"We know that new games in particular are again and again responsible for grand results in terms of returns. And that is why we are banking on launching a new Premium Game every month", says Karin Scheidl, marketing manager of TAB-Austria. All networked Silverball terminals will be automatically updated in the coming days, because updates are transmitted free of charge via the Internet. A total of 25 Premium Games have come out since the start of our OTM offensive in the spring of 2005. Six more are in the pipeline for this year – one each month.
But the assortment is what makes the difference: "It is important to offer a good assortment. Which is why we don't only provide diversity in our annual updates. Action, Strategy, Skill, Adult, Quiz and Cards are the categories from which more than 180 games are available. A Silverball is simply very versatile. Besides this, with its online link, in addition to tournaments and Premium Games, access to the Internet and e-mail are also available. Networked terminals simply have more going for them."
The number of head-2-head games also rises along with the number of Premium Games, Letter Quest being one of them. Battleship, Chains II and Secret are strategy games; Nevada (our January game) is a quiz game, and Arkanoid Battle is a game of strategy that can also be played in the head-2-head mode. "Premium Games make it possible for us to react very rapidly to current trends from the gaming world. Our customers do not have to wait until the next annual update for new developments to become available. We supply these on a monthly basis."
Not only our Premium Games provide Silverball owners with well-filled coffers. Regular international tournaments also provide for bustling popularity. "At least four times a year we organise tournaments in which participants from all over the world compete for coveted prizes." Relevant promotion materials can be ordered by providers and proprietors directly from TAB-Austria.
In addition to everything new concerning Silverball, owners of Virtual Pinball also have something to look forward to. "The eighth game in total will be completed before this fall", Ms Scheidl revealed.