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Entertainment Grid Slots Based on Your Favourite Shows

As any online slot game lover will tell you, there are plenty of differently-themed slots available to play, including ‘Deal or No Deal’ or ‘Hell’s Kitchen’. More are being devised as you read this article, simply because they are so popular. Although the premise may be the same, in the sense that you press a few buttons and hope to land special symbols or even the jackpot, many things set them apart. 

If you look at online slots UK, you’ll find lots of slot games, each with features that set themselves apart. For instance, the number of reels or symbols in games can differ. With ‘Deal or No Deal’, which is based on the popular quiz show has a typical 5 x 3 reel, whereas ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ has 6 reels plus an extra reel feature. Differences also include the type of slot, such as the grid slot design compared to the more classic type of slot.

How Does a Grid Slot Work?

Grid slots can initially appear to be a bit haphazard. They have columns and rows but spin differently to a more classic type of slot reel. Their reels tend to be bigger, with sizes going up to 8 by 8 or even more. When you play a grid slot, symbols fall into a grid that uses a cluster pay system.

What’s a Cluster Pay System?

On a grid slot, this is how you’d win, instead of typically winning via a payline in other slot games. So if you play and five symbols fall down and touch whether diagonally, horizontally or vertically, then you could be a winner. With clusters, the larger they are, the bigger the win typically is.

What are Cascading Wins?

When you win via a cluster, they often trigger a cascade tumbling whereby winning symbols are removed from the grid, with new symbols falling into their places. Additional clusters can then be made. This means that cascades can lead to you winning several times from just one cluster. Additionally, clusters will keep piling up until there are no more winning ones.

Game designers or developers of grid slots tend to add their own twist to the type of cascades that appear in their games. By adding such enhancements, there are numerous positive outcomes which are great for players, like yourself, including wilds, multipliers and triggering of free spins.

What Makes a Good Slot?

Ultimately, what makes a good slot, gird or otherwise, depends on what you’re looking for, like mainly what entertains you or the prize pot. The truth is, there are so many to choose from when it comes to themes, prizes, and jackpots.

Some people enjoy playing slots based on game shows like ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ and ‘Mega Bars Fortune Wheel Jackpot King’. This is because they have a general idea of how to play the game having watched them. Some people enjoy playing games based on other tv programs, like ‘Hell’s Kitchen’.

In this game, aside from picture cards, there are also symbols of well-known dishes, such as beef wellington, a tasty burger and even a brownie and ice cream! The ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ logo is the Wild, and the scatter happens to be Gordon Ramsey. When three of him appear from the ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ flames, it triggers the team Challenge Free Spins. It’s a game that  requires culinary expertise.

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Variety is the spice of life and having different types of slot games is great for slot game enthusiasts. They get to play the same type of game in any manner of way, not to mention the themes that add even more of a twist to what is a centuries-old type of game.

As more games are churned out, there’s more choice and with technological advances also being taken into consideration, such as augmented reality, players are only getting more immersed in playing the slots.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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