New Star Wars Battle Pods Join UltraStar Multi-tainment Center’s Arcade Lineup; Mario Kart Also Races In

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Keeping with their motto “The Future of Entertainment”, UltraStar announces the arrival of two of only 173 Star Wars Battle Pods available in the US in addition to other popular games.

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I believe there are only two places in the Valley to play this game and one of them is at UltraStar at Ak-Chin. May the force be with you, time to hone your Jedi skills.

The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle has revamped the Play ‘n Win Arcade Center, adding new games including two of the highly anticipated Star Wars Battle Pods that will change the way arcades are played. The revamp also features additional new video games including Pac-Man Swirl, Mario Kart, and Sink the Ship.

Fans can take a trip through hyperspace while they step inside the virtual world of Star Wars Battle Pod. The high-energy adventure game takes place in the Star Wars universe and takes gamers on a one-of-a-kind battle flight across the galaxy. Curved screens and simulation technology helps recreate actual battle scenes from the original Star Wars trilogy, letting gamers feel the rumbling and jolting of collisions. Arcade and Star Wars fans are pumped for the new addition as the game doesn’t fall short on excitement and precedes the highly anticipated Star Wars movie releasing in December.

“The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center is very excited for the opportunity to bring the Star Wars Battle Pods to Ak-Chin Indian Community. These games represent the very latest in simulator game play technology and completely engage the player in the Battle experience”, said Adam Saks, COO and General Manager of UltraStar Multi-tainment. “I believe there are only two places in the Valley to play this game and one of them is at UltraStar at Ak-Chin. May the force be with you, time to hone your Jedi skills.”

Adding even more excitement to the arcade area is the Pac-Man Swirl, a 4-player redemption game by Bandai Namco Amusement America. The game is simple, equipped with one large button which releases a ball onto a ramp which guides the ball into one of several jackpot holes with varying values.

The new Mario Kart DX features exciting tracks and levels from the original Mario Kart video game including with new courses, new game modes, new karts, new features and a rainbow LED lit cabinet featuring a 42" HD monitor.

Jurassic Park Arcade: The story takes place around a security team on Isla Nublar and numerous species of dangerous dinosaurs in an attempt to save one of each core species. Other features include other species and giant prehistoric insects. Jurassic Park features numerous weapons, including a freeze ray, and over 30 prehistoric species and soon to be at UltraStar.

For further information on the Star Wars Battle Pod and to view the exciting game, visit

About UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle:
The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, an enterprise of the Ak-Chin Indian Community, is operated by California-based UltraStar Cinemas. UltraStar Cinemas is recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema. They are the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of their locations. The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle features “One stop, non-stop entertainment.” Guests experience adventure, competition, entertainment and relaxation all conveniently located under one roof. The Multi-tainment Center features state-of-the-art digital theaters, bowling, dining, sports lounge, live entertainment, laser tag and arcade gaming as well as corporate and private event facilities. It is located at 16000 Maricopa Rd., Maricopa, AZ.

About Ak-Chin Indian Community:
The Ak-Chin Indian Community is nestled into the Santa Cruz Valley of Southern Arizona. The Community lies 58 miles south of Phoenix in the northwestern part of Pinal County. Ak-Chin is an O'odham word translated to mean "mouth of the wash" or "place where the wash loses itself in the sand or ground.” Ak-Chin has an enrollment of more than 1,004 tribal members and a land base of just over 22,000 acres. The Ak-Chin Indian Community has a variety of business enterprises including Harrah’s Ak-Chin Casino, Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle and Santa Cruz Commerce Center. For more information, visit


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