LAS VEGAS, June 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) ("Scientific Games" or the "Company") announced today the launch of its first slot machine with a skill-based bonus — SPACE INVADERS — featured on the sleek and innovative Blade™s32 cabinet.
Based on the popular classic arcade video game, which was originally released in 1978, SPACE INVADERS is a six-reel, 60-line slot game that features a number of bonuses including free games and the SPACE INVADERS Bonus. Channeling the original alien shooter game, the SPACE INVADERS Bonus allows the player to control a laser cannon, moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen while trying to shoot down rows of descending aliens, collecting credits, advancing levels and vying for one of the multi-level Jackpot Pools.
Players also have the option to bypass the base slot game and Buy a Bonus on demand, taking them directly to the SPACE INVADERS Bonus where they play with higher credit win levels than the normal base game.
"SPACE INVADERS is one of the true classic video arcade games and a childhood favorite for many who grew up in the era of video games. We are thrilled to bring this iconic game to casino slot game play," said Derik Mooberry, Group Chief Executive of Gaming for Scientific Games. "Our development team worked diligently to ensure that our first skill-based game featured authentic SPACE INVADERS game play, complete with its familiar alien symbols and correlative music, and we are certain that players are going to be captivated with this compelling new game."
SPACE INVADERS is currently available in New Jersey and will soon be available in various jurisdictions throughout North America.
About SPACE INVADERS
Planned, developed, and released by TAITO Corporation (TAITO), the 1978 arcade game SPACE INVADERS became an instant global phenomenon. Today, its iconic characters frequently appear both in licensed projects worldwide and as TAITO's corporate mascots.
Chosen as an art collection of MOMA, and a collaborative character with famous fashion brands, SPACE INVADERS is still loved all over the world today.
TAITO is the exclusive owner of the global intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks, for SPACE INVADERS and its characters, and takes an active role regarding new SPACE INVADERS-related enterprises.
About Scientific Games
Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) is a leading developer of technology-based products and services and associated content for worldwide gaming, lottery and interactive markets. The Company's portfolio includes gaming machines, game content and systems; table games products and shufflers; instant and draw-based lottery games; server-based lottery and gaming systems; sports betting technology; loyalty and rewards programs; and interactive content and services. For more information, please visit ScientificGames.com.
SPACE INVADERS © TAITO CORPORATION 1978. 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. TAITO CORPORATION is the exclusive owner of the global intellectual property rights, including copyrights and trademarks, for SPACE INVADERS and its characters.
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