Free Weekend in Vegas Slot
If you want to enjoy something of the Las Vegas experience, the BetSoft designed Weekend in Vegas offers one of the best slots based around the famed Nevada resort city. This slot is centered around the adventures three particular characters who visit the resort for a weekend – Loony Larry, Balanced Ben and Cautious Chris.
If you’ve seen the film ‘The Hangover’ you might have an inkling that this is the basis for the slot such are the similarities in the three characters in the game to the film. The slot features a free spins bonus round with an added roulette style treat at the end, while the three characters will take trips to various casinos in the other feature.
How to Win on Weekend in Vegas
This slot has an all-ways winning system, as opposed to the more usual win lines. This means that you’ll win when landing symbols on three or more consecutive reels starting from the left, regardless of the actual positions on the reels. All in all, you’ll have 243 ways to win due to the all-ways format.
One of the first things you’ll notice having hit spin for the first time, is that the three central characters are all stacked three high on the reels, meaning they will cover an entire reel on occasions. Due to the stacked nature and the relative ease with which these symbols will produce wins, these offer the lowest payouts in the base game of just 35 coins for five in a row, although these symbols come into their own in the first of the two bonus features. The highest paying symbol is the pole dancer, worth 300 coins for the maximum 5, this symbol joined by the playing card symbols A, K, Q, J, 10 in being the only other standard symbols at the slot.
The famous Las Vegas sign is the wild and will substitute for any other symbol on the reels apart from the scatter. During the base game, this symbol only appears on reels 2 and 4.
Every time you land a win, you’ll have the option of taking a ‘double up’ gamble. This is based upon a simple toss of a coin and if you call it right you have doubled your money; get it wrong and you’re leaving the casino empty handed.
Weekend in Vegas Features
The first feature is one which sees the three weekenders heading into various casinos. You’ll activate the feature by having one of the three characters fill three rills entirely, although you’ll receive a helping hand here. If you fill just 2 of the reels with one character, the other reels will immediately spin again, giving you a second chance.
When entering the feature you’ll see six different casino fronts and pick each in turn to win immediate prizes, the prize revealed when the three exit the casino. The type of wins you’ll gain depend on which character was used to activate the feature. Loony Larry doesn’t win often, but when he does, he wins big. Cautious Chris always wins, but not large amounts. Balanced Ben is sometimes like Larry and sometimes like Ben and is a good bet for solid wins.
The second feature is the free spins round activated by the police patrol car scatter symbol. Land 3 for 8 free spins, 4 for 12 free spins and the maximum 5 for 20 free spins. During the free spins, all wins are subject to a 2x multiplier, which is a nice touch, but it gets better than this! At the end of the free spins round, you’ll enter a roulette style game with three concentric wheels. Land an immediate cash when it stops or hit the green arrow to progress to the next ring, where larger prizes await. The biggest prizes are on offer at the central wheel.
Design and Setup
If you’ve played a BetSoft slot before, you’ll know that they are always high on quality and this game is no different. Throughout play, the three characters appear around the reels, Balanced Ben leaning on his car, Loony Larry is trying to catch up on some rays, while cautious Chris looks a little confused by the whole thing. Loony Larry is the star of the show, occasionally falling off a roof or accidentally kicking Chris in the head! Visually, the slot is excellent throughout, the animation both on and off the reels bringing the game to life.
Although you’ll have 243 ways to win at each spin, you’ll only actually pay 25 credits to set the reels in action. You’ll choose both the coin value which ranges from just 2c all the way through to $1 and the bet level which ranges from 1 to 5.
This is a fun, original and engaging slot from BetSoft. The all-ways winning system always gives a slot a nice boost, while the original way you’ll land the casino bonus round gives the game a nice, unique air. The free spins round with the 2x multiplier is also a nice touch, made even better by the roulette bonus round at the end.