Mario Roulette (found arcade game; 1991)
Mario Roulette is an arcade game developed by Konami in 1991. It uses graphics from the 1990 Super Nintendo game Super Mario World.
The gameplay is a basic roulette game, and upon winning, the game dispenses medals which the player can exchange for prizes at the arcade. Items that would be included in the game are the Super Mushroom, Fire Flower, Cape Feather, and Starman. As well as Mario and Yoshi, Peach and Bowser also make an appearance. If the player would get Peach/Bowser as the center icon, it would determine if the player wins/loses the round (Peach = wins, Bowser = losses).
On February 1st 2019, Vvmax found the files on Emuparadise and downloaded them but didn’t post them.
On December 29th, 2019, Eric Chung (known online as Shoutime) dumped and published the ROM on the MAME' dumping Google group. On January 20th, 2020, a YouTube video was uploaded showcasing an early MAME emulation, to which since has been fully emulated correctly. The ROM was officially released with MAME version 0.218 on February 1st, 2020.
- Mario Wiki article on Mario Roulette. Retrieved 22 Jan '19
- Technical aspects from Mario Roulette (Japanese only). Retrieved 17 Sept '19
- Arcade Museum site which has flyers promoting the game. Retrieved 17 Sept '19
- Nintendo Enthusiast article on the game. Retrieved 27 Jan '20