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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

It appears that Las Vegas Roulette was originally planned to include a slot machine game, too, as the older manuals list that you can get replacement overlays for "Las Vegas Roulette & Slots" By the time it was released, the slots had been dropped, though.

Las Vegas RouletteGraphics: 2
Sound: 2
Replay Value: 2
Notes: 1- or 2-player game; Easter Egg
Screen Shots

Las Vegas Roulette is a pretty disappointing game, really. Not anything more than a random number generator with graphics and a couple other rules. Sure, you could argue the any of the card games are basically random number generator driven, but this doesn't even really hide that with a shifty-eyed dealer - and card games at least have an interesting number of variations in rules and strategies. Too bad the slots game wasn't included - it may have made the game more interesting (ooh, generate three random numbers!). Sadly, there is no Easter Egg to reveal Slots as a hidden game!




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, six variations have been found.
Manual Eleven variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, four labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs A title screen Easter egg exists.




A total of six Las Vegas Roulette box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Roulette Box (Mattel Electronics 1118-0910) Mattel Electronics 1118-0910 1979 U.S.A. Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1118-0910 1979 Hong Kong Plastic tray; part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on sticker on bottom; refers to Keyboard Component on cover
Las Vegas Roulette Box (Mattel Electronics 1118-0510) Mattel Electronics 1118-0510 1979 Hong Kong French-Canadian; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Las Vegas Roulette Box (Mattel Electronics 1118-0410) Mattel Electronics 1118-0410 1979 Hong Kong International version
Las Vegas Roulette Box (Intellivision Inc. 1118) Intellivision Inc. 1118 1979 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Las Vegas Roulette Box (Sears 3879-0910) Sears 3879-0910 1979 Hong Kong Plastic tray; blue game title on top and back




A total of eleven Las Vegas Roulette manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics 1118-0920) Mattel Electronics 1118-0920 1979 U.S.A. Full color
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics 1118-0920(A)) Mattel Electronics 1118-0920(A) 1979 U.S.A. Green and black artwork
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics 1118-0920(A)) Mattel Electronics 1118-0920(A) 1979 Hong Kong Green and black artwork; this manual has also surfaced in some PlayCable packages (at least two known sightings)
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics 1118-0920-G1) Mattel Electronics 1118-0920-G1 1979 Hong Kong Green and black artwork
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics 1118-0720) Mattel Electronics 1118-0720 1979 Hong Kong French-Canadian; green and black artwork
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics 1118-0820 -G1) Mattel Electronics 1118-0820 -G1 1979 Hong Kong British English; green and black artwork; was there an earlier release?
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 1118-0131 1979 Hong Kong Italian; green and black artwork; spotted in eBay auction
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Mattel Electronics PC-1118-0920) Mattel Electronics PC-1118-0920 1979 U.S.A. PlayCable version; submitted by Hankster; also courtesy of Hankster, the back cover
Image not available. Bandai 1118 None   Japanese version by Bandai; shows stylized game graphics
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Intellivision Inc. 1118-0920-G1) Intellivision Inc. 1118-0920-G1 None U.S.A. Staple along top edge
Las Vegas Roulette Manual (Sears 3879-0920) Sears 3879-0920 1979 Hong Kong  

It's interesting to note that the U.K. English version (mine is from an Australian copy) is tagged as rev. G1 and right on the front cover breaks the taboo of not mentioning gambling. Perhaps Mattel avoided using that term in the more 'puritanical' U.S. market only?

There were also some variations of the 'Running Man' and Mattel logo on the back cover.

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (original (U.S.A.))

Back cover of original (U.S.A.)—note ® next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle

Running Man Logo and Text on Back (rev. A (U.S.A.))

Back cover of rev. A (U.S.A.)—note ™ next to Mattel Electronics logo in the center of the 'running man' rectangle





A total of four Las Vegas Roulette overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Roulette Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1118-4289) Mattel Electronics 1118-4289 1979 U.S.A. Yellow text next to arrows
Las Vegas Roulette Overlay (Mattel Electronics 1118-4289) Mattel Electronics 1118-4289 1979 U.S.A. Orange text next to arrows
Las Vegas Roulette Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75208) Phil Boland 49 75208 1979 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback; yellow text next to arrows




A total of four Las Vegas Roulette label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Las Vegas Roulette Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None   No origin
Las Vegas Roulette Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin lower right; fully states MADE IN HONG KONG
Las Vegas Roulette Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1979 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1979 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
Las Vegas Roulette Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Las Vegas Roulette.
Table and 'Wheel' Not a whole lot to go on about here, is there?





Credit: Joe Zbiciak's post to the intvprog group on Yahoo on 23. March, 2001

Left Controller: Press and hold: [1], [3]
Right Controller: Press and hold: [1], [2], [3]
Press Reset
Easter Egg:
The title screen shows the following - the copyright date is kind of freaky / A.C. Clark-ian:

Roulette Easter Egg



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