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Hoenn
May 21st, 2010, 08:34 AM
With every new Pokemon game and every new generaton, a game corner was introduced.

Pokemon R/B/Y / FR/LG

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/1/12/Rocket_Game_Corner.png/240px-Rocket_Game_Corner.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/wiki/File:Rocket_Game_Corner.png)


Pokemon G/S/C / HG/SS
(Japanese Left & International Right)

http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/thumb/5/5e/Goldenrod_Game_Corner_JP_HGSS.png/210px-Goldenrod_Game_Corner_JP_HGSS.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/wiki/File:Goldenrod_Game_Corner_JP_HGSS.png) http://archives.bulbagarden.net/media/upload/a/a7/HGSS_Goldenrod_Game_Corner.png (http://www.pokecommunity.com/wiki/File:HGSS_Goldenrod_Game_Corner.png)



Pokemon R/S/E

http://pokemon.marriland.com/images/rs/rs083.png


Pokemon D/P/PT


http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:uWbtPlZnqnGpTM:http://www.serebii.net/platinum/veilstone-gamecorner.png (http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http://www.serebii.net/platinum/veilstone-gamecorner.png&imgrefurl=http://www.serebii.net/platinum/dailyevent.shtml&usg=__6Ztff8rGTWpejC_lxoD7nNr_OEw=&h=192&w=256&sz=10&hl=en&start=1&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=uWbtPlZnqnGpTM:&tbnh=83&tbnw=111&prev=/images%3Fq%3DvEILSTONE%2BGAME%2BCORNER%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26tbs%3Disch:1)

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All of these came with different games and methods to win coins, you could exchange these coins for prizes such as TM'S & Pokemon ect. If there is a game corner in Pokemon Black & White, what Pokemon & TM'S might you be able to win and what new games might be introduced?

Kon~
May 21st, 2010, 08:42 AM
I personally would like to see a return for the roulette wheels from R/S/E, but since the scrapping of gambling internationally, the chances of this are pretty much nil. :/

shookie
May 21st, 2010, 08:53 AM
I originally didn't like the slot machines or the game corners, mostly because I was really bad at them...then last night I spent some time on the machines and got to 11 uninterrupted bonus rounds, so I actually wouldn't mind if they implemented them again in B&W. They've dealt with the international issues in the past by adding different games to different versions (Voltorb Flip was for non-Japanese games only) so I'm sure they'll do that again.

The Corrupt Plague
May 21st, 2010, 09:16 AM
I have bad feeling about this. They already cut it in HG/SS and replaced it with that stupid Voltorb Flip due to a new law in the EU and they also butchered it in the US version for some demented reason. I don't think we will see anything even resembling a Gamecorner in BW, it's just going to be that same censored garbage.

Went
May 21st, 2010, 09:22 AM
Since I must be the only person alive who loves Voltorb Flip and has got over 20,000 coins playing that addictive mini-game, I hope they bring it back, although I'd actually want them to introduce a completely different mini-game as well. Variety is always good!

And chances of the slot machines coming back: 0% as long as the EU doesn't remove that law. Something I can't see happening in a foreseeable future.

Timbjerr
May 21st, 2010, 09:23 AM
I actually like the voltorb Flip better than the slot machines. It's a lot easier to win big once you start thinking analytically. XD

However, I do think it also sucks all the fun out of it. D:

I saw a suggestion a while back. I can't remember who said it, but they basically said that if GameFreak wises up to the fact that slot machines are being taken out if international releases, they should try to overhaul the game corner in GenV to be more universally appropriate. The suggestion that followed was to turn the game corner into an arcade, with pokemon themed minigames based off arcade classics like Space Invader, Galaga, Breakout, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Missile Defense, etc. I think it could appeal to western censors and be quite a bit of fun. :D

Yingxue
May 21st, 2010, 02:27 PM
I hope they don't butcher it for the international release, but I think they likely will :(

But that's okay, I usually import anyway. It'd be a problem if Game Freak themselves decide not to put the game corner in the game, but I imagine they'd come up with something clever to replace it (or, sadly, scrap it all together ;-; )

Guy
May 21st, 2010, 04:29 PM
Since I must be the only person alive who loves Voltorb Flip and has got over 20,000 coins playing that addictive mini-game, I hope they bring it back, although I'd actually want them to introduce a completely different mini-game as well. Variety is always good!

And chances of the slot machines coming back: 0% as long as the EU doesn't remove that law. Something I can't see happening in a foreseeable future.
I liked the Voltorb Flip in that I could actually play it. I was never all that great with the slot machines, so when I heard HG/SS was bringing in something new I was pretty much all in favor for it. I spent probably like hours just hanging around in the Game Corner trying to collect more and more coins. Although, I'm not great to have collected over thousands yet, I still find them more enjoying than the slot machines. I agree in that if this is to make a return in Black and White, then a bit of variety is called for.

