Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune Basic Information:
Many properties being changed into pokie you see coming from a mile away. From bands and locations to films – all are fair game when it comes to gambling based spin-offs. Yet this, Theme Park: Ticket of Fortune, is a game which I didn't think likely to ever see a pokie based on it, despite the origin of the name being directly based off of a video-game. Maybe this is because the game seemed more targeted towards children than pokies are, or maybe its because I can't imagine a gambling section within a theme park targeted towards children. My own surprise aside – Is this a park worth visiting, or should you drive on by? Read out review to find out…
This game operates under the use of the NetEnt gambling software system. The talented programmers and designers from NetEnt are well known for going the extra mile in their creations, and Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune is no exception. This game was released on the 22nd of June, 2016.
The NetEnt system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from NetEnt.
Beach comes with a total of 50 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 25
- The maximum coins bet sits at 250
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 1.00
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.5%, which is around average.
By clicking on the spanner icon towards the lower left of the game screen the player can access the options menu. This is only a small menu consisting of a total of three options. These are listed below.
- Quick spin
Enabling this option speeds up the spinning of the reels – this means that these is less time spent waiting around between the time you click spin and when the reels come to rest, speeding up the entire experience.
- Intro Screen
When toggled this option disables the intro screen from appearing the next time the player starts the game.
- Spacebar to spin
When toggled this options adds spinning the reel with the spacebar as a possible option. This means another simple way of spinning the reels.
Additional options can be accessed by clicking on the autoplay button. The basic options here allow the play to select from 10, 25, 50, 75, 100, 250, 500, 750 or 1000 autospins.
The player can also click on the advanced settings button to further customise when their autoplay will end. There are five different stopping scenarios to choose from here:
- On any win
- If Free Spins are won
- When a single win exceeds an entered amount
- If cash increases by an entered amount
- When cash decreases by an entered amount
Other Helpful Additions
Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune also comes with question-mark and “i” icons. Both of these detail much the same thing, basic game and winning information, but the “i” button does this within the game and the question-mark opens a secondary text page. The page accessed by the “i” button also lists all payout information, paylines and bonus info.
Theme Park is, or maybe was, a popular video game developed by Bullfrog Productions and released in 1994. The general goal of this game and its sequels was to create a popular and successful theme park. This was achieved through the building and placing of ride, managing support staff and even changing the salt and sugar levels of the available food. Not selling enough drinks? Crank up the salt level of your fries? The salt and sugar make your patrons vomit all over the place? Hire a bunch more cleaners.
Over the years there have been many sequels and remakes for this game, over a whole host of different systems. While the idea and legacy of the series remain popular there hasn't been a modern game in the series in around a decade.
Other Features and Bonuses
The stacked wild symbol in this game comes in the form of a bunch of attached red carriages. These appear to be from some type of ride, though I cannot fathom which. Stacked wilds appear only on reels 2,3 and 4. These stacked wilds can cover 1, 2 or all 3 spaces on the reels. Stacked wilds can substitute for all symbol except the scatter, bonus and claw symbols.
The claw feature in Theme Park can only appear on reel number 5 in the main game. When this claw lands it grabs a toy from under the reels and a coin is awarded to the player. This coin is worth 2x-15x the current bet.
The scatter symbols in this game come in the form of golden cards. These can only appear on reels 3,4 and 5. When 3 of these are gained in a single spin the player is giving access to the Theme Park Bonus Wheel.
The bonus symbol in this game comes in the form of a colourful wheel with the word bonus written in front. This can only appear in reel 5 of the main game. When it is won the player then gains access to the Theme Park Bonus Wheel.
The Theme Park Ticket Wheel game is accessed when the player gains 3 scatter symbols in the main game. This brings up a spinning wheel where the player wins tickets by stopping the spinning of the wheel. These tickets can then be used to enter other bonus games or the Theme Park Map.
The Theme Park Bonus Wheel is accessed when the player has gained the bonus symbol on reel 5. In this game the player stops the spinning wheel by clicking the stop button. If the bonus wheel lands on another bonus game the player is entered into that game. When the player lands on the Theme Park Ticket Wheel icon they are then placed into that ticket wheel game.
Bonus Games 1
Both the Theme Park Ticket Wheel game and Theme Park Bonus Wheel can give the player access to the six different Theme Park Bonus Games. These games are as follows:
In the Punch Bag game the player hits the punching bag and is awarded a coin win of between 2x and 25x the current bet amount.
This above symbol represents the Can Tower bonus game. When this game is played the player is presented with 3 towers of 6 cans each. Each can that is knocked down awards the player a coin win, this is current bet x2. If every can is knocked down the player is given the all can towers down bonus. This is worth 864 times initial bet plus all coins won.
This symbol represents the Sledge Hammer bonus game. When in this game the player swings the sledge hammer and is awarded between 1x to 100x the current bet.
This represents the Skee Ball bonus game. When in this game the player is tasked with throwing 5 balls into pockets. Each pocket hit awards the player a coin win. This is the current bet multiplied by the number listed on the pocket.
Bonus Games 2
You might be sensing a theme here, as the above symbol represents the Fishing bonus game. When in this game the player gains access to 5 picks of fish. Each of these fish awards a coin win which is between 2x and 50x the current bet. Up to 5 additional picks can also be won from within this game.
The final of these bonus games is the Duck Shoot game. When in this game the player has 5 shots. Each duck shot rewards the player the base bet multiplied by 1x-50x. In addition to this there is a running total win multiplier in this game. This starts at 1 and is increased by 1 for each duck shot, up to a maximum or 4.
How to Play:
Basic play for Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune is as simple as a player selecting a coin value and level and clicking spin. Alternatively the player can maximise their possible bet by simply clicking on the Max Bet button to the right of the spin icon.
Clicking the autoplay button allows the player to go through a selection of different amounts of autospins. From here the user can also click on the advanced settings button in order to manually select different stopping scenarios. These include on any win, when free spins are won, if a single win exceeds an entered amount, or if cash increased or decreases by an entered amount.
Overall Design and Usability:
If you've ever played a game such as Candy Crush you might know what you're in for when it comes to the look of this game. This is a very bright and colourful design, obviously based off a child and family friendly theme park. Your appreciation of this might not be as great as ours, as the balloons and rides represented within look far more suited to a Happy Meal than they do a pokie. The look is odd, is what we're saying, and can be quite divisive. This is the sort of look which people will either love or hate, so keep that in mind.
When it comes to usability – this is a game which performs very well. While the game does lack the so often overlooked graphics settings it still runs very well, even when played on older or less powerful devices. All of the buttons and payouts here are responsive, and the game itself appears very reliable.
Where to find it:
NetEnt games stand with Microgaming as some of the most popular available. If you already have a favourite gambling website then check out if they offer NetEnt games, if they do then you might be able to find Theme Park: Tickets of Fortune there. If it is not available, or if you want a more direct list then check out the links below.
A great pokie in some ways, though a bit odd in others. This is a game where the bonus structure and payouts are some of the best, but people can easily struggle with the look and sounds of the game. Maybe if you have an enormous love of theme parks you could stomach playing this game with the music active for a long period of time, but this combined with the gaudy graphics to tend to wear some of us out. Aside from this issue, which is no issue at all for some, this is one of the best offerings from NetEnt which we have had the pleasure to review.
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