After 30 Years, BANDAI NAMCO Launched a New Version Of Arcade Game
Wani Wani Panic is similar to Whac-A-Mole, but with alligators, and is a pillar of Japanese game centers.
(Whac-A-Mole was created in Japan and then licensed to Bandai in 1977.)
The game was released in Japan in 1989, Wani Wani Panic did come to North America as Gator Panic. It has also produced spin-offs with crabs and sharks, as well as video game variations and the mobile one.
As Livedoor reports, the new arcade game is called Wani Wani Panic R, and it is the first modernized version of the arcade game since its release. The new cabinet has a 32-inch liquid crystal display and comes with two hammers, making co-op play possible. Besides that, it is actually the same thing you enjoyed in childhood.