As for the slot machines I see their chance of coming back slim to none - at least outside of Japan anyway. With the current law in Europe, I know it doesn't stand a chance and if anything goes to show, America may as well follow in using the same Game Corner input as well.

A Pixy
May 21st, 2010, 05:02 PM
Considering I won't get to see that Clefable slot machine ever again, I don't really care.

This is making me sad. U_U

Thorns
May 21st, 2010, 05:05 PM
I wouldn't care if they took the actual games out completely out of the rest of the PKMN games, I just wish they let us get coins the fast way, via buying.

Like how can I get 9999 coins from Voltorb Flip? I can barely get 500..

Tyrantrum
May 21st, 2010, 05:14 PM
I hate the Voltorb flip. One, I can't figure it out, and two, I like the Game Corner a lot better, with he slot machines.

PiPVoda
May 21st, 2010, 06:03 PM
I hate the voltorb flip. Nintendo really let me down with the game corner in HG/SS. Bring back the slot machines and maybe add in some arcade games to shut up European and American censorship agencies who are only hating because they never got to experience a game as fun when they were younger xD.

Forever
May 21st, 2010, 10:38 PM
The game will be Voltorb Flip like in the others and there will be no Pokemon to be won, there will be a key to unlock some person after 500 coins. This is most likely when Huin city is taken over by the new villians, which will be essential to the plot. After this you can get TMs, and as for Pokemon, they can be obtained an alternative way.

Masterge77
May 24th, 2010, 09:58 AM
If the ESRB even TOUCHES Isshu's slot machines and replaces it with Voltorb Sh*t, I am gonna, well, let's hope I dont, but you know what I think of Voltorb Flip:

I HATE VOLTORB
I HATE MINESWEEPER
I HATE VOLTORB FLIP
IT'S TOO F***ING HARD
ESRB RUINED MY CHILDHOOD!!!!!!

Maybe Issu will not have slots at all and have an arcade instead with Pokemon-ified versions of classic arcade games like Mario Bros. Donkey Kong, Pac-Man (you missed Google Pac-Man, it was fun) and Space invaders, but knowing NOA, they will probably think it's the slots and replace it with Voltorb Flip (albeit it's the same one from HG/SS with the same map and same NPC's with the same dialouge) even though Voltorb (which I think, along with Electrode, is the most unoriginal idea for a Pokemon ever) may not even be in the Isshu Pokedex, Face it, America is never going to see the slots again thanks to ESRB (I hate them anymore for what they did to my childhood)

Voltorb Flip is too hard, and it does'nt give much coins, the slots were so much easier and give out 5 times more coins, but the ESRB does not care, they just want to make a very difficult mini-game out of the once-was slots, I just want a Porygon damnit!!!

Mortalis
May 24th, 2010, 10:03 AM
I don't like Voltorb flip at all ... I'd much rather do with the roulette and such. So much more fun and easier to win. :3

リュザキ
May 24th, 2010, 10:15 AM
Anything but the Voltorb flip. I played it, got my Dratini then never touched it again. It's easy when you think, but boring as all heck.

McNoob
May 24th, 2010, 10:25 AM
I love Voltorb Flip. At first, I was very against it, but once I realized it wasn't just a minesweeper game and there was actual thinking evolved, I got hooked. I currently have over 10,000 coins, which is more than I ever had in previous games. So here's to hoping they keep VF and add other games as well!

Kon~
May 24th, 2010, 10:40 AM
I wouldn't mind Voltorb Flip as long as I could still buy coins. It takes far too long to save up coins from a game that's hard to play and so terribly slow that it made me almost smash my screen trying to speed up the text a little.

Myles
May 24th, 2010, 10:41 AM
I would be sad to see Voltorb Flip go. I would like to see an arcade where Voltorb Flip is just one of the games. The slot machines were boring. I'd say this time around Japan won't be getting the slot machines either.

Rich Boy Rob
May 24th, 2010, 10:45 AM
I haven't played Voltorb flip yet (I still haven't got HGSS annoyingly). But I think thy could get around the new laws by replacing the slots with those penny push machines you get in arcades. I mean those are played by everyone for like; 2-80 years old, so I don't see why it should need to be censored.
You would just have to tap on the screen were you want to drop the coin and then it would drop down to the boom and then you could see if anything got pushed off.

