Back in the Golden Age of gaming, it wasn’t uncommon to see businessmen in suits taking a break at the local arcade to blow off some steam but as that age passed, it became less common to see such a thing. But with a recent resurgance in games based around putting, maybe this is a way to pull in such business persons into arcades again. Of course it is a stereotype that all business people enjoy golf – as a small business man I don’t care much for it personally although I don’t mind it so much in a video setting.
And so we now have the X-Putt, by European distributor Electrocoin. Not only do you putt as a game but you can also win cash with this one if the operator so chooses to offer that. If not it can be setup just for fun or for tickets, aloowing it to go into a wide range of locations. According to the info we were sent, this is being made available for export as well so you could see this in the US and elsewhere very soon.