Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Finally, ‘Star Wars’ Pays Me

After two consecutive weekends partying it up in Atlantic City, I’m pretty much spent and I don’t even think my body has recovered quite yet. Still, I had a blast, and I’m proud to have finally gotten a firsthand look at the dizzying highs (the Borgata) and the staggering lows (the boardwalk) of Las Vegas Jr.

Now, I’m not going to name the exact amount, but I won big during my first trip, most of which came from a single bet on a slot machine. On my second journey to the city that’s “always turned on,” I came away with a much smaller amount, but I can’t help but love the fact that I scored those few extra bucks on a Star Wars-branded slot machine at the Borgata.

That’s right, ladies and gents. After spending untold amounts of cash on Star Wars merchandise for the better part of two decades, George Lucas’ media empire sorta paid me back. I know there are holes in that logic but…shut up.

The game I played is called Star Wars Droid Hunt, and it’s actually not the worst way to piss away time and money in a casino while buxom cocktail waitresses serve up free drinks. The game feature clips and sound effects from the original trilogy (mostly from A New Hope), in addition to interactive minigames that make you forget how many times you’ve been recklessly pressing the “max bet” button. It even features game-specific voicework from C-3PO himself, Anthony Daniels. That guy keeps busy.

Learn more about Star Wars Droid Hunt by checking out the trailer below. Yes, slot machines apparently have trailers now. I’m as baffled as you are.

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