Operators all over the world are seeing a rapid ROI!
We are often asked by operators if we can share some data on how Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride is performing in the market before deciding to add the attraction to their venue.
We’re happy to say that many operators are reporting between 800-1,000 plays per week. At $5/play (average) per player position, they are seeing a very healthy return on their investment. In some busy locations the number of plays per week exceed 1,700!
“Virtual Rabbids by LAI Games is an innovative HIT! A standalone unattended VR Attraction that appeals to the masses in a major way. We are seeing incredible numbers out of the piece. The visually captivating cabinet design draws the customer in and the enticing attract mode sequence closes the sale. Asking a premium price per play has not been a barrier for us.”
“We’ve been testing this game for several weeks and the revenues have been awesome, coming in as the #2 Ranking overall game in earnings for my April 2018 Redemption & FEC Report. Virtual Rabbids is a two-player, attendant-free game with three experiences taking up 52.5 sf. It uses HTC Vive headsets and has a screen so spectators can enjoy what’s going on.”
Frank ‘the Crank’ Seninsky, President of the Alpha-Omega Group – RePlay Magazine July 2018.
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(How to) Maximize your Virtual Rabbids Performance to make sure you are getting the best ROI.
With several hundred units sold globally in the last 10 months, we thought it was time to share our best tips to help you make the most out of your new Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride.
#01 – KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR CONSUMABLES
Keeping stock of your available consumables is key to maintain the game’s performance and ensuring your Virtual Rabbids never misses an opportunity to earn you revenue.
Check the head straps regularly and make sure the Velcro is still strong. We highly recommend changing out head straps every 1,500 plays. There is nothing worse than having to hold onto the Vive headset while riding, and this is a very simple item to maintain to provide the most enjoyable game experience.
NEW & IMPROVED! – We have taken customer feedback and have designed a new head strap that lasts much longer between changes!
Face pads are a critical component for the headset. They provide a cushion and grip on the guest’s face so they can comfortably and securely enjoy the thrills of the game. Check the face padding regularly to make sure they are clean and in good condition.
It’s good practice to gently wipe down the Vive headsets daily using the products supplied with the game, or at a minimum every couple of days. Dirty face pads and smudged lenses do not provide a great experience for players.
Before cleaning, remove the face pads from the headset and remember to use a damp soft cloth to gently wipe down the pads. Let them air dry completely before putting back. Do not scrub, wring, or bleach. Do not dip or soak in water.
Foam face pads will eventually wear out. Taking proper care of them can slow this process down but eventually, you will need to change them. We recommend replacing them every 1,500 plays.
Always make sure that there are enough disposable face masks available to maintain hygiene. Offer players a trash can to throw away used masks to avoid having them littered around the game.
Both the mask and face pads keep the headset components clean & germ free.
Don’t wait until you run out of something to place an emergency order. You’ll save on delivery costs by ordering more… less frequently. That means knowing your usage patterns, planning ahead and encouraging your team to notice when supplies are starting to run low. Place an order once a month – or even less often – depending on your needs.
#02 – DISPLAY PLAYERS’ REACTIONS & GET THE AUDIENCE ENGAGED
People love to watch each other play Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride! Make sure to keep the area around the front of your cabinet open so spectators can gather and watch the hilarious player reactions and overhead video during the ride while waiting for their turn.
Virtual Rabbids is an attention grabber, so make it a signature piece of your game room!
#03 – TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MEDIA KIT AVAILABLE ONLINE
We’ve put together a completely FREE promotional kit of print and digital artwork that’s ready to use or customize with your logo to help you promote your new Virtual Rabbids attraction.
Download the package which includes content for TV displays, social media, web banners, posters and pop-up banners: Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride Media Kit
#04 – CHECK YOUR SAFETY SENSORS
Both the emergency stop button and the safety sensors have the power to stop all motion during game play. Ensure the area around the safety sensors is clear and the sensor windows and reflectors are clean and free of any obstruction. We suggest setting a regular schedule to check that the stop button and safety sensor inputs are operating correctly.
Check your Virtual Rabbids game manual on page 34-35 for step by step instructions on checking and calibrating the safety sensors if necessary.
#05 – GENERAL GAME MAINTENANCE
- Regularly dust and clean the external cabinet areas as required, using a soft water-damp cloth and mild soap.
- Check for blown lamps and replace as required. Check all LED strips are functioning, and repair as required.
- Check that the monitor image is clear.
- Wipe the monitor clean with a soft damp cloth.
- Check the cables below the motion base and ensure there are no signs of wear and that all cables are intact and firmly secured.
- Check the blower fan intake openings and clean the filter, replacing the filter when required.
- Check that the cables connecting to the headset are secure and firmly seated. Verify the video image in the headset is clear and free of ‘noise’.
- Ensure all safety and warning labels are intact and legible. Replace where necessary.
- Regularly dust and vacuum the interior of the cabinet, taking care to remove any objects that may have fallen.
- Check the PCs for dust accumulation. Open the cases and gently blow out any dust from ventilation and cooling fans.
- Check the keyboard operation and replace the batteries when needed (2 x AA).