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Review of the new MG games (June)

Discussion in 'Online Casinos' started by Zoozie, Jun 28, 2006.

    Jun 28, 2006
  1. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Denmark
    Starscape:
    Low/medium variance slot
    25 lines
    Graphics are not very exciting.
    It is not a clone(new paytable) but gameplay is identical to Dino Might. 3 scatters starts the picking game to match 4 symbols.

    However the multiplier you can pick is now *3 instead of *2. I have a screenshot where I hit the 4 top pay symbols and the *3 multiplier.

    Taking 'Dino Might' and adding 200 millions to the theme and you basically have 'Starscape'. However this did NOT
    improve the game. I like the graphics in 'Dino Might' better and it did not have the 9TJQKA symbols that MG thinks
    must be a part of most themes.

    I will never play it again like the 'World Cup Mania' the release like month.

    Mad Hatters:
    Medium/High variance slot
    30 lines
    The graphics and sounds are excellent!

    However as I wrote last month I do not the definition of the new 5-lines. Here is what I wrote:
    The new lines are not all logic and symmetric.
    Line 26 and 27 makes sense and they are symmetric.
    Line 28... ? No logic at all. And where is the symmetic version?
    Line 29 very good choice, I had guessed this. But where is the symmetric one?
    Line 30: Probably designed by the same crack-head that made line 28.

    It could be that the graphics representing the lines are wrong and it will be fixed soon.

    The graphics and sounds of this slot do match the best produced by MG so far. ('Harveys' and 'Loaded' etc).
    And it does not have the '9TJQKA' symbols.

    The game has 2 features:

    Feature #1: 3 clocks on Adjacent reels(not on a payline) for a picking game. 2-10*bet size prizes.
    I did not manage to get 4 or 5 clock but my guess is you just get slight better prizes or just
    pick more symbols (Like Wheel of Wealth - special edition)
    You get this feature all the time. I do not like it. Those scatters get into the way
    for good wins all the time. Only really bad thing I can say about this slot.

    Feature #2: Standard free spin mode with multiplier (my favorite)
    10,25 or 50! freespins for hitting 3,4 or 5 scatters. Win-multiplier is only *2 though.
    Before freespin starts you get to pick one of the 3 top pay symbols (Mad Hatters) and this
    one will be wil during the free spins as well. I like this feature, but it is sad that free spins
    can not be retrigged. (Would have over 100% payout then I would estimate)

    Special rule: When a wild occurs on reel 3(middle reel) it will 'expand' so all 3 symbols on this reel
    are wild. During freespin mode, the symbol you picked as another wild, will also expand on reel 3.
    This has been seen on other slots before (RTG), but it is a fun feature anyway, especially since 5 wilds pay 20000 and this makes it easier to get. Screenshot included where I hit 4 wilds.

    This is a good slot and I would play it again later. Last month I could instantly say I would never play any of them again.

    Still I would only play this game with 25 lines max. The more lines just lowers your variance and the
    way the new lines are defined is stupid. Remember the more lines you play the lower your variance gets.
    I actually always (except when making reviews) play with 5 lines with line bet=5 instead of 25 lines with line bet=1.

    My favorite MG slots are now:
    #1 Isis
    #2 Avalon
    #3 Loaded
    #4 Thunderstruck
    #5 Mad Hatters
    #6 Harvey's





    Zoozie
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2006
    15 people like this.
  2. Jun 28, 2006
  3. jenn1381

    jenn1381 Meister Member

    Occupation:
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    Location:
    Canada
    Great post zoozie, I pretty much agree with everything you said.

    I hated Starscape, found it so boring and way too much like Dinomight which I also don't like.

    Madhatter has its ups and downs but I can see it becomming one of my favorite games... I love the 3rd reel extra wild. Btw, when you get 4 of the clocks you pick 2 clocks in the bonus, and when you get 5 you get to pick 3.
    Only thing I really don't like is that it's another 300 coin max bet game. $3 a spin is too rich for my blood, not happening.
    Overall I really enjoyed this game and can't wait to see some winning screenshots.
     
  4. Jun 28, 2006
  5. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Great post! :thumbsup:

    I don't suppose you've plotted out the reels yet to see if one of these 3 symbols appears more frequently on the first 2 reels so we know which is best to pick...?

    Any volunteers? :p
     
  6. Jun 28, 2006
  7. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

    Occupation:
    Devil's Advocate
    Location:
    Heaven
    Zoozie strikes again.... great job :)

    Going to give them a shot soon myself... after I clear up all the other stuff I gotta do tonight, like installing a new computer for my kids... the old one was driving us all batty.
     
  8. Jun 28, 2006
  9. spearmaster

    spearmaster RIP Ted

    Occupation:
    Devil's Advocate
    Location:
    Heaven
  10. Jun 28, 2006
  11. khanhdom

    khanhdom Dormant account

    Occupation:
    none
    Location:
    US
    very nice win! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jun 28, 2006
  13. hbears341

    hbears341 Experienced Member

    Occupation:
    I QUIT
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Very nice indeed!! :notworthy
     
  14. Jun 28, 2006
  15. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Denmark
    This was my first though actually. I noticed one of the Mad Hatter symbols paid less which normally mean it is easier to get. It probably is, but on the middle reel all 3 Mad Hatters only appear once each. It does not matter how often it occours on other reels. So to put it simple it makes no difference in EV what you pick. Of course MG had allready though this out, but I have now confirmed it.
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2006
  16. Jun 28, 2006
  17. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Denmark
    Small update. It seems that feature #1 game can pay up to 15*bet size (and not 10 as I wrote) on each symbol you pick. (375 coin win on a 25 coin bet).

    Any higher?

