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   New slot machine based on Aladdin features "a chair that tosses you from right to left as Aladdin navigates around buildings in pursuit of the genie." Which is clearly what senior citizens want in a slot machine

05 Jan 2013 01:21 PM   |   3123 clicks   |   Sun Sentinel
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ICDedPpl     
I played that game. It's actually pretty fun.

/not a senior though

05 Jan 2013 01:22 PM
spentshells     
I would play that even if slots are dumb

05 Jan 2013 01:22 PM
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05 Jan 2013 01:29 PM
Molavian     
I thought what they wanted in slots were nickels.

05 Jan 2013 01:30 PM
cgraves67     
I broke my hip just looking at it.

05 Jan 2013 01:30 PM
Ebenator     
Looks like fun. I'd give it a try.

05 Jan 2013 01:37 PM
Claude Ballse     
So it's a slot machine with an Arab guy trying NOT to crash into a building with his flying contraption. It's got originality, I'll give it that.

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05 Jan 2013 01:38 PM
grinding_journalist     

ICDedPpl: I played that game. It's actually pretty fun.

/not a senior though


If a marketer for this game (to casinos) saw your post, he'd include it in his literature.

Oh look, it's exactly what this product is supposed to do.

Of course seniors don't want this- young people do, because it was made to look like a videogame. So it's a small motion simulator ride with gambling thrown in. This, inherently, should be appealing to a younger set, whose money the casino owners want. They already have the old folks'.

05 Jan 2013 01:39 PM
GoldDude     
Actually, it's just shaking you to empty out your pockets even faster.

05 Jan 2013 01:40 PM
dryknife     
I've figured out slot machines:

1. Put money in machine.

2. Machine keeps your money.

05 Jan 2013 01:43 PM
varmitydog     
Which is clearly what senior citizens want in a slot machine

Which they will be playing right after chowing down at the all-you-can-eat buffet.
I can hear it now "Clean up on number 4!"........"Again?"

05 Jan 2013 01:45 PM
crazylegsbill     
dryknife
Kinda like a big shiny/noisy piggy bank but you rarely can get your money out

05 Jan 2013 01:46 PM
swahnhennessy     
Goddamn, casinos are sad places.

05 Jan 2013 01:49 PM
God-is-a-Taco     
Seems excessive to me.
I thought the charm of the slots is the mindless, repetitive "play" that is comforting in its utterly predictable nature.
I can respect the desire to feast upon the remnants of the game arcade's corpse, but this seems like the wrong market. I think they'd put in more coins to make the genie go away than to challenge him.

05 Jan 2013 01:49 PM
Amberwind     
They have two of these at one of the casinos near me, but I'd been avoiding them because they looked unbearably cheesy. I may just have to take one for a spin, now.

Then again, I'm still pissed they got rid of the Star Trek machines. Playing Trouble With Tribbles slots was kinda awesome.

05 Jan 2013 01:51 PM
GBB     
Randy Pausch would be amused.

05 Jan 2013 01:55 PM
SirEattonHogg     
I hate slot machines. I hate them even more that the Las Vegas casinos got rid of the coin/token machines. Atleast that was sort of fun with the sound of the coins dumping into the tray and walking around with a plastic bucket. Paper ticket comes out when you win? Sheesh. A boring way to lose money made more boring.

I can lose plenty of money on craps... and atleast that's far more fun.

05 Jan 2013 01:55 PM
Langdon_777     
Luv the advances we have had in our Stupid Tax :D

05 Jan 2013 01:56 PM
cryinoutloud     

swahnhennessy: Goddamn, casinos are sad places.


I couldn't come up with the right words. A lot of the time, they're like bars that only serve alcoholics.

05 Jan 2013 01:57 PM
NeoBad     
42,000 pennies..well that's a lot to have to carry home you know.....problem is people keep playing hoping to get another ride and give it all back....cheap hooker sounds more fun to me....

05 Jan 2013 01:59 PM
Ex-Texan     
Waiting for the "rocket sled" slot. You gotta put in more money if you want to play the bonus round. "More than a Dollar".
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05 Jan 2013 02:01 PM
Uranus Is Huge!     
That's exactly what I want after pounding drinks for thirty straight hours.

05 Jan 2013 02:20 PM
kcoombs69    [TotalFark]  
One of my employees got injured by one of these chairs.  When you start to play the game, it asks you if you want to use the feature or not.  If not, it will lock the chair in place so it doesn't move.  However, with the power to the machine off, the chair is left in the unlocked position.  He was installing the door lock and dropped a piece and when he went to pick it up, his shift in weight caused the chair to tilt to the side basically throwing him out of it.

/csb

05 Jan 2013 02:23 PM
Rapmaster2000     
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I thought they were into that kind of thing.

05 Jan 2013 02:55 PM
lasercannon     
I don't think that chair moves for fun I think it moves to wake up all the old people who have fallen asleep in front of the slot machine. The next innovation for slot machines is to include a pulse rate detector and a defibrillator that goes off automatically when your pulse drops below a certain rate.

05 Jan 2013 02:59 PM
Langdon_777     

lasercannon: I don't think that chair moves for fun I think it moves to wake up all the old people who have fallen asleep in front of the slot machine. The next innovation for slot machines is to include a pulse rate detector and a defibrillator that goes off automatically when your pulse drops below a certain rate.


And automatically presses the roll button ;)

05 Jan 2013 03:21 PM
Perducci     
Seems like a good evolution of both the slot machine and the arcade game. In fact, it even helps point out the ridiculousness of some anti-gambling people's logic: in their minds, apparently, it's perfectly acceptable to put quarters into a machine for hours on end as long as there's no chance of getting any of that money back. This type of game certainly blurs the line.

05 Jan 2013 03:39 PM
Alunan    [TotalFark]  
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We have it in our casino in Reno, also have played it at other casinos. It steals my money.

05 Jan 2013 04:06 PM
Twitch Boy    [TotalFark]  
WMS Gaming used to be Williams pinball. I has a sad now.

/I AM THE BLACK KNIGHT

05 Jan 2013 05:56 PM
C18H27NO3     
It's all fun and games until grammy has a nip-slip then vomits all over the machine.

05 Jan 2013 09:28 PM
Somaticasual     
I think they're vastly overstating the possible problem this might cause. In about 4 days, when that feature is broken and the casino slaps the old "chair doesn't work" sign over it, it will blend seamlessly with the other rows of machines designed to give the elderly about 5-10 seconds of hope per pop.

05 Jan 2013 11:27 PM
w00ty     
we todd ed

06 Jan 2013 12:25 AM
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