As I mentioned in the last post, I went to my distributor today to talk about games and some options and one thing we talked about was Big Buck Hunter Online. I did have a chance to play this online a few weeks ago and I automatically saw the appeal – where the game shows you national high scores and it tells you who has it and where they got the score, it gives you that extra incentive to try and beat them out. From the looks of it, BBHPro Online(which uses the CoinUp System) is doing extremely well right now and it should be interesting to see how Safari does when they give that online capability as well.
To give players even more of a reason to play BBHPro Online, Play Mechanix has announced the May National Tournament for the game called the “Big Buck Bowl”. The tournament starts today and will go until May 27th with 52 winners taking home over $2000 in prize winnings. According to the press release, over 17,000 players have created accounts for the game, which is pretty good considering that the game just finished it’s beta phase.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Big Buck Bowl Begins Today
Glen Ellyn, IL, May 7th, 2008 – Play Mechanix is proud to announce that the May National Tournament for Big Buck Hunter Pro Online begins today. The “Big Buck Bowl” tournament will run from May 7th to May 27th with 52 winners walking away with over $2000.00 in prize winnings. “Big Buck Bowl” is the second nationwide monthly tournament for Big Buck Hunter Pro Online, now that the successful beta test has ended and BBHP Online has officially gone gold. Keenan Hughes was the winner of the “Caribou Classic” tournament that ran from April 7th to April 27th.The 2nd and 3rd place winners were Matthew Budzisz and Cynthia Bingham, respectively.
Dave Snipes, the CoinUp manager for Play Mechanix is looking forward to the results from the May Mêlée, “Over 17,000 players have already created tournament accounts and we are sure to see some great scores”. He continues, “We have a rabid fan base and we are thrilled to see Big Buck Hunter Pro cabinets make the jump to online every day, which allows more players to Join the Online Nation.”
If you have any questions about the CoinUp network, contact Dave Snipes at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 630-942-1070 ext-131.
About Play Mechanix
George Petro, a former game designer for Midway Games founded Play Mechanix in 1995. In a little over a decade, Play Mechanix has created over 30 titles for the Arcade, Bar and Casino industries including the best-selling video hunting series Big Buck Hunter, Big Buck Safari, and Deal or No Deal. Play Mechanix is currently producing an on-line tournament system for use with Big Buck Hunter Pro and beyond. Play Mechanix recently merged with Raw Thrills.