Caesars Palace (video game)
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NES cover art
|Developer(s)||Realtime Associates (NES)
Magnin and Associates (Game Boy)
|Composer(s)||David Hayes (NES version), Seth Mendelsohn (GameBoy version)|
Caesars Palace is a 1992 Virgin Interactive gambling video game developed by Realtime Associates for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Magnin and Associates for the Game Boy; also there is Game Gear (1993) version.
Summary and games
It is named after the famous Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip near Las Vegas, Nevada. In this game, the player has $2000 in chips and he must try to become rich (or become broke trying to). This game gives underaged people an experience previously limited to people 21 years of age or older. Because the game was marketed directly towards minor children, a disclaimer was added before the title screen that the game is intended for entertainment use only and not for actual gambling.
- Slot machines
- Video poker machines (Pair of Jacks or better only)
- Big Six wheel
Explanation of games
Each game follows casino standard for the odds, the only thing to add is that the roulette both use the 0 and 00. When the player leaves by going to the cashier, different forms of transportation are summoned based on how much money he has. Possible ways of leaving include leaving by bus (for bankrupt players), taxi (offering slightly more grandeur than the bus for low-level players), a small green car (the least expensive car in the game), a luxury orange car (the mid-range car for mid-level gamblers), a limousine (which is ironically not the best ending), and a red sports car (which has two doors and is possibly a convertible).
In the game's credits at the beginning, it lists both Seth Mendelsohn and Stephen Clarke-Willson for the music and sound. However, Stephen said that he didn't actually work on the music, and that there was not enough room to credit him as a producer.
This game was followed in 1993 by Super Caesars Palace by Majesco for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. This version included enhanced graphics and new different types of gambling games, such as Red Dog, Keno, Horse Racing, and even scratch off tickets.