Fictional Gambling in Video Games!

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11 Apr 12

Many of the most successful online gamblers have developed their skills by starting off with online gaming. There are an increasing number of video games that also contain a form of fictional gambling within the game itself. This experience allows the player to indulge in some risk free gambling and obviously the better they do in the mini game the more points they can accrue in the main game.

Space Quest Slots

Space Quest Slots

Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter

For example, in the game ‘Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter’ a mini version of slots is introduced in order to help the hero, Roger Wilco (great use of imagination here!) win enough money in order to help him escape a desolate planet and rejoin his space ship. If poor Roger doesn’t win enough money or the symbols are not matched in the correct order that the slots machine intends then he is simply zapped by a laser beam!

The Legend of The Mystical Ninja

‘The Legend of The Mystical Ninja’ was released as far back as 1992 on Gameboy, but this game is still a firm favourite with reviewers. The game itself has a pretty basic storyline, rescuing a princess, fighting off evil and all the usual fairy-tale elements but what really makes this game stand out is the fact that players can also take part in air hockey, lottery and dice games by way of mini games. This game has consistently been rated as one of the all time greats and is included in the 2010 book:’101 Video Games you Must Play Before You Die’.

The gambling experience in video games might not be as intense or as risky as real online gambling but the experience still provides a thrill and adds interest to the video game. Visitors to will discover that the skills and fun they have had with the mini gambling games can be put to good use.

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Gamling

Red Dead Redemption Gamling

‘Red Dead Redemption’ is quite a sophisticated video game and allows the player to stop off and have a game of ‘Texas hold’em’ at a variety of locations throughout the game. The graphics are good and the storyline isn’t as simplistic as that of other videogames. The game was released for Xbox and Playstation 3 in 2010 and is still hugely popular. The game evolves around a cowboy outlaw, John Marston, who is recruited by the government in order to catch other gangs of outlaw cowboys. By stopping off at an assortment of icons in the game, including ‘Thieves Landing’ and the ‘BlackWater Hotel’ the player can play either poker or blackjack as a reward.

Increasingly consumers are buying the main video game because they know that the mini games contained within the original story line will come as an additional bonus. In fact these gambling mini games provide a welcome rest from all of the attacking and killing that seems to be the order of the day with most traditional video games. Sometimes it really is a pleasure to relax over a game of cards with the game’s fictional hero and pretend that the game is taking place in the Wild West of 1911.