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At the end of the day, Vegas Stakes neither turns in a loss or a significant gain – it simply is what it is, a casino sim with a fair variety of different gambling games and a bit of non-player character interaction thrown in as an aside. But as the first game of its type to hit the Virtual Console, it also serves as a potential proof of concept and call to action for digital download developers working on Wii.
If you're a gambling fan, I highly recommend this title. If you're not, maybe you'll discover something good!
Father time has grabbed a switch off the tree and delivered a proverbial beat down to Vegas Stakes. When it originally came out for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993, this collection of five parlor classics was one of just a few gambling compilations available for home consoles. However, now that Nintendo has made Vegas Stakes available once again on the Wii's Virtual Console service, there are a near-infinite number of gambling collections out there for a multitude of platforms, and most of them provide a wider selection of casino staples than the ones included here.