Canyonero
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July 21st, 2016 at 12:30:54 PM permalink
Yesterday, I played the skill-based slot machine "Spin Devil" at the Casino Royale. The bonus triggers fairly often. In the bonus, you use a small joystick on the machine to move a tornado around the screen destroying objects. Three of those objects award three credit amounts, that are visible on the machine at all times. If you do not manage to get all three bonuses, their amount goes up for the next bonus round. That means this machine can be vultured.

It took me quite a while to get all three, I do not know if with skill you can get them every single time or if there is a fair amount of randomness involved.

All in all, the machine was kinda fun. Nobody else seemed all that interested though. They need to advertise it more.

Next stop: Frogger

Does anybody know of any other skill based slots in Vegas?
DRich
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July 21st, 2016 at 1:18:42 PM permalink
I don't think Spin Devil is a skill based game. It has been out for a few years and the skill based legislation just passed recently.
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Canyonero
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July 21st, 2016 at 5:10:03 PM permalink
There are different iterations of Spin Devil. The skill based one is labelled as such.

Turns out Frogger @ Cosmo isn't skill based. Is the skill based variant to be found in Vegas?
AxelWolf
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July 21st, 2016 at 5:21:15 PM permalink
There's been a machine out for a while (not sure how long ) it has a joy stick on the game. It's an aquatic game. In the bonus round you control a sea turtle. You pick up different color and value jems while you swim though the sea. I don't know if it's skill but the 3 times I played it the better I did picking up jems the more I recived in the bonus round. I didn't think to remember the name because I know it when I see it. FIY it was not in Vegas I played it but I'm 75% certain I seen it in Vegas. I just didn't play it.
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Wizardofnothing
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July 21st, 2016 at 8:37:27 PM permalink
They have that game across from Ruth Chris at the hard rock Biloxi
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doughtaker
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July 21st, 2016 at 9:16:33 PM permalink
Prior to SB 9, Nevada allowed for a skill-based component to be worth up to 4% of a slot machine's return. That's how IGT got their skill-based bonus games out in Vegas (and Bally prior to that). There used to be five IGT titles that had skill-based bonuses in Vegas at once: Spin Devil, Tully's Treasure Hunt (which Axelwolf played), Blood Life Legends, Aladdin Prince of Adventure, and Atari Centipede. Tully, Aladdin, and Blood Life are essentially the same video reel game in different graphics packages, and those three offered the player a choice of taking free spins or the skill-based bonus. The skill bonuses of Spin Devil and Centipede are mandatory.

I'm surprised and not happy that Spin Devil seems to have outlasted the other four. I believe that its bonus round was by far and away the worst of them all -- gameplay was guaranteed to last for only 20 to 36 seconds; the only way to even come close to that little bonus time in any of the other games was via intentional suicide in Centipede. I'm also convinced that it was the only one of the five IGT games in Vegas where you could play perfectly and still get screwed out of a significant portion of the bonus money accumulated. I vultured IGT's other skill-based bonus games but ignored Spin Devil.

Games in AGS' "It Pays To Know" line of slots typically have multiple bonus features, of which one will be trivia or knowledge-based. But I think only Family Feud can still be found in Vegas and that is definitely not a vulturable game.

As for Frogger, Konami said that they would eventually get a skill-based version out on the casino floor. When that arrives is anyone's guess. The most likely next stop is Space Invaders, from SciGames/WMS/Bally.
Canyonero
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July 21st, 2016 at 11:36:38 PM permalink
Thanks doughtaker, that helped a lot!

If anyone finds any of the machines mentioned in Vegas, let me know.
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July 22nd, 2016 at 2:08:36 AM permalink
Quote: Canyonero

Thanks doughtaker, that helped a lot!

If anyone finds any of the machines mentioned in Vegas, let me know.

Didn't Bozzer say Frogger was at Cosmo?
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Canyonero
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July 22nd, 2016 at 6:48:25 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Didn't Bozzer say Frogger was at Cosmo?



There is a Frogger slot, but not skill based.
Casinodepositor
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July 22nd, 2016 at 10:15:19 PM permalink
I think it can be consider as a skill slot game. You are going to control a the game using a physical joystick. For me if a slot machine is consider a skill game if a user can somehow control how he will get more bonuses.

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