Fifth Annual 2016 Best of Show Awards


BMIGaming and The Stinger Report released the list of their annual awards highlighting what they consider to be the very best in new arcade and amusement technology. The organizations say the awards are to recognize and celebrate “vibrant creativity and innovation within our industry.”

Based on new equipment displayed at the IAAPA Attractions Expo, the awards are judged on five areas of importance: product originality, uniqueness/playability, enjoyment/relevance, earning potential and product pricing. They are issued in five product categories: video arcade games, video redemption games, redemption games, motion simulators/theaters and (a new category for 2016) kidtainment games/rides. A list of winners follows:

Video Arcade Games:Mario Sonic 2

Mario & Sonic At The Rio Olympic Games – Sega Gold Medal

MotoGP Arcade – Raw Thrills – Silver Medal

Galaga Assault – Bandai Namco – Bronze Medal

Dream Of Piano – Sheng Hua Tech – Honorable Medal



Video Redemption Games:Timberman

Pink Panther Jewel Heist – ICE – Gold Medal

Gridiron Blitz – Bay Tek Games – Silver Medal

Timberman Arcade – Magic Play – Bronze Medal

Crossy Road – Adrenaline Amusements – Honorable Mention



Redemption Games:CHAOS_pic_HiResPrint

SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade – Andamiro – Gold Medal

Quik Drop – Bay Tek Games – Silver Medal

Chaos Arcade – Benchmark Games – Bronze Medal

Pop-A-Ball – Coastal Amusements – Honorable Mention


Kid-Tainment Games: 

Bandit Express Arcade – UNIS – Gold MedalLets Go Safari Cabinet

Dolphin Star – Barron Games – Silver Medal

Let’s Go Safari – Sega – Bronze Medal

Kiddy Dido Air – Injoy Motion – Honorable Mention


Mention Simulators:

Hurricane 360 Cinema – DOF Robotics – Gold Medal


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