This game was intended to emulate the success of Gottlieb's "Silver Slugger" which was a low-cost game with earnings that rivaled expensive Williams/Bally games like "Diner
". Hence it has virtually no ramps, toys, or backbox animation.
The original title was "Poker Night" with a theme centering around a congregation of poker-playing, pizza-eating men. Reportedly, one target was required to 'answer the phone'.