena, which was re-packaged into a notable cabinet, should make this videmption game one that keep players coming back.
Notable Mention Award – Black Out (Adrenaline Amusement) - Highly original application of the first-of-its-kind “transparent” touchscreen technology in the amusement industry, combined with a prize vending component to make a truly unique game.
Category Three : Redemption Arcade Games
Gold Medal – Biggest Catch (Family Fun Companies) - Unique among modern games, this extremely fun and challenging ball-drop game combined ‘old-time’ mechanical game action with a modern LED-lighted cabinet that ensures fun for all.
Silver Medal – En Shoot (Andamiro Entertainment) - Making the classic hoop game into much more of a ‘hot shot’ with redemption and mini-game elements and ‘special’ balls for higher points that takes basketball games to a brand new level.
Bronze Medal – Balloon Buster (LAI Games) - Very colorful and eye-catching ‘balloon popping’ prize redemption game is placed in a carnival-style cabinet package that attracts players with its simple and quick gameplay.
Notable Mention – Ticket Tornado - Challenging and fun amusement device that offers players a chance to ‘grab’ tickets ‘out of the air’ while offering both redemption and a special ‘bonus tickets’ element for location promotion.
BOSA Award Presenter Backgrounds :
BMIGaming.com / BMI Worldwide - The world's largest online distributor of amusements, arcade games, redemption games, motion simulators and theaters, sports games, kiddie rides, music and vending equipment with over 1600 commercial-quality products for sale to over 90 countries worldwide. Specializes in turnkey Arcade, FEC (Family Entertainment Center) and LBE (Location-Based Entertainment) feasibility, design, theming and construction services. BMI Worldwide is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, with branch offices in Salt Lake City, Utah, Bogota, Colombia and Cape Town, South Africa, with additional facilities in Europe and Asia opening in late 2013.
The Stinger Report / KWP Limited - Specialist in the 'pay-to-play' industry and scene consultancy, and prolific commentator (through 'The Stinger Report') on the emergence of the new entertainment markets and amusement technologies. KWP is also one of the founders of the DNA Association, a non-profit global organization which focuses exclusively on the digital out-of home interactive entertainment sector.
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