Pretty much, and don’t get me started on the Game Corner, particularly anything but the Japanese one, as I still loathe Voltorb Flip with a passion.
Game Freak, Y U remove the option to buy coins?!
Here’s what I read about Voltorb flip:
“The exclusion of the slot machines in European releases of Pokémon Platinum was met with wide criticism by fans. While no official word from Nintendo was given on the subject, it has later been speculated that the removal of the pseudo-gambling minigame was because of the negative stigma attached to gambling. Another reason could be that the change is because of the implementation of more aggressive and stricter legislation in the European Union towards gambling. Instead of slot machines, European Platinum players instead were given game machines , which were largely uninteractive. This met with negative feedback.
The Voltorb Flip game is likely included to provide a fun alternative to the game machines. The initial reviews of the game have been positive, with Official Nintendo Magazine stating the game is ‘awesome’.”
Oh Official Nintendo Magazine, how deluded you can be.