Playtech rolls out the first certified shooter game for the UK Market, Space Hunter™

Leading gambling tech company Playtech has announced the release of its new Shoot for Cash series—the first certified Casino shooter game in the UK market created by Origins, their content studio.

The Shoot for Cash series begins with Space Hunter™ , taking retro arcade-style gameplay and brings it to the world of Casino play, bringing a new twist to a classic format. As the first game of its kind to be authorized for the UK market, Space Hunter™: Shoot for Cash represents a major opportunity to attract fans of arcade classics.

In the game, players control power cannons, shooting spaceships for wins. The bigger the ship, the bigger the payout. In the Free Shots mode, cannons have different power level, increasing the potential for a successful hit. The Supernova Explosion feature, on the other hand, destroys all ships in the surrounding area for a major win boost.

“We’re very excited by the potential of Space Hunter™ and the Shoot for Cash series. For over 40 years, arcade shooters have been a huge favorite with gamers, and bringing this style of gameplay to slots offers something genuinely fresh in regulated casino markets,” Eran Gilboa, Playtech Head of Content, said.

“The Shoot for Cash concept and gameplay mechanics have been carefully designed, underlining Playtech’s continued commitment to delivering the best entertainment-led experience to key strategic audiences across regulated markets,” he added.

Origins’ (a Playtech studio) Game Producer Amir Levy also commented, saying:

“Space Hunter™ and the wider Shoot for Cash format is unlike anything we’ve produced before. It’s been a major project for Origins studios to create such an innovative format and the result is a massively entertaining title that we are confident will be enjoyed by all kinds of players; slot fans and gamers alike. We are proud to deliver a truly original game to audiences in regulated markets worldwide.”

Betvictor Casino Games Manager Nolan Frendo also commented on this release, saying:

“Shoot for Cash is an inventive and highly engaging format, and we’re delighted to have had the opportunity to launch Space Hunter™ for an exclusive period. The player reaction so far has been fantastic, with all the signs being that both Space Hunter™ and the wider Shoot for Cash concept have what it takes to be long-term favorites.”