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New Slot at Rival/Pantasia

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Nifty29, Jun 6, 2007.

    Jun 6, 2007
  1. Nifty29

    Nifty29 Dormant account

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    Hey Gang

    Anyone tried the new slot at Rival/Pantasia etc?

    Its a bird-based one and the theme is quite good, although Im not sure about the bonus round...

    I would love to know some other opinions.

    Also, I want to say that I have done pretty well over the past week (on other rival slots) so I think I was having a very bad streak a few weeks back, and wanted to thank CocoaRob for answering all my queries personally and publicly - we need more reps around like him :)
     
  2. Jun 6, 2007
  3. kwblue

    kwblue Webmaster webmeister

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    I've been trying it out :) It's fun... But here is kinda my analysis of the slot itself:

    Watch the Birdie is a 5 reel, 15 payline video slot with a recursive bonus.

    Description: The theme of Watch the Birdie slot is all about bird watching. The theme is VERY good and the graphics are better than most casinos out there from the complete theme of the reels to the bonus game and animations - this slot rocks for grahpics. The paytable is ok, but not fabulous, and some of the features are rather nice for a Rival slot.

    Features: Watch the Birdie has an expanding wild (about time) and a scatter symbol which triggers the bonus feature. The only problem I have with the wild is that is only available on reels 2 - 4.

    Bonus Game: This bonus starts off as a pick'em style bonus with a bit of a twist in that you must match the 'birdie' to a birdie in the egg. If you match the birdie, then you will win $$ or get another chance to pick another egg. The nice part about the bonus is that you can pick the 'moma bird' from the egg and she will re-lay all of the eggs! This allows you to start the bonus over (new eggs) and win more money.

    Bet Size: This slot can be played (at max bet) from $0.75 to $37.50. This is the typical range for Rival's video slots

    Slot Variance: This slot is medium variance like most of the Rival-based slots

    Theme: This is one of the better themes out there, IMO. The graphics are excellent throughout the game and the animations are very cool.

    You can see screenshots of the slot at slotsonfire.com (Just click it under new slots - or click the image for the featured slot and it will take you to the review and a ton of screen shots).
     
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  4. Jun 6, 2007
  5. kwblue

    kwblue Webmaster webmeister

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    I have played this one for a while and in a short amount of time it ate through all of my cash :(

    That happens, I know, and I expected it TBH. I would guess that I had, initially about 150 spins prior to the bonus screen where I didn't win a lot even though I had re-triggered the bonus during play twice.

    After the initial bonus - I spun about 400-500 times with no more bonus and no big wins :(

    It was fun and I enjoyed the game itself, but without more bonuses or decent sized wins - it's not worth replaying.
     
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  6. Jun 6, 2007
  7. me_and_ed

    me_and_ed Ueber Meister CAG MM

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    I still dont understand the attraction with Rival, yes they have a rep who answers questions, none of the payout percentages claimed have been investigated and verified by third parties. The payouts are dreadful, I was lowrolling at Dash last night, Tally Ho at .36c/spin, first feature $9.03, second feature $53.00, third was alucky one $320.00, than went to Supe it up at .25c/spin hit three features, all were above $40.00, went to Inet and played Alladin at .20c/spin hit the feature a few times, one with spins hit $31.00, and the other I got 100x, I could go on but whats the sense??
     
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  8. Jun 8, 2007
  9. Rettahs

    Rettahs Dormant account

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    as usual with me and Rival slots, in play mode I kicked the heck out of the slot hitting the feature several times in a 100 spins or so. I deposit and burn through $200 without even getting close to a win or seeing the feature lol. Oh well so it goes.

    Decided to see if I did better at paradise 8 another rival. I did hit the feature twice then lost it all. I already closed my remaining accounts, not sure it is them or me but I have no luck there anymore and I think it is time for me to stop all around while I am ahead lol.
     
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  10. Jun 8, 2007
  11. onemoorebaby

    onemoorebaby Dormant account

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    I went through all my money very fast also.

    I find it very typical of having one win straight up and then it drains it all quick as a flash. I rarely even saw the expanding wild.
     
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  12. Jun 8, 2007
  13. Rettahs

    Rettahs Dormant account

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    There is an expanding wild? lol

    Heck, I liked they monthly bonus and all but my sessions were just going too fast even with a bonus so I wrote them an email and closed all rivals down told them I had a problem gambling chasing a loss on their slots which in a sense is true since I used to win all the time if I waited and caught a few features in a row. Last few times I haven't seen much so it felt pretty good shutting the accounts down and uninstalling.
     
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  14. Jun 8, 2007
  15. onemoorebaby

    onemoorebaby Dormant account

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    i think i will shut my accounts too. I played at pantasia earlier and it was pitiful. I played the reel party game and got 3 scatters for 20 spin and a retrigger to make a total of 30 spins and got 9 times my bet as a payoff :mad:
     
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  16. Jun 8, 2007
  17. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    Intercasino VS Rival

    Only good thing going for them at this time IMO.

    There is no comparison on the payback in slots offered between these two. As most know, I closed my accounts a long time ago at Rival and still play their games in fun mode only, because to give credit where credit is due, the games used to be somewhat fun and different. I play there very seldom even in fun mode now since most games are repeats. Only when a new game comes out do I go and check it out anymore.

    It seems they are putting out a lot of the same as MG did though lately, and all that has changed is the pictures. The payback is still verry stingy and once you wrap your head around the fact that , yes, that is all there is to it, then you too will end up making a decision to save your bankroll instead of donating continuously for hitting a jackpot of any amount, is still far short of other casino games. 5 Wilds paid $150.00 on a 75 cent bet. Truly stingy when that was the top payer.

