Andamiro and MLB Players Inc. bring action-packed baseball video game exclusively to arcades and FECs
IRVING, TX—August 22, 2022—Andamiro and the MLB Players Association have teamed up to present a new baseball video game for arcades and family entertainment centers. 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 “videmption” (video + redemption) game pits arcade gamers against the bobble-headed avatars of MLB’s biggest stars in this fast-action, wholesome video game that awards tickets. Bobblehead Baseball began shipping industrywide this month 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 entice 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.
Bobblehead Baseball is not a one-and-done redemption game. In addition to awarding tickets, it offers gamers entertainment value. As they play more, skilled players could keep a game in session for a minute or two.
“We were very pleased by all reactions to Bobblehead Baseball at this year’s trade shows,” said Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco. “Baseball means summer. And America’s pastime creates a good feeling in everyone…and who doesn’t love a bobblehead?”
In fact, bobbleheads, named to described small collectible doll figures featuring disproportionately oversized heads, have a long connection to baseball, dating back to 1960 when a papier-mâché series was created for each team. Andamiro’s new video pays homage to that history.
Bobblehead Baseball ships in Andamiro’s contemporary video cabinet equipped with a 55” high-res, vertical monitor. Unpacked, the game measures 32” W. x 46” D. x 103” H. and weighs 342 lbs. Click here for shipping specs. The cabinet is garnished with a backlit marquee sporting the bobble-headed likenesses of Aaron Judge, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Mike Trout, Javier Báez, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Bryce Harper. An ergonomic control panel is equipped with large buttons on the left, center and right, which can accommodate the player’s input preference. The game’s feature-rich auditing software allows operators to see all sorts of game statistics.
About MLB Players Inc. and MLBPA
MLB Players Inc. is the for-profit corporate subsidiary of the MLB Players Association. It is charged with managing all commercial activities of the organization, bringing to market products and services featuring the publicity rights (name/image/likeness) of its players. MLBPA is the union that represents players on the 40-man rosters of the 30 Major League Baseball teams and oversees MLB Players Inc., which exclusively represents the group’s commercial and licensing activities involving active players. Visit mlbplayers.com for more information.
Founded 30 years ago, Andamiro makes ticket redemption amusements, prize merchandisers, sports and video games, along with the iconic Pump It Up music and dance floor. The MLB Players Association, NFL Players Inc., Nickelodeon, Universal, The Walt Disney Co. and World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. are among our licensing partners. Andamiro USA, based in Irvine, TX, and its South Korea-based parent Andamiro Co. Ltd. are online, respectively, at andamirousa.com and andamiro.com.