Monday, April 27, 2009

Reel Deal Slots Adventure

Developer: Phantom EFX
Publisher: Phantom EFX
Release Date: April 5, 2009
System: PC
ESRB Rating: T

In a nutshell: Press... that... BUTTON!

0:00 I generally hate slot machines and all they represent as far as "gaming," but when I got a PR e-mail about an "Adventure" game based on the one-armed bandits, morbid curiosity forced me to find out what the hell was going on.

0:01 My pre-game research has revealed that this is currently the No. 1-selling PC casino game on Amazon. So it must be good, right?

0:07 The past seven minutes were spent installing copious amounts of data from this DVD onto my hard drive. I can't imagine the slot machine logic requires a lot of coding, so there must be a lot of flashy animations and sounds coming, huh?

0:08 "Welcome to Reel Deal Slot Adventure!" says an incredibly cheery voice. "Please fill out your VIP card to continue." In the background, sounds of chattering gamblers and ... birds? "Now that your VIP Card is ready, click on the PLAY button to start your adventure." This guy is so friendly and bubbly. I just want to stay with him forever!



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