Pow! Zap! Classic Batman TV Show Appears as Slot Machine
June 21, 2014

You can’t get the 1960s Batman TV show on DVD (legally) (yet), but you can watch clips while gambling now that the Batman™ Classic TV Series Slot Game is making its world premiere next week.

Adam West with Batman slot machine

The launch is being held at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California. (That’s apparently in the triangle between Los Angeles, San Diego, and Palm Springs.) On Wednesday, June 25, Adam West, the original TV Batman, will be appearing to greet fans and sign autographs.

The game is released by Aristocrat Technologies, and it’s described in a way that I find completely confusing.

Batman™ Classic TV Series Slot Game Powered by Wonder Wheels™ puts a triple spin on fun on the casino floor. The exciting $250,000 multi-site progressive game features still and video imagery from the classic TV series with Adam West and three mechanical wheels that increase player engagement. Game play is enhanced by stacked wilds, six themed bonus features, video clips from the TV series, and a highly anticipatory wheel feature trigger…. Completely new to the industry is the independent wheel function of Wonder Wheels™, which allows the players on the bank to continue uninterrupted when another player hits a trigger and engages wheel-mode. At 10.5 feet tall, the game towers above others on the casino floor. The action comes to life in Aristocrat’s new Helix™ cabinet paired with a large portrait-style top-box screen for bonuses and is punctuated with Aristocrat’s sensory-busting surround sound iChair™.

I don’t gamble, so I have no idea what many of these features are, or why they’re great things. Maybe this is how a civilian feels when trying to read Previews? Anyway, here’s a more general quote:

“The Batman Classic TV Series is packed full of eye-catching imagery, iconic phrases, and memorable characters, and we are happy to work with Aristocrat to bring fans a new way to experience this pop-culture classic,” said Karen McTier, executive vice president, Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.

And here’s a promotional video that shows some of the machine operation, using those classic images and music we’re all familiar with:

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