Deal or No Deal Game-Show Style Video Slot
Inspired by the immensely popular internationally syndicated game show of the same name, the Deal or No Deal online video slot by Interactive Gaming Technology allows players to feel like participants in their favourite show.
For those whose memories require a little jogging, Deal or No Deal is a television game show that began in the United Kingdom, where it has been hosted by Noel Edmonds for the past decade or so.
IGT’s five-reel, 20-payline slot incarnation of Deal or No Deal features plenty of familiar elements from the original TV series, including the telephone with which the host communicates with the mysterious banker, the silhouetted form of the banker himself, a number of cases marked with question marks, the banker’s wax seal, the banker’s ledger, a coffee mug bearing a red question mark, and more. Also included in the Deal or No Deal slot are the usual playing card symbols.
Behind the Deal or No Deal reels, the dimly lit set of the TV show is visible but the theme is most prominent in the game’s three bonus rounds, The Reel Banker, Banker’s Best Offer, and Deal or No Deal Jackpot. All of this is complimented by the simple but familiar Deal or No Deal soundtrack and sound effects.
Wild and Scatter Symbols Included
There is both a scatter and a wild symbol in the Deal or No Deal slot. The wild symbol takes the form of the Deal or No Deal logo and can replace any other symbol except the scatter to complete winning paylines. Additionally, any Deal or No Deal win achieved with the help of a wild replacement is doubled.
The Deal or No Deal scatter symbol, meanwhile, is the host’s vintage black telephone. This is the game’s most sought-after symbol as it unlocks the three Deal or No Deal bonus rounds, which create access to the three possible progressive jackpots. This occurs when three or more scatters appear anywhere on the reels.
The Three Progressive Jackpots
When three or more telephone scatter symbols are landed, one of the Deal or No Deal bonus game’s is triggered at random. It is during these games that players gain access to the three progressive jackpots on offer – Safe 1, Safe 2, and Safe 3.
The Reel Banker Bonus Game
Activated by the appearance of three or more scatter symbols, the Reel Banker Bonus Game offers players the opportunity to win unlimited free spins, which continue until the banker symbol is landed on Reel 3.
Moreover, all free spins wins in Deal or No Deal are doubled.
The Banker’s Best Offer Bonus Game
Triggered in the same way as the Reel Banker Bonus Game, the Banker’s Best Offer Bonus Game recalls the original TV show by offering players a series of 10 cash prizes. Players must select Deal or No Deal to accept or reject offers in the hopes of banking on the biggest possible win.
The Deal or No Deal Jackpot Bonus Game
The Deal or No Deal Jackpot Bonus Game is even more like the TV show and sees players given the opportunity to choose from a number of cases after weighing them up against the banker’s offers. The game continues until a case is accepted or only one case is left, at which point players are given the option of swapping their own lucky case for the remaining one.
It is here that the Deal or No Deal progressive jackpots can be won.