Most poorly designed video slot(s)

ssecca01

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Here's a random question: I'm curious as to what people think are the most poorly designed video slot(s) in any of the different software's?

In Microgaming there is a slot called 'Liquid Gold' which is probably the worst slot I've ever played. The graphics are sub-par, the feature is awful - 10 free games x2 and can't re-trigger - and the pay-table it's self isn't that good I think. Overall it is just a very boring slot IMO.

So, what slots does everyone else think are badly designed be it with the feature or the graphics or whatever?
 

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I agree that Liquid Gold is very lame. Or the News one. Both are ones I actually dreaded playing when Level 11/MG-US was still operating.

I'll have to give this some thought. In the running would definitely be Rival's Rock On!, as during the free spins, the drum set counts for NOTHING, and only gets in the way of possible winning combinations. Just douche-y.
 

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One of the reasons Liquid Gold is very dull, is that it's very low variance.

I love slots with dark backgrounds, but it is kinda dull.

If you are trying to grind out a WR, maybe not as dull. But there are other slots I like better.

Platinum Play has the same dark backround, and more fun IMO.

I quite like Lucky News and play it from time to time.

I enjoy a wide variety of slots, nice that there is lots to pick from.
 

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A rival i-slot pops up in my mind.
A switch in time, played it only once, no luck at all either.. for an i-slot its terrible

The casino has a horrible design too, just look it at, what were they thinking, lets get an image of the ocean, throw in some of the worst copy/paste work, add a model (wonder if she knows)
 

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KasinoKing

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In a bit of a hurry, so I can't think of names right now (I think MG has one or more...?), but slots where you must get 3 scatters on reels 1 to 3 for the feature but there are also scatters on reels 4 & 5 which do nothing... except get in the way of other wins! :(

Also slots which award the exact same bonus round with no extra payout for getting 3, 4 or 5 scatters; The Hampsteads on Crypto is one example of that.

I also don't like any slot with a "picking sequence" where it is possible to win ZERO (or a really crap award) if you pick the wrong item first... :mad:

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I'm thinking of "fugly" and the first things that come to mind are some of the slots that less than ethical companies design with ripped off graphics and ideas from some of the main stream providers.

Here is one of my favs - it'll make your eyeballs bleed if you look at it too long. "Thunderstruck" by Salus Technologies. They have removed it from their games suite, but you can go to the "way back" machine and see the other games they ripped off and mutilated from MGS here:
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I think it's the "rams" that bother me the most. They're sort of like stick figures. I find them disturbing.
 

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I'm thinking of "fugly" and the first things that come to mind are some of the slots that less than ethical companies design with ripped off graphics and ideas from some of the main stream providers.

Here is one of my favs - it'll make your eyeballs bleed if you look at it too long. "Thunderstruck" by Salus Technologies. They have removed it from their games suite, but you can go to the "way back" machine and see the other games they ripped off and mutilated from MGS here:
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I think it's the "rams" that bother me the most. They're sort of like stick figures. I find them disturbing.

Oh god that looks horrible, the 10 J Q K and Ace look like they where ripped off from Carnival or something where as the 9 looks normal :/

I have never really liked prime property, dunno why but it is an annoying design and I am sure there's more like it.
 

ssecca01

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I agree that Liquid Gold is very lame. Or the News one. Both are ones I actually dreaded playing when Level 11/MG-US was still operating.


One of the reasons Liquid Gold is very dull, is that it's very low variance.

I love slots with dark backgrounds, but it is kinda dull.

If you are trying to grind out a WR, maybe not as dull. But there are other slots I like better.

Platinum Play has the same dark backround, and more fun IMO.

I quite like Lucky News and play it from time to time.

I enjoy a wide variety of slots, nice that there is lots to pick from.

I tried Lucky News just to see what it was like (I think I played it once before a month ago for like 5 spins) and it will never be a favourite but I got the feature twice pretty quick and the second one I picked a 100x bet coin award. So I can see the appeal with that one.

I'm thinking of "fugly" and the first things that come to mind are some of the slots that less than ethical companies design with ripped off graphics and ideas from some of the main stream providers.

Here is one of my favs - it'll make your eyeballs bleed if you look at it too long. "Thunderstruck" by Salus Technologies. They have removed it from their games suite, but you can go to the "way back" machine and see the other games they ripped off and mutilated from MGS here:

I think it's the "rams" that bother me the most. They're sort of like stick figures. I find them disturbing.

Oh wow that is "fugly"! Net Entertainment has a slot that is a basically Thunderstruck but at least they put effort into the graphics.


