Everyone you talk to says the slot (poker, keno and every other) machines have been very tight lately. I guess with the economy the way it is everyone has to cut back including the casinos. I guess they don’t understand that the less you win, the less you play. I know I’ve certainly had to cut back on what I spend and how often I play. So I was very excited to have a winning evening of slot play this week.
I put $10 into IGT’s King Pin (reviewed in the April 28 issue) and got into the bowling bonus and won $12.60 on three lines for a total pay of $37.80. With my original $10 still intact and a couple other good hits, I cashed out $45 and went on to another game. I wasn’t so lucky here and lost $7 immediately. So I cash out $37.40. I was ready to call it quits, but the friend I came with was still playing so I tried one of my old time favorites, IGT’s Twin Win. Playing at 30¢ (a 2x bet) I hit at $16.40 pay, then a 10x pay of $50.60, then a 4 symbol scatter pay of $6. I had $135.70. I set my low limit at $130 and when I dropped to that amount I cashed out and went home a winner!
IGT’s Twin Win has 15-lines with a 5x max bet. I played 15 lines at 2x (30¢). This game has whimsical sea creatures (dolphin, turtle, manta ray, seal and pelican) that chatter at you when you get a hit: a snorkeling lady diver as a scatter symbol and wild Twin Win symbol.
What makes this game unique are the split symbol characters which count as 2 regular symbols. With this new payout, the game awards credits for 3 through 10 symbols landing on a pay line instead of the traditional 5-symbol maximum payout.
There is a possible top award of 10,000x the line bet when 5 Twin Win symbols land on any active pay line with the max bet.
If the cartoon symbols aren’t for you, IGT’s new Cats version will suit you to a ‘T.’ Cats is a 25 line 5x max bet game featuring lions, tigers, cougars, panthers and leopards with the same split symbols of each like the other game. This game goes one step further and includes a bonus round of 8 free spins when you get 5 or more cat’s paw symbols. The bonus games can be retriggered during the free spins which with a little luck tends to make for some great wins.