Click of a Button
Let’s talk about how the betting controls are much simpler to interact with in this game. In previous titles, the lack of max bet button, or its inability to work, has left us screaming with frustration, but here you merely click a plus sign and all the money options open up to you. It isn’t a maximum bet toggle, but it’s the next best thing.
If you’ve had a chance to look at the grid itself, you’ll have spotted the three cash prizes listed at the top of the screen, named Safe 1, 2 and 3; these are your progressive jackpots.
When you begin the game, you’ll start off with the Safe 1 amount, which is the lowest of the three, but as you adjust your bet you may find you increase the threshold and gain access to Safe 2 or even 3. Maximum bet players will automatically jump to the third option.
From what we’ve gathered from the paytable, and our own experiences, this is a randomly triggered feature during your playthroughs. If we’re wrong, there was no description as to how you can access the jackpot in other ways.
Look Who’s Back
The Reel Banker and The Banker’s Best Offer bonuses are both back in this slot (though this game may have introduced them first). If you’ve not come across their kind before, the rules of play are simple for both features.
When it comes to the Reel Banker, you’ll be engaged in a free games format, with the third reel the home to the Banker on occasion; should he appear in your playthrough, the round will end. As for The Banker’s Best Offer, you’ll be given ten chances to walk away with money, with you able to choose whether to accept or dismiss the amount shown. Each offer is different, and so you won’t know if you’ve just kissed goodbye to the best opportunity you’re going to get.
Out of all the criticism we’ve slung at this slot today, there’s one big redeeming feature that needs to be discussed, and that’s the low volatility of the game. During our playthrough we experienced win after win, and while they were on the low end of the payout scale, the victories still smelled as sweet as ever.
This is meant to be a world class slot machine, but Deal or No Deal World Slot feels like that friend who always lies about where they’ve been on holiday; they say they’ve been to Spain when actually they went to York. All in all, this is a game that pretends to be grand when it’s in fact a low quality version of another slot machine with the same paytable.