Pawn Stars Pokie Review
In summer 2009, the History Channel (U.S.) began broadcasting a TV show of the same name as the pokie’s title. The pawn shop is a real-life place located at Vegas Strip in Nevada, and it was just a matter of time that the Bally’s team, also headquartered in Nevada, would have devoted their game to the fabulous shop, often visited by star customers who want their things to get evaluated and bought out. The pokie has 5 reels and a package of exciting features such as stacked wilds, free spins and a thematic bonus round in which you are to pick and sell your antiques.
The Pawn Stars pokie takes you to the Silver State. Get ready to dry weather (this is the driest state in the U.S., according to statistics), high temperature in summer and lots of palm trees. If you want to visit a casino, head to Clark County and walk along the 4.2-mile-long Strip where casinos are dotted all around. If you are short of money and have some collectibles on the pocket, pop to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop where Rick Harrison or his son Corey will look at your vintage toy, the first edition of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest or a rare Jimi Hendrix Photo and will buy it for hundreds or thousands of dollars.
The reviewed pokie showcases all the four guys, who are TV show castmembers and Pawn Stars co-owners. These are Chumlee, Corey Harrison, Rick and Richard, also known as the Old Man. Payouts for a winning combination of these symbols are exactly identical. You get 15 coins for three of the same symbols, 50 coins for four-of-a-kind and 200 coins for five of the same symbols. In money terms, this means the maximum reward for five symbols is $3000. Actually, the highest payout in the pokie is set at $7500. This top prize is yours if your hit five logotypes of the History Channel that broadcasts the Pawn Stars TV series.
There is also a unique combination that is considered to win if any 3 to 5 mixed symbols depicting the guys appear on a payline, for example, two Coreys plus one Chumlee on a payline produce a small payout. The best of what you can expect from mixed combos is $450. Other lower-paying symbols include a bundle of card symbols (10, J, Q, K and A) with the highest payout of $1125. The pokie has a medium-volatile configuration so you may expect both small and big wins to come up on a regular basis.
Bally’s pokies are nearly uniform in bet options. Here in Pawn Stars you get 30 fixed paylines and a flexible line bet that comes from one cent to $15. Given the total number of betlines, you can see by yourself that the minimum bet is $0.30 and the maximum bet amounts to $450 per spin.
A big I-shaped door sign fixed on a pole near the shop entrance is a wild symbol. The sign is so long that it occupies three positions. When the reels stop, a wild can be visible in its entire size or partially. Whichever the case, it always helps other symbols complete combinations. Moreover, it increases a reward by x2. Stacked wilds (in this and other pokies) can trigger a super big win by being part of multiple paylines.
A massive championship ring made of gold and gems is a bonus symbol. It can land on the first, third and fifth reels only and three of them are needed on their respective reels to award you a free spin feature. Prior to free spins, you get an instant money prize worth your total bet 2 times.
The number of bonus spins is set at 10, which is not impressive actually, but the thing is that stacked wilds are also active in the feature and they carry a x2 multiplier. As a result, free spins turn into a very beneficial part of gameplay.
Now it’s high time to sell your collectibles, souvenirs and other items you own. To enter the bonus feature, you need to get three Paw Bonus pictures depicting the four main characters. You will see the Old Man in a television, and he will ask you to pick an item you want to sell: a retro gramophone, binoculars, a trumpet, a long-barreled revolver, a statuette and a scooter. When you pick one item, the Old Man suggests a price of x200 to x3000 the line bet in the triggering round.
At this stage, you can either accept or take down the offer. If you take the deal you have been offered, the bonus ends, you receive the bonus money and return to base game. If you want to take the second offer on the same item, you can receive a lower quote (x150) or a higher price (up to x4000). But if you try again, you are forced to take the money, even if it is less beneficial than the first proposal. Anyway, you will make a killing, no matter your choice. If you put in the maximum wager in play, you may grab a hefty $60,000 at max!
Bottom line on Pawn Stars
This 5-reel pokie is devoted to a real pawn shop located in Las Vegas and its symbols are closely associated with this topic. The game has stacked wilds, a 10-free-spin round with a double wild multiplier, and a money-generating bonus game where you can scoop the maximum of $60k. Playing the pokie, you have a unique chance of bargaining with the Stars and leave the pokie with heaps of money won.