If you're wondering what I'm on about I mean one of these:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Arcade_Coin_Pusher,_detail.jpg

Kon~
May 24th, 2010, 10:51 AM
I haven't played Voltorb flip yet (I still haven't got HGSS annoyingly). But I think thy could get around the new laws by replacing the slots with those penny push machines you get in arcades. I mean those are played by everyone for like; 2-80 years old, so I don't see why it should need to be censored.

If you're wondering what I'm on about I mean one of these:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8e/Arcade_Coin_Pusher,_detail.jpg

I would love GameFreak so much if they put one of those in! Those things are addictive, and it would be awesome to make Pokémon themed versions!

You know how sometimes there are, like, keyrings or toys in there that have the chance of falling down too? Well, maybe there could be potions or Pokédolls, and perhaps the odd TM on big wins?

Hoenn
May 24th, 2010, 10:53 AM
I would love GameFreak so much if they put one of those in! Those things are addictive, and it would be awesome to make Pokémon themed versions!

You know how sometimes there are, like, keyrings or toys in there that have the chance of falling down too? Well, maybe there could be potions or Pokédolls, and perhaps the odd TM on big wins?

Yeah, that woudn't be a bad idea actually :P

JAK3
May 24th, 2010, 11:44 AM
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald's Game Corner's were awesome, so many choices, and it was definitely addicting when you played! Now, the problem with the Game Corner's in R/S/E is that you couldn't win Pokemon! I would like to see that happen.

ThePinkDragon
May 24th, 2010, 02:24 PM
Since I must be the only person alive who loves Voltorb Flip and has got over 20,000 coins playing that addictive mini-game, I hope they bring it back, although I'd actually want them to introduce a completely different mini-game as well. Variety is always good!

And chances of the slot machines coming back: 0% as long as the EU doesn't remove that law. Something I can't see happening in a foreseeable future.

This! I love love love Voltorb Flip! I've been hanging around Goldenrod for the past week so I can keep going back and playing some more! I've gotten to about 15,000 coins altogether so far. It so easy once you figure out the math!

Mew396
May 24th, 2010, 02:49 PM
I just hope that if they can't bring the slots back in the US then they will come up with something better than voltorb flip because winning coins on that is too hard especially when you can't just buy them anymore.

Red1530
May 24th, 2010, 03:55 PM
If the ESRB even TOUCHES Isshu's slot machines and replaces it with Voltorb Sh*t, I am gonna, well, let's hope I dont, but you know what I think of Voltorb Flip:

I HATE VOLTORB
I HATE MINESWEEPER
I HATE VOLTORB FLIP
IT'S TOO F***ING HARD
ESRB RUINED MY CHILDHOOD!!!!!!

Maybe Issu will not have slots at all and have an arcade instead with Pokemon-ified versions of classic arcade games like Mario Bros. Donkey Kong, Pac-Man (you missed Google Pac-Man, it was fun) and Space invaders, but knowing NOA, they will probably think it's the slots and replace it with Voltorb Flip (albeit it's the same one from HG/SS with the same map and same NPC's with the same dialouge) even though Voltorb (which I think, along with Electrode, is the most unoriginal idea for a Pokemon ever) may not even be in the Isshu Pokedex, Face it, America is never going to see the slots again thanks to ESRB (I hate them anymore for what they did to my childhood)

Voltorb Flip is too hard, and it does'nt give much coins, the slots were so much easier and give out 5 times more coins, but the ESRB does not care, they just want to make a very difficult mini-game out of the once-was slots, I just want a Porygon damnit!!!The removal of the slot machines in HeartGold and SoulSilver was due to an EU anti-gambling law not an ESRB decision. I think there is a 97% chance that it will be butchered in the international version, a 1% chance it is also butchered in the Japanese version, a 1% chane it is preserved in the United States but butchered in the EU, and 1% chance it will be preserved even in the EU to garner a higher rating. The reason they may go for the higher rating is to attract an older demographic.

TheAppleFreak
May 24th, 2010, 04:22 PM
IF Game Freak manages to bypass the EU regulation on gambling (or screws them over like they did in D/P/Pt), maybe restoring the slots + Voltorb Flip + the roulette from R/S/E + Pokémon-ified versions of classic arcade games. For the EU releases, just remove the slots and the roulette.

Let's face it, if the entire region is in full 3D, then surely there's enough space on the game card to fit a few extra minigames.

ThePinkDragon
May 24th, 2010, 04:22 PM
What's kind of sad about this is most people hate Voltorb Flip simply because they don't know how to play it. It's simple addition on a grid!

Slots are boring. Voltorb Flip actually requires you to use your brain for a little while and it's really easy to win when you calm down and think logically. Rather than sit there with my DS in my hand and press a button to pull the lever every few seconds. Talk about a snoozefest.

