Makers of "Poppit "= evil capitalists?
March 22, 2008 1:43pm CST
Was wandering aimlessly around my local racino, Delaware Park, the other day, when I was suddenly drawn to a familiar sound: popping video balloons. The pleasure center in my brain instantly identified it as Poppit!, a highly addictive online game from Pogo.com. I turned around and was mesmerized by the sight of half a dozen people playing Poppit! penny slots! I knew I was in trouble right away. There was a line of three people waiting to play... and I joined them! The game uses the jackpot spinners as the scatter prize, and the bonus round is when you get to pop the balloons. I spent about twenty minutes waiting, then around an hour playing for my $40. Bliss, even though I only had small hits! It's a 25-line game, and I was betting 3 per line, for a 75 cent bet. I had some decent luck stopping the reels myself (instead of letting them finish the spin), but couldn't catch the bonus round. Had to wait for the machine to give it to me, darn thing! Kicked its butt when I got it, though, popped every balloon but one! I haven't seen slot machines based on online games before. Do you think this is a new trend, getting players hooked online and then sending out the machines to pick our pockets? Everyone I spoke with while I was playing the slots said they also play it online. Slick little businesspeople, aren't they?
• United States
22 Mar 08
Evil capitalists are only possible because of gullible consumers... I have played the game before, but only online.... and yes it can be a bit addictive. You can bet that no matter what it is, someone will find a way to market it.