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Will there ever be a Mario themed pokie?
- Written by Adam
In recent years the gambling sector has boomed more than just about any other. Enhanced products, more competitive odds, and the ability to seamlessly bet from home means the industry now enjoys excellent versatility.
Coming hand in hand with this gambling revolution, pokies are now the most popular casino game to play, overtaking more traditional table games such as roulette and blackjack. The ability to win large amounts of money from just a small stake is a huge factor in why pokies are so successful, but it is the vast variety in pokie games that most helps create their mass appeal. Independent online pokies portal Pokies Palace suggests there are more than one hundred thousand people in Australia alone playing pokies every day.
Players logging into their favourite casino sites are instantly treated to a wide selection of games, ranging from battle war pokies, to fast action puppy pokies.
Nintendo has done particularly well in the pokies market, with well known titles such as Street Fighter 2, Tomb Raider, and Sensible Soccer, making their way onto online gaming sites.
When looking through the list of successful Nintendo Pokie adaptations, a startling omission does become apparent however. There has been no attempt from any games developer to make a Super Mario themed pokie.
Super Mario is statistically the most popular video game character of all time, appearing in over 200 games, selling 400 million units in the process.
There are many reasons as to why a Super Mario pokie could follow in the footsteps of the games success.
Mario’s three dimensional plat forming style of play lends itself perfectly to pokies, which could utilise his all action approach in special features and bonus rounds. Also Mario’s fan base extends amongst all ages, meaning the legal gambling age (18+) would not be alienated by the product.
There are no real reasons as to why a Super Mario themed pokie does not currently exist. As the gambling world continues to evolve it is surely only a matter of time before games developers capitalise on the huge success of the Mario franchise, and create a blockbuster pokie. After-all, it would probably less surprising than when Super Mario tried his hand at classical music!