Tekken Pachislot is a slot machine game developed by Namco Bandai Games and Yamasa. It was first released in 2004 and has since had three different versions created. It is only available in Japan.
The pachislot (pronounced Pachisuro パ チ ス ロ in Japanese) is a slot machine whose name is comes from "pachinko" and "slot machine". Furthermore, it is a descendant of Pachinko (see below) a Western machine, where the Tekken game called Tekken CR is on.
It is very popular in Japan and pachislot machines generate a lot of revenue, placing it in third place in the leisure economy.
The game starts by chips being placed and scroll through several reels with symbols on them, each independently controlled. The player then must press a button under each roller to stop scrolling. Based on the results obtained, the player can then earn tokens, which can be exchanged for prizes.
Through this game, it is possible to attend original cinematic scenes related to the Tekken universe. If the player can not align the requested symbols, it will also be possible to observe a scene that will end in a negative way. There are also unpublished CGs of the characters in the game.
Tekken Pachislot (パ チ ス ロ 鉄 拳) was the first game released in 2004 in Japan. Jin Kazama, Ling Xiaoyu and King II are the three characters that can be selected to play. There are various modes such as Multi-Roulette, Battle, Heihachi slot, Tekken Bowl, Tekken Chance and Tekken RUSH. Through these different game modes, characters can battle enemies such as Devil and Unknown.
The character models used in the game for cinematic come from the first Tekken Tag Tournament. Therefore it is possible to find stage decorations from the same game.
Tekken Pachislot 2nd
Tekken Pachislot 2nd (パ チ ス ロ 鉄 拳 拳 2nd) is the second game released in Japan. Lars Alexandersson, Asuka Kazama and King are the playable characters. The modes present in the first pachislot are available again. The character models in this game use cinematics from Tekken 6. So, there are stages like Urban War Zone, Fallen Colony or Gargoyle's Perch also featured in the game.
All characters in the game have Japanese dub voices.
Tekken Pachislot 3rd
Tekken Pachislot 3rd (パ チ ス ロ 鉄 鉄 拳 拳 3rd) was the third game released in Japan. In this game, the characters are in a team, like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, which the game cinematics come from. The playable teams are Jin Kazama and Nina Williams, Ling Xiaoyu and Alisa Bosconovitch, as well as King II and Jaycee. We find the usual modes present in previous Tekken Pachislots like Tekken Chance and Tekken RUSH mode. New modes appear such as God Tekken RUSH. The mode features the appearance of Angel, Head-Butting Combo where Heihachi Mishima shatters his head against the screen. Also new modes like Tekken Attack, Ogre Challenge, Unknown Zone and Devil Battle have been added.
Since the models of the characters come from TTT2, stages like Moonlit Wilderness, Winter Palace and Arena are in the game. Some characters available for free DLC on Tekken Tag Tournament 2 also make an appearance. Characters such as Angel, Kunimitsu and Miharu Hirano. However, Angel was removed from the game in March 2016.
Tekken Pachislot 4
Tekken Pachislot 4 (パ チ ス ロ 鉄 鉄 拳 拳 4) is the fourth slot game released in Japan. In this game, the game cinematics come from Tekken 7 and Claudio Serafino and Ling Xiaoyu are the playable characters. The story roughly follows after both their character episodes, showing special scenes limited only to pachislot.
A pachinko machine is a mix between a slot machine and a pinball machine and it is very popular in Japan. The word pachinko comes from the onomatopoeia "Pachi-Pachi" which is the sound objects make when colliding with each other. Tekken CR is a version of this machine game. The goal is to move a ball by operating the joystick and then you have to juggle the shooting speed to get the ball into holes. This will activate a system similar to slot machines. If three symbols are identical, a certain number of marbles can be won according to points earned based on the presented symbols.
Just like Pachinslot, the game features cinematic scenes related to the Tekken universe and a number of unpublished CGs of the characters. If the player aligns the symbols incorrectly, a negative scene will appear. For an example, Jin cannot rescue Asuka in time.
- Pachislot Tekken 2nd Official Website
- Pachi-Slot Tekken 2nd Devil Ver. Official Website
- Pachi-Slot Tekken 3rd Official Website
- Pachi-Slot Tekken 3rd Angel Ver. Official Website
- Pachi-Slot Tekken 4 Official Website
- CR Tekken Official Website