Atari Centipede Brings Skill to Online Slot Machines

Published: October 15, 2013

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Many of you have probably played Atari's 1981 great game Centipede, it was one of the most popular video games in the world and apparently it has gained momentum among online casinos at this time. Slot machine designers and creative teams are working on projects inspired by this game, and they are hoping to attract many players who enjoy online slot machines with a twist: this game will also have a skill element added to it.

It is not common to speak of slot machines and skill, we write a lot about slot machine strategy but it generally aims at explaining the functionality and perks of the games rather than giving you a magic formula to always hit the jackpot. Skill is a rare trait for online casino games, and this slot machine is hoping to bring that factor into the picture for players who have a nostalgic bond with the game and want to test themselves on gambling at the same time.

The element of skill in this game will involve being proficient at the joystick. Players will know that there is something they can do and improve about themselves that will enable them to change their results in a slot machine. However, it is important to keep in mind that you will still need some luck to reach the bonus round and go for the big prize. On the other hand, we cannot think of a better combination than Atari classics combined with wagering, can you?

“The casino would love it if players are like, ‘Oh I got beat! I have to go back and play some more to get in the lead,’” Bally spokesman Mike Trask said. “If they were 15 years old in 1985 playing against their friends, trying to get the highest score, that person is almost 50 years old now, and they’re right in the demographic.”

Not only is this feature exciting for Centipede fans, but also for everyone who is a fan of casino games but is getting a little tired of the classic online slot machine design. We are definitely eager to see progress in the industry, and it is a genius element to incorporate other forms of intra-player competition to online casino games. As always, we will keep you updated on any developments and you will be the first to know where to find this game and many more.


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