Konami Gaming, Inc. announced first place honors for its Beat Square skill-based music game in the 17th Annual Global Gaming Business (GGB) Gaming & Technology Awards, recognizing the casino gaming industry’s best in innovation. Amid a record volume of nominations, Beat Square™ was selected to receive the gold medal for Best Slot Product in the 2018 awards. Leveraging the company’s expertise in consumer arcade and video game entertainment, Beat Square challenges gamers to play, compete, and prove their skill in a game of rhythmic coordination across a lighted touch pad comprised of 16 square buttons. Players compete simultaneously during tournament mode and earn cash during single player mode. Both modes include a rich variety of new and recognizable tunes at different defined skill levels.
“Beat Square offers a totally unique type of engagement unlike anything else available in the market
and is designed to drive untapped audiences. Konami is committed to supporting the industry with
innovative productions that provide new entertainment options to reach expanding demographics, so
this recognition reinforces our key efforts,” said Steve Walther, senior director, marketing & product
management. “Beat Square is not only the industry’s first rhythmic dexterity skill-based experience, it
is also the first skill-based game with built-in, comprehensive tournament functionality—allowing
operators to launch synchronized competitions across eight machines with live scorekeeping, multi-
player teams, and selectable song sets.”
When the player selects a song and the game begins, different squares illuminate in rhythmic
patterns, which the player taps in tempo to achieve higher points and credit awards. Tall overhead
LCD displays indicate a player’s progress and upcoming motions for the song. Machines can also
feature a live video feed of the player’s hands as they navigate across the dashboard in real time.
“As the industry explores new creative forms of gaming entertainment, Konami’s Beat Square is
leaping ahead with bold, high-energy play experiences that socially-minded gamers can enjoy while
showcasing their skills and competing with friends for cash prizes,” said Walther. “We’re thrilled to
celebrate this milestone accomplishment and will continue innovating through fun and exciting game
For more information about Konami Gaming, Inc., please visit www.konamigaming.com.
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We take a first look at the Space Invaders Slot Machine from Scientific Games! This is the product that won gold for “Best Slot Product” in the skill-based slot game category at the 2016 Gaming & Technology Awards!
The Space Invaders Skill-Based Slot combines all the classic 80’s arcade fun with the thrill of a real slot machine! Game play is just like a regular slot game, while players spin the reels to win prizes and accumulate awards for the bonus round.
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We take an upclose look at the new Frogger Get Hoppin’
from Konami! The trend in casino skill games continues with the latest edition of Frogger, due to hit casino floors in 2017.
Konami says that Frogger: Get Hoppin’ was one fo the “top skill-based concepts” when it was debuted at the Global Gaming Expo late in 2016. Konami were the original developers of the Frogger game, and the casino skill game version “…combines piano-style button melodies with the iconic road and river crossing course in a 15-second race to increasing scores and cash prizes.”
Frogger: Get Hoppin’ a 3-level standalone progressive jackpot, plus a bonus wheel spin 4-level standalone progressive! Frogger: Get Hoppin’ is setting the pace for skill-based casino games!
In a press release, Konami went on to say the casino skill game is a “…a music-infused Frogger road and river crossing game called Frogger: Get Hoppin’, a rhythmic DJ-style game called Beat Square, and a skill-stop VIP premium game called Hot Press Winnings.” READ MORE
Find more information about Frogger: Get Hoppin’ and other games on the Konami website.
Running Rich Racing, Competition Interactive’s premier game, debuted at the Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas in September of 2016. Running Rich Racing
is a multi-player racing experience where players battle for cash on different courses based on modern spins of classic fairytales. Each race is an intense adrenaline rush for the drivers and the spectators, who are free to place bets on the drivers!
The developer of Running Rich Racing is Competition Interactive, and they are set to “rock the world of casino gaming one experience at a time.” They are creating social, competitive, skill-based,games for casinos… appealing to the upcoming Millennial audience. Competition Interactive is based in Las Vegas and was born out of a love for video game technology.
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This new video slot incorporates skill gaming elements into the bonus rounds. The Centipede Slot Machine Skill Game allows players to take the joystick and enjoy the classic 80’s arcade favorite. The Centipede Slot Machine and other reviews of games from IGT are available on our website!
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One of the most exciting and innovative new casino games to be introduced for 2014! Interblock combines gaming elements of keno, roulette and skill gaming together and invents the “IB” Console Game
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