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PACHI-SLOT BIOHAZARD: COMPLETE COVERAGE
Released in Japan on July 2008 by Yamasa Entertainment (in direct
cooperation with Capcom), Pachi-slot Biohazard is an
arcade game for the japanese "pachinko" machines. This non-canon
title follows the storyline of Biohazard (Rebirth), although
with some changes such as Barry helping Chris, Jill wearing her
Last Escape outfit and Wesker monitoring our heroes in an
Development began on 2006 with the creation of a short CGI promo
trailer that focused on Chris Redfield and
Jill Valentine fighting zombies and various B.O.W.s in the
Arklay Research Facility. On late 2008, Capcom and Yamasa
Entertainment released the Official Soundtrack CD for „1,980.
It included 50 tracks in total. Most of them were original
pieces created for this title, such as the theme song "Zero Ground"
composed by Satoshi Ise from Capcom and performed by artists Mr.K, Mr.B, Mr.C and Mr.D.
The gameplay of Pachi-slot Biohazard
basically consists with the player (as Chris or Jill) gaining
points to continue the story by inserting coins into the
pachinko. Unlike in most slot-machines, the player has to pull
down a lever and repeatedly press a button to shoot the enemies.
Depending on the combination of the 4 squares in the wheel, the
player will be able to make a certain ammount of damage. If
nothing is done when prompted, Barry or Rebecca will show up to
finish the enemy.
Wesker Mode: in this mode, Chris or Jill
have to defeat 49 enemies that Wesker releases from his hideout. Once the
player has succesfully defeated them all, there's a
scripted sequence where Wesker is shot in the
arm, thus winning the game.
This is not the first time Capcom licenses their
franchises to pachinko machines, with other cases being
Devil May Cry and Onimusha series, proving to be a
successful niche in the japanese market with various releases
Download promotional footage (DivX, 238MB)