Casino Kid is a casino video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System platform released in 1989. It was published and developed by Sofel. In Japan, the game was released as $1,000,000 Kid: Maboroshi no Teiou Hen and is based on the manga series $1,000,000 Kid by Yuki Ishigaki.
Casino Kid takes place in the fictional town of Lost Wages (the Japanese version uses the actual city of Las Vegas, Nevada) where the object is to earn much money and to defeat the evil King of the Casino. Games at the casino include blackjack and five-card draw poker. Slot machines and roulette were omitted from the North American version. While the North American version uses parody names for the Las Vegas/Lost Wages casino, the Japanese version uses the actual Golden Nugget name. The layout in the Japanese version is similar to an actual Vegas casino compared to the North American version, which looks more like a glorified lobby.
In the Japanese version, it is possible to travel to other casinos like New York City and Japan for a substantial airfare cost. Players can essentially customize the game in the Japanese version by placing in their own name. Casino Kid has blue hair in the Japanese version and blond hair in the North American version. A 'free mode' is added into the Japanese version that allow for experimentation with gambling strategies.
There is a different introduction in the North American and Japanese version. The Japanese version has a kid imagining himself to be the casino champion while the North American version has the player compete in a tournament for the world's toughest gamblers. Both versions have waitresses in bunny costumes that gives hints to the player. Attempting to skip an opponent allow players to find the exact location of the previous opponent while skipping two or more opponents is frowned upon in this game.
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This version of Casino Kid was designed for the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), which was an eight-bit video game console manufactured
by Nintendo in the years 1983 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-selling video game console for which more than 700 licensed games and a number of non-licensed
games were created. Worldwide, approximately 62 million units of this console were sold at approximately price $ 100 per unit. More information about the
NES console can be found here.
Recommended Game Controllers:
You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, you can buy one of these NES controllers:
Available online emulators:
6 different online emulators are available for Casino Kid. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For
maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic
features of each emulator available for this game Casino Kid are summarized in the following table:
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