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    Cool 2018 G2E- What Caught My Eye at First Walk Through

    Others will offer a more thorough review, but here is a first glance from Slotspert which caught my eye:
    Cute Car Race similar to Konami's Horse Racing:
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    Here we go again, another Press Your Luck version:

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    Who remembers the iconic Jokers Wild theme from the Jack Berry Game show, its back!:
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    Another attempt at the iconic Asteroid game theme with a REAL PUSH Button shooting trigger this time:

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    How many remember the old Felix the Cat?--- Iconic cartoon slot game (Master Cylinder, the Professor, Poindexter, Rock Bottom, Felix's Magic Bag):
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    Slotspert meets fellow slot theme characters Penn and Teller (no they are not WAX figures!). They are the nicest guys. And Teller is actually one of the smartest people I had met from my past encounters with him.
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    SHAME on SG Gaming for refusing to allow "non-industry" attendees from entering ANY of their convention slot floor exhibits. They had a curtained off area with real "bouncers" and a separate fancy check-in in order to see any of their product.

    I will let others give a more detailed review.....

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    Nice pictures. Shame on SG indeed. If I had gone this year which I do every other year I would have been throughly pissed to not be able to look at the new SG products. I intend to write them an email conveying my disappointment in them. If this behavoir continues it will definitely change my slotting habits. Will I still play SG? Yes, but I will do my best to stay away from them and go to more friendly companies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmc7 View Post
    Nice pictures. Shame on SG indeed. If I had gone this year which I do every other year I would have been throughly pissed to not be able to look at the new SG products. I intend to write them an email conveying my disappointment in them. If this behavoir continues it will definitely change my slotting habits. Will I still play SG? Yes, but I will do my best to stay away from them and go to more friendly companies!
    Oddly, one of the biggest "talks" on the floor is the complete restricted access, including the well-dressed "bouncers" at the entrance to SG's booth/convention space. In prior years, there was a small room dedicated to the SG upcoming slot game "secrets" only a select few can see under an NDA. There are mixed opinions. As I was observing the "titles" on several badges, there seems to be a lot of non-industry attendees this year. Since these conventions are usually for the "trade", its odd that so many non-industry show up to these events. Most non-industry are slot "hobbyist" and the tech curious. Since some slot manufacturers do have "focus groups," the G2E is not a test market. On the other hand, you are correct that the "players" determine the success of the games themselves and you have to trust the talent of the casino's slot buyer to figure out what would work in their respective target markets. Hopefully, others slot makers don't follow in the years to come with the same restriction. I can tell you the convention areas surround the SG booth was JAMMED probably due to the overflow from the restricted access to what is the largest booth space at the G2E.
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    I guess Jokers Wild and Press your Luck being on Everi now means that Fremantle Media has moved the rights from WMS(SG) I wonder if they have a new price is right machine in the works if thats the case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Will76tsw View Post
    I guess Jokers Wild and Press your Luck being on Everi now means that Fremantle Media has moved the rights from WMS(SG) I wonder if they have a new price is right machine in the works if thats the case.


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    IGT got the rights for the Price is Right again.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Will76tsw View Post
    I guess Jokers Wild and Press your Luck being on Everi now means that Fremantle Media has moved the rights from WMS(SG) I wonder if they have a new price is right machine in the works if thats the case.


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    IGT keeps the Price is Right theme (I played "Plinko" on the G2E floor at their promo area and won a t-shirt!) and Everi took over most other "nostalgic" show themes. Everi's "The Brady Bunch" is in most CET Vegas casinos. Played it for a while and enjoyed the catchy tunes. The cabinet is easily switchable to one of the many other themes. But I wonder how these nostalgic themes will play out for the 50-70 year old target market that these themes were designed for.

    I loved the old "Jeopardy," "Pyramid," and "Lets Make a Deal" game show themes.
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    The press your luck game looks cool.

    That sounds awful re SG, it's like they are openly hostile to their own customers. Then they probably wonder why there are so few of their games in the casinos nowadays compared to Aristocrat. The only game of theirs I currently like to play is Lock it Link, but this news makes me want to switch to Lightning Link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by newenglander82 View Post
    The press your luck game looks cool.

    That sounds awful re SG, it's like they are openly hostile to their own customers. Then they probably wonder why there are so few of their games in the casinos nowadays compared to Aristocrat. The only game of theirs I currently like to play is Lock it Link, but this news makes me want to switch to Lightning Link.
    Apparently, some non-industry attendees succeeded (somehow) in getting in after day one which is the busiest of the three days. We will know next year if any others follow in SG's "Curtained-off" exhibit space. I would have to say this year's G2E was the MOST CROWDED of any I have been to in the last 8 years. The expansion of gaming all over the world- especially casinos in Japan starting around year 2020, is the source of this influx.
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    The SG "walls" were a hot topic of attendees. I thought it was completely stupid and corporate of them to do that. I'm not even sure if that's in the show rules. If you don't want certain people and/or the public to see your games, keep them in your showroom and don't bring them to a exhibition. I was able to get in once I convinced the check in folks, but they were also serving alcohol and maybe that's a small part of the reason for the protection? Regardless, they shouldn't have done that. I'm a player and without me, they wouldn't be able to sell these games to casinos to make money. Agree that the first day was packed and crazy this year!

    They had some great stuff in there, but that new Die Another Day is nothing more than a gimmick. The game play is so-so. I was more excited about the new Cash Wizard World and Planet Moolah. The new Wonkaland was terrible (it's pretty much the same at World of Wonka), the WOZ was eh but had terrible animation in the top screen. The new Flintstones looked like a lot of fun and the designer of the game was really passionate about it, which adds to the enjoyment.

    I'll be playing the new Everi The Joker's Wild and Press Your Luck when they come out. Apparently, TJW has more to go before it's ready. PYL lets you have a shot at the bonus board where you hit the button to start and stop on the squares which is fun.

    I wasn't really impressed with the IGT TPIR games. First, I couldn't get any bonus to hit on them...plus you couldn't even trigger them for a demo. If they are that tight for G2E, imagine what it will be like on the floor!

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