Two New X-Men Slot Games to Entice First Class X-Men Fans

June 16th, 2011  |  Published in Gambling Games

Recently released, X-Men: First Class was an immediate hit. The movie is scheduled to be released in several other countries in the middle of June 2011. X-Men: First Class is the prequel to the previously released X-Men movies. As a result, two Marvel X-Men branded online slot games have been released by Cryptologic and Playtech, two leading gaming software developers.

Lack of X-Men Promotion

Despite the release of their respective slot games, no casino powered by either software developer has announced an X-Men promotion.

Cryptologic X-Men Slot

The first to be released was the Cryptologic X-Men slot. The symbols consist mostly of characters from X-Men Legend. These include, Xavier, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Night Crawler, Gambit and Rogue. The highlight of the game is the bonus game which is a battle between the selected superhero and a villain. The character whose life meter is depleted first loses.

If the super hero loses, the player receives a consolation prize equal to the bet that activated the game. If the super hero wins, the player will receive the award equivalent to the amount of life left on the meter. The game is networked into the Marvel Slots progressive jackpot. Typically the higher the wagers the better chance of hitting. The Cryptologic version of X-Men is available at InterCasino and VIP Casino.

Playtech X-Men Slot

The Playtech variant of X-Men is a much more updated version of the series. The game features the same characters on the reels as the Cryptologic version only with much better animation. Each of the characters displays their super powers. Also, the X feature pays five times the total bet when super hero icons occupy all five positions on reels 2-4 when forming an X.

Free Spins Round

The free spins feature boasts a Heroes mode and Villains mode. The game begins in Heroes mode but when Magneto is displayed on the third reel, the game switches to Villains mode. However, when Xavier appears on the third reels it switches back to Heroes mode. The Playtech version is linked to the four-level Marvel Mystery Jackpot.

Both games are extremely exciting and accurate to the movie series. However, the updated Playtech version is more fun, with better payouts and graphics. Therefore, if the choice must be made to select between the two, choose the Playtech version.

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Rival Rolls Out Oktoberfest Slot Game

October 14th, 2010  |  Published in Gambling Games

October is the month where all countries in Europe celebrate beer drinking and eating appetizing food. Rival Gaming has developed and launched a slot game to compliment this fun behavior. The game is called Roll out the Barrels and was developed with the camaraderie and spirit of Oktoberfest.

The introductory clip shows beer being poured into mugs which are clinked and raised for a toast. The barmaid serves the beer and sausages as in the traditional German portrayal of Oktoberfest. The reels on the screen blend perfectly with the background of a tavern with accompanying upbeat music. The symbols on the reel include:

  • A beer mug
  • Sausages with sauerkraut
  • Pretzels
  • Beer tankard
  • Alpine feathered cap
  • Cuckoo clock
  • Lederhosen

Within the game there are four special symbols that guide the player through their journey. The jackpot has a payout of 2,500 coins when five white-haired bartender symbols align. The Swiss horn indicates free spins with payouts that are tripled. Three aligned symbols equal 10 free spins, four symbols is 20 spins and five symbols is 75 spins. The beer tankard represents a wild card symbol.

Additionally, the barmaid symbol will trigger an exciting bonus round. During this round, the player selects from four different beer kegs and can win bonus credits depending on the correct selection.

The betting amounts are small starting at $0.01 and raising to $0.25. Players have the option of wagering up to 10 coins for each payline with a maximum of 20 paylines per spin. Therefore, the largest line bet is $2.50 and the highest total bet per spin works out to $50. The maximum payout within the standard game is $6,250 and within the free spins game is $18,750.

As of the beginning of October, All Rival Gaming casinos have gone live with Roll out the Barrels. This is an excellent chance for Rival Gaming to entice new customers into joining their casino and provide veterans a chance to try an exciting new slot game.

Depending on the popularity of the slot game, Rival Gaming may keep this slot variant around for the whole year. Given the fun of celebrating Oktoberfest, Roll out the Barrels is an excellent addition to any online gaming site. With many of the same games found at casinos across the internet, it is nice to see one that is completely different.

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