The Price Is Right
Come on down… the price is right! Those words were often the highlight of Saturday night TV viewing in The UK when this American TV game show arrived on our shores. Originally hosted by Leslie Crowther and then by Bruce Forsyth, it recently made a return to our screens in a Channel 4 special hosted by Alan Carr. The reception was good and we anticipate that it won’t be long before we see a full series.
Coincidentally, Slingo have launched a new Slingo Originals game based on the TV show. The Price Is Right is a slots meets scratchcard type game. For a stake of between 50p and £100 you get five spins of the slot reel. The slot is a 3 reel with 1 “payline”. On each spin, selected symbols (half price, any number, hill climber, plinko, master key) shown in the payline accumulate at the top of the game. Match five symbols or get three of the same symbol to trigger a bonus. Note that three ‘Price Is Right’ symbols adds one of each symbol to the accumulator.
The game ends when you’ve used all your five spins. However, you are invited to play on by gambling additional funds – a similar process to other Slingo games. In general the lower the extra gamble then the less chance you have of winning from a further spin.
The Price Is Right
At this point of a review we’d love to tell you all about the bonus rounds and how The Price Is Right pays out. In all our spins of the game we didn’t win once and there wasn’t even a sniff of a bonus round being triggered. We did get 2 symbols on the pay reel and occasionally 4/5 symbols on the accumulator – but the game would then want £3.50 or so to spin on. This game should be renamed Bottomless Money Pit!
After completing our wagering of 30+ games we decided enough was enough and quit. Instant win games are notorious for not paying out big prizes but you do occasionally get a free game by winning back your stake. With The Price Is Right there wasn’t even a win to keep us intrigued. The game claims an RTP of 95.51%.
The game itself is big, brash and flashy – everything you’d expect having watched the TV show – graphically it’s stunning, but without the occasional small win to encourage continued play then it’s an easy one to switch off. The ‘spin on’ feature is interesting and adds an extra dimension to the game but asking for x7 your stake to spin on seems a tad over priced.
The Price Is Right, but for us the slot provided a wrong experience.