The most and highest anyone left was ten, 10x's after a dealt flush on nickle DDB. I ended up with a three card royal draw and made 60 credits or so.
Whenever I find these multipliers I always get dealt 2468T of 4 different suits.
Same here usually.
If there was an "all evens" video poker variant I would win SO MUCH money :)
Getting back to the Three Kings slot, earlier on another machine with the free games all up high, I did well on. At first it was a slow decline before hitting the three purple lions then shortly after I hit the three red ones which brought me slightly ahead. After that, I tanked again, hitting the purple ones twice again without much fanfare. Then as I was down about $125 or so, hit the three red ones again for 38 free games. Not ten spins in I hit them again for another 25 games and shortly after that the purples for 12 more. The bonus win was about $260 or so total. Not once on either machine did I get the three green lions. I have no idea how many spins I played, but it had to be a few thousand total between both machines.
This is probably pretty good cover play. I don't even work for a casino, and, reading this, I want to comp you a buffet.
I did earn about $70 in comps. Small consolation prize :-P
I tried. I'll live.
BTW, I've lost more money in two hand of TCP before. I'll win it back 8-)
Kids today, with their good eyesight...
Does the machine say the free spins come from the same reels as the base game?. I'm assuming you didn't record all symbols of all your spins, did you mickey? Deconstructing the slot reels would make the line pay numbers more accurate. It's possible you ran bad on that portion, which lowers the overall estimate.
I looked all though the rules screens to see if the free games were a different configuration than the regular games. Nothing was listed. I only tracked the lion symbols landing in the screen.
I received some insider information on the game yesterday. I was given the overall payback of the game, the true frequencies for catching the Green Lions, Red Lions, and Purple Lions, and the average value of the free games (which turned out to be much higher than what I averaged). What I have to do now is figure out the average number of free games per the frequencies given. I could probably do this in one session.
What I do know at this point is the free games meters have a staggered type movement. The Purple Lions free games meter starts at 12 and moves like this:
6th spin moves it to 13
11th spin moves it to 14
21st spin moves it to 15
36th spin moves it to 16
56th spin moves it to 17 (the flame graphic appears a few spins after the meter hits 17)
The higher the meter goes the more spins it takes to move it up one more notch. The Red Lions and Green Lions meters work the same way but there are many more spins involved.
Without further information my take on the game right now is there may be a small edge if I catch every meter maxed out. But the problem is I'm not going to find many plays like that. And even if I were to find a few plays I think I would have to quit after catching the Purple Lions which has the shortest frequency.