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Parlor! Pro 2 (PlayStation)

Parlor! Pro 2 Screenshots

PlayStation version

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The game starts with a seemingly unrelated animated sequence showing an 'Independence Day' style invasion  of earth.

The game starts with a seemingly unrelated animated sequence showing an 'Independence Day' style invasion of earth.

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The game's Start screen. From here there are three options. One plays the ROAD STAR machines, another views winning lines, and a third starts a story

The game's Start screen. From here there are three options. One plays the ROAD STAR machines, another views winning lines, and a third starts a story

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation This is the machine selection screen. the left/right buttons swap between the machines and the circle makes the selection

This is the machine selection screen. the left/right buttons swap between the machines and the circle makes the selection

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The ROAD STAR machine. The green control in the lower right sets the power at which the balls are fired. The tiles in the central window are not on a reel, their rotate around their vertical axis

The ROAD STAR machine. The green control in the lower right sets the power at which the balls are fired. The tiles in the central window are not on a reel, their rotate around their vertical axis

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. The cross button brings up a set of game configuration and statistics options

ROAD STAR. The cross button brings up a set of game configuration and statistics options

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. This control increases the cost of each ball. It was 2.5G and it has been changed to 3.5G. 
In the pachinko parlor this cannot be changed

ROAD STAR. This control increases the cost of each ball. It was 2.5G and it has been changed to 3.5G. In the pachinko parlor this cannot be changed

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation This control allows individual pin positions to be altered. It's available on all machines in this simulation

This control allows individual pin positions to be altered. It's available on all machines in this simulation

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. When the balls hit a specific target the central reels spin. The outer reels stop first. If there's a chance of a winning line the players view zooms in on the spinning central reel

ROAD STAR. When the balls hit a specific target the central reels spin. The outer reels stop first. If there's a chance of a winning line the players view zooms in on the spinning central reel

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. A winning line triggers an animated sequence where the guy parachutes into her car. She seems pleased to see him.

ROAD STAR. A winning line triggers an animated sequence where the guy parachutes into her car. She seems pleased to see him.

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. After getting a winning line and viewing the animated sequence there then follows a long period looking at this screen while the machine pays out

ROAD STAR. After getting a winning line and viewing the animated sequence there then follows a long period looking at this screen while the machine pays out

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The ROAD STAR bonus feature naturally features the main characters driving across America. As long as the player keeps hitting the target they keep driving

The ROAD STAR bonus feature naturally features the main characters driving across America. As long as the player keeps hitting the target they keep driving

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The ROAD STAR bonus feature. As long as the player keeps hitting the target they keep driving and driving

The ROAD STAR bonus feature. As long as the player keeps hitting the target they keep driving and driving

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The ROAD STAR bonus feature. As long as the player keeps hitting the target they keep driving and driving and driving

The ROAD STAR bonus feature. As long as the player keeps hitting the target they keep driving and driving and driving

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. The scenery the couple pass through on the bonus drive shows different US landmarks

ROAD STAR. The scenery the couple pass through on the bonus drive shows different US landmarks

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation ROAD STAR. The final scene of the bonus drive

ROAD STAR. The final scene of the bonus drive

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation This is an in-game option that shows the player's performance

This is an in-game option that shows the player's performance

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The second option from the main menu gives the player options to view the different ROAD STAR backgrounds while spinning the symbols.

The second option from the main menu gives the player options to view the different ROAD STAR backgrounds while spinning the symbols.

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The third option from the main menu invokes what the manual refers to as the STORY

The third option from the main menu invokes what the manual refers to as the STORY

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation In the STORY the player can visit different locations among which are pachinko parlors

In the STORY the player can visit different locations among which are pachinko parlors

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation Playing the STORY. In the pachinko parlor the player moves the hand to select a row of machines. There are two types of machine here, ROAD STAR and another

Playing the STORY. In the pachinko parlor the player moves the hand to select a row of machines. There are two types of machine here, ROAD STAR and another

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation Having selected the bank of HANA MIDZUKI machines to play the player then selects a specific machine with the left/right arrows

Having selected the bank of HANA MIDZUKI machines to play the player then selects a specific machine with the left/right arrows

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The HANA MIDZUKI machine plays the same as ROAD STAR or any other pachinko machine, it's the animations and bonuses that differ

The HANA MIDZUKI machine plays the same as ROAD STAR or any other pachinko machine, it's the animations and bonuses that differ

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation The outside reels stop first. If they match the player's view zooms in on the central spinning reel. HANA MIDZUKI offers a second chance at a win by dealing potentially matching cards

The outside reels stop first. If they match the player's view zooms in on the central spinning reel. HANA MIDZUKI offers a second chance at a win by dealing potentially matching cards

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation HANA MIDZUKI. When the player gets a winning line they are treated to a karaoke song by this young lady.

HANA MIDZUKI. When the player gets a winning line they are treated to a karaoke song by this young lady.

Parlor! Pro 2 PlayStation HANA MIDZUKI. The karaoke song by this young lady, played when a winning line is achieved, shows several pictures of her in traditional dress.

HANA MIDZUKI. The karaoke song by this young lady, played when a winning line is achieved, shows several pictures of her in traditional dress.