- Gamblit Gaming is working with Namco Entertainment on new Pac-Man title
- Skill-based Pac-Man Battle Casino is set to hit casino floors in early 2018
Pac-Man, the world’s original maze muncher, is a character who just won’t die. Ever since Namco unleashed the 8-bit creation upon the world in 1980, audiences have gone ape for the yellow faceless ball, sent on a mission to munch all the things while avoiding the clutches of the alien ghosts that stand in his way.
Not content with having spawned numerous arcade and console games, a pinball machine and even a movie, Pac-Man is back and on a mission to infiltrate the world of casinos this time.
New title from Gamblit
Gamblit Gaming, a leading developer of innovative skill-based casino games, has joined forces with Pac-Man’s creator, Namco Entertainment to launch Pac-Man Battle Casino. The game will tap into the rise of skill-based games, which have been introduced to land-based and online casinos over the past 12 months.
While there are no certainties when it comes to casino games, expectations are high that Pac-Man Battle Casino will prove to be a smash hit, partially due to the nostalgia that’s sure to lure punters in their droves, as well as the addition of various skill-based elements.
Pac-Man, despite its simplicity, is a game that’s spawned an entire subculture of gamers intent on trying to complete the original arcade game with a perfect hi-score.
Those skills might come in handy when playing Pac-Man Battle Casino, which is scheduled for release in early 2018 in land-based casinos initially.
One of the most popular games
“Pac-Man is one of the most famous and popular video games,” said Namco’s Executive Officer Yoshiyasu Horiuchi. “In 2005, it was featured as the Most Successful Coin-Operated Game in the Guinness Book of World Records.
“So, we believe Pac-Man Battle Casino will appeal to a wide range of people, especially those who once played Pac-Man. We are also thrilled to see Pac-Man Battle Royale get transformed into a real-money and skill-based game, Pac-Man Battle Casino.”
Fans eager to get a first look at the latest iteration of Pac-Man won’t have long to wait, for the game will be debuting at the Global Gaming Expo on October 3 2017.
A fully playable version will be exhibited in Gamblit Gaming’s booth, with the ability for four players to compete simultaneously, fighting it out for the prizes, with the last one standing claiming the lot.
Gamblit’s Model G interactive game tables can be found all over Vegas and their skill-based games have shown up in major casinos such as Harrah’s Lake Tahoe and Downstream Casino Resort in Oklahoma. Expect to see Pac-Man Battle Casino, modelled on the phenomenally successful Pac-Man Battle Royale Game, go down a storm on every casino floor it graces.
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