The only criticism I can come up with off the top of my head, and this is scrounging a bit, but I could possibly see people getting upset/complaining/feeling ripped off if they get a winning combo on the vertical spin and lose it on the horizon spin.
The near-miss effect that slot players get addicted to can be recreated with this basket style slot if payout is done after each spin direction (aka mid spin payout). So for each complete spin there would be two payouts, one after the horizontal spin and another one after vertical spins. If after the horizontal spin there is a nearly complete winning pattern, the player may get excited and hope to complete the pattern on the upcoming vertical spin.
I felt forced to a decision to enjoy the music or play the game. I chose the music.
Are the counts of your "ways" incorrect? Given that you can win from the top or bottom... or right or left?
I think most slot players are chasing the bonus features, and nothing is worse when you hit a bonus, the machine goes WILD, and then only pays out $2. That's how you get me to walk away immediately. Its similar to seeing a bunch of like symbols, but nothing coming of it.
Re: spin horizontal followed by a vertical spin with payouts after each spin direction
Does anyone agree or disagree with David Wright’s (IGT game producer) comments on jurisdiction regulations?
David Wright: So the first spin isn't random as some of the symbols are held over from the previous spin? How would you intend on getting this past a regulator as nearly every jurisdiction in the world that I know of would not allow this unless I'm misunderstanding something?