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Casinos. A place of gambling and neon lights. But it also turns out that they make good Video Game Settings.
These tend to be wacky. And big. A level filled with giant poker chips, playing cards, roulettes and the like. Most likely as platforms, or hazards. Slot machines usually have an effect on gameplay. Most commonly found in platformers. Seems to be present regardless of the Periphery Demographic's age.
They could also be more realistic, but if it's really grounded in reality, just don't bother.
Not to be confused with Minigame Zone, although they may overlap.
- Sonic the Hedgehog:
- Sonic Heroes is the Trope Namer, with Casino Park, and is followed by Bingo Highway.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 2 has Casino Night Zone. This level also returns in Sonic Generations as downloadable content in the form of a themed pinball table.
- It also appears in the 3DS version as an exclusive normal level to that version of the game.
- Sonic Adventure has Casinopolis.
- Sonic Advance has Casino Paradise.
- Sonic the Hedgehog 4 has Casino Street Zone.
- Sonic Rivals 2 has Neon Palace.
- Sonic R has a small part of this in Radical City.
- Sonic Rush Series has Night Carnival.
- Sonic Battle has Night Babylon.
- Sonic Pocket Adventure has Cosmic Casino.
- Super Mario Bros.:
- Super Mario Sunshine has "Casino Delfino" in Sirena Beach's Hotel Delfino. It is a little less wacky than most examples of this trope, but isn't normal enough. Played straight with King Boo's arena.
- Mario Hoops 3-On-3 has Jr. Street, which features a slot machine that affects the score when you shoot or dunk.
- Mario Sports Mix has Bowser Jr. Blvd., which lacks the slot machine but has icons on the ground that affect the points when a player scores while standing on one.
- Mario Party 4s Goomba's Greedy Gala board, where progression is dependent on getting lucky with a roulette wheel (although the more coins you're willing to pay to Goomba, the more likely the roulette wheel is to send you in the direction of the star) and two of the regions are connected by an oversized felt table that you slide down on a giant chip.
- Mario Party 7's Neon Heights board is a combination of this and Broadway.
- Wario Land: Shake It! has an area in World 3 called City of Neon, consisting of Glittertown and Neon City.
- Parts of Delight City in NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams are lit up with flashy neons and bright shapes. Much like the real Las Vegas, though, the other parts resemble a more ordinary city.
- Elite Beat Agents has the "Rock This Town" level.
- Mega Man Battle Network: Transmission The Arcade level. Everything in it screams "casino", while having nothing to do with arcades...
- Ape Escape 2 has Casino City as its eighth level. The stage prominently features slot machines that allow the player to rack up a large amount of coins.
- Part of Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus is set in Mesa City, a place big on gambling. As such, the city has a lot of casinos, and several levels take place inside them.
- Ratchet And Clank: Up Your Arsenal features a level with several slot machines.
- Every Dragon Quest game after the first has a "casino town" where you can gamble to get new equipment.
- F Zero GX has Vegas Palace (AKA Casino Palace, depending on the region).
- Dead Rising 2 is set in the town of Fortune City, a replacement for Las Vegas after it was bombed due to a zombie outbreak.
- Rainbow Six: Vegas naturally has several of these.
- Fallout: New Vegas, obviously.
- Fallout 2 had New Reno.
- Casino Land in MadWorld.
- Metal Wolf Chaos has a level near the end where you duke it out in a casino at the start.
- The third mission in Bonanza Bros. takes place in a casino. Depending on whether or not you're playing a Bowdlerized version, either the Casino Executives are corrupt and you're stealing evidence, you're testing an elaborate security system, or it's just a straight-up heist.
- High Rollerz from Gruntz.
- Stage 2 of Parodius Da! is Las Vegas-themed. Watch out that you don't get stepped on by the giant showgirl.