Tekken’s On Smartphones, And No, It’s Not A Social Game. Instead…

By Eugene . January 11, 2014 . 12:28pm


Shocking as it might sound, there’s a Tekken game out on smartphones that isn’t a social online multiplayer RPG. Instead, CR Tekken is a re-made version of the pachinko Tekken arcade game.


Within the game you’ll be able to reproduce playing the pachinko version of the game complete with all the flashy graphics and twinkly sounds that help suck in those who enter the world of tiny metal balls flying around a screen. Just, without actually being in a pachinko parlor. Or spending real money beyond paying for the game.



This apparently includes special battle modes where huge quantities of the tiny metal balls spit out and buttons are mashed to help win fights in pretty spectacular, CG-ed up manner. Yeah, OK… look, this is, after all, a game intended to part people with their money and give them some flashy nice CG artwork in return.


That artwork ain’t cheap, though, going for 1,500 yen on the iOS store (US$15) for instance, but if you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to try out the craziness of a pachislot machine with Jin Kazuma, it’s worth the chuckle. And this will in all likelihood be way cheaper than actually going to a pachinko parlor to try it out.

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  • Imagine real Tekken on mobile..

    • Saphiren

      Yeah, it´s so stupid like a Real Street Fighter on mobile…

      …oh wait. D:

    • Ferrick

      eeeyup, definitely not a fan of constantly smashing my phone screen with my thumbs just to do some moves/combos

      • Shady Shariest

        I broke a PSP playing tekken… One round with Yoshimitsu could destroy the even the sturdiest of Nokia’s :<

  • Kyo

    I’ll pass. I’m still playing the card game,

    • k.b.a.

      i’m starting to get the feeling that i need to just deal with the fact that all of my favorite japanese franchises from the 90s and early 2000s are all going to be xover rpg/card games and i guess now pachinko for mobile phones and browsers.

      is it remotely understandable how and why i wouldn’t be ok with such a future? for me it’s just about the darkest timeline

      • icecoffemix

        Yeah, it’s really depressing. :(

  • JonathanisPrimus

    Meh, there’s plenty of licensed pachinko games on phones. I stumbled across a DMC one the other day.

  • 128bitigor

    Could you please stop who*ing for clicks and just make the news titles more obvious? So annoying.

    • 하세요

      Not one for suspense?

    • Servant BerserCAR

      Try to become an online article writer for once.

      • 128bitigor

        I was an online article writer before, and I know it is a poor way of writing them and pisses people off. That’s the tabloid news making, whatever the excuse. Not that I expect Edge online standard writing here but every single damn time Siliconera writer decides to share news on Smartphone title it’s done with a cheap cliffhanger. Give it a break.

        • The Watcher

          blah blah boo who?

        • Servant BerserCAR

          That “cheap cliffhanger”, IMHO, is a good tactic to bait readers. You was an online article writer before, so I assume you know how difficult it is to make online readers to read your writing. After all, this is Siliconera, not Edge, so give it a break.

    • Ferrick

      i don’t know about you but i’m pretty sure that the word “smartphone” on the title is obvious enough

  • makubexnas

    Tekken : King of Iron Balls tournament……..i mean the pachinko game.

  • CayenneGaramonde

    Jin Kazuma.

    • fairysun

      I agree.
      You can mis-spell a whole cake as a whore cake, I don’t give a damn :p
      But thou shall not pronounce Jin Kazama’s name incorrectly.


      I will teach you the real meaning of fear.

  • Twilleppac

    Huh… I wonder if Konami will do that for the Castlevania Pachinko slot games.

  • Kornelious

    Well that’s one down, two to go, hopefully the next two aren’t phone games…

  • k.b.a.

    god. damnit

  • icecoffemix

    How will they even monetize this kind of game? Pay per coin?

  • Kitestwinblades

    Looks like its modeled after Tekken 6 too. The High Roller’s Club stage shows its true colors! Everytime I see the word pachinko it makes me wanna watch Kaiji again :3

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