Evolution is sweating every aspect of its most popular game, Crazy Time. Crazy Pachinko is the third spin-off game, following Crazy Coin Flip and Red Door Roulette.
Crazy Pachinko uses the Pachinko Wall as a bonus round for this slot-driven game. Players qualify for the bonus round by playing the slot to get three scatters. The scatters are sticky, which improves the chances of winning. The impatient player can buy a scatter or the whole feature.
Once qualified, players can choose whether to top up the multipliers on the Pachinko wall or go with the default values the game selects. A nice twist is the multipliers on the scatters, which can boost the final payouts by as much as 10x.
The live bonus round runs every minute or so, so qualified players don’t have to wait too long before playing the bonus round.
The wall can pay up to 10,000, which is why the payout limit for the game has been capped at £$€1,000,000.
Todd Haushalter, Evolution’s Chief Product Officer, said:
“We have been working hard on combining the worlds of live casino and slots and we are trying all sorts of different things. Crazy Pachinko builds on the success of Crazy Coin Flip, which was our first live slot game, and has been wonderfully successful. To make these games we bring our best slot and live casino minds together to offer games that are true to both styles of play. I think the team has done an amazing job with Crazy Pachinko and players will love it.”
“If you search for Pachinko big wins on YouTube, there are endless videos of players having fun on this Crazy Time bonus game. The love players have for this bonus cannot be underestimated, and to break it out and make it the bonus of a slot game is, I think, just what players are waiting for.”
The Pachinko Bonus round in Crazy Time is like Marmite; you either love or hate it. It’s one of the iconic bonus rounds that promises great payouts only to dash players’ hopes. Sometimes, and rarely, it delivers in spectacular style, which Todd refers to in the Big Win Videos.
It’s one of those bonus rounds that keep you coming back for more, so creating Crazy Pachinko, where you can play the bonus round as often as you like, is like gold for some players.
The qualification stage is clever and necessary; the Feature buys tempt the inpatient, and the Top-Up phase is there for the greedy player who wants more.
I think it will be a hit with a dedicated band of players.