The game of pachinko has spread across the world in various forms since its beginning. Extremely popular in Japan there are many very ardent followers of this very simple game. And while the game itself involves little skill to get started, there is a lot of fun and money to be had playing it.
The game is traditionally played in the same type of manner that pinball is played. In fact, if a player has ever played pinball before they can almost think of the game as being a money version of pinball, with a slot machine twist. The pachinko player starts their balls rolling and the balls bounce down a series of pegs until they reach their final destination, hopefully a winning pocket.
There isn’t much skill to the game after the balls get rolling which makes this a great game of pure chance. What a player is looking to achieve is to get their balls into the special pockets that allow the machine to act as a type of slot machine. The reels of the machine then begin spinning and the player is looking for the reels to match three across to win. If a player is lucky enough to have three pictures that match appear they win a seemingly endless supply of new balls to keep playing, or cash out.
This is a game where a good starting bank is good to have. It might take quite a while to build up enough balls to cash in. Unfortunately, unlike many of the skill based games this game is hard to become truly proficient at.
There are stories of some players entering the rank of professional but there isn’t much control over the game, or strategy, to employ while playing this game. For this reason this is great game to pass the time but isn’t a top choice if a player to trying to build a reputation as a professional.
Pachinko halls are notoriously bright, loud, and smoky. By taking the machines out of the smoky halls and into the online realm opens this timeless classic up to a whole new level, and new generation, of gamer to take this game to the next level and far into the future.