Mario & Sonic At The Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ Arcade Edition Wins Gold!

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ ARCADE EDITION picked up the prestigious award of ‘best video game’ at the 2016 Best of Show Arcade Machine Awards (BOSA).

"The awards are a fantastic way to acknowledge some of the most innovative, high earning new games in the industry. The innovative technology in Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ ARCADE EDITION dramatically increases the player’s physical interaction creating a whole new way to enjoy the Olympic Games" commented Justin Burke General Manager at Sega.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ ARCADE EDITION features eight characters including Mario, Luigi, Wario, Sonic, Knuckles, Peach, Tails and Shadow. Each character has a different set of capabilities including power, speed and balance. All the action takes place in authentic Olympic Games venues where players will challenge each another in 9 different events including 100m Dash, Javelin Throw and Archery. The cabinet’s 55” high-definition vertical LED screens, twin joysticks and foot sensor controls deliver a truly high-energy, immersive gameplay experience.

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games is set to be the biggest event of the summer and operators across the world can get ready for it now by ordering their Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games™ ARCADE EDITION today!

Also a winner was Let’s Go Safari which won the Bronze in the kiddie ride entertainment category.
Justin says “Combining education with entertainment is a proven formula. With Let’s Go Safari we’ve taken kiddie ride cabinet design one step further by creating enough space for two children or an adult and child to enjoy this shared experience.”

Let’s Go Safari put’s kids at the wheel of an expedition vehicle transporting them to exotic places where they’ll see and learn about animals and their habitats from around the world. Along the way, players interact with the game by steering the truck, switching gears, turning on the windshield wipers, making fireworks appear, honking the horn and pushing buttons that bring up fun facts about the animal they’re about to visit. Once a destination is reached, players are entertained by a collection of 28 different wildlife videos of animals in their natural habitat including Momma Bears and Baby Bears, Zebra’s, Eagles and Lions.

Let’s Go Safari is also available for immediate shipping.

For more information please contact Sega directly on +44 (0)208 391 8090 or +1 (847) 364-9787 or email us on sales@segaarcade.com, or contact your local Authorized Sega Distributor.

About the BOSA's
The BOSA's recognise the very best games in the amusement industry shown at the annual International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo in Orlando. Games are nominated and voted by a panel of judges on criteria such as Product Originality or Uniqueness, Playability or Enjoyment, Relevance, Earning Potential and Product Pricing.

About Sega Interactive
SEGA Interactive Co. Ltd, Japan is a leading company for development, manufacturing and sales of amusement machines for everyone. SEGA Interactive is contributing to a development of the amusement industry by introduction of leading-edge business models including interaction with a smart-device.

About ISM
ISM is the IOC’s exclusive worldwide licensee for Interactive Entertainment Software. In addition to these exclusive rights, ISM is one of the world’s leading providers of sports fantasy games working with a number of sport’s governing bodies. Visit the company's website at www.ismltd.com and www.olympicvideogames.com

About SEGA Amusements International
Serving markets across the globe, SEGA Amusements International is a wholly owned subsidiary of SEGA Interactive Co. Ltd, Japan. SEGA Amusements International is an industry leader in creating a state-of-the-art interactive video, photo-tainment, self-contained merchandisers, kiddie rides and redemption games. Products range from single-player upright video games to self-contained merchandising games, to multiplayer attendant operated simulators.

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