Choose Your Ride
Before you even think about climbing aboard, it’s a good idea to check out the prizes which are on offer and to do this you’ll need to move to the paytable. This is easy to navigate with a clearly titled button on the main screen giving you brief respite from the visual chaos before you!
To win a prize, you’ll have to match up either two or three symbols, depending on what you’ve landed. The lower value symbols are largely the edibles and for these you’ll need three. The adrenaline-pumping rides all pay out for matches of two or more and come with a bigger top prize too. The highest win awarded on Thrill Seekers is for landing five matches of the roller coaster, which will pay out 500. All symbols, other than the scatter, move from left to right on consecutive reels.
Before you get your head in a spin on one of the dizzying fairground rides, it’s time to get the reels in motion first. You’ll be playing with five set out in the usual 5×3 configuration and they have a rather pleasant spinning action, landing sequentially from left to right. There’s a maximum of 50 paylines but you can opt to reduce these if you prefer. There’s convenient “Lines +1” and “Lines + 5” buttons to make these easy to adjust.
If you don’t want to limit your chances of winning you can alter the amount you bet per line instead. This is very flexible in Thrill Seekers as you have the ability to set both the value of the coin and the number of coins per line. The coin can be valued between 0.01 and 100.00 and you can play with up to 10 coins per line. This allows a total min bet of 0.50 and a total max bet of 5000.00.
Roll Up, Roll Up!
It’s not all just about matching the symbols on the line because there are some extras on the reels which can give you a helping hand. The clown is the wild and will step in for any of the other symbols – bar the scatter and the bonus – and make it a simpler job to create a winning combination. If you land three or more scatters you’ll earn yourself 10 free spins where all your prize money is instantly doubled. This feature can be retriggered during play, extending the potential payout further.
There’s also a handy bonus on the reels which is unlocked when you land at least three of the special symbol in the main game. The hammer game is a fairground classic which is simple yet irresistible: slam the hammer down and try to hit the bell. And it’s this game that the bonus is based on. All you need to do is click on screen and the hammer will hit the target. Hold your breath while it climbs to the top to see the prize that you win; this will then be multiplied by your line bet too calculate the payout.
A Big Night Out
Thrill Seekers by Playtech accurately captures heady atmosphere of the fairground with the sights, sounds and smells that invade your senses. A game with medium volatility and an RTP of 95.26%, it’s one of the high paying titles in the Playtech library. Rather sparse on features compared to other games by this developer and difficult to focus on for long periods, this is a fun play but may not hold the attention for too long.