I received a coupon for two free buffets at one of the Primm Terrible’s casinos, so I headed south to Buffalo Bill’s near the California state line.
The place was packed, which surprised me on a weekday night. The buffet selections weren’t haute cuisine from every corner of the world, but I still had a lot of choices.
I’m mentioning the food because of one special item. I moved to Las Vegas almost 15 years ago from the Tampa Bay area, where many locales have become known for certain specialty foods.
One of the foods from that area in Florida is smoked fish; there are even several restaurants that specialize in this dish. So I was very pleasantly surprised to find smoked fish at the buffet at Buffalo Bill’s. It was delicious!
After getting my fill of the fish and other goodies, I set out to feast on a "buffet" of penny machines, which included games I hadn’t seen in ages in Las Vegas, and many of the newer games as well.
There was even a live band playing on stage at one of the bars, which you could hear throughout most of the casino (a pleasant change from piped in music).
I settled down to play IGT’s Shake Your Booty, a 15-line, 10x maximum bet machine that features a cast of pirates spewing phrases like: "ALLLLL MEN ON DEEEECCKKKKK!!!" and "WE’RE SWIMMING IN TREASURE!!" It also includes tropical fruit, treasure chests, cannons and mermaids.
There are three bonus features – Treasure Bonus, Cannon Bonus and Mermaid bonus.
Treasure Bonus triggers when you get three or more scattered treasure chests on adjacent reels, starting with the left reel. You get bonus spins with a special set of reels and if you line up two or more jewels they stick. Then you get three bonus spins to get more jewels on the other three reels. If they match the original jewels they stick and increase your win.
The Cannon Bonus triggers when three cannons appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. The cannons shoot and coins spill out of the center of the screen revealing a win amount.
When three Mermaid Bonus symbols appear on a paid played line, the Mermaid bonus begins. You get to pick three of seven pirates who then strut their stuff with KC and the Sunshine Band singing, "Shake Your Booty." Each will pour credits from their treasure as they dance around the screen. If you are lucky, you can find a pirate that has a multiplier, or one that will award you with an extra pick.
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