Bring on the Wall!
Truth be told, Hole in the Wall is a pretty ingenious idea for a television programme. It’s funny, self-aware and it provides something that everyone can get behind – pointless celebrities getting dunked in a pool for pretty much no reason whatsoever other than for the purpose of pure entertainment. Unfortunately, this slot machine doesn’t feature any of the usual z-list stars on its reels, but it does feature some sort of non-descript, character-less, hollow blob. So that’s a pretty good substitute for the real thing, right?
Overall, the game designers have done a decent job when it comes to conveying the various elements of the game show with the “Red Team” and “Blue Team” colour scheme and big chunky lettering for that blockbuster feel. The game also uses some simple animation to provide a sense of action as the reels spin.
Huge Prize-Money on Offer
The poor celebs who appear on Hole in the Wall are no doubt willing to go through the humiliation if it means that they might reignite their showbiz careers. The main incentive for players of this slot machines is the chance to win some serious real money prizes. Up to 10,000,000 coins in fact. This is thanks to the fact that the medium variance video slot offers line bets worth 1,000 coins with a top line bet multiplier prize worth 10,000x. This is awarded whenever five “Wild” icons appear on an active payline. Players can play with up to 20 paylines, making for a total maximum bet worth 20,000 coins. The minimum bet with all lines in play is 5.00 credits.
Bring on the Bonus
There is no remorse on offer when you play the real Hole in the Wall, just impending doom. Spinners of this slot machine, on the other hand, will get a bit of bonus respite thanks to a couple of scatter icons. First of all, three or more “Replay” scatters will trigger a single free spin with total bet multipliers worth up to 25x the value of the total bet. The game’s logo symbol is a scatter that triggers a bonus game as well as the chance to multiply your total bet by 100x whenever three or more appear in any position on the reels. During the bonus side game, punters must choose a contestant who they will then guide into position as the wall approaches!
We can’t think of too many online slots that are based on game show contestants getting thrown into the drink – we’re still waiting for the Takeshi’s Castle slot machine to be made! However, there are a number of video slots online that look to British TV game shows and reality shows for inspiration, such as X Factor by Freemantle, Deal or No Deal by Endemol and Big Brother by Endemol.
Silly Slot, Serious Prize Money
Hole in the Wall has a soft spot in our hearts for many reasons – mainly for the sheer ridiculousness of the game show on which it is themed. The game might be a bit silly but there are some serious spins to be had with massive wager limits and even bigger jackpot prizes up for grabs. If we were to pick a fault with this Freemantle game then we would say that the lack of real celebrities is a downside. They could have at least got the image rights to Dale Winton, can’t cost that much can it?