May 2nd 2007
Bonus screen slots & what are they?
They got their name from the bonus game that can be played. The extra fun and entertainment is guaranteed with this game. At most of the machines this bonus game can be played only when hitting a certain combination like three Bonus Wheel symbols on a payline at the Wheel of Fortune slot machine.
Other games require that a certain combination to be hit a certain number of times like at the Bells Bonus game. When three Bells where hit in a row the fifth time the bonus game could be played.
Examples of Bonus games which can be played
Starting with the simplest bonus game; is the opportunity to spin a few times for free, these being the "Free Spins" bonuses. The numbers of spins vary from machine to machine.
Then there are the games of chance where you have to select one of two competitors. Like a turtle from a turtle race, or a cowboy from a quick-draw shootout. You can only hope that you have picked the winning competitor. Other games use the same chance based games but without the action sequence.
The Wheel of Wealth has a two round bonus game which required two times the chance. When on the reels three of the bonus symbols appear the player must choose on of them. Depending on his luck he will move forward to the next round. The next round consists of spinning the wheel of fortune which can bring great winnings.
Another type of bonus game is when skill is required more than luck. These types of games can be found pretty rare. One of the best skill games is the Card Sharks produced by Realtime Gaming. After entry to the bonus game it is required to guess the value of the next card, higher or lower than the faced up card. These games can bring lots of fun.
On which machines can I found the bonus screen games?
The online version usually has these types of games no matter the paylines or the amount of money bet. The machines with a video screen are the ones that have a bonus screen game at the casinos. They can be 5 reels, 8-liners, and even slot machines with mechanical reels that have these games. A bonus slot machine can be found at almost any type of slot machines.