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Namco Bandai Creates a Pokémon Arcade Game

by Pedro Hernandez - January 17, 2012, 9:39 am PST
Total comments: 1 Source: andriasang.com, http://andriasang.com/comzo2/pokemon_medal_game/

Gotta catch 'em all...at the arcade!

A new Pokémon arcade game has been released by Namco Bandai. The game, titled Pokémon Medal World, is a simple medal game (games which trade real money for medals used to "gamble" for prizes), aimed at players of all ages.

The game allows up to four players on one machine thanks to the large benches around the unit, and features original video to accompany the gameplay.

In the past, Nintendo has teamed up with Namco to work on some Nintendo themed arcade games, including the Mario Kart Arcade GP series. Other Nintendo franchises, like New Super Mario Bros., have also received their own arcade games.


famicomplicatedJames Charlton, Associate Editor (Japan)January 18, 2012

Medals are used instead of coins to get around gambling laws in Japan, which I think states you can't win money but you can win medals/tickets which can be exchanged for prizes.
e.g that means fruit machines (UK) or slots (US) are illegal in Japan!

If I'm in an arcade I'd rather put my money in a UFO catcher (i.e crane game) or even better a gatchapon and get me some guaranteed merchandise!

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