Playtech's Thrill Seekers Pokie Review

May 9, 2014

 

Over the years, there have been a lot of innovations in online pokies. A lot of these innovations are things that we tend to take for granted. For example, there has been a big push over the years for there to be more and more paylines. The effects of more paylines on the games have been direct and severe, and it's to the point that most players prefer pokies with 20 or more paylines compared to those that don't. The Thrill Seekers game by Playtech was their very first pokie to have 50 paylines, and it's still considered to be one of their most solid titles.

In Thrill Seekers, you're obviously dealing with a 50-payline format spread across five reels. With so many paylines per spin, you're going to be hitting a ton of small and medium-sized payouts. This contributes to the overall volatility of this game which is medium in nature. Coins range from $0.01 to $2.00 each with this title. Your bet sizes are exceptionally customizable thanks to the ability to bet up to 10 coins on each payline. This means that you're going to be betting between $0.50 and $1,000 per spin, so there's no way that you're not going to be able to find a comfortable betting size somewhere in there.

The top jackpot in this game is a 10,000x payout, and a five-figure jackpot is impressive considering that this game has a medium volatility. The first way to get this top payout is getting five of the wild clown symbol on an activated payline. You can also get this jackpot by getting five of the scattered ticket symbol anywhere on the reels. There are two bonus features in this game, and they both give a good amount of value. This is on top of the Dollar Ball side jackpot lottery game that you can take as an extra $1 optional side bet.

First up, you'll get 10 free spins with a 2x multiplier if you get three or more of the scattered ticket symbol. This is a pretty valuable bonus feature since the top payout jumps up to 20,000x. Aside from that, you can also get three or more of the hammer symbol for a different bonus feature. This game sees a clown swing a big hammer to try to hit a bell, and you're given an instant prize after they do it.