Thursday, April 01, 2021

Andamiro Retires SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade Game After Six Years

SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade has officially retired from service, according to Andamiro USA, a division of South Korea's Andamiro Co. Inc.

The final inventory of SpongeBob Pineapple units sold out in March, the company said in a press release. Parts and service support for the retired amusement machine line will be available for seven years.

SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade made its debut in early 2015 and consistently ranked high on performance charts throughout its six-year service life.

The game also won the hearts of players all over the world, becoming a pop culture icon. Patrons play to win tickets by firing tokens at targets, and by knocking off tokens and collectible cards from a moving "pusher" ledge. The game had two nine-set card series. Card supplies will be available for as long as demand lasts.

"SpongeBob Pineapple was a special game for many reasons," Andamiro USA president Drew Maniscalco said in the press release. "Personally, it was gratifying as it was my concept, but it was literally and figuratively a game-changer for Andamiro as a company."

Nickelodeon's durable cartoon celebrity, which has starred in several Andamiro games, most recently in the Krabby Patty Party “whacker” game, and will be reprising his arcade role in a new title, which will also play with collectible cards, in Andamiro's new SpongeBob game in 2022.

Service and parts queries for SpongeBob Pineapple Arcade and other Andamiro games can be submitted online.

Original source: Vending Times.

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