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Mario-Themed Medal Game Arrives in Arcades Across Japan

by Jared Rosenberg - April 1, 2011, 9:21 am PDT
Total comments: 3 Source: http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/04/01/new_su..., (andriasang)

Arcade-goers can earn medals while playing mini-games featuring Mario, Bowser, Yoshi, and the rest of the cast of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.   

Nintendo's latest collaboration with Capcom, New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coin World, was made available today at arcades all over Japan. Developed by Capcom, New Super Mario Bros. Wii Coin World is a medal game machine where the ultimate goal is earn more medals by playing slots and other gambling inspired mini-games.

Like New Super Mario Bros. Wii, the arcade cabinet is playable by up to four players at once. Mini-games range from the classic slot machine variety to Yoshi eating berries off a spinning wheel. Check out a video of the medal machine in action at the official website.

Talkback

KDR_11kApril 01, 2011

Shows you just how much more popular NSMBW is than the rest of the recent Mario series.

Ian SaneApril 01, 2011

I remember the good old days when Japanese games were cool.

I look at this and I wonder if the reason arcades are dead here in North America is because Japanese devs switched to making arcade games that would be of no interest to Americans whatsoever.

KDR_11kApril 01, 2011

I think arcades in Japan have already degraded into gambling halls anyway. The big signal for the death of the arcade there was Sega getting bought by Sammy (a gambling machine maker).

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