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Slots Review: Sinatra Record Wheel, Robin Hood's Sherwood Treasure and Double Triple Diamond Deluxe with Cheese

2 March 2005

1) Sinatra Record Wheel: IGT.

2 spins. 88-90%.

Our favorite singer returns with a progressive jackpot that resets at $1.5 million and is yours for 5 Sinatra marquee symbols on the 15th payline.

The main bonus begins when the Wheel symbols land on the first three reels of an active payline. The screen displays Sinatra's most popular songs and the player is prompted to pick a favorite. This selection will determine the amount of free spins, ranging from 10 to 100X your line bet.

This top box also comes into play for another bonus round occurring when three or more dice symbols appear in any position on the reels. You select one of the dice for bonus credits while the reel symbol transforms into a video clip of Sinatra doing a dice roll between songs during a performance, eventually revealing a multiplier. Luck be a Lady Tonight--and tomorrow and tomorrow...

2) Robin Hood's Sherwood Treasure: Williams.

3 spins. 87-95%.

Another favorite character of your childhood is wrapped up in Williams Treasure Tales series that boasts an extra bonus on the fifth reel. This payout feature has a bunch of extra symbols that combine to double, triple and yes, even a 5X Wild that multiplies all jackpots on a single spin.

Want More? How about a Reverse Pay Wild symbol that pays left to right and then right to left along with the Bag of Gold scatter pay win. Another scatter pay bonus option occurs with the Scroll Bonus of 3 or more on the reels. Your choices are additional credits or an invite to one the main bonus round.

Robin's Treasures include three bonus rounds.

First, the Archery Bonus takes you to Sherwood Forest revealing targets placed on various tree stumps. The color of each target determines the difficulty of the shot and thus a higher payout for higher difficulty.

You select your target and 'marksman' from Robin's merry men for a cumulative bonus credit.

The William Tell Round, again involving arrows, but with an apple target on the head is your choice to play or pass. Hit your mark and collect the bonus; however, a miss will reward a consolation prize. Lastly, the Siege Bonus features Friar Tuck as you select three targets on the castle wall for him to hit and collect the reward. With so many possible payouts, bonus events and action in Sherwood Forest, Robin's men are not the only ones who are merry.

3) Double Triple Diamond Deluxe with Cheese: IGT.

6 spins. 90-96%.

What makes this slot memorable is the giant cheeseburger top box. Each layer of the multi-layered burger displays a circle of bonus amounts plus a question mark, three food symbols and two Collect symbols. A bonus symbol on the third reel sets off the bonus round. During the bonus round, credits mount until the player, either hits a collect symbol or gets through all three levels of the sandwich at which time; a 5000-coin bonus is added to the total.

The basic game is a Triple Double Diamond schedule with three 7 combinations, multiplying wild symbols, the ever-present cherry and bar combos plus a favorite of mine--nudging diamond bar symbols. Several Wild Symbols go really wild with generous payouts. Double Diamond symbol doubles the jackpot and two equal a 4X win. Triple Diamond symbol triples the jackpot for 1 and 9 for two. Line up a Double Diamond and Triple Diamond and watch the jackpot grow times six.

Watch for three Triple Diamond Wilds for a top jackpot of 15,000 coins.

However, a secondary jackpot for three mixed Wild symbols is a nice payday of 2500 coins for max. bet.

There is a hearty helping of Cheesy fun play at this slot.

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