I would like to see this game come back with a couple other interactive games that actually require a brain. I realize most of you love Pokèmon because of the mindlessness, but it doesn't hurt to think every once-in-a-while. ;)

HugSomebody
May 24th, 2010, 04:31 PM
Anything but the Voltorb flip. I played it, got my Dratini then never touched it again. It's easy when you think, but boring as all heck.

I did the same. :o The suspense in the game was fun at first but then it got old pretty fast. For the new game corner, I hope they include Voltorb Flip and some other arcade games for variety.

dooxer
May 24th, 2010, 05:47 PM
anyone up for pokemon pinball? another round of screen-headbutting on the house lol... i honestly like the idea, but if they put in a mini pokemon pinball there are going to be screen-repairs worldwide.

Bloothump
May 24th, 2010, 06:17 PM
I actually like the voltorb Flip better than the slot machines. It's a lot easier to win big once you start thinking analytically. XD

However, I do think it also sucks all the fun out of it. D:

I saw a suggestion a while back. I can't remember who said it, but they basically said that if GameFreak wises up to the fact that slot machines are being taken out if international releases, they should try to overhaul the game corner in GenV to be more universally appropriate. The suggestion that followed was to turn the game corner into an arcade, with pokemon themed minigames based off arcade classics like Space Invader, Galaga, Breakout, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Missile Defense, etc. I think it could appeal to western censors and be quite a bit of fun. :D

This.
This so much.
As Masterge said, we could have PACMAN. Of course, it would be changed to Munchlax, and considering he's a normal type, it would make sense that he couldn't eat the ghosts (shuppets?) until after eating big white circles.
And as Smoochum said, Whack-a-Diglett. Centipede: caterpie, or a new centipede pokemon from gen 5. Breakout/Pong could use Hariyama's hands as platforms.

Lanturnista
May 24th, 2010, 06:36 PM
I never liked the slot machines. I haven't played HG/SS yet, so I can't say anything about Voltorb Flip. However, I would like there to be a variety of mini-games in the Game Corner, possibly like the ones from Platinum's Wi-Fi Plaza.

Kirbychu
May 24th, 2010, 07:24 PM
I think the slot machines are going to be removed due to the issues regarding them in HGSS. I would love to see the Game Corner become more like an arcade.

Myles
May 24th, 2010, 09:32 PM
The removal of the slot machines in HeartGold and SoulSilver was due to an EU anti-gambling law not an ESRB decision. I think there is a 97% chance that it will be butchered in the international version, a 1% chance it is also butchered in the Japanese version, a 1% chane it is preserved in the United States but butchered in the EU, and 1% chance it will be preserved even in the EU to garner a higher rating. The reason they may go for the higher rating is to attract an older demographic.

Most of the censorship they've done in international releases (removing religious symbols, adding extra clothing to some people, different skinned Jynx, changing Registeel pose, etc.) have been changed for the Japanese versions in remakes and new versions. So I think the 1% for in Japan too is more than a 1% chance.

Azzurra
May 24th, 2010, 10:17 PM
Maybe, just maybe they're going to revert back to giving Pokemon away as apposed to giving away TM's and such.

GoldvsRed
May 26th, 2010, 11:27 AM
Slot Machines are boring, Voltorb Flip is boring, and the mini-games in the Stadium series were freakin' awesome.

Ryden
May 26th, 2010, 11:30 AM
I'm really hoping they won't pull out the slot machines in the NA release like they did for SS/HG...course for this to even apply they'd have to put them in Black and White jap release to begin with...oh gods I hope they don't pull the whole slot machines concept right out of Pokemon >_<

560cool.
May 26th, 2010, 11:41 AM
We'll get the Voltorb Flip again (I can sense it, but probably with a new Pokemon) and some other minigame addititions which make no reference to gambling.
I'm in the middle anywyas. Just do what you can !

dieter57
May 26th, 2010, 12:24 PM
i despise voltorb flip with a very, very, strong passion. The 3rd gen had the greatest game corner ever!!! i would sometimes play emerald just to go there. i hope gen five gives it back.

Kon~
May 26th, 2010, 12:26 PM
wack-a-Bidoof
YES.
This would hold so much win that many people would suffer awesomplosion of the DS.

cobraman228
May 26th, 2010, 12:33 PM
1 Game isn't enough for a "Game Corner", I'd say add a bunch of mini games, but KEEP THE BLOODY ... GAMBLING MACHINES :P lol, whatever the hell they're called, just keep'em, their cool... pleasy ;( lol