In a bit of a hurry, so I can't think of names right now (I think MG has one or more...?), but slots where you must get 3 scatters on reels 1 to 3 for the feature but there are also scatters on reels 4 & 5 which do nothing... except get in the way of other wins! :(

Also slots which award the exact same bonus round with no extra payout for getting 3, 4 or 5 scatters; The Hampsteads on Crypto is one example of that.

I also don't like any slot with a "picking sequence" where it is possible to win ZERO (or a really crap award) if you pick the wrong item first... :mad:

I am also not a much of a fan of slots where you have to get the scatters left-to-right - except 'No Worries' on MG because I've had a few really good sessions on that one.

As for the no extra reward for 4 or 5 scatters an example comes to mind where it is actually worse to get 4 of 5 scatters is 'Cash-occino'. I once got 4 scatters and because there is no credit value set for 4 or 5 scatters but there is for 2 and 3 I got paid nothing and I happened to be betting (rare for me on this slot) 4 or 5 coins per line.

and the picking sequence? I don't like Prime Property because every time I have gotten the feature first pick is always the start free games.
 

ShayDrew

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Here's a random question: I'm curious as to what people think are the most poorly designed video slot(s) in any of the different software's?

In Microgaming there is a slot called 'Liquid Gold' which is probably the worst slot I've ever played. The graphics are sub-par, the feature is awful - 10 free games x2 and can't re-trigger - and the pay-table it's self isn't that good I think. Overall it is just a very boring slot IMO.

So, what slots does everyone else think are badly designed be it with the feature or the graphics or whatever?


Magic Spell for me - Those letters just block wins - and when do spell Magic you STILL don't have the feature you have to pick a key first - annoying.
 

azzy

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A rival i-slot pops up in my mind.
A switch in time, played it only once, no luck at all either.. for an i-slot its terrible

The casino has a horrible design too, just look it at, what were they thinking, lets get an image of the ocean, throw in some of the worst copy/paste work, add a model (wonder if she knows)


If you are slot player you should maybe like this "A switch in time" slot. It has 3 different game mode and you can win very big if you hit.

One of the best casino pictures...
 

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Betonsoft has maybe the worst slots... Those slots looks "normal" and they have mostly only 9-15 freespins/x2. It's hard to win any bigger amounts....

Many microgaming slots have very annoying noises and their graphics are so bad... Why they put same sounds to all games and those sounds are also very cheap?
 

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First of all I disagree with "A switch in time" is a bad slot, it is a very entertaining high-variance slots.

Any video slot from Boss Media software was horrible and all very alike. If you have not played any, don't cry. I also think all the new MG 'retro' slots sucks - the one where you can respin each reel.

Besides from those, I guess it is a more personal taste and preference.
 

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PIMP MY SLOT from what I believe is Orbis is about as bad as the Salus one.
 

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BETONSOFT: 5, 4, 3 scatters pay NOTHING on none of the slots :confused::what:
but War of Worlds is horrible.

RTG: Medal Tally and Tally Ho

RIVAL: The birdie game, I think it is watch the birdie

MGS: Fighting Fish
 

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I'm thinking of "fugly" and the first things that come to mind are some of the slots that less than ethical companies design with ripped off graphics and ideas from some of the main stream providers.

Here is one of my favs - it'll make your eyeballs bleed if you look at it too long. "Thunderstruck" by Salus Technologies. They have removed it from their games suite, but you can go to the "way back" machine and see the other games they ripped off and mutilated from MGS here:
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I think it's the "rams" that bother me the most. They're sort of like stick figures. I find them disturbing.

:lolup: These bulls are great fun!!!
 

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I'm thinking of "fugly" and the first things that come to mind are some of the slots that less than ethical companies design with ripped off graphics and ideas from some of the main stream providers.

Here is one of my favs - it'll make your eyeballs bleed if you look at it too long. "Thunderstruck" by Salus Technologies. They have removed it from their games suite, but you can go to the "way back" machine and see the other games they ripped off and mutilated from MGS here:
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I think it's the "rams" that bother me the most. They're sort of like stick figures. I find them disturbing.

Hahahahahaha! That made my day, I mean, WTF? Im still laughing. Looks like it is created with the pen tool in MS Paint. :lolup:
 

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RIVAL: The birdie game, I think it is watch the birdie
What's wrong with that one? :p
Actually I quite like it, but it is very low variance, as I found out when I hit the top-pay win (only Bet x 100)
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Silencio

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I'm thinking of "fugly" and the first things that come to mind are some of the slots that less than ethical companies design with ripped off graphics and ideas from some of the main stream providers.
Ding ding ding ding, we have a winner...

And the birdie game, come on, just look at the yellow birdie, he's so adorable :D
 
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