by Interplay Productions
You wonder around the casino and play poker, roulette, or slot machines. You bet and win chips and then exchange them for money whenever you like. The interaction is done via a cursor, everything is viewed from first-person perspective. You come to the casino on a taxi - will you be able to leave it in your own limousine?
The graphics in the game are pretty good. The physical casino looks like a real casino, the fancy floors and walls are a bit stereotypical, but they convey the feel of the casino. The casino games look great in this game. The card games are easy on the eyes thanks to the clean layout and large cards. The roulette game has a nice fading effect all over it. The slots have a ton of unique designs on them that give the game a burst of personality.
Got Vegas on your mind? Is the sound of dollar coins ringing in the payout pan calling to you? Virgin Interactive Entertainment is giving you a means to scratch that itch with Caesars Palace. Created with the help of the Caesars' Palace casino gaming experts, this one-player wagering wonder brings you all the famous gambling mecca's action and the chance to be a high roller — without laying every cent you own on the line to make it happen.
Like the Caesars Palace Game Gear version also reviewed in this issue, the name of the game is total gambling realism. The object is to become a high roller and walk away with the loot. Gaining high-roller status allows you into areas where minimum bets are $ 1,000 and maximum bets get upwards of $50,000. The key to success is either betting conservatively, pressing your bets when you feel you have an advantage, or being aggressive and throwing fate (and quite possibly your money) to the wind. We can't tell you which is best, because we don't control Lady Luck. What we can say is that if you have ever entertained dreams of being a big-time gambler, or you love to pit yourself against the odds, then Caesars Palace is a game you should spend some time with.
2005-09-25 Caesars Palace is a casino game, including craps, roulette and blackjack.