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World Poker Tour TV Games Now Available

18 Nov 2004

MALIBU, California – (PRESS RELEASE) -- Bring the World Poker Tour(TM) home for the holidays! JAKKS Pacific, Inc.'s (Nasdaq: JAKK) World Poker Tour(TM) TV Games(TM) are now available at retailers nationwide for the holiday season. Based on the World Poker Tour television show on the Travel Channel, World Poker Tour TV Games is a plug-it-in and play gaming system that contains multiple game modes in one single controller, and makes a great stocking stuffer for any poker fan.

All that is needed are batteries and a TV -- no videogame consoles or gaming cartridges are required. Simply plug World Poker Tour TV Games into the A/V jacks of any standard television set, turn it on and get ready to hold 'em or fold 'em!

Professional poker experts were instrumental in the programming of World Poker Tour TV Games so the game play is as authentic to real life as possible. It's easy to play but hard to master! World Poker Tour TV Games is a great gift for all levels of players as each unit comes with a 45-minute World Poker Tour DVD Poker Primer tutorial hosted by Lou Diamond Phillips, who goes through step-by-step instructions on how to play a great game of poker. To further perfect each player's game, a pocket strategy guide comes with each unit, and the game itself includes an in-depth tutorial mode that offers Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert lessons -- perfect for every level of player out there! World Poker Tour TV Games offers a multi-player function that utilizes an LCD screen built right into the controller so up to six players can play together without seeing each other's cards. The players can be any combination of six human or virtual players, with four different play levels available to assign to each spot -- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced and Expert.

There are four different play modes that simulate a World Poker Tour season to choose from, including: Poker Night! is the quintessential poker night played around a kitchen table. The prize pool is much smaller but nothing is lost in this mode. The player only wins if he defeats the other five opponents at the table. Poker Room simulates a real table at a casino. The player's starting chip count is the same as the buy-in amount and the player can leave the table any time and his remaining chips will be redeemed. There is a maximum amount a player can win in one sitting.

Satellite allows the player to compete against other players to make it into a tournament. The pool of opponents gets smaller and smaller as the player advances until the player reaches the final table. Tournament is the ultimate level in which the player competes to finish first in the tournament and earn World Poker Tour Player of the Year Points. After a player plays in a tournament, the player can advance to the next round of new events. Once the player has finished the season, the player can unlock all the months of the season and will be able to scroll through the months and play in any event.

World Poker Tour TV Games retails for approximately $24.99, and is now available at mass merchants, electronics, toy and specialty retailers nationwide. JAKKS Pacific's TV Games line is included in multiple best toy lists this holiday season, including Toy Wishes' Hot Dozen List, Toys "R" Us' Joy List and KB Toys' Hot Holiday List. For more information on JAKKS' TV Games, go to

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