Las Vegas Gambling Tips: Video Slots — The Price is Right
On The Town With Vegas Vic
By: Victor H. Royer
Welcome to Las Vegas! My name is Victor H. Royer, but everyone just calls me Vegas Vic. I was named after that famous neon sign in Downtown Las Vegas, that cowboy with the hat on top of the Pioneer Club, always waving his hand and beckoning to his long love, Sassy Sally, on the other side of the street. I will be writing a few articles for AccessVegas.com, so I hope you enjoy them.
Video Slots — The Price is Right
This is a progressive video slot machine. The Price is Right machines are based on the IGT Megajackpots system. There are two versions of this game, one with the Cliff Hanger Bonus and the other with the Plinko Bonus. Both games also feature the Showcase Showdown Bonus as well. The base game is the 9-line video slot machine based on the Price if Right theme which has already been established. You may have in fact played this game already in your favorite casino. These two versions of the game that are the next stage in the development of this theme feature the addition of these bonuses plus the progressive jackpot which starts at $10,000.00.
When you reach the Showcase Showdown Bonus, you will receive up to two spins from the top-box reel. If the spin results in 55 to 100 credits, the game’s stage is now set for some big bonus fun in the main Showcase round. In this main round, you get to pick on-screen price tags each of which reveals a prize amount paid in the total number of credits shown on the tag.
Some tags add extra bonus credits to your prize package, and one tag is a multiplier which can multiply your win up to five times. When you reveal the values of all the prize tags in that package you will be awarded the package’s total bonus credits. If the total spin amount was not over 100 credits, then you will win the total spin amount multiplied by the line bet amount. Otherwise, you will still receive a consolation spin. If your spin results in exactly 100 credits, then you get an extra spin that could mean even more credits for you.
The Cliff Hanger Bonus and the Plinko Bonus are the two main features which separate the two games from each other. You can tell which game you are playing by looking at the top of the game itself, where it will say either “Plinko”, or “Cliffhanger”. Otherwise, all the other features of the games are the same as described here.
In the Cliff Hanger Bonus, the object is for you to help your yodeling climber climb up the side of the mountain. You do this by picking up to three price tags. Each tag reveals the number of steps the climber will take. The farther the climber goes, the more credits you get. But, if the climber goes over the edge and falls down the cliff, well, then you will just have to settle for the consolation credits (which aren’t shabby at all, just by themselves). No matter what, even if your climber goes over the edge, you will always win something in this bonus round.
In the Plinko Bonus round, you will first receive one Plinko chip. You then try to get as many as three more chips by selecting three products from groups of two on the bonus screen. The more chips you find the more chances you have to get the biggest Plinko bonus. After you have collected all the chips you can get, you indicate where to drop them by touching your finger over that specific area at the top of the Plinko board.
You do this one by one for all the chips you were able to collect during the earlier part of this bonus round. The Plinko chip then ambles its way down the Plinko board, bouncing around as it hits the spokes, and eventually it will land in a pocket which designates the bonus amount you will win. And so on for all the chips which you were able to collect for this bonus round.
If you’re not familiar with the traditional Plinko game, this used to be a very popular carnival game. The game was simply a board with nails protruding from it, and with pockets below. A rubber ring, or a ball, was dropped in from the top, gravity took over, and eventually the ring, or ball, bounced their way all the way down to the bottom and came to rest in a pocket which then designated your win.
This version of The Price if Right, with the Plinko Bonus, is very similar to that game in the Plinko Bonus round. Actually, it’s a really fun game, and I happen to like that version of this progressive better than the others. But that’s only my own personal preference, because all the games in this series from IGT are great fun, and offer terrific wins.
Victor H. Royer, known as Vegas Vic, is the author of 42 books. Mostly known for books, articles, and columns on casino games and gambling, he is also the author of New Casino Slots, Great Gamblers: True Stories and Amazing Facts, The Great American Joke Book, as well as his works of Fiction, which include: Another Day, and the Western: Riders on the Wind. Versatile and multitalented, Royer is the creator, producer, and host of the Web-TV show Great Casino Slots, now showing at www.LasVegasLiveTV.com. He also composes music and performs under the names Glenn Diamond, Pappy Jones, Hans Dorfmann, and Miguel Armandaiz. For more information, please visit him at www.MoreCasinoDeals.com and www.GamingAuthor.com. Sign up for the Insider Advantage Newsletter at: http://www.accessvegas.com/membership
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