Funkitron Raises The Stakes In Season 2 Of Hit Poker Game, Poker Superstars II

--Game Based on NBC and FOX Sports Net?s Popular Poker Tournament--

BOXFORD, Mass. (March 2006) ? Are you ready for season two? The follow up to Funkitron?s hit poker game, POKER SUPERSTARS, is here! You have been invited to take on 15 of the world?s top professional poker players in POKER SUPERSTARS II?? based on the hit poker series seen on FOX Sports Net (FSN) and NBC for its championship show televised on Super Bowl Sunday. The show was the highest rated weekly series on FSN.

POKER SUPERSTARS? was one of the top download games of 2005, and in 2006, Funkitron is raising the stakes. POKER SUPERSTARS II now has 15 top notch players such as Johnny Chan, Barry Greenstein, Carlos Mortensen and Cyndy Violette. It provides even more challenge thanks to a ?first of its kind? poker AI that actually learned the game by playing millions of simulated tournaments, and now, it is ready for you. Finally, it packs in more fun, with music and graphics right from the TV show, and the ability to import your own photo right into the game, so you can become the Poker Superstar you know you are.

"This game really captures the excitement and challenge of the Poker Superstars II tournament," said Henry Orenstein. "The presentation, interface and AI are all top notch. Funkitron is a great partner and has done another amazing job with Poker Superstars II."

?We wanted to build upon the success of the first Poker Superstars and add in the features the fans were asking for,? said Dave Walls, president of Funkitron, Inc. ?Beginners will love the great interface and tips to get them going, while experts will appreciate the challenge provided by the new state of the art poker AI.?

Meet the Competition: Top Poker Pros

In the game, players are pit against these 15 poker masters:

  • Todd Brunson
  • Mike Caro
  • Johnny Chan
  • Freddy Deeb
  • Eli Elezra
  • Antonio Esfandiari
  • Ted Forrest
  • Barry Greenstein
  • David Grey
  • Kathy Liebert
  • Carlos Mortensen
  • Scotty Nguyen
  • Huck Seed
  • David Sklansky
  • Cyndy Violette


POKER SUPERSTARS II features game tips, advanced poker AI computer opponents, game speed-up options for quick play designed for practice, three game modes (Round ? one TV show, Season ? a tournament, or Cash Game ? limit game). The unique player card system tracks a player?s best winnings, winning hands, flops seen and pots won. POKER SUPERSTARS II is now available for a suggested retail price of $19.95 at, as well as major game sites and will be available soon at retail stores.

About Funkitron, Inc.

Funkitron, Inc. is a game publishing company founded by game industry veteran Dave Walls in 2001. Funkitron is known for creating high-quality, fun games that appeal to a broad audience and can be distributed digitally via online networks. The company has had much success with hits such as ?SCRABBLE? Deluxe?, ?Slingo? Deluxe?, ?Boggle? Supreme? and ?Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament??. For more information about Funkitron, please visit

? 2006 Funkitron, Inc. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Dave Walls
Funkitron, Inc.

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