New online slot celebrates Pong’s place in gaming history with retro look and modern features
24th January 2018 – Pariplay Ltd., a gaming technology company serving iGaming operators, land-based casinos and iLotteries, and Atari, a leading publisher of video games, have announced the launch of the real-money online slot Pong®, based on the iconic Atari Interactive arcade game. Having recently celebrated its 45th Anniversary, this legendary table tennis simulator has been enjoyed by countless players since its original 1972 release and is often credited with establishing the video game industry as it is known today.
Pong is the latest video arcade classic from Atari® to be honoured with an action-packed online slot, featuring non-stop excitement and plenty of big win potential. Pariplay’s previous Atari®-branded releases include Asteroids®, Star Raiders® and Black Widow®. The new release also further expands Pariplay’s iGaming content portfolio of over 100 video and classic slots, instant-win games, online scratch cards and bingo games.
Featuring five reels and 20 paylines, the Pong online slot is highlighted by a Referee Central Spot from which special features can be expanded for a chance at even more lucrative rewards. Expanding wilds, random wilds and wild multipliers, combine in an offering that will appeal to young and nostalgic audiences alike.
Available in more than a dozen languages, Pong offers a gaming experience with the global appeal that made the original arcade version famous. Pariplay has designed Pong as an HTML5 game, to ensure that it is optimised for cross-platform engagement.
A return to player (RTP) ratio of 96.29% ensures that Pong enthusiasts have a strong financial incentive to enjoy the game. Customer trust is ensured by the game’s certification by the UK Gambling Commission, the Isle of Man Gambling Supervision Commission and the Malta Gaming Authority.
Richard Mintz, Commercial Director at Pariplay Ltd., said: “As the first truly popular arcade video game, Pong® holds a unique place in the history of gaming and we’re very excited about its addition to our robust collection of online slots. Designed to appeal to a wide range of players with varying experience levels, we’re confident that Pong will prove to be Pariplay’s greatest Atari® –branded slot yet.”
Fred Chesnais, CEO of Atari, Inc, said: “Pong® is the game that has defined the videogame industry. It was natural for us to bring it to real-money slot machines, as it is a game that millions have enjoyed and keep enjoying. Best of luck to all players!”