    Intercasino, has some terrific games I downloaded last night and the payback is wonderful for a lot of the hits. The bonus rounds are extremely different and a lot of fun. Maybe Zoozie can do a take on them?
     
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  18. Jun 8, 2007
  19. RobRival

    RobRival Dormant account

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    Hello everyone,

    Thanks for all of your comments. I make sure that the slot team sees all of them (both good and bad).

    One feature about this slot that hasn't been emphasized here is that the bonus round has unlimited win potential. If you are lucky enough to keep finding the Bonus Bird, you could keep on clicking for quite a while. This affects the EV quite a bit and thus the payouts on the paytable (near the top end) aren't as high.

    This of course has both its positives (no max win amount), and its negatives (the player sees the paytable and might assume that their max win amount is relatively low).

    I'll bring this up with the slots team and hopefully we can make sure that the paytable is clear about this.

    Since its launch, the game has had a return of 95.93% (the expected return is 96.849%).

    Cheers,

    Rob
    Rival Technical Support
     
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  20. Jun 8, 2007
  21. silcnlayc

    silcnlayc Just one more spin pleez! CAG MM PABnonaccred PABaccred

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    It is a cute game..... :)
     
  22. Jun 9, 2007
  23. Rettahs

    Rettahs Dormant account

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    So basically it is a progressive slot that you have to catch the bonus round then be very lucky with your picks or you have no chance to win? Now I understand :).

    No worries for me, my accounts are all closed and I can't reopen them if I wanted to. I had fun there while it lasted, good luck with it Rob. Take care.
     
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  24. Jun 9, 2007
  25. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Sounds like a good one to do the occasional big throw on with very extra money. I like the unlimited potential aspect, like in their reel of fortune you can pick the donkey again and again and again.... or wait, you can pick the money bags again and again, and again, yeah, that's it:D

    I only have one bitch with any of their slots: Unless I am daft - don't play the bank heist ISlot with a limited bankroll, you get the feature and are stuck to one wager until you finish the feature or go broke. I could have missed a way to opt out, but was new to the game and felt a roll coming on, just didn't get to it before I went broke.

    Other than that time I've only ever had one brutal session on rival where it all went away in almost as many spins.
     
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  26. Jun 10, 2007
  27. Rettahs

    Rettahs Dormant account

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    Lojo, I enjoyed playing at Rival but I can't say I will miss it and I am glad I closed my accounts. I took a look at my sessions and the only way I won there was to bet or risk a lot more per spin than I would at other places and hope to hit a bonus round or free spins and a bonus round within the free spins. The per spin payout kills ya if you low roll because even if you get the feature you are too far into the slot so you basically break even. Progressive wagering worked for me for awhile but lately that became a huge disaster since the feature rounds dried up at least for my sessions so my bankroll was gone quick.

    I honestly can't tell you how refreshing it was sending the email and having all my rival accounts locked then going through and removing the software. Their monthly bonus is great and a low playthrough and for a lot of people that may be just what they like so I can recommend rival for that aspect but for my playing style it just wasn't enough and I started chasing the losses.
     
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  28. Jun 10, 2007
  29. lojo

    lojo Banned User - repetitive violations of <a href="ht

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    Well ya done the right thing then, if it's not fun or at least profitable why play?:D
     
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  30. Aug 5, 2007
  31. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Sorry to dig up this old thread, but I've only just got round to trying these new (in June) slots... :oops:

    Ocean Treasure
    Well I picked a great one to start with... NOT.
    The bonus is 10 free-spins @ x3, but I never got that far.
    I did 25 spins @ 75c and I kid you not, my total return was less than $1! :eek2:
    No point trying to win free-spins when hardly anything hits!
    Will not be playing this one again in a hurry... (Except maybe at minimum stakes!)
    Wagered $18.75, Lost $18.25

    Watch the Birdie
    As others have stated above, this is a great fun slot to play!
    Just like most Rival slots though, the payouts for 3, 4 & even 5 of a kind seem pretty pathetic when compared to other softwares.
    Screenshot below; 3 x 3oak & 1 x 5oak wins only returned bet x8 :eek:
    BUT the bonus round is pretty good!
    Seemed quite easy to hit (I got it 5 times in 183 spins) and can pay pretty big with some lucky picking.
    My best was bet x50 (two 're-triggers'), worst bet x5
    Wagered $177.75, Won $2

    Reel of Fortune
    As with the Birdie one, 'normal' wins pretty piss-poor, but feature quite good!
    That is, the Plonko one... the only time I got the 'Curtain Bonus' I won ZERO!
    I got 4 Plonkers in 160 spins, and although you only get to plink once, the prizes are quite good.
    I hit x50 once (that's the max), x20 twice & x25 once.
    Wagered $115.60, Won $30

    So all in all, as Meatloaf said, 2 out of 3 ain't bad...
    ;)
     
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  32. Aug 5, 2007
  33. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

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    Decided to have another go - surely it can really be that bad...? WRONG!

    It took 188 spins (of crap) to get the free-spins feature;
    10 spins with everything multiplied by 2...

    Didn't even win back the cost of the triggering spin! :eek:
    (Was ZERO until the last free-spin)
     
  34. Aug 5, 2007
  35. peteyweestro

    peteyweestro Senior Member

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    rival games

    i too have never won squat on rivals slots, but i must say their job poker was very good to me almost every time i've played
     

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