RTG's new Green Light game...

SlotsWizard

Dormant account
Joined
May 11, 2006
Location
North of Antarctica
...sucks!

I played a few spins in free mode when the game was first released, and I was under the impression that all of the lights turned the same color (50/50). It turns out (as I'm sure many of you know by now) that each light turns red or green individually.

To get paid for 2 or more scatters you need to get 2 or more green lights. To get the feature you need 3 or more green lights.

The help screen doesn't clarify whether or not the number of scatters you are paid for is the number of green lights you have - for example, if you get 5 scatters but only 2 have green lights, are you paid for 2 or 5 scatters? I assume you are paid for the total number of scatters as long as you have 2 or more green lights, and that is what my analysis below represents.

I gave RTG the benefit of the doubt that each light has a 50% chance of being either Red or Green (although based on my small sample I would say that each light has a greater-than-50% chance of being Red). But let's assume it's 50/50. The following table represents the chances of winning/losing the scatter payouts (2+ green lights) and getting/not getting the feature (3+ green lights) for each number of scatters:

View attachment 7198

So the best you can hope for is a 50% chance of getting the feature... when you get all 5 scatters! :eek: Anything less than 5 scatters and your odds decrease, of both getting a scatter payout and getting the feature.

Combine these odds with the odds of getting 3 or more scatters in the first place and it's truly horrific. And if my hunch that each light has a greater chance of being Red than Green is correct, then it's even worse.

Imagine getting 5 scatters and 4 of them are Red: you win absolutely nothing and you get no feature.

What a fantastic game for the casinos! :eek:
 

jenn1381

Meister Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2005
Location
Canada
Agreed, I absolutely hate this game and I cannot believe someone came up with the concept! If I get 3 scatters I want a feature, damnit! The other day I got FOUR scatters, and nadda! 2 turned red and 2 turned green. Nothing like a game that does nothing but piss you off, huh? Yeah, that's something *I* wanna play again.. like life doesn't piss me off enough! lol
 

cynthial

Boo
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Location
Albuquerque
It sounds as bad as that last crappy new one where there are question marks that you have to wait forever for to find out you won nothing. :mad: Good then I am not really missing anything.
 

mikepipe

Dormant account
Joined
Oct 31, 2005
Location
still progressing
i agree 100%. Maybe i am the only one, who had a feature once..
(winners screenshots) with 5 scatters.
Wont touch it again.
 

babs7262

Banned User
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Location
PA
I knew.....

you would feel the same way as I did after trying those stupid games. I actuallly lasted a good bit of time playing the penquin at Las Vegas USA, I was surprised at all the bonus spins I got
 

lovetogamble

Experienced Member
PABnonaccred
Joined
Jun 4, 2003
Green Light

Combine these odds with the odds of getting 3 or more scatters in the first place and it's truly horrific. And if my hunch that each light has a greater chance of being Red than Green is correct, then it's even worse.

Imagine getting 5 scatters and 4 of them are Red: you win absolutely nothing and you get no feature.

What a fantastic game for the casinos!
AGREE!!!:lolup: Must be one of the worst game they have! I'm not fond of "Tally Ho" either. It has very boring graphics and I haven't hit a feature on it or "Green Light." However I do like the "Incan Goddess". The only one of the three I like and will play. I don't know who comes up with some of these grahic designs but some games are just plain boring to start with due to the graphics.
 

kwblue

Webmaster
webmeister
Joined
Jun 22, 2005
Location
USA
It seemed to me that you get the bonus a little less often than the rest of the slots there... The problem is this: The game makes you THINK you might get the bonus a lot more often........ which really just pisses you off and makes you FEEL like you will never get it.

I have gotten the bonus round several times and got NOTHING for it.

I don't like Tally Ho either and the only of the 3 I like is Incan Goddess now :)
 

Simmo!

Moderator
Staff member
Joined
May 29, 2004
Location
England
I agree that it is frustrating. However it is a similar concept to Aladdin's Wishes to a degree in that the bonus doesn't guarantee free spins, and I like the latter.

Also two other things to bear in mind: firstly I would imagine that the % payout is the same as the other Real Series slots, even if the variance differs, and secondly when you get the bonus, if your car finishes first or second (for 20 or 25 spins) which has happened a few times while I have been testing it, you get a second race where you can get a decent kicker of up to 100x - again I have had 100x and 50x from this.

I think it's just a slightly higher variance than other slots personally. But all that said, the frustration factor of not getting 3 green lights is offputting.
 

vinylweatherman

You type well loads
Joined
Oct 14, 2004
Location
United Kingdom
I agree that it is frustrating. However it is a similar concept to Aladdin's Wishes to a degree in that the bonus doesn't guarantee free spins, and I like the latter.

