«I-Sots – Video Slots Evolution
Video slots are popular all over the world – good graphics and sound, wide opportunities for changing the parlays, a variety of wining combinations, a lot of different bonus games, all this speaks in favor of the type of slot machines. But the industry goes forward; the companies try to continue developing their slots, offering the new opportunities to players. One of such novelties is i-slots (where “I” means «interactive»). This is the next stage of the video slots’ development, offering players more opportunities and more pleasure from gaming. There is no telling, that this type of gaming is the essential one, but I hope, the players will like it. I-slots usually offer nice video clips (based on flash), which introduce the stages of the game, which also gives the points.
At the present time, there are two main types of i-slots in online casinos. They are based on the ordinary video slot with the standard features – “wild”, bonus, and «scattered» symbols. The i-slots of the first type differ from the ordinary slots in the bonus game. In video slots, the bonus games are sort of guessing games – you chose some «containers» one by one and collect points, until you come across a «losing container». In the interactive slots, these are the games, where the winning will depend on your skills also. For example, in the game «Hole in Won», where you must play golf, you set the direction and the power of a blow and must score a goal for the minority of strokes, avoiding the obstacles on the field. The less the number of blows is – the more the winning is. In another game, you must fly in space and shoot down the asteroids; every asteroid, which was missed because of your sluggishness, will cost you money.
Another type of i-slots opens the history in front of a player. Let’s take a look at the game «Bank Heist», for example. The first round is «Plan», once again it is the ordinary video slot, in order to end it, it is necessary to collect three «scattered» slot machine’s symbols, and then there will be the bonus game. There are two possible options of the bonus game’s ending – you find the key and get into the bank or the alarm is generated and you have to run. The second round – «Bank» or «Escape» – begins. In each of these rounds we play a video slot again, but now with other symbols and with another table of payments. In this case, there are two types of scattered symbols. If you get the symbol of a policeman, he moves to you on the special scale. If you get the symbol of a safe (or, in another variant – your car), then you move forward. Did you manage to flee from the chase? Did you manage to crack a safe? Again, there is a simple bonus game and getting the extra winnings. The third round – «Dynamite» – offers just another version of the video slot. When you come to the end of the game (successfully run away with the money or you are caught), then everything starts again, and you are given a number of free spins.
The concept of interactive slots is very likable. One game will give you pleasant emotions which will be enough for several games. Playing becomes more interesting – you wait, what will please you in the next round. Moreover, in practice it turned out, that some i-slots have very good payouts. You won’t win huge amounts of money, but everything is dynamic, and you need not wait too long, spinning the reels senselessly, because the winnings and the bonus rounds are rather frequent.
At the present time, interactive slots are presented only in the casinos with the Rival software, but I think, that this concept will soon be spread in other online casinos.