CEDAR FALLS, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phantom EFX, the No. 1 publisher of PC card and casino games, today announces their two fall releases - Reel Deal Casino Gold Rush and Reel Deal Slots Ghost Town. Offering the first sports book that is a live feed from the Vegas casinos, Gold Rush provides unmatched realism while Ghost Town offers nearly 30 new slots.
â€œLast fall, our slots title was our most successful release to date and we anticipate that Slots Gold Rush will surpass those numbers,â€ said Aaron Schurman, Director and CEO of Phantom EFX. â€œAlso, with the addition of the sports book and race book in our online casino, we are confident that a whole new crop of players will join the Phantom community and that our previous players will be blown away by the new offerings.â€
Reel Deal Casino Gold Rush is the first PC casino title to provide the online subscription community with a live-feed sports book direct from the Vegas casinos. When players enter the sports book, they will see real-time scores, odds, stats and results from their favorite sports teams â€“ including NCAA sports, pro sports and NASCAR. A race book will also be present, where players can bet on dog and horse racing. Additionally, new to Gold Rush are three new Shuffle Master Games (Ultimate Texas Hold â€˜Em, Bad Beat Texas Hold â€˜Em and Black Jack Press), an Old West card game called Faro, five new video poker machines and 11 brand new slots.
Offering 27 brand new 5-Reel and 3-Reel slots from which to choose, the Ghost Town slot engines identically emulate casino play and offers brand new, interactive bonus rounds and prize vaults. There are also new five and nine-line machines that are similar to 3-reel mechanicals with multiple pay lines. With the best graphics to date on a Phantom slots title, Ghost Town brings new animation features that allow players to unlock both friendly and mischievous ghosts to either help or hinder their slots play.
Both new titles channel the excitement of the Old West by opening with two new movies that validate Phantomâ€™s superior graphics. The opening reel of Casino Gold Rush features a player piano and an old bar brawl. A closer look reveals that the accurate piano keys are in fact being played with the correct notches in the player piano music scroll. Ghost Town opens with the Phantom EFX Saloon - an old, abandoned drinking establishment. As old slot favorites and new slot introductions come to life in the saloon, residents of the ghost town fade in and out.
Most unique to Gold Rush and Ghost Town (and all Phantom EFX games) is the online option where players can choose basic, free online play or upgrade to subscriber status â€“ allowing all players to chat and play against Phantom EFX friends from all over the world. By becoming a subscriber, players are given access to the monthly-added slots for free and can participate in exclusive VIP tournaments held by real Pit Bosses. Also new for online subscribers is the ability to see where they are ranked in each game they play, climbing the rankings and receiving invitations to extreme high-dollar â€œInvitational Tournaments.â€ Additionally, subscribers have the opportunity to start or join player guilds by challenging other subscribers in Guild vs. Guild tournaments. All players can experience in-suite tables, mall items, QUEST generator and â€œLooking for Partyâ€ option that allows players to find others looking to get events and games started. All titles come with a free, 30-day trial of the subscription mode and players can upgrade to permanent subscription status for as low as $7.99 a month.
Reel Deal Casino Gold Rush and Reel Deal Slots Ghost Town have an MSRP of $19.95. Both titles are now available for preorder on the Phantom EFX Web site at www.PhantomEFX.com.
About Phantom EFX
Phantom EFX, headquartered in Cedar Falls, Iowa, is a game company that creates ultra-realistic experiences that come to life on a personal computer for Windows and Linux. With top notch talent, facilities, resources, and a relaxed Midwest atmosphere, Phantom EFX creates Slots and Casino titles that are fresher, more entertaining and graphically superior to the present market offerings.