Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Is Now Part of Andamiro’s Arcade Universe
Novel ticket redemption game ships mid-December
IRVING, TX—November 28, 2023— The cheeky fictional superheroes appearing in blockbuster films and American comic books published by Marvel Comics are now part of Andamiro’s amusement machine universe – starring in an exciting new title that begins shipping mid-December.
Inspired by Marvel’s cosmic misfit mercenaries and built on Andamiro’s Ticket Coaster platform, Guardians of the Galaxy is an entertaining gravity game for all ages. By integrating electromechanical innovation with wildly popular characters, gameplay is engaging and easy to grasp: players drop a ball (Power Stone) to win tickets.
Guardians of the Galaxy is all about timing. Players begin their intergalactic journey by pressing a button to deploy the Power Stone. After “serpentining” through the spiraling track, the stone continues its descent along the lower straight track to complete the ride. Tickets are won when a stone lands in one of the open cars of the moving train circling the playfield.
The object of the game is to accurately time the landing of a stone into one of the train’s GOG character cars. There are nine cars with nine corresponding ticket values, all clearly designated. When a player lights up all nine ticket values, they win the super bonus.
Andamiro’s featured GOG characters include Star-Lord, Yondu, Gamora, Rocket and Groot, along with Drax, Cosmo, Mantis and The Collector.
Guardians of the Galaxy is Andamiro’s fourth Marvel-branded attraction and second Ticket Coaster adaptation, following SpongeBob Ticket Coaster (2021). Ticket Coaster’s base design comprises a two-player-station cabinet with two trains that loop around the playfield and two corkscrew ball launchers. The player stations are positioned on opposite sides of the cabinet, making Ticket Coaster ideal for island placement.
“As the name implies, our Ticket Coaster skill-game concept is about promoting the accrual of tickets,” observed Andamiro USA marketing director Nick Montano. “In venues known for quality redemption merchandise, we’ve seen Ticket Coaster become a top attraction because it’s easy to learn but requires learned skill to achieve the nine-car super bonus. Extending our Ticket Coaster line with the Guardians of the Galaxy theme is a sure winner for redemption operators.”
In addition to the awe-inspiring GOG characters, graphics package and sound effects, the latest Ticket Coaster version introduces two innovations: 3D holographic fans and LCDs on each player side, which augment the game’s visual presentation. It measures 71” wide by 49” deep by 107” high and weighs 981 lbs. (unpacked).
Guardians of the Galaxy is manufactured in South Korea by Andamiro Co. Ltd. and sold in North America by Andamiro USA Corp. through authorized factory distributors. For more information, please contact [email protected].
Created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Gene Colan for Marvel Comics, the superhero team “Guardians of the Galaxy” made their debut in “Marvel Super-Heroes No. 18” in January 1969. The franchise has seen remarkable success both in print and, more recently, on the silver screen. The three film adaptations, “Guardians of the Galaxy (Vols. 1, 2, and 3),” released between 2014 and 2023, collectively grossed an impressive $2.5 billion worldwide at the box office.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Co., is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for some 80 years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games and digital media. For more information, visit www.marvel.com.
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Andamiro, founded in 1992 in South Korea, is an award-winning game-maker specializing in transforming leading brands into profitable arcade attractions. With such esteemed licensing partners as Marvel, MLB Players Association, Nickelodeon and Universal, our portfolio includes titles in the redemption, merchandiser, video and sports games categories. Andamiro is also the developer and publisher of the iconic Pump It Up rhythm and dance simulation series. Based in Irving, TX, Andamiro USA and its Korean parent company, Andamiro Co. Ltd., are dedicated to “Creating Joy For All.”