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HG/SS Slots/Game Corner in ALL English games changed

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation IV Discussion' started by mitchman_93, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. mitchman_93

    mitchman_93 AND IT WAS THIS BIG!

    EDIT: New info as from serebii.net:
    So the games everywhere outside Japan - not just Europe - has a different slot game instead of the old one. At least it's better than the way they did it for Europe's Platinum... Discuss, etc.

    Original post below:

    Oh yes they pushed it that far.A member of Pokecommunity Furanty contacted Nintendo about the slot machines. They have replied subtly that the games are not released so game content is not known. But due to the EU legislations the slots will be out.
    What makes me happy though is that they at least recognize the games. Which is suprising cause they usually don't.
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 2, 2010
  2. hello moto

    hello moto Top of the morning

    I hope they make an alternative or make it easier for them to get those pricy TM's
  3. Blazios

    Blazios Well-Known Member

    Oh well. IMPORT!

    I'm hoping they don't bring out any non-region free main games, though.

    I suppose it's unrealistic to just change the rating to 7+, seeing as no 6 year old I know can read well enough to play. I guess parents will be put off by the small square at the back of the box that nobody really looks at that insinuates that anyone who plays this game will become addicted to gambling.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  4. Witch of 'Cos

    Witch of 'Cos i love the pee pees

    Aww man. Too bad I'm in little ol' NZ.

    Anyway, I think that it is pathetic that they are taking the slots out of the games. Sure they have mild gambling references, but so do most chance based games that come out these days.
  5. Zalman

    Zalman Master of Puppets

    I don't get this. They're removing the gambling stuff, but not all the breeding nor all the animal battles? That's even worse for kids, in my opinion. :/
  6. ~:Shadow:~

    ~:Shadow:~ Well-Known Member

    I have always hated those slot machines anyway. So, yes, I am hoping they would make an easier alterantive method of getting those expensive TMs.
  7. Kakashi-Sharingan Warrior

    Kakashi-Sharingan Warrior Well-Known Member

    meh, at least that was a better answer than what I got (you can still get coins from the machines). I'm not too annoyed tbh, but I somehow knew it had to do with European legislation.
    In fact, I've found you can find quite a lot of coins in the machines, about 50 each day for me.
  8. PsychedelicJellyfish

    PsychedelicJellyfish formerly R. New

    I don't see what's so terrible. The slot machines suck. It's much easier and less time-consuming to just buy the coins from the counter. So, basically, I don't care.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2009
  9. Yoru Ryu

    Yoru Ryu Zhampy

    I imported and have never looked into these machines that replaced the slots in European Platinum. Does it limit you to how many coins you can find in a day or something? Did they lower the required price for prizes?

    I quite enjoy the Game Corner and spend a lot of time in there to listen to the awesome music and can usually rack up enough coins to buy the Ice Beam/Thunderbolt TMs in one sitting.

    Still, it's not surprising they finally did it. I'm more surprised it took then ten years.
  10. Blazios

    Blazios Well-Known Member

    Yes and no, respectively.

    You can usually get between 50 and 150 coins a day, which is clearly much less than you can win from the slots.
  11. Thunderstarry

    Thunderstarry Well-Known Member

    Ffft, this is pretty daft IMO. As long as they put in an alternative method for getting Game Corner prizes, rather than having us scrounge for months on end to get the really expensive prizes. I hate wasting in-game money buying Game Corner coins when I don't have to... :/
  12. The Flash

    The Flash I like shorts!

    I'm in the states but that is really kinda dumb. I think your more likely to get addicted to pokemon overall than the gambling corner. I hate the slots because i suck at it. I always have a lot of extra cash so i just buy the coins needed. Its rough, but it works. I have been able to get lucky though and hit 300 coins like 7 times in a row. Don't know how that happened.
  13. JavierEA

    JavierEA Well-Known Member

    This is plainly stupid, so, Nintendo of Europe, you won't get any of my money. So that keeps me with either importing or M3'ing.
  14. Lucazard

    Lucazard Spoof Man™

    That man has guts, anyways. Hopefully the AU ones have slot machines. EU is kinda crap, I reckon now that they've done this, all gambling games might be banned in EU or something but this is very unfair.
  15. XDbonsly

    XDbonsly Bonsly lover 4 life!

    Unless you guys don't get an alternative for those TMs, you guys are lucky. Its terrible to get those coins >.<
  16. Lucario_Dragon

    Lucario_Dragon Well-Known Member

    I know that they got rid of the Slots in platinum. But haven't they still got the scratch cards in the battle frontier? I have platinum but am at spear pillar so I cannot confirm this.
  17. ungulateman

    ungulateman Miltank Man!

    Australia got the slots in Platinum, so we should get them in HG/SS. It's rated PG (equivalent to E10+) over here, for some reason.
  18. Captain Noob

    Captain Noob Feelin' Sleepy

    Uh-huh, the scratchcards still exist, which, quite frankly, I think are worse than the slots in terms of the gambling risk involved...

    Scratchcards are gambling -> chance. The slots are -> game!

    I don't mind that they've been removed because to be honest, we didn't need gambling slots in a Pokémon game anyway. Just, as long as us Europeans get a viable alternative...if the other versions of HG/SS still have the slots, they'll still have to contain it in the EU version of the game as another "Game Corner" with Game Machines or something; another totally dumbed down version. We're not gonna get a totally new building or set-up...but please no coin scratting! It's classed as vandalism - what next? The Department Store may as well sell all the TMs for overextortionate prices. And the list goes on.

    Also, @ ungulateman: Odd. That's most likely 'cause of the slots, cos the EU version is 3+. Not so much as a "violence" icon or anything either when other games get one.
  19. PsychedelicJellyfish

    PsychedelicJellyfish formerly R. New

    Apparently it's because of the gambling references.
  20. Luxray101

    Luxray101 Well-Known Member

    why would they do this? they know poeple who want the slots will just import the games from the US anyway...

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