Reel Party Slot Machine
This is the original Reel Party game, with an updated version also now available in the form of Reel Party Platinum. Based on a New Year’s Eve party, this is a 5 reel video slot game with a free spins bonus round and a break out bonus based on opening up more Champaign. The items on the reels are a mixture, and I am still not completely sure I understand how the baby (which is the wild symbol) fits in. You can expect the professional and smooth Rival Gaming production when you play this slot.
Graphically, this game feels a little dated. The top of the reels contains a fireworks display, along with a bright silver logo. This contrasts with the coloured ovals which mark out the 15 win lines, and detailed but muted colouring of the symbols. Those symbols include a yellow taxi, though I am not sure if this is because taxis are impossible to get on New Year’s Eve – or to suggest taking one home when you have had a drink? There are also glasses saying ‘cheers’, a bottle of Champaign about to be opened, people partying, musical instruments and the baby. The most confusing symbol is what looks like God, with a scythe and an hour glass – at least the countdown / fireworks combination is obvious in its meaning.
Sounds include a plodding musical background tune, and short tunes which sound like they came from 1980’s computers when you hit a win. There are also special effects, like the baby laughing when involved in a win. Animations are limited in this slot, though the break out Champaign bonus game does make up for this.