    Shame I can not edit my review now (time out). I missed 2 words.
    1.Taking 'Dino Might' and adding 200 millions years to the theme
    2.Before freespin starts you get to pick one of the 3 top pay symbols (Mad Hatters) and this one will be wild during the free spins as well

    Zoozie
     
  18. Jun 29, 2006
  19. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    He he!
    Tried Mad Hatters in fun mode and it seemed to take 100's of spins to get the free-spin feature :( but I did get loads of Cuckoo bonuses...

    Just this minute played for real - and got 4 rabbit scatters on my 9th spin! :D

    Only playing 20 lines @ 2c (30 lines is too silly), but won $64.84 from a 40c bet!

    Best hit below. So far it's :thumbsup: :cool: :thumbsup:
    (Caught shot a bit too early)
     
  20. Jun 29, 2006
  21. KasinoKing

    KasinoKing WebMeister & Slotaholic.. CAG MM PABnonaccred webmeister

    Occupation:
    House-Husband and Casino Advisor
    Location:
    Bexhill on sea, England
    Instant update; WARNING!

    Upped my bets to a huge 40c/spin and it totally sucked!
    Lost ALL of that above win in a matter of minutes (154 spins of sweet F.A.) :(

    This slot (like most 20+ liners) is a total money eater unless you hit a lot of bonus features!

    OK - now I'm going off to beat myself up for being such a TWAT! :oops:
     
  22. Jun 29, 2006
  23. venetian

    venetian Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Corp Director for a College
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I have only tried Mad Hatter in play mode so far but I do like it. The thing I do not enjoy is that GRATING sound as the reels spin. If you take it off all the other nice sounds go as well. Darn...I just do not know if I can take too much of that noise, well winning does have a way of easing the pain. Off to try with real $$.
     
  24. Jun 29, 2006
  25. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Denmark
    UPS!!! My previous answer was WRONG! It does matter if one of the Mad Hatter symbols occour more often on reels other than reel 3.

    So far I have only seen that they each occour same number of times on reel 3 (one time each), but I have not checked other reels.

    But pick the Mad Hatter to the right (yellow one, I think), he has the lowest paytable is therefore will occour more often if any.

    I will check the reels later and return with a final answer.

    Zoozie
     
  26. Jun 30, 2006
  27. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Denmark
    I spent some time trying to solve the problem about which Mad Hatter to pick as Wild during the free spins. However no need to read on, since I have not solved it.

    All Mad Hatters appears twice on reel 3 opposed to just 1 time as I wrote before, but this changes nothing in my argument. However I saw the following.
    The symbols on reel 3 comes in the order AxWyB, where W=wild, A=Mad Hatter1, B= Mad Hatter 2, x and y are just non-important symbols. Now this is interesting...
    Because if you pick Mad Hatter A as wild and reel 3 comes: AxW you actually have two wild symbols, so picking A as wild is actually wasted on this spin even though you hit it on reel 3, since the wild allready expands the reel so all 3 symbols become wild.
    It is similar if you pick B and reel 3 comes WyB. (this only happens 1/6 of the times your Wild Mad Hatter A or B occours on reel 3 in freespin). This is actually the two Mad Hatters with lowest paytable.

    So the situation is definately not symmetric. I have hit 5 Mad Hatters twice (not during free spins) and there where both the low pay Mad Hatter (yellow one sitting, to the right in the picking game). Since this also have lower paytable this strongly suggest he is easier to hit, which means he might occour more often on other reels than the other Mad Hatters. ( I have not checked this).

    So if you want to go for the big win (5 wilds) during the free spins I suggest you pick the Mad Hatter to the right. But to say which one has the highest EV seems impossible without knowing the reels and running a full analysis of the combinations, but this will take way too many hours. And it is more fun if it is unknown and surrounded by mystery, but I always pick the low paytable one though ;)


    Zoozie
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2006
    2 people like this.
  28. Jul 1, 2006
  29. PeggyTez

    PeggyTez Dormant account

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    Professional procrastinator
    Location:
    Cyberspace
    I did really, really well with Starscape at 7 Sultan's the other night. Deposited $50, cashed out nearly $2,000. Most of it was on Starscape. I hit the bonus round and got the $125 x 3 a few times.
     
  30. Jul 3, 2006
  31. PackerBacker

    PackerBacker America the Beautiful

    Occupation:
    Home Manager:)
    Location:
    TX
    I hit all 5 bonus bunnies on the Mad Hatter last night. That in itself won $900 on a $3.00 bet. Then I got 50(!) free spins and won another $600. SWEEEEET!
     
  32. Jul 3, 2006
  33. Simmo!

    Simmo! Moderator

    Occupation:
    Web Dev.
    Location:
    England
    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    I got 4 bunnies and 25 spins the other day. Cant say i love this game but it's "ok". Tell me, does the # of free spins vary or are they based on the number of bunnies: 10 for 3, 25 for 4, 50 for 5?
     
  34. Jul 3, 2006
  35. Zoozie

    Zoozie Ueber Meister CAG PABnonaccred

    Occupation:
    Software Developer
    Location:
    Denmark
    Read my review, but you got it right :)
    I have hit 4 rabbits a few times also.

    After 1 week I have played this slot a few more times. I really do like it, but the bird-cookoo's are really a nusiance. Even if you hit 3 or more you have to wait forever before you can pick one, and it is not exciting at all since you will win from 2 to 15 times bet size. This slows the game down.

    Also all the small wins from hitting 2 low pay table are not my style, which is why I adore Isis. (since all these low win take up a bit part of the paytable, which could be used to increase the big pay or more #free-spins).
    Still it is the best slot since Isis and Moonshine.

    Zoozie
     

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