Konami Gaming, Inc. debuted a milestone line-up of emerging game technology at the 2016 Global Gaming Expo (G2E) in Las Vegas, including never-before seen skill-based, multi-station, core, and premium slots. More than 26,000 G2E attendees had first-hand access to Castlevania™ themed slots, Crystal Cyclone™ multi-station progressive, Fortune Cup™ video-mechanical horse racing, Frogger: Get Hoppin'™ skill-based game, and Beat Square™ DJ-style skill-based game—all with clear roots to Konami's popular video arcade and amusement heritage. This expanded product portfolio, along with casino core product innovations, systems technology updates, iGaming solutions, and more were all showcased in style for guests to see and explore.
"With everything including skill-based, multi-station, premium IP, horse racing, and top-performing core, Konami is supporting the industry with an unprecedented diversity of gaming technology to advance both the immediate and long-term casino landscape " said Matt Reback, vice president, marketing at Konami.
Konami presented three skill-based concepts to the industry: a music-infused Frogger road and river crossing game called Frogger: Get Hoppin', a rhythmic DJ-style game called Beat Square, and a skill-stop VIP premium game called Hot Press Winnings™. Two new multi-station games also arrived at G2E Las Vegas for the first time. The first is a horse racing game called Fortune Cup that uniquely combines mechanical detail with engaging customer interaction through an intuitive touchscreen interface. The second is a multi-station progressive called Crystal Cyclone with a colourful, high-energy centre mechanical bonus game that can simultaneously bring all players into the bonus action jackpot.
But it was not only the new innovations that caught the eye of the South African delegates, but also the powerful line-up of the new Concerto cabinet range. The standard Concerto cabinet styling has been extended to include a Crescent curved cabinet, Slant-Top cabinet and Stack Cabinet.
Using a beefed up KP3+ processor platform, the new Concerto is being launched into South Africa with a host of new games, whilst still capable of playing the best of the best from the previous KP3 platform.