LAI Games’ Award-winning HYPERpitch Heads to Japan

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Dallas, December 1, 2020 – LAI Games baseball themed redemption game HYPERpitch continues to be installed in premiere locations throughout the globe.

Following its rollout to all US locations earlier this year, Round 1 Japan has also installed the game in all stores, with a total of 60 HYPERpitch units purchased through their distributor Bandai Namco Technica. Earlier this year, LAI Games announced that the AMOA Innovator Award winner would be installed in all Dave & Buster’s stores throughout North America.

Baseball has long been one of Japan’s most popular sports, so HYPERpitch was a natural fit for Round 1 Japan, which is known for having a unique mixture of games, bowling, karaoke, and other attractions. However, some modifications were made to the game to accommodate the Japanese audience. Pitching speed is measured in Kilometers/hour rather than Miles/hour, adjustments were made to the scoring matrix, the instructions were translated into Japanese and the games are amusement only, with no tickets being awarded.

The universally appealing HYPERpitch is a baseball-style pitching game that is equally rewarding to play individually or with a friend. Each player gets three attempts to pitch the ball at the bullseye in a contest of speed vs. accuracy. Dynamic lights chase the ball down the HYPER Tunnel while explosive sound effects create a sensation of power as the ball hits the target. This ticket redemption game creates a social competitive atmosphere that draws a crowd and gets players lining up for their turn.

Dynamic lights chase the ball down the HYPER Tunnel while explosive sound effects create a sensation of power as the ball hits the target. This ticket redemption game creates a social competitive atmosphere that draws a crowd and gets players lining up for their turn.

Learn more about HYPERpitch here.