Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dean Martin's Wild Party Slots Hit the Floor

Sometimes you find new slots in the strangest places. Last night I was downtown to play my free $15 at Binion's and decided to park at the Vegas Club across the street.

Strolling through the casino to my car, I spied "Glitz" a new "Money Burst" game from WMS I saw next to the Dean Martin game I'd admired at the Global Gaming Expo. With giddy anticipation I checked the bank of machines opposite "Glitz" and there it was! "Dean Martin's Wild Party!"

Sometimes you just never know which casinos are going to feature the new games first. The Vegas Club, in conjuction with it's neighbor the Plaza (both run by Tamares Group -- which has a rather tenuous hold on it's holdings) have seen better days. Still, I've noticed that whoever is running the slot selection is not afraid to try new things, and keep the mix on the casino floor fresh.

Dean Martin's Wild Party is a volatile game, but worth the trouble if you can hit a bonus round. It is unusual in that it starts with only two lines that funnel into sixty.

You get sixty lines for thirty credits, and the bonus round of five free spins is triggered if you get four of the same symbols (wilds count) in the first four positions. These symbols hold for the remainder of the spins. If you get three bonus symbols you also get the free spins but have a choice to make (I didn't get there so I don't exactly know how this works) to determine the first symbols.

During the bonus round Dean-o and his background singers keep you entertained with a song I don't quite recall entitled "Go, Go, Go!" and "Ain't That a Kick in the Head" -- if you are lucky the bonus can be long as all the lines hit and tally up. I got two wild symbols that guaranteed a payoff with every spin. Of course you can speed things along by hitting a button, but as this was my first bonus on this machine I let it take it's time and savored the moment. My thirty cent bet turned into $25.00 in the bonus round.

"Glitz" works the same way, but I don't care for the graphics so I didn't try it out.

Once again I can't find any info on the machine on WMS' website, but consulting my catalog, I see they describe "Money Burst" as "new reel layout, 60 lines for 30 credits, and fast play drive hyper-volatile math model." I'm not so sure I like that "hyper-volatile math model" part. I would say if you are lucky enough to hit a bonus round to skee-daddle like I did.

I almost got out the door of the Vegas Club, but another new slot caught my eye -- this one from IGT. A new Wheel of Fortune machine I didn't notice at the Global Gaming Expo -- "Viva Las Vegas" featuring Elvis Presley as "Lucky" and Ann Margret as "Rusty."

The info I found on IGT's website is adobe stuff, and seems to be for a more traditional mechanical reel game -- word to IGT and WMS -- if the slots are on the floor they should be represented on your website. Oh, and while you are at it, why not have more slot player oriented promotional material?

But I digress -- I hit a couple of bonus rounds (8 free spins) that may or may not entitle you to spin the wheel (a wheel symbol has to pop up) but after a few minutes I was down $10 and decided to go. I enjoyed the Elvis and Ann Margaret singing symbols and the expanding wild, but all and all, I found the bonus round rather boring and unfulfilling, especially when I couldn't hit a wheel spin.

So Wheel of Fortune "Viva Las Vegas" didn't hold my attention as long as Dean Martin's Wild Party, but maybe it was just the kinda night I was having.

I'm glad to see new slots on the floor, and I'll check today to see if Red Rock has added any new slots to the mix.


Ace Dima said...

Whoa! I love this new slot that I tried out at Red Rock this weekend! Dean Martin's Wild Party was awesome. The couple of bonus rounds I hit paid me decently. I put in $25 dollars and tripled my money, leaving with almost $75. That is the key, too. I actually left! That's the challenging part for me!!

dino martin peters said...

Hey pallie, likes thanks so much for sharin' a pix and commentary of the new Dinomachine...had recently heard 'bout this and as a lover of all thin's very Dinohappy to get to checks it out...never was, never will be anyone as cool as the King of Cool..oh, to return to the days when Dino walked the earth...

Carlos said...

i played it in oklahoma at the winstar casino and got about $130 in the bonus round 200 total

broncos9697 said...

I played this game in oklahoma at first coun. and put in 20.00 got up to 80.00 then decided to hit max 3 times which is 3.00 a hit my last spin I hit the bonas and picked dean and oh my I won 800.00 WOW.. I LOVE this game...

lvpretor said...

I work at a Las Vegas casino and Dean Martin's Wild Party first got my attention when i was walking the casino floor and I heard a song that I have never heard before and it sounded really good and catchy. I walked around in order to find out where the song was comming from and it turned out to be in the center of a large crowd of people. All, whom, were watching the person playing Wild Party and some even singing along with Go Go Go. I was surprised that it was a Dean MArtin song. I went home that night and purchased the tune and almost everyday I work I make it a point to stroll by Wild Party and most of the time there is a small crowd of people soaking up the music and entertaining slot machine.

Wing Lee said...

This was the most fun game I played at Caesars Palace Casino besides the Sex and The City Slot. I played 300 credits and played it for many hours, it tends to let me hit the bonus almost every half an hour, but not all the bonuses were big. The biggest one was having 3 Wilds on the left and a bunch of other symbols and Wilds on the right side which net me more than $600 in one hit! I wonder if what the payout would have been if all the symbols were Wild, must be the jackpot or over $1000. One night I was playing it for a while at one machine and I had put in over $300 and it hasn't hit a single bonus, but when I was down to my last $20 of credit, it started paying.....I hit the Big Win(over $500) and Bonuses(oveer $200) several times in less than 15 mins back to back and I finally printed the voucher out before the machine starts eating up again, and I walked with $1001.30. I think this is the game that has the most frequent bonus wins, but it's not so big compared to those nickle and quarter slots.

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