Gaming Realms, a UK-based iGames developer, has forged partnerships with creators of popular TV shows like The Price is Right, Deal or No Deal, X Factor, and Britain’s Got Talent, etc. The Price is Right became an immediate hit back in the 70s and has now been adapted to a casino game: a 3-reel slot game to be precise.
This game is neither a classic slot nor a video slot. For traditional slot lovers The Price is Right will take some getting used to. It has no paylines or any paying symbols. The base game does not award any winning combinations.
The game’s reel symbols are the Price is Right logo, a mountain hiker a ‘Plinko’ symbol, an open padlock, a 50% discount icon, an icon that represents ‘any’ number coupon, and a black cross, which is like a slap in your face. Each of the symbols are featured in sets of 5 above the reels, and all of them have to come alive in order to trigger the bonus game associated with each of them. Matching combos on the reels do not pay out cash – they merely animate the corresponding symbol at the top.
There are no paylines, so you need to know that there are no cash out winning combos. All matching symbols go toward activating the bonus, where the cash prizes are buried. With a betting range between $1.00 and $100.00 a spin, it is clear that the game caters to all playing budgets. One of the other unique aspects of this slot is that you begin with 5 free spins, which can go a long way in triggering the bonus games and the cash prizes.
However, an intriguing aspect of this game is that subsequent spins have a given value attached, which or may not be compatible with your chosen bet limit. The prices keep varying wildly, so it can become a challenge to keep a watch on how much they are returning, since there are no visible wins. So it’s all the more important that you select your initial bet on the conservative side and watch how the bonus games play out.
We have seen that identical combinations across the reels animate the corresponding symbols above the reels and trigger the bonus games. If three Price is Right logos appear on the reels, one of each of the five symbols above the reels gets animated, thereby increasing your chances of triggering the bonus games. Once all in the set of five individual symbols are animated, the bonus pertaining to that particular symbol will be activated.
You are transported to a new screen, which will give you a series of cards. The cards hide the keys that will be used to open three padlocks. Some keys will unlock certain padlocks, some will be master keys that which will open all the padlocks while some will be the wrong keys to begin with.
You will be given cards, one or more of which contain the plinko symbol. The more plinkos you collect, the greater your chances are of triggering multipliers in the plinko bonus game that follows. The collected plinko tokens will cascade down a zigzag grid to a multiplier-defining area at the bottom. You can either get 100 times your bet, or nothing.
In this game, the cards offered contain half-off symbols and each symbol you collect reduces the number of empty gift boxes that are offered in the game. The more empty boxes that vanish, the higher your chances are of picking gift boxes that contain a substantial cash award.
You will be taken to a screen featuring gold, silver and bronze winning amounts. You are given a set of more cards, where you must pick one that matches the number of the gold, silver, and bronze cards. Match the bronze card for a single-digit cash prize, double-digit for silver and you will really celebrate if you match the gold card.
You can enjoy playing this slot game while on the move and multi-tasking. Gaming Realms has a special platform for mobile gaming where the fixtures are fully-optimized for playing on Android, and iOS devices including budget smartphones and the flashiest of Apple cellular devices.
The game’s mobile interface smoothly adjusts to the small screen and plays out in full audio-visual clarity, just like on desktops and laptops.
The Price is Right is a pretty ambitious slot by Gaming Realm, which seeks to add another dimension to slots with a non-existent payline, and direct cash rewards through bonus games. Though the game does nothing to recreate the original game play, it does open up a new slot dimension, coupled with instant games features. Punters need to keep watch over the demanded price of each spin. Sometimes, quitting the game may be the best option, if things are not going your way.