We continue your BVS education by showcasing ten of the newer Bonus Video Slot Versions. This is the fun part for a writer like me -- searching out current bonus video slots, playing them and presenting them to eager slot players who want to know the latest scoop in slotsland. Your next casino visit will produce a real adventure, second bonus screen action and more than pocket change when you explore the following:
1) Where’s Henry: No, not Waldo, I want to find Henry! So do the police cars, bloodhounds, binoculars watching out and the Sherriff=scatter-pay. Head to the bonus screen when Henry appears on the first, third and fifth reels and you are welcomed to Henryville and five building choices. Reveal the bonus amounts, but finding Henry will double that particular multiplier. Secondly: first and third reel Henrys allow one chance to find the elusive fugitive. The higher hit frequency and opportunities to find the main character increase with the 9 line version. Start the search!
2) Little Green Men: There are aliens among us! ‘Keep out’ scatter pays send you flying through space to one of two bonus screens. Pick one of the spaceships racing across the skyline and receive your bonus amount or abduct one of your fellow humans: cowboy, fat man or schoolgirl to send up as a sacrifice to the aliens who then return your bonus bounty. You’ve been warned --this version will leaving you howling with delight.
3) Indigo Swing: Back to the swing era. Line up the right scatter pays and watch the production begin. Four dancing couples offered for your choice, have a listen and when the music stops, collect coin and/or multiplier. Get in that swing and get credit for it too.
4) Banana Rama Deluxe: I find that I now earnestly search for the word ‘deluxe’ on slots because it always means better options/bonuses in a ‘take-off’ version. All the original players are in this updated BVS, but now you get more winning combinations and credits. Gorillas and monkeys perform more, especially when you tickle their tummies. Watch for three shell symbols and move over to the Oyster Bar bonus round. Touch the oysters for mounting credits until the ‘collect’ sign stops the rush of coins. Another ‘take-off’ slot that is taking off with casino players and becoming a frequent BVS occurrence.
5) Desert Racer: Aline a couple of cactus symbols or camel crossing signs to start. Three desert race cars activates the second screen and the race begins. Even if your selected car loses, the bonus amount is still paid based on your placing. Add this slot to the ‘race for cash’ category.
6) Reel-Estate: Back to one of my favorites: Monopoly. This 9-line version offers a bonus round every 75 spins--better than the 5-liner. The rest of the game is the same as the earlier version with scatter pays that lead to the board of multiplying payouts. Chance, Community Chest, rich Uncle Pennybags and extra bonus points for collecting three of the same color properties. Love this game and this newer version with the added benefit of remembrances of a spent childhood playing this familiar, challenging board game.
7) Who Dunnit? Another childhood game--Clue--comes to mind with this BVS slot. The bonus screen produces several figures and one of them did it--you choose. Along the way you come across the ‘wild fruit’ multiplier screen and three ‘detective’ or ‘sidekick’ signs to take you to the line-up around the table. Of course--the sound of thunder, a dark room and something valuable is missing--time to find who is guilty. The sooner you find Who Dunnit?, the bigger the bonus. Guaranteed to make you feel like you are in a play with sounds and action all around you -- no time for boredom here.
8) Slingo: A very popular game merging slots and bingo. The bonus round screen shows a bingo card and 25 numbers, thirteen are already chosen for you. Your job is to match the remaining 12 numbers with free spins while mounting up credits for ‘filled’ numbers. Cherubs, devils and jokers play another game for you on the reels for extra profits. This BVS has produced several winners in Atlantic City casinos.
9) Boxcar Bonus: This slot finds you waiting at the station in the old-time West. As you line up five train car symbols--caboose, boxcars and engine, you are transported to the bonus round. Take your pick of three boxcars at the depot for your bonus amount. Scatter pays are railcar symbols with multipliers and the wild prospector subs for other symbols. Five prospectors and you’ve arrived at the top jackpot. All aboard!
10) Yahtzee: Another familiar game presented in three versions: 1) Yahtzee Bonus: Third reel triggers bonus round throwing the five dice. You can choose to hold any or all dice and re-roll if you are looking for better payouts. 2) Yahtzee Take a Chance: You want to roll ‘chance’ or no straights/matching values as often as you can. 3) Video Yahtzee: This is the best and most popular version. Nine line and bonus screen of the game are played with a ‘mystery bonus’. Watch the animated dice dance around and show off the spots on their tummies. Accumulated spots and bonus credits are paid depending on the total coins bet. Another screen bonus is activated by three shaker cups with five dice on a baseball diamond providing a lit paytable background to ‘shine’ on your winning credits. Make your ‘hold’ decisions and rack up those bonus points. Watch for more Yahtzee versions as this slot is sure to be a mega-success.
To stretch your gambling bankroll, start off with 1-2 coins per payline; you can then risk occasional maximum spins as your credits mount. You have now been issued your latest slots ration and training--let the adventure begin!