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A game machine is a game found at the Veilstone Game Corner exclusively in European versions of Pokémon Platinum, replacing slot machines. Only the European versions of Platinum have game machines; versions of Platinum released in most other parts of the world, as well as all versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, retain the slot machines. As playing slot machines is integral to obtaining TM64 in all other versions, European versions of Platinum will occasionally reward the player with the TM while talking to the Game Corner's receptionist.
Game machines allow players to interact with the machine and find anywhere from 5 to 20 coins in a machine each day. This is the only extent of the interactivity with game machines; there isn't really a game to be played. However, NPCs seem to be able to play the game, as Looker protests when the machine he is at displays "Game over".
- According to a notice on the wall in the Game Corner, Game Machines can be damaged by Lemonade and Soda Pop.
- In addition to removing the slot machines, European versions of Pokémon Platinum seem to have removed all references to slot machine gameplay.
- A somewhat similar anti-gambling action was taken in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen in changing the name of the Trainer class Gambler to Gamer and again in Generation IV to PI; this also occurred in non-European translations, however.
- The reason for this change comes from recent implementation of more aggressive and stricter legislation in the European Union towards gambling.
- Due to this, future European versions of Pokémon games have had slot machines removed as well. The Voltorb Flip game, which replaces the slot machines in non-Japanese versions of HeartGold and SoulSilver Versions, appears to replace the largely non-interactive game machines.