Party Games Slotto Slot from Novomatic
This is another example of a popular live slot which now looks a little simple and dated compared to recent games. Party Games Slotto was originally developed by Astra, and is now part of the Novomatic range of games. You’ll find an upbeat and lively 20-line video slot, which features traditional symbols like fruit and red 7’s as the main symbols. There is a break out bonus game, where you can choose one of 3 characters to reveal a mystery prize.
How to Win on Party Games Slotto
You are in for a surprise the first time you win with fruit symbols in this game. These come to life, developing cartoon eyes in the winning animation while each one makes a popping sound. The biggest wins do not come from the fruits – this is instead reserved for the red 7’s. Hitting 5 of these on a win-line will net you 250 coins. Since it is possible to hit the entire 5 reel by 3 row grid with these symbols – triggering all 20 win lines at once – you can win 10,000 coins from a single spin. There is a wild symbol in play, so your full grid can be a combination of wilds (which substitute for everything except the sheriff) and the 7’s.
Bar symbols are also worth 250 coins for 5 on a line, with 100 for 4 and 50 for 3. Playing card symbols jack, queen and king come next. The roles are reversed between playing cards and fruits, with the fruits making up the smaller wins. These are cherries, plums and melons.
Sheriff Symbols and Pick-Em Bonus
The remaining symbol does not appear too frequently. This is a yellow circle with a hat wearing sheriff on it. You’ll need to hit between 3 and 5 of these on the reels to trigger the simple choose your prize type bonus game.
You are taken to a screen where you will see 3 large characters, each very distinctive in its own way. One looks like a felon, with a jail uniform, ball and chain and chin full of stubble. The second one looks like a nurse, complete with uniform and the 3rd one is unclear, definitely female, wearing a white hat and with something spikey behind her! Each of these characters holds a card, which is covered in question marks. Your only task is to choose one of these characters and click on them (or touch the screen). This reveals your prize and ends the bonus round.
Lively Fruity Design
On the whole this is a plain and simple slot – which looks like something from many years ago. What Novomatic have managed to do is bring this simple theme to life with a mix of sound effects and small animations. The logo on top of the reels also livens things up a little, with a very upbeat look to it.
Before you hit a win with them the symbols are very traditional looking, with nothing to distinguish them from 100’s of other Novomatic slots. When you win the win lines quickly cycle through, and each winning line pops once for each contributing symbol. The symbols develop eyes, looking a little on the crazy side – and your wins are totaled up. If you are lucky enough to hit multiple wins over several of the win lines, this can go on for some time. If you want to get on with the next spin you can hit the start button again to conclude the count up part.
Solid 20 Line Setup
This game allows some flexibility in the number of win-lines and the coin size per line. The default is set at 20, though you can lower this all the way to 1 if you wish. You can bet from 1c per line, or 20c per spin (though this may vary from casino to casino). There is an auto-play, though unusually for Novomatic games there is no gamble after win option.
If you are going to play a simple, retro style slot then this one has the advantage of the lively and fun element in the wins. The sounds and animations do come together nicely, though there is nothing too special in the game play that might keep you engaged for a long session. The pick-em game can award some reasonable prizes, though your interaction with it is really just to choose a character.