What do you think?
2.) 1,024 Has Been Done
-The only aspect of your game that hasn't been done is the vertical aspect.
As far as I know, that "basket" style of play has never been done before. Interesting idea but I'm not sure it would be a success in the market. It is hard to get into the mind of a slot player but I think they like to see spinning reels and to have half the positions remain in place would subtract from the experience.
Hey, I'm the IGT game producer :)
You are correct that you can hold over sticky wilds and this is done on many many games. This is because a wild is an advantage to the player as it acts as all the symbols (if a scatter lands behind it you still have to award the scatter).
However holding over other symbols credit to credit could be a disadvantage and is therefore not allowed under all the regulations I know of... There may be some that would allow it.
The easiest way to do the double spin legally would be to charge 2x for it (so if you wanted to charge 30 credits a spin, charge 60 and do the two spins)
A few of the other posts have touched on the other issues I see with this game... The ability to track what's happening, the lack of a feature or stacked symbols to name a few.
I'm all for innovation but just because something can be done, doesn't mean it should be... I think this is one that falls in to the category of "nice idea but probably won't work commercially"
The problem with slot players is they are a fickle bunch... If you change things too much you risk a commercial flop...
The issue the industry faces is that it needs to innovate but innovation can't be too large otherwise players just don't like it... So it has to be a bit softly softly... Which is a shame because I'd like to take big leaps in innovation sometimes but when I've tried to do this the players nearly always dislike it :(