Gaming has been a popular pastime throughout history, and thanks to the rise in mobile and tablet devices, it’s remained as prominent as ever. In fact, if you love to try your hand at casino games, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of your couch. You can even find plenty of casino games in the world of Nintendo. We’re introducing seven of the most noteworthy ones.
Golden Nugget Casino DS
This game was released for the Nintendo DS in 2005. You start with a modest budget and then try and make it big. Games you can play include blackjack, craps, eight different types of slots, poker and roulette. You can save your progress or reset your budget whenever you want.
Casino Kid was released for the NES back in 1989. The object of the game is to defeat the evil King of the Casino. In the North American release, the game is set in the city of Lost Wages, while in the Japanese original it is actually set in Las Vegas, Nevada. Players get to try their hand at casino games such as blackjack and five-card draw poker.
Casino Delfino in Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Sunshine was released in 2002 for the GameCube. If you’re on the Isle Delfino and pay a visit to the Hotel Delfino, then you’ll find a casino on the upper floors. In the casino, there are two large slot machines as well as several smaller ones. In the centre of the hall, there’s a large roulette wheel. Spray water onto the two large slot machines until they both get to 777. Then a curtain will rise and reveal a pipe for you to go through.
Released in 1993, Vegas Stakes was originally designed for the SNES. Two years later it also became available for the Game Boy. Games that were available to be played included poker, blackjack and craps. You started with a budget of $1,000 and your aim was to make $10 million. SNES-players had the option to play against a friend though poker wasn’t available in multiplayer modus as you could see all the cards. This game offers pure nostalgia for games lovers of the early 90s.
Super Caesars Palace
In another casino-themed gem from the early 90s, players could try their luck at blackjack, slots, roulette, horse racing, Keno, video poker, or even Red Dog. Depending on how well you did, you left the casino either in a fancy limo, a taxi or a Greyhound bus.
Super Casino 2
Back in 1994, Nintendo brought out Super Casino 2, the sequel of Super Caesars Palace. This game invited players to an exclusive black tie casino – Casino Coconuts. Players could play blackjack, baccarat, slots, roulette, and even wager bets on horse races. You had to work your way up through various rooms in order to take part in higher stakes games.
Grate Guy’s Casino in Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
The Mario games are full of secret levels and Grate Guy’s casino in Legend of the Seven Stars is one of them. It’s quite an exclusive club, so in order to get in, you’ll need to get the Bright Card from Knife Guy. When you visit the Toad in Nimbus Land’s inn, you’ll then get some clues on how to find the casino. Here you’ll be able to play slots, blackjack or the exciting game of “Look the Other Way”. The latter requires you to point Mario in the opposite direction of Grate Guy’s finger – so your chances are 50:50.
Nintendo has been offering virtual fun since the very beginning of computer games. And what better day to celebrate this accomplishment than March 10th. That’s the official Mario day, when fans get to celebrate the company’s most beloved character.