Playtech Arcade Games

Published on: August 24, 2009 

Arcade games are games played on electronic screens in video arcades. They do not fall into any category of casino games, but allow players to place wagers on predicted outcomes. Arcade games come in a wide variety of themes from sports, to combat fighting to board games. Playtech is one of the leading online gaming software providers that offer a number of arcade games in its suite of games. This is because Playtech targets the Asian market where arcade games are very popular. This article discusses some of the more popular arcade games available at Playtech online casinos.

One of the sports based arcade games offered by Playtech is Bonus Bowling. Players are required to guess how many pins will be knocked down in two throws and place wagers on their guesses. Different score ranges have different payouts. For example if the player wagers on between 7 and 9 pins being knocked down the payout is 5 times. Players can place multiple bets. After the bets are placed two balls are thrown in the virtual bowling alley on the computer screen. If the player has guessed right then he receives the payout. Bonus Bowling has a special round known as Golden Frame. If a strike is achieved during this round the player gets a bonus of 10 times his total bet.

Penalty Shootout is another sports based arcade game. Football players will love this game. The player takes the penalty kick and tries to put the ball into the goal beating the goalkeeper. The player first places his wager and chooses one of five directions in which to kick the ball. Each direction has a different payout depending on the degree of difficulty. The player then activates the kick and if the ball goes into the goal then the player receives the payout. If the goalkeeper stops the ball then the player loses his wager.

Rollercoaster Dice is an interesting arcade game based on the high low concept. Players have to guess whether the next roll will be higher or lower than the previous one. A ladder is provided with collect points at the 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th stops. The amount at each stop depends on the wagered amount. If the player makes the right guesses the first four times he can collect the amount indicated at the 4th stop or can continue playing. The game gets over if the player guesses wrong, collects at any of the stops or reaches the 10th stop.

Megaball is one of the most interesting arcade games being offered by Playtech. It is a lottery based game in which six balls of four different colors are drawn. The interesting feature is that players can play eight different games in Megaball. The games are listed on the left of the screen and players can click on any game to display its detailed instructions. The player can wager for up to 50 drawings at a time, as in multi hand card games. A portion of each wager adds to the progressive jackpot pool. One of the eight games, Jackpot, is the progressive game. Players must correctly guess the colors of five balls in order to win the progressive jackpot.

Playtech offers 18 arcade games, out which three have progressive jackpots. These are Megaball, Jackpot Darts and Genie’s HiLo Jackpot. All the arcade games are on offer at Playtech online casinos such as Casino Tropez, Casino Del Rio, Play United and Omni Casino.

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