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Slots Review: Gilligan's Island, Animal House, Newlywed Game

3 November 2005

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

1) Gilligan's Island: IGT

91-93%, 2 spins.

"Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale".about a bunch of castaways stranded in a slot that pays an instant jackpot of $20,000 for Gilligan's Island logos. All your shipwrecked buddies are here: Gilligan, Mr. and Mrs. Howell, Skipper, Ginger, Mary Ann and the Professor. The main Shipwreck Bonus is activated when three Shipwreck Shorts appear on the middle reel. Clips from the famous TV series are shown while you make your selection for a credit bonus and perhaps select a Bonus Pick for added credits. Secondly is the Castaway Cash for three bonus symbols showing up on the first three reels. Pick one of the castaways to start up the Professor's Contraption and between multipliers and free spins, your total reward is revealed when the contraption stops. I have a feeling this crew won't be saved as long as this slot is paying it's way.

2)Animal House: IGT

88-90%, 2 spins.

This Comedy Classic is set up as a multi-site progressive with a top box replica of the Delta House fraternity house enclosed by six spinning reels with room for frantic food fights and toga parties. Scatter pays are Greek letters with bonus returns in the range of 2X-200X the line bet. The bonus round occurs when three Delta House symbols appear activating the top box spin again and again to reveal five items from this movie classic. You choose a cheerleader symbol on the screen for a multiplier value. Add in the reel credits and watch those credits mount. The 'serious money' for this fun slot is an Instant-Win of at least $250,000 for five Animal House symbols. Now, that will buy a lot of togas.

3) Newlywed Game: IGT

88-93%, 2 spins.

This slot is worth the play just to hear what the new mates have to say. The theme is the classic TV game show completed by the familiar music, funny lines and voice of host Jim Lange. Three or more wedding gift scatter pays will land you at the Wedding Gift Bonus. Select one for bonus bucks. Secondly, the Newlywed Game Bonus main event occurs with the sighting of 3 or more Jim Lange symbols at which time a screen opens to the set showing four couples ready to play. Pick your favorite couple to reveal a multiplier and then three questions are asked for which there are two answers, three answers and four answers accordingly. Correct answers, revealed by the wife, increase your bonus credits while you are treated to the comic exchange between the couple. All this amusing chitchat and slot play turns into serious money with a MegaJackpot Instant Win starting at $500,000. Ain't love Grand!

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