Big Otto's Casino
by David Lubar
"Thanks, Mrs. Zambini," I said as my last customer of the day paid me. Phew. I'd
been mowing lawns all week and I was beat. But now for the good part --
spending the money.
I stopped at my friend Mike's house on the way into town. It's even more fun
spending money when you bring someone along. We headed for Video Kingdom.
They had a great selection of games, and the prices were pretty good.
"Watcha gonna get?" Mike asked as we walked into the store.
"I think Destructo III," I said. "I heard it has twice as much blood splatter as
And that's what I picked from the shelves when we got to the store. It looked
Check this out," Mike said, grabbing a box from the bottom shelf. "Big Otto's
Casino. And it's only five bucks."
I shook my head. "At that price, it has to stink."
"I don't know," Mike said. "Remember Space Masher? That was only eight
"Yeah, and it was pretty good." I held my hand out for the box. "Let me see."
Mike passed the box to me. I checked the screen shots on the back. The graphics
actually looked pretty good. And I had enough money for both games. "Sure," I
said. "Why not."