NetEnt has announced a launch of its upcoming game ‘Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune', to take place on June 22nd, just in time for the summer season of fun fair rides and lottery prizes of mega proportions. You'll be floored when you hear that it's got seven bonus features; talk about really packing a punch! It's super bright and bubbly, but there are plenty of frightening roller-coasters too, like going from five spins with no wins to a winning combo that yields thousands. This medium variance slot looks set to really get you pumped up, so buckle in and enjoy the thrilling ride.
Unlike anything NetEnt had released in the past, Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune not only has a long game title, but also a totally outside the box theme. It seems that this software developer is trying to cram in as many bonus games into their newest mobile slots as possible, but will it live up to the expectations of the audience?
NetEnt's final slot release in Q2
We should begin by saying that Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune will be the last mobile slot released by NetEnt in the first half of 2016, so we're automatically assuming that they left the biggest ‘bang' for last.
You might still remember the brilliant Guns N Roses release earlier in the year and the Aloha Cluster Pays mobile slot too, and from what we can see in the recently released slot preview video, the new Theme Park slot will be a mix of those two.
First of all, let us just say that the theme itself is quite original. Though it's very much unlike any other slot we can think of, it slightly resembles Balloonies due to balloon shaped symbols on the reels, and balloons adorning any significant win, plus the balloons in the slot background, of course.
Yet, other than that obvious similarity, NetEnt's Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune is bright, bubbly and takes us right back to our childhood when sticky hot summer days would be spent on roller coaster rides and tickets used on various fair games.
In terms of design, it clearly takes after Aloha Cluster Pays, because its as colorful and as engaging as that game. And when we say that it also has elements from Guns N Roses, that's because three or more scatters triggers a Ticket Wheel feature, where you can score yourself tickets to part-take in one of the six bonus games.
All those bonus games
You can get to the bonus games through the Theme Park Ticket Game, in other words the Ticket Wheel, which you trigger with three or more scatters. You can also spin a single Bonus symbol on the fifth reel and be taken to the Bonus Wheel, which can either transfer you through to the Theme Park Ticket Game (you'll want that because you can win the most tickets here), can award you a multiplier of 2x or 4x, or take you straight through to one of the six bonus games:
- Duck Shoot – requires ten tickets to enter; you'll be shooting five randomly selected ducks to reveal prizes of coins that can be awarded; the multiplier increases with each shot, the last shot being worth 4x the amount
- Fishing – requires seven tickets to enter; the classic fair ground game, you'll be fishing for the biggest prizes and extra picks too
- Sledge Hammer – requires two tickets to enter; you'll slam down the hammer as hard as you can, revealing a random coin win
- Skee Ball – requires five tickets to enter; one of the more lucrative bonus games as you throw the skee ball to gain multipliers up to 20x
- Can Tower – requires three tickets to enter; throw down as many cans as you can to get a random prize
- Punch Bag – requires one ticket to enter; punch the bag as hard as you can to get the biggest coin win
Wait, no extra spins?
Technically not. Not if you don't count the extra spins that you can get on the Ticket Wheel anyway.
And when we talk about extra spins, we have the traditional feature in mind: you get a predetermined number of bonus spins that you can take absolutely free. Usually, there are other added bonuses in extra spins mode, such as expanding wilds, more special symbols that show up on the reels or something similar.
Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune mobile slot has got no extra spins in the traditional sense, but that isn't necessarily a deal breaker for us. The bonus games make up for it handsomely, but the roller coaster wilds that come stacked also add to the thrill.
If you get at least three wilds per spin, then you can expect super mega wins most of the time. And if that wasn't enough, the fifth reel throws up yet another surprise in the shape of a Claw feature.
We all know the Claw machines that we begged our parents for money to play and the rules are simple. A mechanical claw will try to grasp toys, from bears to rabbits, piggies to giraffes, to give you a good coin win (let's just hope this claw works better than in real life).
Can't wait for Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune mobile slot?
All in all, just the preview of the game itself has been a wild ride, so we have high, high hopes for when the game itself is launched. On the surface of things, this is a simple five reeler, but think about it: with 50 paylines, the potential for huge wins is massive.
Factor in all the bonus games with the coin wins and multipliers that they can award, the stacked wilds and the Bonus Wheel that the fifth reel can trigger and you got yourself a game that's not only rewarding, but offers plenty of colour and excitement too.
The symbols of planes, swan boats, bumper cars and golden tickets are extremely tempting so look out for a full game review as soon as Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune comes out on the 22nd of June!