Pachislo machines are currently all the rage in
Japan. Pachislo machines are essentially like slot machines, the one
main difference being is that players have the power to stop the
spinning reels on these slot machines with a button usually placed on
the front of the consoles. That is the objective of the game.
Pachislo machines are often referred to as skill
stop slot machines. Although they operate almost completely like slot
machines, they are more a test of skill, strategy, and reflex.
Traditional slot machines, most of what you will find in the United
States, are chance based games where the reels are stopped automatically
by a random number generator.
Japan, however, seems eternally fascinated with
American culture and slot machines are not the only variation of an
American import found in Japanese casinos. One of the newest Pachislo
machines in Japan is the Bon Jovi 777 machine. Thatís right the classic
1980ís hair metal band has an all new skill stop slot machine taking
Japan by storm.
The new skill stop slot machine was released by the
Kitac gaming company. It is just as common in Japan for Pachislo
machines to be themed after household names as it is for slot machines
in the United States. Today gamblers can find slot machines themes
after anything from bands, movies, video games, and even popular
websites like the eBay slot machine.
What is particularly bizarre about the Bon Jovi
machine it that the band does not seem to be directly related to the
development of the product. The only images of the band seem to be
their silhouette and a cartoon image of them here and there. Not even
the bands charismatic front man seems to be featured.