Sea Monkeys video slot machine at Primm's Buffalo Bill's

Jun 2, 2009 5:08 PM
Slots of Luck by L. Sabin |

Last week I took a drive to Buffalo Bill’s in Primm. They have most of the popular new games and many of the older ones that are hard if not impossible to find in Vegas.

One of these games, The Amazing Sea Monkeys, caught my eye. Sea Monkeys features those bizarre little critters you used to find in ads at the back of comic books, complete with their equally bizarre looking family and friends.

There’s much more than just instant live eggs with this amazing 20-line, 10x max bet game, which features scatter pays, two very entertaining bonus games and a wild symbol.

The Great Sea horse Race Bonus is initiated when you receive three symbols with a "Sea Monkey on a sea horse" in any position on the reels. A second screen shows the sea horses lined up to race. Players choose one of three sea horses to win.

The end of the race reveals hidden credits assigned to the "win," "place," and "show" positions. You are awarded the credits of the sea horse you choose.

The Bubble Spins is awarded when any combination of the "1 Packet" or "2 Packet" symbols shows on reels 1, 2, and 3 of a played line. You get to pick a symbol to reveal up to 15 free spins and a multiplier of 1, 2, or 3.

If a packet appears on the fourth reel during the free spins, your multiplier is increased. If a packet appears on the fifth reel you get more free spins. Players can also accumulate diamond symbols (wild with all other symbols) on any position on the reels, which then migrate to the Diamond Meter.

The Bubble Spins bonus ends when no free spins remain or 90 spins have occurred. Then the Diamond Flurry bonus is initiated if any diamonds were accumulated in the Diamond Meter during the Bubble Spins bonus.

A screen appears on which the Sea Monkey family is lined up across the bottom with floating diamonds in the sea above them. You touch the floating diamonds (1 to 8) equal to the number accumulated during the Bubble Spins bonus. There is a range of hidden values under the diamonds.

I played 20 lines 2x bet (40 cents). On the second play I got into the Bubble Spin bonus. I picked the 15 free games at 1x pay and the free spins began. I started getting extra multipliers, extra spins and diamonds.

I ended my bonus with a 24x multiplier winning $72 and six diamonds still to go. One of my diamonds was worth $50. I ended the bonus round with $132.

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