Review PlaySlots – freeslots
A completely eye-glazing slot experience
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 18 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Good animations, has mini-games that seem to randomly pop up every now and then
The aesthetic is amazingly over the top, the design is pretty atrocious, you win digital currency that only enables you to continue playing, there are so many ads it’s mind numbing
Look, I’m definitely not the type of person who sits at slot machines and pours money into them hoping to grab some quick cash. I’ve only played the lottery once, and I have spent a weekend at a casino but I still didn’t gamble once. All that said, PlaySlots for Android did absolutely nothing but cement the idea that virtual slot machines are totally pointless.
Let’s talk about the way it looks to start off with. Just look at it. It reminds me of an old, flashing pop up ad from the internet circa 1999. Everything is totally saturated in color and it looks like it was drawn by someone with a marginal amount of artistic ability; like my elementary school aged kids.
There are “levels” that you have to unlock by playing slots but each level only changes the rules of the game slightly and are mainly makeup changes used to keep the player feeling like they’re progressing through something.
The issue with the game is that they’re not. You can decide on which lines to bet on or completely max out your bet, which is really the only way to live, and money gets exchanged. You win some, lose some. But at the end of the day you walk away with nothing in your pockets because you’re not playing for real money on a shady gambling site to begin with.
Believe it or not, I’ve played through some mobile games that use slot machine mechanics as part of their game and they were largely fine. Unfortunately, this game really doesn't’ offer the player any incentive to play and just looks like a cheap internet ad.