New Pac-Man Battle Royal Casino Game set to launch in Las Vegas
A new Pac-Man Battle Royal casino game will launch in Las Vegas casinos during 2018. It will be a game of skill for 2 to 4 players.
Pac-Man was first developed by Namco and released in Japan during May 1980. It was designed by the now famous Toru Iwatani and it became popular all over the world. It took over from Space Invaders as an iconic arcade game. If you can remember it the object of the game was simply to navigate an munch your way through the dots. The game hosted a number of attractions including lives to keep you in the game for longer. There were also those famous four ghosts to consume.
Some of the most successful arcade games involved acquiring skills and Pac-Man was no exception. So does an arcade game like Pac-Man belong in a casino?
The new casino game is a collaboration between publisher Bandai Namco and casino gaming designers Gamblit Gaming. Up to four players can play Battle Royal by first placing a bet and for a bit of excitement the prize money will be randomly generated. The winner of the game will be determined solely by skill. The last player in the game is the winner. The winner of the game will spin the wheel for a random prize.
It will be a table top game and it is expected there will be version for the solo player.
The Pac-Man Battle Royal Casino will premier at the Global Gaming Expo during October. Will this new concept for Pac-Man take the world by storm like the original arcade game did?
Gamblit Gaming will be attempting to attract younger consumers but of course the older Pac-Man veteran players could well be attracted, especially to play for real money. Being a game of skill it could easily attract more than a few fanatics.
We can expect to this new video game hit the streets of Vegas sometime during 2018.
Maybe Pac-Man Battle Royal casino game will become the new cult game of skill across the US. The possibilities are endless if it does take off.
Pachinko is also a game of skill. It became a national obsession across the 11,000 gaming parlours of Japan although it might be a little noisy for the casinos of Las Vegas.
Competitive style Pac-Man could lend itself to be a social gaming winner and maybe this will attract more visitors to casinos. It is even possible that we will see special parlours popping up all over the place.