You know why? Because this is a Hellboy slot machine, and probably 9 times out of the 10 you insert money, all you’re going to do is lose that money. Comic Vine dug up this apparently recently Hellboy-themed slot machine, which is notable not only for being based on the comic Hellboy — complete with Mike Mignola art — but, you know, being Hellboy. I certainly don’t mind, and I don’t think Hellboy is the most obscure character ever, but I would’ve thought there would have been a lot of properties higher on a theoretical list of comics to make slot machines out of. Actually, I would have bet anything that Japan would make a Hellboy slot machine before America would have. I guess I would have thrown that money away, too. Thanks to David C. for the tip.
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