Ibeatyouraces
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September 18th, 2015 at 5:47:40 PM permalink
Today I discovered that Shockwave Poker is Vulturable. While just sitting and randomly looking at the various games on a machine, I selected ShP and the screen was flashing. As I looked at it, I noticed that the shockwave mode was still active and had 9 hands left. Unfortunately I couldn't hit the 4000 credit quads in the nine hands but it was a nice discovery on my own none the less. The paytable was 4000/500/4000/45/30/20/15/5/5. I plugged those numbers into the return calculator and came up with 285% return. My nine hands cost me $1 though on this nickel play but I'd jump on this anytime I'd find it.
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DRich
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September 18th, 2015 at 5:59:54 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Today I discovered that Shockwave Poker is Vulturable. While just sitting and randomly looking at the various games on a machine, I selected ShP and the screen was flashing. As I looked at it, I noticed that the shockwave mode was still active and had 9 hands left. Unfortunately I couldn't hit the 4000 credit quads in the nine hands but it was a nice discovery on my own none the less. The paytable was 4000/500/4000/45/30/20/15/5/5. I plugged those numbers into the return calculator and came up with 285% return. My nine hands cost me $1 though on this nickel play but I'd jump on this anytime I'd find it.



I would say in the last 15 years I have only seen one Shockwave left it that mode. Good catch, sorry it didn't work out.
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 18th, 2015 at 6:03:39 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I would say in the last 15 years I have only seen one Shockwave left it that mode. Good catch, sorry it didn't work out.


I wasn't upset at losing a dollar lol. Just the fact that I found this out on my own was what I liked. I'm certain finding this play is going to be rare. And no, I've never read or knew about it before.
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AxelWolf
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September 18th, 2015 at 6:09:40 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Today I discovered that Shockwave Poker is Vulturable. While just sitting and randomly looking at the various games on a machine, I selected ShP and the screen was flashing. As I looked at it, I noticed that the shockwave mode was still active and had 9 hands left. Unfortunately I couldn't hit the 4000 credit quads in the nine hands but it was a nice discovery on my own none the less. The paytable was 4000/500/4000/45/30/20/15/5/5. I plugged those numbers into the return calculator and came up with 285% return. My nine hands cost me $1 though on this nickel play but I'd jump on this anytime I'd find it.

Like Drich I have only ever found one. To be fair, it's not something I really looked for unless I happen to be sitting on a machine that has that game. It's probably not worth hunting for.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Wizardofnothing
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September 18th, 2015 at 6:51:32 PM permalink
I would say in all my years of casinos vulturing shockwave could not possible earn more the. 1 dollar an hour
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:14:15 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

... It's probably not worth hunting for.


Agreed. The just finding the game is rare enough.
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AlanMendelson
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:37:42 PM permalink
Is the shockwave bonus available at all denominations? In other words, if the previous player was playing 25-cents is the shockwave still active if you play nickels or dollars -- if this was a multi denomination machine?
rsactuary
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:47:45 PM permalink
No, only on the denomination that hit the 4oak.

In all my years of playing Shockwave (probably my favorite VP), I have never seen a bonus round left open.
AxelWolf
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:49:20 PM permalink
Quote: AlanMendelson

Is the shockwave bonus available at all denominations? In other words, if the previous player was playing 25-cents is the shockwave still active if you play nickels or dollars -- if this was a multi denomination machine?

That's a dream situation. You would just sit and play it on the lowest to highest spread you could find all day long.

If that were possible doing it on a machine that had a $5 denomination would be worth around 1k an hr.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
tringlomane
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September 18th, 2015 at 9:53:33 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Agreed. The just finding the game is rare enough.



I've seen quite a few casinos offer "Super Shockwave" on newer game kings, including a lot of CET properties. But yeah, a game left in shockwave mode should be quite rare.

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