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Slots Review: Fairy's Fortune, All that Glitters, Fistful of Dollars-Wild Shot

9 September 2005

Reviews are listed by Slot Name, Manufacturer, average hit frequency and payout range offered, (low to high) by the Slot Mfg. if information is available.

1) Fairy's Fortune: WMS

2-3 spins, 84-95%

Off we go to a magical land where 3 magic mushrooms scattered will allow a selection of three free spins, a bonus multiplier or a back door to the Fairy's Fortune Bonus. The Butterfly Bonus is a transformation treat beginning with Caterpillar icons on the first three reels. From caterpillars come butterflies that flit about landing on reels to produce a three-digit reward.

The main event--Fairy's Fortune Bonus is activated by 3 scattered Mortimer Moons or the back door mentioned above where 18 items are displayed in an enchanted scene. Your choice discloses either bonus bucks or the Fairy gliding towards the sky towards five star constellations. One of these magical starry offerings will present final bonus credits.

This slot is a dreamy, peaceful oasis that is stunning to watch and play.

2) All That Glitters: WMS

3 spins, 84-95%

You have probably already guessed Diamonds and Jewels; however, there is a unique feature to this slot--Cascading Reels. Hitting the spin button does not display the usual whirling reels, but a blank opening from which the sparkling jewels cascade from the top of the screen into reel positions.

After any winning combination, the previous screen disappears and additional cascading glitter appears. This second sparkling collection adds further bonus $$ for winning combos. This Cascading process continues again and again until one window shows up with no winners.

The Jewelry Shop Bonus reveals a jewelry shop occupied by Jerry, the apprentice gem cutter and Sven the master gem cutter in the midst of rough gems and empty jewelry settings. Now, it's your turn to choose one rough gem and either Jerry or Sven to finish a setting.

More bonus credits accumulate for completed gem settings or oops! a shattered gem. Two shatterings and the round is at an end, but 4 gem settings completed carries additional bonus bucks.

This slot is a must-see not only for the generous hits but also for the dazzling cascade feature.

3) Fistful of Dollars-Wild Shot: WMS

88%, 3-4 spins.

This is the first of the slot series based on Clint Eastwood films. The first of two main bonus rounds is the High Card Bonus activated by three scattered card symbols on the reels. Clint appears and is ready to take on the bad guy in a game of High/Low where five cards line up next to Clint and the bad guy also. If Clint's card is higher or ties the bad guy's card, the player is given a shot at the top box bonus round where three gold coins are displayed with separate bonus amounts. During the shoot-out, if a coin is hit, the value advances to the next higher amount. In the end, you receive the total amount of credits for all three coins.

Secondly, there is the Wild Shot bonus where Clint shoots straight for the reel symbols changing them into wild symbols for a re-spin and bonus jackpot. Two unique features of this game are Scatter Progressive and Scatter Bonus. After you wager an extra coin along with the 15 to activate all paylines, you qualify for both bonus events. Three or four scatter pays appearing anywhere will prompt you to select one of them for a mystery award. Additionally, you qualify for a $250,000+ progressive for five Fistful of Dollars symbols.

Surely, that Makes Your Day.

Gayle Mitchell

Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com
Gayle Mitchell
Gayle Mitchell, one of the first women to break through the “felt ceiling” of the previously male-dominated world of casino gambling gurus, is now regarded as one of North America’s leading experts on casino gambling.

Gayle’s commitment to educating the gambling public began almost 20 years ago, when she walked into a Las Vegas casino and experienced for the first time the thrill that comes with winning even a small bet. She made up her mind then and there to learn every game in the casino, and a short time later resolved to make a career out of sharing her insights with other gamblers. She had always considered herself to be a good teacher – she believes in keeping things simple – and decided that she would commit herself to showing newbies how to become knowledgeable, intelligent gamblers.

Gayle started her own publishing company, and her first book came out in 1997. Today she is the author of seven books, seven EBooks, and a set of five Tips booklets, and has presented many seminars on casino gambling. Currently she teaches Learn to Win Programs with other leading experts at GamblingTeachers.com. The site is a player-friendly Free Gambling Learning Center offering 300+ online lessons for popular casino games plus Gambling Teachers Blog. Gayle also operates www.gamerisms.com, which is a games glossary site for sport, casino, skill and video game players.

“It’s a fact that less than 2 percent of casino players know the profitable, correct strategies and/or rules for most casino games,” Gayle says. “Our group of career teachers and writers are working to improve that statistic.”

Gayle Mitchell Websites:

www.gamblingteachers.com
www.gamerisms.com