Also two other things to bear in mind: firstly I would imagine that the % payout is the same as the other Real Series slots, even if the variance differs, and secondly when you get the bonus, if your car finishes first or second (for 20 or 25 spins) which has happened a few times while I have been testing it, you get a second race where you can get a decent kicker of up to 100x - again I have had 100x and 50x from this.

I think it's just a slightly higher variance than other slots personally. But all that said, the frustration factor of not getting 3 green lights is offputting.

Maybe, but hitting the 25 free spins on Ronin often gives F*** all, and it looks like it is VERY hard to get this in Green Light, as you can get a mere 5 free games and no "kicker" race despite struggling for ages for three green lights.
I played this at Club World, and although I hit three lights more often than on other games (3 scatters), I never once managed more than 2 Green lights, and never ONCE managed 4 lights, let alone all 5 (which can still pay nothing).

Of course, this might be an indication of lowered payouts, and perhaps if set higher, the lights come in far more often. The bonus rounds may also be weighted to offer better bonuses than would be obtained by chance once you manage to get the 3 green lights.
 

Zoozie

Ueber Meister
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Dec 1, 2005
Location
Denmark
"Incan Goddess" was also my favorite. "Tally Ho" just sucked my money, 500 spins with no feature.

I did manage to hit the feature on "Green lights" twice in 300 spins and a good thing about the feature is combining the freespin + pick a *bet-size win.
Actually this was also implemented in the MG release last month "Lucky Stars".
So I like the feature, but agree it is frustating to get 3-4 scatters several times and no freespins.

Zoozie
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
CAG
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Location
Location, Location!
Three green lights on my 17th spin for 20 free games and awarded 25x bet in the second race.

I agree though, it was annoying when I hit three lights in the free spins and two turned red.

Overall return was a smidgen over 40x.

Like all free spin/feature slots... Forget what prettiness happens in the middle - as far as the slot is concerned, you just received 40x back - which aint that bad...
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
CAG
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Location
Location, Location!
As if to prove my point.

Five spins later and three green lights for 52.5x my bet.

I've only had three green up to now by hitting three lights in open play... Mind you, I've only hit it twice.

EDIT: Meant to say, only 15 free spins and no second race.
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
CAG
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Location
Location, Location!
Ok, now I've hit three lights three times and - hold on - FOUR times, and not managed the feature, so yes - DOUBLE annoying.

I'll give this one a miss.
 

Slotster!

I predict a riot.
CAG
Joined
Oct 17, 2004
Location
Location, Location!
Heh hee... After my initial flourish - I've managed a staggering TWELVE times without a feature... Hmmm... Enough to make even the most staunch believer in random number generators believe that something isn't quite right ;)

P.S - Three reds again whilst I'm typing this :D

The most annoying image in online gaming:
 

spearmaster

RIP Ted
Joined
Jan 12, 2001
Location
Heaven
I've only played in free play mode, so your mileage may vary.

I like this game. Yes, the red light can be a bit annoying, and yes, sometimes a period goes where you can't seem to hit a thing - but frankly all of the other slots have long periods of nothingness, even derby. With this game getting three lights isn't as difficult, so at least you feel like you have a chance.

It's especially good when you manage to finish first or second in the first race, and you get the bonus race which gives you up to 100x your bet back before starting the free spins.

Tally Ho put me to sleep - literally. Although I did manage to line up 5 of the girls for a 125x payout, which I thought was pretty cool.

Incan is okay but feels pretty much like some of the older games, I'd almost swear it was a skin.
 

chayton

aka LooHoo
webmeister
PABnonaccred
CAG
Joined
Jun 5, 2006
Location
Edmonton Canada
I played the green light one and never got the feature at all. Only a couple times got 3 lights but never enough green. Although when I was playing this, it was paying out without the feature - I got 5 of the girl with wilds twice and 5 of the car/trophy things once. It would have been nice to be able to get the feature and THEN get the winning combos, but alas, it wasn't meant to be.
 

Mike031

Banned User - violation of <a href="http://www.cas
Joined
Feb 13, 2007
Location
not loserland *lol*
:eek2: RTG slots that dont pay anything? :eek2: SAY IT AINT SO :lolup:
Now i think, that all people here know, that you don't like RTG, but you must not mention it on every thread, because i don't like MG Casinos and have i posted this on any MG Thread?
No! Because why should i waste my time with this, when i'll never play with it?
So it's a little bit boring, when you do this on every thread, because when i don't like anything, then i didn't write anything on this thread, while this is not really very productive :)
Think about it man ;)
 

AudiManinBoro

Ueber Meister
MM
Joined
Jun 19, 2006
Location
UK
Actually Mike it was a joke and your the only one who seems to get annoyed by it lol I post in most of the threads and this one is no exception. :thumbsup:
 

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

Top