Nintendo 64 Owners Take a Trip to the Golden Nugget

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First Gambling Game for Nintendo 64 to Bring Casino Action Home

Las Vegas, NV, January 11, 1999 -- The thrill and excitement of casino action will find a home on the Nintendo 64(r) as Westwood Studios today shipped Golden Nugget 64. Golden Nugget 64, the first casino game to be released for the N64, will feature exciting reproductions of 15 different casino games in full 3D. From the bells of the slot machines to the tumbling dice of craps, Golden Nugget will be one of the most enjoyable gambling games available for a home console.

The games included on Golden Nugget 64 are:

  • 5-card stud
  • 7-card stud
  • Blackjack
  • Texas Hold'em
  • Craps
  • Roulette
  • Mini-Baccarat
  • Slot machines
  • Money Wheel (Big Six)
  • Video poker

"When you can't make it to the casino, Golden Nugget 64 will bring the excitement of casino gaming to you," said Mark Skaggs, executive producer of Golden Nugget 64. "The casino games are so realistic and fun that players will be able to use Golden Nugget 64 to learn and practice before taking that next trip to Las Vegas or Atlantic City."

Up to four players can compete against each other in Golden Nugget as they try to beat the house in one of the world's most famous casinos.

The Games People Play line of games is published by Westwood Studios and also includes Hearts, Spades & Euchre for the PC.

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Westwood Studios is a prominent publisher of best-selling PC and next-generation console games. Formed in 1985, Westwood Studios has released several popular titles including: Dune II, the Lands of Lore series, the Kyrandia adventure trilogy, Monopoly (r) for the Internet, the Games People Play series, Blade Runner and the Command & Conquer product line. Westwood is a wholly owned subsidiary of Electronic Arts.

Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of $909 million for fiscal 1998. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for personal computers and advanced entertainment systems such as the PlayStation® and the Nintendo 64 (r). Electronic Arts markets its products under seven brand names: Electronic Arts, EA SPORTS, Maxis, Origin Systems Inc., Bullfrog, Westwood Studios and Jane's (r) Combat Simulations. EA has international subsidiaries and distribution in more than 75 countries worldwide. The company has 11 major development operations located throughout the world based in San Mateo, Irvine and Walnut Creek, Calif.; Baltimore, Maryland; Austin, Texas; Maitland, Florida; Seattle, Washington; Las Vegas, Nevada; Vancouver, British Columbia; the United Kingdom and Japan. More information about EA's products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at

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